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GrowMeUp

Objective

GrowMeUp’s main aim is to increase the years of independent and active living, and the quality of life of older persons (age of 65+) with light physical or mental health problems who live alone at home and can find pleasure and relief in getting support or stimulation to carry out their daily activities over the ageing process. GrowMeUp will provide an affordable service robotic system able to learn the older persons needs and habits over time and enhance (‘grow up’/scale up) its functionality to compensate for the elder’s degradation of abilities, to support, encourage and engage the older persons to stay longer active, independent and socially involved, in carrying out their daily life at home. State of the art cloud computing technologies and machine learning mechanisms will be used, enabling the GrowMeUp robot to extend and increase its knowledge continuously over time. Robots will share and distribute their knowledge through the cloud, so that other “connected” robots can learn from each other's experience, increasing thus their functionality/competencies and simultaneously reduce learning effort. Implicit daily activities support will be provided in a human like way characterized by behaviour and emotional understanding, intelligent dialoguing and personalized services provision. GrowMeUp will be introduced early enough to the elder person, creating thus a positive long-term relationship between the elder and the robot, considering persons as active collaborators with whom the robot can interact, so as to increase its knowledge about their personalized needs. Furthermore, the robot will be connected to a virtual care network that will provide for continuous care, but also motivation and education to the older persons of how to best use the platform. A group of relevant stakeholders will use the system over a nine month pilot period. The goal is to achieve global leadership in advanced solutions supporting active and healthy ageing.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/quantitative analysis
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics
  • /natural sciences/mathematics/applied mathematics/mathematical model
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/sensors/smart sensors
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 412 250

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING ZUYDERLAND ZORG
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 466 055
Address
Dr. H. Van Der Hoffplein 1
6162 BG Geleen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 524 000
Address
1, Panepistimiou Avenue, 2109, Aglantzia
1678 Nicosia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PAL ROBOTICS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 345 000
Address
Calle Pujades 77 79 4O 4A
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
PROBAYES SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 344 500
Address
180 Avenue De L'europe
38330 Montbonnot Saint-martin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CITARD SERVICES LTD
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 449 250
Address
Odos Evrytanias 1 F 1A
2064 Strovolos
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CARITAS DIOCESANA DE COIMBRA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 249 375
Address
Rua D Francisco D Almeida 14
3030 382 Coimbra
Activity type
Other