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Middleware platform for empowering cognitive disabled and elderly

Objective

MPOWER will define and implement an open platform to simplify and speed up the task of developing and deploying services for persons with cognitive disabilities and elderly.

The platform will in particular support: 1 Integration of SMART HOUSE and sensor technology; 2 Interoperability between profession and institution specific systems (e.g. Hospital Information System); 3 Secure and safe information management, including both social and medical information; and 4 Mobile users which often change context and tools. The project will research and develop the platform as a suite of independent building blocks. We will demonstrate its feasibility through the deployment of two end-user applications that will be deployed over a longer period.

The end-user applications are:
- Individual plan management - the goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of the platform in relation to a dynamic sharing of plans and information
- Smart home and sensor connectivity - this application will demonstrate the feasibility of the platform in relation to interconnectivity and integration of smart home and sensor technologies.

The partners will promote standardisation through aligning its work with ongoing development of HL 7, security and interoperability standards; and promote the MPOWER platform internationally through EAHSA.

The consortium is lead by SINTEF, and includes two of the world most important ICT companies, respectively Ericsson and Microsoft. The Austrian Research Centre together with the University of Cyprus and SINTEF forms a strong technical research foundation, while PIV/NCDR and CMUJ are advanced users with experience from similar projects. The SME TB-Solutions brings knowledge on provision of technology for advanced homecare. EAHSA is sub-contracted and represents a user organisation with members from all Europe.

The project duration will be 30 months, with a cost budget of 3.9M and requested grant of 2.35M. The project starts in June 2006.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

SINTEF - STIFTELSEN FOR INDUSTRIELL OG TEKNISK FORSKNING VED NORGES TEKNISKE HOEGSKOLE
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Norway

Participants (7)

AUSTRIAN RESEARCH CENTERS GMBH - ARC
Austria
Address
Donau-city-strasse 1
Wien
DIMENSION INFORMATICA SL
Spain
Address
Avenida Cataluna 9
46020 Valencia
ERICSSON NIKOLA TESLA D.D.
Croatia
Address
Krapinska 45
10002 Zagreb
PSYKIATRIEN I VESTFOLD HF
Norway
Address
Olav Trygvasons Gate 4
3125 Tonsberg
TB-SOLUTIONS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES SL
Spain
Address
Calle Jose Maria Lacarra 3, Bajos
31008 Pamplona
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
Address
Kallipoleos Street 75
20537 Nicosia
UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI
Poland
Address
Ul. Sw. Anny 12
31-008 Krakow