R&D Project / Turntable

Platform supporting vitality and ability of eldery



Platform supporting vitality and ability of eldery

TURNTABLE  is a platform able to promote and aid healthy and active aging among older adults, and to prolong their expectation of an autonomous and independent life

The purpose of turntable is to motivate older adults to adopt healthy nutrition habits.

How to reach this goal?

Providing personalised dietary advice and guidelines for preparing healthy and balanced meals and helping older people to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle, involving them in recreational activities of social agriculture and gardening, aimed at growing the food included in their diet, reducing the sense of isolation, acquiring new skills and enjoying green spaces and outdoor spaces.
The TURNTABLE solution will integrate various ICT tools, which have already been implemented and validated (EC technological readiness level 7), into one intuitive, personalized, extensible AAL platform.
The main project partners are:
OPEN PLATFORM FOR CLINICAL NUTRITION, the OPEN food composition database is a relational database designed with respect to the Food data structure and format standard, which enables data exchange with other information systems through web services. OPEN is implemented using the LAMP group of open source software.
TOMAPPO, a web and mobile application developed by Proventus (external partner of the project) that helps people grow their own vegetables. It guides them through the whole gardening season: from soil preparation and garden planning to the care of the plants and cooking.
LIFELY, Abinsula’s Agrumino is a social gardening device that monitors temperature, light, water reservoir and soil humidity and through open API shares these data with its owner or with a network of contacts. On the web, a simple algorithm converts the data and its thresholds into text messages.

The sensor is based on a ESP8266 WiFi Chip. The official programming environment is Arduino, thanks to the open-source project ESP8266.

Agrumino is powered with a recheargable battery but it can be connected to the normal current through USB.
TURNTABLE proposes an active involvement of the end-users during the whole project as well as an iterative design-implementation-evaluation process, which will progressively shape the platform through co-creation, testing and evaluation with involved stakeholders from the early stages of design.

Abinsula at a glance

Abinsula is one of the main Italian players in embedded, web and mobile solutions. It stands out for its ability to create custom software and hardware based on customer needs, for outstanding data management systems connected to an excellent use of telemetry, a technology used in several sectors, from automotive to energy, for data transmission and monitoring.

Custom HW & SW Solution


Data Management


Telemetry Monitoring

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