Machine learning as a citizen science tool to improve the quality of life of older people and their caregivers.


from 02/09/2019 until 31/07/2020

The project will be carried out in three phases. In the first phase, the data needed to train the Machine Learning algorithms will be provided collectively by the volunteers through the use of their mobile phones and attractive applications based on a based-voice application (chatbot). In the second phase, collaborative data tagging will be done before training the Machine Learning algorithms. In the third phase, the tagged data will be used to train the Machine Learning algorithms that. Professionals, caregivers, older people and society in general might use the tool by experimenting with data provided by them to find out the degree of loneliness, isolation, well being and stress that can be found in these data. Participants will be initiated into the knowledge and research methods of the techniques of Automatic Learning and Artificial Intelligence in general in an educationally innovative way.


The project aims to bring the research done by scientists in the fields of psychology and computer science to society in a participatory and accessible way, through an issue of social interest such as the early detection of loneliness, social isolation and stress in older adults. Data will be provided by citizens, and this same data will be analysed by citizens by means of tools based on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Needed equipment

Smart phone with Internet connection.

Created June 22, 2021, 2:57 p.m.

Updated Dec. 13, 2021, 12:38 p.m.

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