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Location-based mobile phones applications for independent living of disabled and elderly citizens

Objective

The project LOCOMOTION is going to investigate, develop, and test an innovative location service for elderly and disabled citizens. The aim is to provide these persons with special needs as well as their formal and informal carers with relevant information according to the geographical position of the persons. Based on an innovative technology the users will be equipped with available cellular devices, such as mobile phones or trackers. The services include on demand information of the area, giving directions, proximity information, and security zone watching and tracking, depending on the special needs of the individual user. All these services are targeted at the final aim, which is to increase the mobility of the users and to create an environment for independent living.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK
Work is divided into supportive/horizontal and technical/scientific work packages (WP). The horizontal WPs include Management, Dissemination & Exploitation and Assessment & Evaluation, and Socio-Economic Impact Research. A well-structured management will coordinate the whole work, dissemination and exploitation tasks will guarantee a broad awareness and commercialisation possibilities for the tool and the assessment and evaluation will take care of a qualitatively high performance of all tasks as well as the evaluation of the tool according to an established methodology as well as an iterative ethical assessment. The socio-economic impact research will evaluate from a socio-technical perspective the cost-benefits and wider social and public service dimensions of the innovation, provide a real time evaluation and map the project with existing care service systems.
Technical work is divided into three main WPs:
- Location service implementation
- GMLC (Gateway Mobile Location Centre) and Middleware implementation
- Application service implementation. This technical work is all based on the user requirements and correlated with the other WPs.

MILESTONES
M1: Definition of ethical assessment and pilot evaluation available; user requirements and socio-economic research started; architecture specification for location services and middleware started
M2: Results of first pilot testing available and beginning of refinements, first results of ethical assessment and socio-economic research
M3: Final results of the pilot testing including the ethical assessment, the socio-economic research and the technical results

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INDRA SISTEMAS, S.A.
Address
Avda. De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas, Madrid
Spain

Participants (8)

BARNSLEY DISTRICT GENERAL HOSPITAL NHS TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Gawber Road
S75 2EP Barnsley
BAYERISCHES ROTES KREUZ
Germany
Address
Volkartstrasse 83
80636 Muenchen
CELLGUIDE LTD.
Israel
Address
12 Hamada Street, Bett Tamar, Entrance A
76703 Rehovot
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN - NUERNBERG
Germany
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
LOCATIONET SYSTEMS 2000 LTD.
Israel
Address
2Nd Hamlacha St.
42505 Netanya
SOCIETE FRANCAISE DU RADIOTELEPHONE - SFR
France
Address
42 Avenue De Friedland
75008 Paris 08
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Avenida Ramiro De Maeztu 7
28040 Madrid