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Intelligent Context-Aware Systems for Healthcare, Wellness, and Assisted Living

Objective

Context awareness has the potential to revolutionise the way people interact with information technology. Whereas conventional computers merely interpret explicit user input, context-aware systems analyse and automatically respond upon users’ behaviour and situation he/she is in. This enables electronic systems to assist users in situations in which the use of conventional computers and mobile devices is out of question. A particularly relevant field are healthcare, wellness, and assisted living (HWA) applications, which is at the focus of the proposed network.
Research on context awareness has continued to intensify in the last decade due to the availability of cheap sensing technologies and mobile systems. Still, building reliable context-aware systems that can deal with complex real-life situations and environments remains an open research challenge and requires a multi-disciplinary effort. iCareNet will make a decisive contribution towards solutions, leveraged through an interdisciplinary perspective ranging from sensing and sensor integration, to human-computer interaction and social factors involved in the deployment of context-aware applications. Robust and scalable system architectures and design methodologies are the principal objective of all iCareNet efforts.
iCareNet unites efforts of an interdisciplinary network of leading European research groups and a strong industrial participation. Researchers will receive comprehensive inter-domain training through a series of network-wide training events on topics including signal processing, behaviour inference techniques, privacy and security, and social aspects. A number of measures including the establishment ERASUMS partnerships, formal recognition of lectures, and the design of long-term joint Ph.D. programs will ensure that the network leads to long-lasting collaborations and benefits for the involved institutions.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT EINDHOVEN
Address
Groene Loper 3
5612 AE Eindhoven
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 029 692
Administrative Contact
Alfons Bruekers (Mr.)

Participants (12)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Heino (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 476 924
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Tröster (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT PASSAU

Participation ended

Germany
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sabine Wiendl (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF LANCASTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 522 447
Address
Bailrigg
LA1 4YW Lancaster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hans Gellersen (Prof.)
IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 562 978
Address
Rued Langgaardsvej 7
2300 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lisbeth Breinholt (Ms.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 252 706
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jaana Heino (Ms.)
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 522 448
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Shaun Power (Mr.)
EDNA PASHER PHD AND ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 251 386
Address
Rofe Hamachtarot Street 35
69372 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edna Pasher (Dr.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 473 987
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
Future Shape GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 222 016
Address
Altlaufstrasse 34
85635 Hohenkirchen Siegertsbrunn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Axel Steinhage (Dr.)
NOLDUS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 236 995
Address
Nieuwe Kanaal 5
6709 PA Wageningen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucas Noldus (Dr.)
DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 444 029
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Olthoff (Dr.)