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Giraff+

Project reference: 288173
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Combing social interaction and long term monitoring for promoting independent living [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

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

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 038 575

EU contribution:

EUR 3 042 000

Coordinated in:

Sweden

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7

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

Coordinator

OREBRO UNIVERSITY
Sweden
FAKULTETSGATAN 1
OEREBRO, Sweden
Administrative contact: Silvia Coradeschi
Tel.: +4619303298
Fax: +46 19 303463
E-mail

Participants

SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
Spain
Avenida de la Constitución
SEVILLA, Spain
Administrative contact: Elena Martin-Bautista
Tel.: +34 955040450
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
CALLE EL EJIDO
MALAGA, Spain
Administrative contact: José Antonio Molina Ruiz
Tel.: +34 952 132974
Fax: +34 952 131021
E-mail
AZIENDA UNITA SANITARIA LOCALE ROMA/A ASL RM/A
Italy
VIA ARIOSTO
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Marcello Turno
Tel.: +39 06 77306323
Fax: +390677307279
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Rosario Falcone
Tel.: +39 0644 595 283
Fax: +39 06 44595 243
E-mail
INTELLICARE - INTELLIGENT SENSING IN HEALTHCARE LDA
Portugal
RUE D. MANUEL I
COIMBRA, Portugal
Administrative contact: Luísa Matos
Tel.: +351 239 791 090
Fax: +351 239 791 099
E-mail
OREBRO LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EKLUNDAVAGEN
OREBRO, Sweden
Administrative contact: Mats Eriksson
Tel.: +4619 602 66 76
Fax: +46 19 602 70 08
E-mail
LUNDS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Paradisgatan
LUND, Sweden
Administrative contact: Britt Östlund
Tel.: +46 46 222 40 66
Fax: +46 46 222 44 31
E-mail
MAELARDALENS HOEGSKOLA
Sweden
HOGSKOLEPLAN
VASTERAS, Sweden
Administrative contact: Henrik Enocsson
Tel.: +46 21 101 636
E-mail
GIRAFF TECHNOLOGIES AB
Sweden
SINTERVAGEN
VASTERAS, Sweden
Administrative contact: Stephen Von Rump
Tel.: +46 73 047 0129
E-mail
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
Pot za Brdom
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
WHITLEY LODGE WHITLEY BRIDGE
GOOLE, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Qvarnlöf Peter
Tel.: +44 0706299884
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 101840 / Last updated on: 2015-02-11