School of Engineering


OASIS: Open architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardisation

OASIS is an 'integrated' project with the aim to improve the quality and enhance the usability of services for all daily activities of older people.

Project leader: Mr Simon Edwards, Dr Yvonne Huebner
Sponsors: EU 6FP
The OASIS Consortium is composed of 30 Partners from 10 countries (Belgium, China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, Romania, Spain, and United Kingdom). Large industries (7), SMEs (6), Universities (6), Research Centres (6), Non-Profit Organisations (3), Public Organisation (1) and Healthcare Centre (1) are all represented
Start/end dates: 2008-2012

Project details

OASIS addresses key areas of activity, encompassing independent living and socialising, autonomous mobility, and flexible work-ability.

The project makes use of ICT and other key technologies to provide holistic services to older people, supporting their physical and psychological independence, stimulating their social or psychological engagement and fostering their emotional wellbeing.

The project featured 10 applications:

  • transport information services
  • route guidance
  • personal mobility
  • smart workplaces
  • activity coach
  • nutritional advisor
  • health monitoring
  • brain and skills trainer
  • environmental control
  • social communities platform

Fundamental to OASIS was to deliver these 10 applications in an integrated way on one platform base on a specially designed ontological framework. The applications and integrated OASIS system and services were tested at pilot sites in:

  • Newcastle
  • Athens/Thessaloniki
  • Plovdiv
  • Bucharest
  • Milan/Florence
  • Kaiserslautern/Stuttgart


  • Mr Simon Edwards
  • Dr Rick Fairchild
  • Dr Yvonne Huebner