The problem is represented by the barriers to independence for older people like frail physical and/or mental health, housing conditions, lack of transportation facilities, community information and communication services, and low income levels are the main ones. The most common physical health barriers are, for instance, low mobility level, impairments (vision, hearing…), pain, sensory loss, fall-related injuries, chronic illness and adverse drug reactions, while loneliness, dementia and cognitive impairments are the main mental health issues. In particular the project iP-oP aims to mitigate or solve the problem in daily living related to food and medicine dispensing, to brain training with cognitive games, to communication (for human, social and caretaker contact), to movement and travelling/visits in large environments (outdoors and indoors). The project will forecast future developments in many of these areas and is underpinned by some key emerging technologies. These include robotics (also simple and not invasive such as medicine dispensers), new materials and biosensors.