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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020-2

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Sub call

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

Coordinator

POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Net EU contribution
€ 554 743,75
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 448 362,50
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELL'INSUBRIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 352 812,50
Address
Via Ravasi 2
21100 Varese

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Varese
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
FUNDACION PARA LA FORMACION E INVESTIGACION DE LOS PROFESIONALES DE LASALUD DE EXTREMADURA FUNDESALUD
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 491 636,25
Address
Calle Pio Baroja 10
06800 Merida

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Region
Extremadura Badajoz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
Net EU contribution
€ 400 625,00
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SXT SRL - SISTEMI PER TELEMEDICINA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 190 750,00
Address
Via Torquato Tasso 29
20010 Pogliano Milanese

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 81 750,00
SMART COM DOO INFORMACIJSKI IN KOMUNIKACIJSKI SISTEMI
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 296 786,00
Address
Ulica Brnciceva 45 Crnuce
1231 Ljubljana

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 127 194,00
SIGNALGENERIX LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 214 357,50
Address
Grigori Afxentiou 23c Mesa Geitonia
4003 Limassol

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 91 867,50
E-SENIORS: INITIATION DES SENIORS AUX NTIC ASSOCIATION
France
Net EU contribution
€ 254 500,00
Address
Cite Phalsbourg 19
75011 Paris

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00