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Wireless Insole for Independent and Safe Elderly Living

Project description

ICT for Ageing and Wellbeing WIISEL's main goal is to develop an unobtrusive, self-learning and wearable prevention and warning system to decrease the incidence of falls in the elderly population.
The idea is that elderly people put a specifically designed insole in their shoes, which monitors their walking pattern. This way the system may detect changes in gait and balance in the daily environment of the older person, which helps predict the likelihood of falling.
Thanks to a wireless system and chips built into the insole, data captured by the movements of the foot are sent to a mobile device or computer, so that the doctor, caregiver, nurse or administrator can follow the evolution of the patient, to assess if he correctly follows the rehabilitation programme or if he returns to bad habits that increase the risk of falling. If this occurs, an alert is sent immediately to the responsible caregiver. Thus the system provides security to the elderly and reduces their fear of falling, directly improving their quality of life.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/pattern recognition
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

FP7-ICT-2011-7
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

FUNDACIO EURECAT
Address
Avenida Universitat Autonoma 23
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles (Barcelona)
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 0
Administrative Contact
Fanny Breuil (Ms.)

Participants (9)

SPRING TECHNO GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 414 840
Address
Hermann Kohlstrasse 7
28199 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Holger Arndt (Mr.)
TEJIDOS INDESMALLABLES GEISA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 108 078
Address
Poligono Industrial Can Trias, Calle Ramon Llull
08232 Viladecavalls
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert Millan (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 351 631
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Leal (Mr.)
FUNDACION CETEMMSA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 537 700
Address
Avinguda Ernest Lluch 36 Parc Cientific Tecnocampus
08302 Mataro
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fanny Breuil (Ms.)
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 304 505
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mari Vahey (Ms.)
THE FOUNDATION FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH SERVICES NEXT TO THE MEDICAL CENTER TEL AVIV
Israel
EU contribution
€ 370 881
Address
Weizmann Street 6
64239 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Michal Roll (Dr.)
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 000
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Fiorella Marcellini (Dr.)
IMEGO AB

Participation ended

Sweden
EU contribution
€ 66 420
Address
Arvid Hedvalls Backe 4
40014 Gothenburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hans Palerius (Mr.)
RISE ACREO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 413 945
Address
Box 1070
164 25 Kista
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Asa KLINGENSJÖ (Mrs.)