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ACANTO: A CyberphysicAl social NeTwOrk using robot friends

Objective

"Despite its recognised benefits, most older adults do not engage in a regular physical activity. The ACANTO project proposes a friendly robot walker (the FriWalk) that will abate a some of the most important barriers to this healthy behaviour.
The FriWalk revisits the notion of robotic walking assistants and evolves it towards an activity vehicle. The execution of a programme of physical training is embedded within familiar and compelling every-day activities. The FriWalk operates as a personal trainer triggering the user actions and monitoring their impact on the physical and mental well-being. It offers cognitive and emotional support for navigation pinpointing risk situations in the environment and
understanding the social context. It supports coordinated motion with other FriWalks for group activities.
The FriWalk combines low cost and advanced features, thanks to its reliance on a cloud of services that increase its computing power and interconnect it to other assisted living devices. Very innovative is its ability to collect observations on the user preferred behaviours, which are consolidated in a user profile and used for recommendation of future activities. In this way, the FriWalk operates as a gateway toward a CyberPhysical Social Network (CPSN), which is an important contribution of the project. The CPSN is at the basis of a recommendation system in which users' profiles are created,
combined into ""circles"" and matched with the opportunity offered by the environment to generate recommendations for activities to be executed with the FriWalk support. The permanent connection between users and CPSN is secured by the FriPad, a tablet with a specifically designed user interface. The CPSN creates a community of users, relatives and therapists, who can enter prescriptions on the user and receive information on her/his state.
Users are involved in a large number in all the phases of the system development and an extensive validation is carried out at the end."

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 115 593,03

Participants (9)

ENVITEL TECNOLOGIA Y CONTROL S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 210 363,55
Address
Calle Apolo 19/21
28232 Las Rozas De Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 341 812,50
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 463 397,29
Address
Sutherland Building College Street
NE1 8ST Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 358 750
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 321 500
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 294 582,50
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 455 131,13
Address
Siemensstrasse 90
1210 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 290 625
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 444 000
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)