Using the Assistance on Demand Platform to Set Up a Network of Assistance Services

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2017;242:1059-1062.


The Assistance on Demand (AoD) platform is a novel open-source infrastructure which enables the set-up and web publication of assistance services. This paper focuses on the potential of the AoD functionality to enable the configuration and creation of a Network of Assistance Services (NAS) by non-expert users (e.g. consumers, family members).

Keywords: Assistance on demand; independent living; network of assistance services; service configuration; structured search.

MeSH terms

  • Community Networks*
  • Humans
  • Self-Help Devices*