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Adaptive Multimodal Interfaces to Assist Disabled People in Daily Activities

Objective

Around 80 million people in the EU, a sixth of its population, have a disability. Beside this, accessibility is a basic right for all persons with disabilities according to the article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities signed by the European Commission in 2010. The purpose of accessibility is to enable persons with disabilities to live independently and to participate in all aspects of life.
The AIDE project has the ambition to develop and pre-clinical validate a novel and revolutionary modular and adaptive multimodal human-machine interface to allow that moderately and severely impaired people interact with intelligent devices to perform daily activities and to fully participate in society. It will, furthermore, focus on the development of a totally new shared-control paradigm for assistive devices that integrates information from identification of residual abilities, behaviours, emotional state and intentions of the user on one hand and analysis of the environment and context factors on the other hand. A series of applications for the AIDE system have been identified across several domains in which disabled people could greatly benefit: communication, home automation, wearable robots for assisting in activities of daily living and entertainment.
The validation of AIDE system will be deployed during 8 months to 5-10 users in the UK at Cedar Foundation. The final goal of this process will be to provide the “proof of concept” of the advantages of the AIDE system based on a novel modular, natural and adaptive multimodal interface and a shared control system to assist disabled people in accordance with specific user needs.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD MIGUEL HERNANDEZ DE ELCHE
Address
Avenida De La Universidad S-n
03202 Elche
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 637 494,25

Participants (8)

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 483 875
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA CAMPUS BIO MEDICO DI ROMA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 488 437
Address
Via Alvaro Del Portillo 21
00128 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 317 628,75
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 411 978,75
Address
Geschwister-scholl-platz
72074 Tuebingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CEDAR FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 285 165
Address
31 Ulsterville Avenue
BT9 7AS Belfast
Activity type
Research Organisations
ZED WORLDWIDE S.A.

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 314 635,75
Address
Calle Rozabella 4
28290 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 091,25
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
B & J ADAPTACIONES SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 173 125
Address
Carrer Mare De Deu De Coll 70
08023 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)