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Sensor Technologies & applications
To develop intelligent interactive systems and multi-sensing technologies and their applications for health, mobility, security, comfort and environmental monitoring in the workplace, the car and at home. The emphasis is on bridging developments in micro-nano-sensors technology with research on innovative applications offering multi-sensorial and easy access to knowledge based services and applications at work, home, for people on the move and in relation to healthcare and environmental protection. Progress in lower cost sensor and actuator technologies, smart sensing systems, miniaturised networked modules, their integration with interfacing middleware and their applications play a major role in realising the Programme vision of an ambient intelligence landscape.
The work focuses on:
- Optimisation or development of new leading edge applications making best use of improved sensor technologies, their networking and improved communication capabilities. This also includes developments in the light of research on inter-personal interactions and behavior.
- Customisation of the sensor, actuator, micro-system or miniaturisation technology to match the requirements of the envisaged applications as well as to fulfil their processing capability and networked functionality.
- Integration of sensors and actuators with intuitive interface middleware contributing to the use and development of intuitive systems e.g. interfaces capable of monitoring, understanding and interpreting presence, words, gestures and physiological parameters adaptive to user requirements and self-learning, as well as automatic personal identification and localisation for context sensitive tangible interfaces; and their use in related applications and services. In this perspective technology developments must be associated with social and behavioural research on personal interaction both with networked services and with other people through mediation.
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Projects & Clusters
This theme was called once in 2001/2 and resulted in 7 projects having a combined funding support of ~12M.
The table below lists all the projects in this theme, the call they resulted from, a project reference and acronym. Project titles will be displayed if you hover over the project acronyms and links are provided to the CORDIS project-fact-sheet database.