Personal services

A neighborhood assistance app for city dwellers

Research News /

People in rural regions generally have strong community ties. Neighbors know and support one another, for example, keeping an eye on the kids or helping with the shopping. Social bonds as close as these are rare in the big city. But many city dwellers’ living situation is such that they depend on outside help. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and its partners are working on a new service concept to address these needs. They aim to promote solidarity in urban communities with a neighborhood assistance app developed specifically to this end.