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Engaging Game-based Home Rehabilitation for Improved Quality of Life

Objective

The proposed REHAB4LIFE project is intended as an advanced activity – with the involvement of highly qualified medical and technical partners, as well as real patients - aimed at an extensive investigation of the issues related to long-term physical/cognitive rehabilitation processes and the identification of suitable technical solutions to efficiently support them. REHAB4LIFE will enable elderly people to enjoy high quality rehabilitation for a much longer period than the Health System can currently afford. By investigating and using standard hardware components and devices, suitable medical data processing algorithms, personalized and serious-games based rehabilitation pathways, Web2.0 social and communication tools, the project will develop an efficient, effective and engaging virtual rehabilitation environment for home-based rehabilitation. The basic project idea is inspired by existing commercial platforms, like Wii and Kinect, that allow the user acting within a virtual environment and interacting with other users, thanks to special input devices and suitable technologies able to monitor the real environment and track the user’s behavior. Having this in mind, REHAB4LIFE aim at the user-centred design and development of an open solution capable to: provide exercises and training - based on serious-games - within a personalized, user friendly and engaging rehabilitation program, offer a cost effective and not bulky infrastructure with sensors integrated, collect relevant physical and medical parameters for patients’ status inspection and relapse prevention, support off-line/on-line management and monitoring of the rehabilitation protocol, promote patient’s social participation and community building. In other words, REHAB4LIFE will transform the patient’s home in a place where physical and cognitive rehabilitation process can be performed in an intensive and engaging though properly controlled way, while promoting social inclusion and quality of life.

Call for proposal

FP7-HEALTH-2012-INNOVATION-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Address
Bibliothekstrasse 1
28359 Bremen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 592 626,68
Administrative Contact
Thomas Flink (Mr.)

Participants (8)

INFOCONSULT GESELLSCHAFT FUR INFORMATIONSTECHNIK MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 200 959,64
Address
Am Kapellenberg 2
28759 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Knackfuß (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 167 909,60
Address
Via Balbi 5
16126 Genova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Silvana Dellepiane (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE DON CARLO GNOCCHI ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 126 028,10
Address
Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 6
20148 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Angelo Montesano (Dr.)
NETURAL GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 242 708
Address
Europaplatz 4
4020 Linz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Albert Ortig (Mr.)
CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)
Italy
EU contribution
€ 333 360
Address
Via Alla Cascata 56 D
38100 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Silvia Gabrielli (Mrs.)
IMAGINARY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 227 100
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 50
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lucia Pannese (Mrs.)
EDNA PASHER PHD AND ASSOCIATES MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 277 243,75
Address
Rofe Hamachtarot Street 35
69372 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Zvika Popper (Mr.)
NEUROLOGISCHES THERAPIEZENTRUM GMUNDNERBERG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 199 106,90
Address
Gmundnerberg 82
4813 Altmunster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Jenke (Mr.)