The research work of METESE is arranged in three work packages (WPs). WP1 takes care of involvement of the elderly and care personnel to the development work and studies the ethical and societal impacts of the applications. WP2 is in charge of the development of the applications. WP3 makes an inquiry to the care service systems in Finland and Japan and points out best practices in both with regard to care and adaptation of ICT technologies. Management and dissemination are integrated under WP4.