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Face and body Analysis Natural Computer Interaction

Objective

The FANCI near-market Innovation Action will research, innovate, architect, design, develop and validate innovative multimodal face and body analytics and natural computer interfaces (NCI), develop a reference platform fitting a variety of applications, and provide validation through user-experience evaluation and benchmarking in the rapidly expanding automotive field.
The project will focus on intelligent user sensing methods, including face analysis, eye tracking, emotion, intention & authentication; hand gesture recognition; voice tone analysis; and head gesture & pose analysis. It will complement those with smart user intention or distraction estimation and system reaction methods, supplying visual (HUD, etc.), voice and haptic feedback as well as autonomous system actions.
FANCI will deliver these capabilities in a market ready reference architecture, demonstrated by building a creative Automotive application-suite demonstrator. An Application Programming Interface for software application developers of pervasive natural computer interaction devices, will be supplied. The platform will empower embedded products that capture and act upon user intentions, and imaginative utility applications fusing real and virtual content.
To achieve these goals FANCI will combine multi-modal sensor data in a hardware platform to enable robust operation in natural environments, sensing explicit, implicit, and emotional actions of the user in a simple, yet powerful extensible software architecture; provide a low cost, power optimised reference design for embedded products; and validate the approach by building an automotive application demonstrator.
The FANCI’s partners include an effective mix of innovative pioneering SMEs, industry leaders and academic researchers, guided by a large industrial Automotive systems market leader. The project targets the call’s C focus action. It is planned for a 28-month duration, and is estimated to require total funding of around 2.5 M€.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Coordinator

CEVA D.S.P. LTD
Address
Maskit Street 2
46120 Herzelia Pituach
Israel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 505 750

Participants (6)

NVISO SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TOBII TECHNOLOGY
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 432 250
Address
Karlsrovagen 2D
18253 Danderyd
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KEYLEMON SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rue Du College 1
1920 Martigny
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SONY DEPTHSENSING SOLUTIONS
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 378 068
Address
Boulevard De La Plaine 11
1050 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Harman Becker Automotive Systems GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 554 750
Address
Becker-goring Str 16
76307 Karlsbad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 148 750
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments