The vision of POSEIDON
Most people with Down syndrome experience low inclusion in society. The main objective of the POSEIDON project is to exploit ICT as an instrument to inclusion in society, to increase the quality of life and support independence for people with Down syndrome. Another objective is to create a development framework, which can foster a wide range of services for people with Down syndrome. Read more about the vision in R1 – Overarching vision of POSEIDON (Revised February 2017).
POSEIDON – PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn syNdrome.
The POSEIDON-consortium contains a well-established mixture of small medium enterprises (SME´s), university and research institutes and Down syndrome associations. Partners from Germany, UK and Norway participate in the project. View Partners here.
POSEIDON has created a framework to guide development of technology with ethical considerations embedded in the development process. The framework is based on the eFRIEND ethical framework, which was created for Intelligent Environments in general.
The project has appointed four external members to be part of an Advisory Committee. They provide expertise on Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and ethics, privacy and security.
Why is the project called POSEIDON?
In Greek mythology Poseidon is the god of the sea. With his trident he can shake the earth and shatter objects. POSEIDON wants to shake pre-established assumptions and shatter preconceptions to help citizens with Down syndrome to show they are capable to be more active participants in our society.