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ESSENCE: Empathic platform to personally monitor, Stimulate, enrich, and aSsist Elders aNd Children in their Environment

Objective

ESSENCE aims at transforming the lessons learnt from the COVID-19 in a huge opportunity that exploits technology toward a deep evolution of the services targeting vulnerable populations: non- or pre-frail seniors, and children of the first years of primary school. To contribute to the public health response in the context of the ongoing epidemic, and preparedness for future emergencies, ESSENCE aims at boosting the creation of a new model of home-based care that relies on stimulation, remote monitoring, tele-assistance, and connection between users, families, and professionals.
ESSENCE builds upon the results of MoveCare H2020 and adopts an iterative optimization process between two pillars - technology transfer of a subset of successful modules and feedback received from testing on target users – with the final target of achieving CE mark and promptly entering the mark
The ESSENCE system consists of three main components:
- the Community-Based Activity Center (CBAC), a holistic platform, based on virtual rooms, providing a series of diverse activities with declared recreational, socialization, educational, and assistive purposes;
- the Monitoring Module, that gathers heterogeneous information from the activities mediated by the CBAC, a smart ink pen, and diverse applications to extract cognitive, physical, and emotion-related indicators. AI is exploited to provide personalized feedback, and alerts for deviations from physiological behaviors;
- the ESSENCE Manager, that acts as the system control unit to manage user profiling, system configuration, possible system malfunctioning, and delivery of notifications, alerts, or feedback.
Through ESSENCE, a multi-level user empowerment will be promoted both by: (i) delivering empathic feedback aimed at maximizing engagement and relieving stress; (ii) producing alerts on potential risks to family members and health and education professionals aimed at fostering early detection of possible weaknesses and anticipation of care.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2-CNECT
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 554 743,75

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 448 362,50
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'INSUBRIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 352 812,50
Address
Via Ravasi 2
21100 Varese
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDACION PARA LA FORMACION E INVESTIGACION DE LOS PROFESIONALES DE LASALUD DE EXTREMADURA FUNDESALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 491 636,25
Address
Calle Pio Baroja 10
06800 Merida
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 400 625
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SXT SRL - SISTEMI PER TELEMEDICINA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 190 750
Address
Via Torquato Tasso 29
20010 Pogliano Milanese
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SMART COM DOO INFORMACIJSKI IN KOMUNIKACIJSKI SISTEMI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 296 786
Address
Ulica Brnciceva 45 Crnuce
1231 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 214 357,50
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23C Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
E-SENIORS: INITIATION DES SENIORS AUX NTIC ASSOCIATION
France
EU contribution
€ 254 500
Address
Cite Phalsbourg 19
75011 Paris
Activity type
Other