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Collaborative Development of Intelligent Wearable Meta-Products in the Cloud

Objective

A (Meta-) product is now a customer driven customisable entity that integrates sensory/computing units, which are in turn connected to the cloud, leading to a paradigm shift from mass production to intelligent, over-the-web configurable products. Product design and production is however becoming highly complex and requires interdisciplinary expertise. The goal of EASY is to develop new methodologies, tools and ready-to-use components for designing and producing intelligent wearable products as Meta-Products. We propose a Cloud Computing enabled framework for the Collaborative Design and Development of Personalised Products/Services, combining embedded sensors and mobile devices with facilities for joint open development of enabling downloadable applications. The Meta-Products consist of intelligent wearables (clothing, footwear, accessories) equipped with embedded networks of sensors. Sensorial data will be communicated to smart phones via Bluetooth or Wifi. The required functionality will be configured by the end-users; the design, selection of components, sourcing of materials and sensors, virtual prototyping, as well as production planning and services integration is a collaborative process of all involved companies, designers, sensor producers, software developers and application experts. This infrastructure will enable all interested 3rd parties to offer new services to smart phone and EASY wearable users, resulting to an open platform of literally infinite applications in many target market. The EASY approach will be validated in three different industrial scenarios, i.e. rehabilitation, sport and games. The EASY-Consortium integrates competences on production methodology, system design and modeling, product lifecycle management, simulation and virtual reality, intelligent sensors, mobile-cloud systems, intelligent cloth design and production.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/radio technology/bluetooth
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics

Call for proposal

FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF(RTD)
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH
Address
Trippstadter Strasse 122
67663 Kaiserslautern
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 071 775
Administrative Contact
Didier Stricker (Prof.)

Participants (11)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 453 734
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Juan Bareño (Mr.)
INTERACTIVE WEAR AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 287 442
Address
Petersbrunner Strasse 3
82319 Starnberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Röpert (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE LUMIERE LYON 2
France
EU contribution
€ 375 000
Address
86 Rue Pasteur
69365 Lyon
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Villeseche (Mrs.)
ATHENS TECHNOLOGY CENTER ANONYMI BIOMICHANIKI EMPORIKI KAI TECHNIKI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON YPSILIS TECHNOLOGIAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 424 875
Address
Rizareiou 10
152 33 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stathis Dimakos (Mr.)
HYPERCLIQ IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 417 000
Address
Pradouna 57
11525 Athina
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Florendia Fourli-Kartsouni (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 387 029
Address
Camino De Vera Edificio 9C Universidad Politecnica De Valencia
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Caprara (Mr.)
SMART SOLUTIONS TECHNOLOGIES S.L
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 240
Address
C/sierra De Cazorla 1
28290 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Sanchez Morales (Mr.)
TIMOCCO LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 319 200
Address
Homa And Migdal 26
51506 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ido Benjamin (Mr.)
SYLVIA LAWRY CENTRE FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS RESEARCH E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 000
Address
Hohenlindener Strasse 1
81677 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martin Daumer (Dr.)
UNIVERZITETNI REHABILITACIJSKI INSTITUT REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE-SOCA
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 84 000
Address
Linhartova Cesta 51
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Cugelj
FEDERATION OF THE EUROPEAN SPORTING GOODS INDUSTRY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 153 000
Address
Rue Belliard 20
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Alberto Bichi (Mr.)