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FP7 REWIRE

REWIRE

Project reference: 287713
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Rehabilitative Wayout In Responsive home Environments [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2011-10-01 to 2014-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 3 522 717

EU contribution:

EUR 2 730 000

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

The REWIRE project develops, integrates and field tests an innovative rehabilitation platform based on virtual reality. The platform allows patients, discharged by the hospital, to continue their intensive rehabilitation at home under remote monitoring by the hospital itself.

The patient sees on the display himself or an avatar moving and interacting in real-time with a virtual game with his movements tracked in real-time. Game variety of scenarios, balanced scoring system, quantitative exercise evaluation, audio-visual feed-back aims to maximize the patient’s motivation. On top of that, a virtual community is setup to educate and motivate the patients.

The patient’s daily activity is monitored by a Body Sensor Networks and his activity is profiled through eigenbehaviors. Environmental, physiological and motion data are combined to tune the rehabilitation exercise level, to assess potential risks and advice clinicians on the therapy.

Data mining in the Networking Station discovers common features and trends of rehabilitation treatment among hospitals and regions.

A pilot is taking place not only to clinically evaluate the effectiveness and suitability of REWIRE, but also to find out which  model is the most appropriate to seamlessly connect long-term at home rehabilitation to that at hospital. Appropriate service settings and adequate business models are also being looked at.

Objective

REWIRE develops, integrates and field tests an innovative virtual reality based rehabilitation platform, which allows patients, discharged from the hospital, to continue intensive rehabilitation at home under remote monitoring by the hospital itself. The main idea is to assemble off the shelf components in a robust and reliable way to get a platform system that can be to be deployed massively at the patients' homes. The platform is constituted of three hierarchical components: a patient station (PS), deployed installed at home, a hospital station (HS) and a networking station (NS) at a the health provider site. The PS is based on video-based tracking (through a mix of 2D and 3D cameras) and virtual reality. The patient sees on the display himself or an avatar moving and interacting in real-time with a virtual game with his movements tracked in real-time. Game variety of scenarios, balanced scoring system, quantitative exercise evaluation, audio-visual feed-back aims at maximum patient's motivation. A robust and reliable auto-calibration and spatial synchronization with the graphics is developed. Patient's daily activity is monitored by a Body Sensor Networks and his activity is profiled through eigenbehaviors. Environmental, physiological and motion data are combined to tune the rehabilitation exercise level, to assess potential risks and advice clinicians on the therapy. The HS main role is the definition and monitoring of the treatment. Data mining in the NS discovers common features and trends of rehabilitation treatment among hospitals and regions. A virtual community is setup to educate and motivate patients. A pilot is designed both for the clinical evaluation of effectiveness and suitability of REWIRE, and the study of the most appropriate model to seamlessly connect long-term at home rehabilitation to that at hospital, appropriate service settings and adequate business models. Using advanced DTI imaging it is tested whether REWIRE meets the rationale of rehabilitation, that it triggers brain adaptations that mediate recovery.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Via Comelico 39
Milano, Italy
Administrative contact: Stefano Giudici
Tel.: +39 02 50316200
Fax: +39 02 50316373
E-mail

Participants

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE
Switzerland
BATIMENT CE 3316 STATION 1
LAUSANNE, Switzerland
Administrative contact: kamiar Aminian
Tel.: +41216932617
Fax: +4121 693 35 83
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland
Raemistrasse 101
ZUERICH, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Eling D. de Bruin
Tel.: +41446324018
Fax: +41446321142
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH
Switzerland
Raemistrasse 71
ZURICH, Switzerland
Administrative contact: Giuseppina Iacovo
Tel.: +41 44 255 8806
Fax: +41 44 255 4649
E-mail
FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PROGRESO Y SALUD
Spain
Avda. Americo Vespucio 5, Bloque 2, 2ª
SEVILLA, Spain
Administrative contact: Estela Perez Serrano
Tel.: +34 955 04 04 50
E-mail
SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
AVENIDA DE LA CONSTITUCION 18
SEVILLA, Spain
Administrative contact: sophie MONTEAU
Tel.: +34 955 01 36 45
Fax: +34 955 01 32 92
E-mail
FUNDACIO PRIVADA BARCELONA DIGITAL CENTRE TECNOLOGIC
Spain
CARRER ROC BORONAT 117, 5 PLANTA
Barcelona, Spain
Administrative contact: Maria Sánchez Moreno
Tel.: +34 93 553 45 40
Fax: +34 93 553 45 41
E-mail
TECHNOGYM SPA
Italy
VIA GIORGIO PERTICARI 20
GAMBETTOLA FC, Italy
Administrative contact: Andrea Severi
Tel.: +39 0547 56047
Fax: +39 0547 650126
E-mail
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 1848 2
PADOVA, Italy
Administrative contact: Marco Agnello
Tel.: +390498276589
Fax: +390498276600
E-mail
AB.ACUS SRL
Italy
VIA BARTOLINI LORENZO 39
MILANO, Italy
Administrative contact: Maria Bulgheroni
Tel.: +390239283116
E-mail
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
Jamova 39
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
Administrative contact: Jadran Lenarcic
Tel.: +38614773513
Fax: +38612519385
E-mail
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
University Offices, Wellington Square
OXFORD, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Stephen Conway
Tel.: +44 1865 289811
Fax: +44 1865 289801
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 100746 / Last updated on: 2014-09-09