App-oteket (app pharmacy)

Reference number
Coordinator MALMÖ KOMMUN - Funktionsstödsförvaltningen
Funding from Vinnova SEK 300 000
Project duration May 2019 - February 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Social innovation - development and testing
Call Test and develop a social innovation – step 1 2019

Purpose and goal

The purpose of the project is to create App-oteket (The App Pharmacy), a database consisting of welfare technology categorized into areas of needs. Knowledge of the individual, rather than of technology, will lead the user to the right digital aid. The aim of the project is to make technical aids more accessable and match them to the individual´s needs. The overall goal is to promote independence for people with disabilities through digital aids.

Expected results and effects

The expected effect of the project is to contribute to an increase in independence for people with disabilities through digital aids. Independence that can ultimately lead to a reduced need for daily support from staff and reduced costs for society. The project´s expected results are that the database App-oteket has been created with around one hundred relevant applications categorized based on areas of needs. That staff from Malmö´s LSS operations have undergone training in, and used the tool, which resulted in more digital aids being implemented in the individual´s everyday life.

Planned approach and implementation

In the first phase App-oteket, The App Pharmacy, is established. Data collection, external analysis and research will form the basis for the design and content of the database. Thereafter, a pilot with 25 employees will take place. After getting introduced to App-oteket the group will test it’s utility and give feedback continuously. Changes will be made based on the user experience. A more comprehensive evaluation takes place in the final phase based on user friendliness, accessibility, gender perspective and effects for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

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