Cooking with signs

Reference number
Coordinator HUSHÅLLNINGSSÄLLSKAPET Västra
Funding from Vinnova SEK 1 733 875
Project duration April 2019 - July 2020
Status Ongoing
Venture Digital health
Call Digital tools

Purpose and goal

The purpose of TAKK-for-food is to improve health and strengthen self-esteem / self-confidence to people who use signs as support in their communication. The goal is to develop a digital tool as an innovative cookbook application with images, filmsequences and signs as alternative complementary communication, hereinafter referred to as TAKK. The target group is people who use TAKK in their communication and who need information on equal terms. In the prototype produced in the project, production of 3 recipes with step-by-step instructions supplemented with TAKK, is planned.

Expected results and effects

There are no digital tools currently adapted for the target group and the need is large. By using accessible technology adapted for the target group, accessibility increases and a innovative opportunity is opened to stimulate interest in food and meals. The target group receives a tool to be able to choose, purchase and cook food regard to health and quality. The app will inspire healthy food and meals, food choices and make cooking more enjoyable. The app will be an aid to the right for the target group to have influence over their lives, which increases self-esteem and self-confidence.

Planned approach and implementation

In the prototype development of 3 recipes with step-by-step instructions supplemented with TAKK is planned. The development involves a comprehensive database that can be supplemented with up to 100 recipes or more in an extended / new project. On a demonstration of the prototype, a complete presentation of the application´s all functionalities will be presented both for smartphone, tablet and the web. We will cooperate with associations, organizations, municipalities and authorities such as FUB, DART, Alingsås municipality and Borås City.

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