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HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT – an interdisciplinary training program for young researchers

Objective

A current trend in healthcare involves the prevention of chronic diseases by changing behaviour towards more healthy lifestyle choices. This is supported by the increased use of wearable sensors and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Human activity recognition and vital sign monitoring play a significant role in tailoring personal health and behaviour change coaching solutions to each individual, but pose a number of technical, legal, and socio-economic issues, which must be solved to enable a commercial viable solution.
The IoT is a key growth business area for EU firms, which need to acquire competencies and skills for the exploitation of their innovation potential abroad. China is a key destination market, but products and solutions have to be tailored to the needs, behaviours and habits of Chinese consumer and to the specificity of the market. The goals of HEART project are:
• to allow the formation of a team of 6 researchers, with a strong interdisciplinary attitude, integrating social science and humanities with high-end technical skills, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurial allure, with teamwork capabilities and ability to operate in the Chinese context for business in the domain of IoT and healthcare;
• to release a health integrated activity recognition platform able to detect activities from heterogeneous data, using scalable algorithms, while safeguarding the privacy of the persons. A priority for the Non Academic beneficiary’s competitiveness is to deliver wearable technology for health monitoring, primary dedicated to healthy people (of +40 age) to penetrate the Chinese market;
• to address the growing need of EU firms, for employees having the necessary skills (technical, legal and economic) in the IoT domain, thus increasing their international competitiveness.
The consortium is composed of Philips, KU Leuven and the UNIMC with strong interdisciplinary experience in all relevant fields of HEART, supported by a network of partners in EU and China.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-EID - European Industrial Doctorates

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MACERATA
Address
Via Crescimbeni 30-32
62100 Macerata
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 516 122,64

Participants (2)

PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (6)

PHILIPS (CHINA) INVESTMENT CO LTD
China
Address
Tianmu Western Road 218 Floor 20-22
200070 Shanghai
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUDAN UNIVERSITY
China
Address
Handan Road 220
200433 Shanghai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GRADUATE UNIVERSITY OF CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Yuquan Road 19A
100049 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
JACOBS UNIVERSITY BREMEN GGMBH
Germany
Address
Campus Ring 1
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO DI STUDI PER L'INTEGRAZIONE DEI SISTEMI (I.S.I.S) - SOCIETA'COOPERATIVA
Italy
Address
Via Sistina 42
00187 Roma
Activity type
Other
EUROCENTRO SRL
Italy
Address
Viale Don Minzoni 3
60035 Jesi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)