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ICT-Supported Bath Robots

Objective

The I-SUPPORT project envisions the development and integration of an innovative, modular, ICT-supported service robotics system that supports and enhances older adults’ motion and force abilities and assists them in successfully, safely and independently completing the entire sequence of bathing tasks, such as properly washing their back, their upper parts, their lower limbs, their buttocks and groin, and to effectively use the towel for drying purposes. Advanced modules of cognition, sensing, context awareness and actuation will be developed and seamlessly integrated into the service robotics system to enable the robotic bathing system to adapt to the frail elderly population’ capabilities and the frail elderly to interact in a master-slave mode, thus, performing bathing activities in an intuitive and safe way. Adaptation and integration of state-of-the-art, cost-effective, soft-robotic manipulators will provide the hardware constituents, which, together with advanced human-robot force/compliance control that will be developed within the proposed project, will form the basis for a safe physical human-robot interaction that complies with the most up-to-date safety standards. Human behavioural, sociological, safety, ethical and acceptability aspects, as well as financial factors related to the proposed service robotic infrastructure will be thoroughly investigated and evaluated so that the I-SUPPORT end result is a close-to-market prototype, applicable to realistic living settings.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/robotics

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Address
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-A. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 520 625

Participants (8)

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 544 206
Address
Patission Str. 42
10682 Athina
Activity type
Research Organisations
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 545 000
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 249 721
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 412 875
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 493 750
Address
Eleftheriou Venizelou 4
17676 Kallithea
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 258 750
Address
Via Ardeatina 306
00179 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
BETHANIEN KRANKENHAUS - GERIATRISCHES ZENTRUM - GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 299 750
Address
Rohrbacher Strasse 149
69126 Heidelberg
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 238 521
Address
Nibelungenplatz 1
60318 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments