Modern day technical innovation in the field of health and ageing is currently moving towards pluralization of markets for both private consumers and regulated markets, presenting a challenge of a broad range of requirements and needed expertise. Through continuous advancement in information and communication technologies (ICT), novel ways to tackle health- and age-related problems are enabled, while further challenges are created through demographic change as well as through the use of ICT. Current trends are set out to address various stakeholders, covering private consumers, businesses and decision makers in medical and care sectors as well as municipalities. Therefore, topics like patient empowerment, active and healthy aging, eHealth and mHealth, personalized medicine as well as the so-called Silver Economy are increasing in relevance in research across the world.
Due to our broad expertise in research projects and development, we at SYNYO are able to tackle societal and technical challenges related to the field of smart health in developing novel Active and Assisted Living (AAL) solution, to foster digital literacy of end users and policy makers as well as provide relevant know-how on big data, open data and information aggregation, harmonization and visualization. Our strong commitment to responsible research design with special respect to security and privacy led to SYNYOs huge success as one of Europe’s leading research and development SME in the field of active and healthy ageing.
Interdisciplinary Research, Innovation Studies and Tech-based Analyses
SYNYO is experienced in research tasks such as stakeholder studies including structured, quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews and focus groups, best practice studies, requirement analyses or socio-technical evaluations throughout various projects and has proficiencies in qualitative and qualitative research methods. SYNYO hosts its own research tools to generate structured online questionnaires to run complex surveys for research projects.
User Requirement Analyses with AAL Product/Service Vendors & Pilot Regions
SYNYO’s software projects are based on a profound requirements analysis and negotiation approach, which helps to address the specific needs of the different clients and end users. In order to refine the specifications collected within this phase, we strategically employ various quality assurance techniques (i.e. expert surveys) in all stages of our projects as can be observed in the TAALXONOMY project. To uphold consistent high-quality standards, SYNYO emphasizes thorough and iterative communication techniques between all partners during the stages of requirements engineering.
Extension of the AAL Product and Service Platform with modules for your project
SYNYO is experienced in the implementation of novel social software solutions and Smart Web Applications using up-to-date frameworks (Yii, Laravel, Symfony, Zend, Django) as well as mobile apps (iOS & Android) with a focus on responsive design and high user experience as demonstrated in the SmartCareBase project. Besides the development of customized applications completely from scratch, we also customise established CMS solutions to the specific needs of our partners.
Dissemination Activities, Stakeholder Engagement and Project Marketing
SYNYO provides professional project websites and the creation of professional communication material such as project newsletters, factsheets, policy briefs and user manuals for its partners. Additionally, the setup and maintenance of social media appearances are main aspects for successful knowledge transfer within your project. Together with you, SYNYO plans all dissemination and project marketing activities and therewith supports you to appropriately implement the respective strategy defined in your project proposal. Addionally, SYNYO offers scientific dissemination activities such as presentations, workshop concepts and publications in selected journals.