MobileSage – Situated Adaptive Guidance for the Mobile Elderly

MobileSage – Situated Adaptive Guidance for the Mobile Elderly

Today’s society is flooded with a plethora of new techno-devices which although easy to use for the newer generations are unfamiliar and can pose severe difficulties to the elderly. This is why senior citizens exibit anxiety towards the uptake of new ICT based solutions, such as for example automated ticketing machines.

MobileSage provides to elderly people with context-sensitive, personalized and location-sensitive tools which allow them to carry out and solve everyday tasks and problems in the self-serve society when and where they occur, “just-in-time”.

Modern elderly live longer, are healthier, more active, mobile, independent and more demanding customers than ever before. They will increasingly look for useful, userfriendly and personalized ICT services that add value to their active and mobile life and that can help them to stay active despite various impairments. Here MobileSage provides a timely approach and solution.


Two innovative services are provided for the advancements of older people's independence and mobility in the daily life, including in particular transportation and travel. 


The means is instantiated by a personal agent on the smartphone, which provides a help-on-demand service. This service offers relevant, accessible, and usable content upon request, in the form of multimodal and personalized instruction and guidance, enabling people to help themeselves. The main target group of the MobileSage service is elderly persons with or without disabilities (motor, perception, cogntition), MobileSage also enables and promotes the users’ own generation of such help providing accessible and usable content.

The video below presents the MobileSage project itself and gives some technical details before demonstrating the capability of the MobileSage service (the smartphone app) by means of a travel scenario.

Mobilesage usage demostration: