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Digital Silver Hub: Technical Document
  • Sidra Azmat Butt ,
  • Dirk Draheim ,
  • ingrid pappel
Sidra Azmat Butt
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn University of Technology

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Europe is on the brink of a significant demographic shift that will increase the silver population and a decline in the working age group. This change highlights the importance of addressing the evolving needs of individuals, especially older adults. With this in mind, the European Union and the Baltic Sea Region are leading the way in groundbreaking research in aging and technology-driven services aimed at empowering older adults to live fulfilling lives.
The OSIRIS project, funded by the European Union, is a vital initiative in this regard. Its primary focus is on creating a ‘Digital Silver Hub’ that provides solutions specifically designed to tackle the challenges faced by the silver population. The Digital Silver Hub is an ecosystem that fosters collaboration between various stakeholders, including private companies, public institutions, academic organizations, and, most importantly, older adults themselves.
This document provides an in-depth exploration of the user dialogue model and system architecture of the Digital Silver Hub, which are the intertwined components driving its functioning. We use the Unified Modeling Language (UML) to represent the parts of the platform and show how it brings together collective intelligence to support the silver economy.
This research is a testament to the dedication, innovation, and forward-thinking of those committed to improving the quality of life for the silver population. It shows that technology and collaboration can combine to meet the preferences and needs of older adults, ensuring they can live independently with dignity and a strong sense of community.
As demographics continue to shift, this research is a step towards a future where aging is not seen as a burden but as an opportunity to celebrate experience, wisdom, and ongoing participation in society.