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Giraff+

Project reference: 288173
Funded under

Combing social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living

From 2012-01-01 to 2014-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 097 815

EU contribution:

EUR 3 042 000

Coordinated in:

Sweden

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)
GIRAFF+ develops a system for early detection and adaptive support to people's changing needs related to ageing. The Giraff+-system consists of a network of home sensors that measure e.g. blood pressure and temperature, or detect e.g. whether somebody occupies a chair, falls down or moves inside a room. The data from these sensors are interpreted by an intelligent system in terms of activities (e.g. the person is going to bed) and health and wellbeing (e.g. the person is tired or well rested). Alarms or reminders to the person or his/her caregivers can be triggered, and the generated data can be analysed over time by a health professional. Part of the system is a telepresence robot, Giraff, which can be moved around in the home remotely via the internet, e.g. by a caregiver. The Giraff is effectively a mobile communication platform, with video camera, display, microphone and speakers, which helps the user to maintain his/her social contacts.

Objective

Early detection and adaptive support to changing individual needs related to ageing is an important challenge in today society. The Giraff+ project aims at developing a system that addresses such a challenge. The system consists of a network of home sensors that measure e.g. blood pressure or temperature, or detect e.g. whether somebody occupies a chair, falls down or moves inside a room. The data from these sensors are interpreted by an intelligent system in terms of activities, e.g. the person is going to bed, and health and wellbeing, e.g. the person is tired or well rested. These activities can then trigger alarms or reminders to the person or his/her caregivers, or be analysed over time by a health professional. The system should automatically adapt to perform specific services such as checking the person's sleeping patterns. There is also a telepresence robot, the Giraff, which can be moved around in the home by somebody connected to it over internet, e.g. a caregiver. The Giraff is effectively a mobile communication platform, equipped with video camera and display, and microphone and speakers, and it helps the user to maintain his/her social contacts. Particular emphasis is put on user evaluation outside the laboratories. The Giraff+ system will be installed and evaluated in at least 15 homes of elderly people distributed in three European countries (Sweden, Italy and Spain). These evaluations will drive the development of the system. The concept of "useworthiness" will be central in order to assure that the Giraff+ system provides services that are easy and worth using. In addition, by using existing and affordable components (besides the Giraff robot also sensors from two participating companies: Tunstall and IntelliCare) we strive to achieve a system that is affordable and close to commercialization.

Related information

Coordinator contact

Amy LOUTFI, (-)
Tel.: +4619303298
Fax: +46 19 303463
E-mail
Amy LOUTFI, (-)
Tel.: +4619303298
Fax: +46 19 303463
E-mail
Amy LOUTFI, (-)
Tel.: +4619303298
Fax: +46 19 303463
E-mail

Coordinator

OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 599 790


FAKULTETSGATAN 1
70182 OEREBRO
Sweden
Administrative contact: Amy Loutfi
Tel.: +4619301116
Fax: +46 19 303463
E-mail

Participants

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 84 400


AVENIDA DE LA CONSTITUCION 18
41071 SEVILLA
Spain
Administrative contact: Elena Martin-Bautista
Tel.: +34 955040450
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 262 060


CALLE EL EJIDO S/N
29013 MALAGA
Spain
Administrative contact: José Antonio Molina Ruiz
Tel.: +34 952 132974
Fax: +34 952 131021
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 720 036


PIAZZALE ALDO MORO 7
00185 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Rosario Falcone
Tel.: +39 0644 595 283
Fax: +39 06 44595 243
E-mail
AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA/A ASL RM/A
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 96 280


VIA ARIOSTO 3/9
00195 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Marcello Turno
Tel.: +39 06 77306323
Fax: +390677307279
E-mail
INTELLICARE - INTELLIGENT SENSING IN HEALTHCARE LDA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 316 900


RUE D. MANUEL I 92
3030-320 COIMBRA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Luísa Matos
Tel.: +351 239 791 090
Fax: +351 239 791 099
E-mail
OREBRO LANS LANDSTING
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 95 775


EKLUNDAVAGEN 9-15
701 16 OREBRO
Sweden
Administrative contact: Mats Eriksson
Tel.: +4619 602 66 76
Fax: +46 19 602 70 08
E-mail
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 117 840


HOGSKOLEPLAN 1
721 23 VASTERAS
Sweden
Administrative contact: Henrik Enocsson
Tel.: +46 21 101 636
E-mail
GIRAFF TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 257 887


SINTERVAGEN 14
72130 VASTERAS
Sweden
Administrative contact: Stephen Von Rump
Tel.: +46 73 047 0129
E-mail
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 280 200


Paradisgatan 5c
22100 LUND
Sweden
Administrative contact: Britt Östlund
Tel.: +46 46 222 40 66
Fax: +46 46 222 44 31
E-mail
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia

EU contribution: EUR 130 912


POT ZA BRDOM 100
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
Administrative contact: Gregor Pipan
Tel.: +386 1 244 77 57
Fax: +386 1 244 77 70
E-mail
TUNSTALL HEALTHCARE (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 79 920


WHITLEY LODGE WHITLEY BRIDGE
DN14 0HR GOOLE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Qvarnlöf Peter
Tel.: +44 0706299884
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 101840 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01