March 6, 2017

logo-vizierProject Name: Vizier (Vizier – The Elderly Friendly Interface to Modern Online Services and Internet of Things Appliances)

Funding ID: AAL-2015-1

Period: 01 June 2013 – 30 November 2015


Description:Vizier Objectives
Vizier aims to develop a modular and extendable “open architecture” hardware and software solution that includes a home system composed of a range of sensors, IoT appliances, a social companion (presented as a robot or virtual human) and a set of applications to allow the elderly to access existing popular but difficult to use (online) technologies and IoT technologies. Vizier will be built solely with the users in mind benefiting from the co-creation approach, which is a strong user-centric methodology where users are involved in every step of the product development. Together with the end-users, the project aims to identify popular online services and affordable IoT appliances that can help the elderly in their daily life, and develop an innovative solution aiming at making these technologies accessible to the elderly to better their life quality. The vizier prototype will be deployed in elderly houses for practical validation. New tailor-made evaluation approaches will be used during the pilots, investigating the impact and acceptance level of the Vizier solution.

CASLab’s Contribution:
CASLab is the project coordinator of Vizier and leading the project efforts and progress towards an innovative solution. CASLab is also responsible for the system design and integration of all components guaranteeing seamless integration of all the project components, IoT appliances and online services. Furthermore, CASLab is responsible for the development of an innovative social companion technology consisting of robot / avatar interface and dialogue management components that will facilitate the interaction between the elderly user and the Vizier system.


  • University of Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Dublin City University (Ireland)
  • Servisource Healthcare Ltd T/A Myhomecare (Ireland)
  • NetUnion sàrl (Switzerland)
  • Verhaert Masters in Innovation (Belgium)
  • Acapela Group (Belgium)
  • Familiehulp (Belgium)
  • Salaso Health Solutions Ltd (Ireland)
  • VIVA Association (Switzerland)