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Miraculous-Life

Project ID: 611421
Gefördert unter

Miraculous-Life for Elderly Independent Living

Von 2013-12-01 bis 2016-11-30, Abgeschlossenes Projekt | Miraculous-Life Website

Projektdetails

Gesamtkosten:

EUR 4 195 276

EU-Beitrag:

EUR 3 320 457

Koordiniert in:

Austria

Aufruf zur Vorschlagseinreichung:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Finanzierungsprogramm:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The main aim of the project is to design, develop and evaluate an innovative user-centric technological solution, the Virtual Support Partner (VSP), attending to the elder (65+) daily activity and safety needs, while the elder goes about his normal daily life.

At the heart of the project is an avatar interface: an electronic and digital persona that older people can connect with. When integrated in a robot, this promises to make daily life a lot easier for senior citizens. A crucial asset of the Virtual Support Partner (VSP) will be its capacity for behavioural and emotional understanding. Thanks to its Avatar-based interface, the VSP is able fuse facial expressions, intonation, gestures and other contextual information of the user's environment to provide empathic responses and services. As such, it provides ICT services to support daily activities, in a human-like way. This in turn stimulates and motivates older people to stay active. In the longer term, the system will provide practical, psychological and social benefits enabling and motivating the elderly to remain active at home and thus prolonging their independence and improving their wellbeing.

To find out if the concept lives up to its promises, up to 100 elderly people in two test-bed locations in Switzerland and the Netherlands will try out the system over a six-month period. 

Ziel

The main aim of the Miraculous-Life project is to design, develop and evaluate an innovative user-centric technological solution, the Virtual Support Partner (VSP), attending to the elder (65+) daily activity and safety needs, while the elder goes about his normal daily life. The VSP will provide implicit daily activities support which is based on behaviour and emotional understanding and appropriate respond exhibiting distinctive emotions, deliver in a human like way simulating in essence the interaction with a real life partner.Specifically, the VSP fuses together user's facial expressions, voice intonation, gestures and other contextual information of the user's environment and provides intelligent responses and delivery of services through an Avatar-based interface exhibiting empathic respond through face emotions and voice intonations. Through an intelligent dialogue, and the use of different ICT services for elder home daily activities support and safety, the VSP stimulates and motivates the elder to act.The validation of the system will be realized in two well selected use cases in two different countries. Up to 100 elderly people and their caregivers will use the system over a six month period. The system will be delivered to the user in form of a stand-alone consumer product, operating on a scalable distributed network of interconnected tablet and Kinect devices, focusing on minimum essential personalized elder's daily activities care support at home.The system will provide benefits on a practical, psychological and social level enabling and motivating the elderly to remain longer active in carrying out their daily life at home prolonging thus their independence and improving their wellbeing.

Verwandte Informationen

Dokumente und Veröffentlichungen (28)

Koordinator

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria

EU-Beitrag: EUR 514 519


DONAU CITY STRASSE 1 TECH GATE VIENNA
1220 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Andreas STAINER-HOCHGATTERER
Tel.: +43 50550 4839
Fax: +43 50550 4840
E-Mail-Adresse

Teilnehmer

MAISON DE RETRAITE DU PETIT-SACONNEX
Switzerland

EU-Beitrag: EUR 305 300


AVENUE JEAN TREMBLEY 12
1209 GENEVE
Switzerland
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Olivier Terrettaz
Tel.: +41227307105
E-Mail-Adresse
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland

EU-Beitrag: EUR 433 900


RUE DU GENERAL DUFOUR 24
1211 GENEVE
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Dimitri Konstantas
Tel.: +41 223790237
E-Mail-Adresse
CITARD SERVICES LTD
Cyprus

EU-Beitrag: EUR 368 100


ODOS EVRYTANIAS 1 F 1A
2064 STROVOLOS
Cyprus
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Eleni Christodoulou
Tel.: +35799432734
Fax: +35799432734
E-Mail-Adresse
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus

EU-Beitrag: EUR 379 660


KALLIPOLEOS STREET 75
1678 NICOSIA
Cyprus
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Kontaktangaben: George Samaras
Tel.: +357 22892698
Fax: +357 22892701
E-Mail-Adresse
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU-Beitrag: EUR 362 640


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Christoph Schulte
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2728
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-Mail-Adresse
ZOOBE MESSAGE ENTERTAINMENT GMBH
Germany

EU-Beitrag: EUR 286 932


KURFURSTENDAMM 226
10719 BERLIN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Sascha Fagel
Tel.: +49 3028883888
E-Mail-Adresse
STICHTING ZUYDERLAND ZORG
Netherlands

EU-Beitrag: EUR 305 266


DR. H. VAN DER HOFFPLEIN 1
6162 BG GELEEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Roy Beumers
Tel.: +31 88 4594273
E-Mail-Adresse
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands

EU-Beitrag: EUR 364 140


NIEUWE KANAAL 5
6709 PA WAGENINGEN
Netherlands
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Kontaktangaben: Tobias Heffelaar
Tel.: +31 317473330
Fax: +31 317424496
E-Mail-Adresse

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