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Unobtrusive Smart Environments for Independent Living \nUSEFIL

Project description

ICT for Ageing and Wellbeing

USEFIL provides advanced but affordable in-home monitoring and web communication solutions that are unobtrusive. It addresses the gap between state of the art technological research and the practical needs of elderly people. USEFIL uses low cost "off-the-shelf" technology to develop immediately applicable services that assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and daily activities. Installation of the USEFIL system will not require retrofitting in a person’s residence and will be almost invisible once installed. Elements are e.g. low cost wireless video cameras, a smart web-TV and a wrist-worn mobile unit (matching daily activities with the user profile).  The software driven system will be based on open source platforms, so applications can be easily added or taken out with no real limit to the number of services offered. Based on extensive user tests, USEFIL intends to provide guidelines for technology developers to optimize the future generation of applications for an ageing population.

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Greece
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 626 505
Administrative Contact
HOMER PAPADOPOULOS (Mr.)

Participants (9)

TP Vision Belgium NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 120 574
Address
Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 19
9052 Gent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eric Moons (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 650
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 340 972
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michael Lawo (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 417 756
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Artem Katasonov (Dr.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 412 781
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Petridou (Ms.)
MACCABI SHEIRUTEI BRIUT FOUNDATION
Israel
EU contribution
€ 434 260
Address
Hamered Street 27
68125 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rachelle Kaye (Dr.)
TP VISION EUROPE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 144 627
Address
Prins Bernhardplein 200
1097 JB Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arne Duwaer (Dr.)
PHILIPS CONSUMER LIFESTYLE BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 18 624
Address
High Tech Campus 5
5656 AE Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 457 250
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)