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As citizens of the developed world in the 21st century, we are almost permanently surrounded by technology, whether we are at home, travelling or participating in the community.

Broadly speaking this pervasive ICT support for citizens takes two main forms:

  • Mobile technology for when we are “out and about”
  • “Smart home” technology: fixed or wireless technology that can assist us in domestic spaces, community settings and public spaces.

The training package SMART mainly focuses on delivering ICT for HEALTHY and ICT for BUILT training content for facilitators who would like to engage in the SHAFE economy either as volunteers or as entrepreneurs. The SMART training package will help to demonstrate for those facilitators how to use Internet of Things (IoT) and mobile technology to enable them to support smart healthy ageing at home and in the community.



This module covers basic mobile and IoT concepts required by facilitators to enable them to participate in the following two modules. 


This module will introduce facilitators to ways in which ICT solutions can help them to interact in the SHAFE economy with a focus on HEALTHY.

The module will offer a practical "hands-on" view of how mobile technology and IoT devices can be leveraged by the SHAFE facilitators who are the target of this project, to enable non-medical wellness activities as part of SHAFE, such as "quantified self" practices, exercise and diet.


The SMART BUILT module will enable SHAFE facilitators to illustrate how mobile and IoT technology contribute to practical activities that center on the built environment aspects of SHAFE. Examples include energy, security, and smarthome applications.

It is intended that these resources will, therefore, inspire and enable SHAFE facilitators to engage in the built aspect of the SHAFE economy either as entrepreneurs or volunteers.

Hands-on SHAFE is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, Key Action 204 Adult Education programme.

The European Commission's support for this project and the production of this website does not constitute an endorsement of the contents, which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.