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City of Bolzano honored by Computerworld

Socially-enabled 'aging in place' solution wins high marks for innovation

The city of Bolzano's Living Safe Project, a collaboration between the Italian municipality and IBM's Human Centric Solutions Center was recognized recently — as one of the top five Laureates, or nominees, in the "Innovation" category of the ComputerWorld Honors program.

For over two decades, the Computerworld Honors Program has recognized individuals and organizations that create and use information technology to promote and advance public welfare, contribute to the greater good of society and change the world for the better.

The project and its designers were celebrated at the Laureate Medal Ceremony and Gala Evening on June 4th in Washington D.C. During this ceremony, case studies for the Laureates were formally inducted into the program's International Archives, and honorees were presented with a medallion inscribed with the program's mission, "A Search for New Heroes."

Frances W. West and Nicola Palmarini
Frances W. West, Worldwide Director, IBM Human Ability & Accessibility Center, Research, and Nicola Palmarini, Director, IBM Human Centric Solutions Center, Europe at the ComputerWorld ceremony.


The case study (PDF, 305KB) submitted for the City of Bolzano's Living Safe Project includes a detailed description of the project, its benefits to society, the role played by information technology in furthering the project, and the ways in which this use of information technology is original or innovative. As part of the Program's Global Archives, the information becomes available to researchers, students and scholars through digital records housed in national collections in over 350 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

Learn more about how the IBM/city of Bolzano solution for home healthcare smart sensors helps keep Italian seniors aging in place.

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