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PLATFORM OF GAMES FOR PEOPLE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY
TO ENHANCE LIVING ADJUSTMENT

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315032

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 507 767,54

  • EU contribution

    € 1 136 995,19

Coordinated by:

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA

Spain

Objective

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is one of the most frequently conditions in childhood, with an incidence of 2 per 1,000 live births. In the EU there is 1.3 out of 15 million persons with CP in the world. This neurological disorder affects body movement, balance and posture and almost always is accompanied by other cognitive or sensory impairments like mental retardation, deafness and vision problems. The severity of these problems varies widely, from very mild and subtle to very profound.
These disabilities lead to an inactive lifestyle which reduces the patient’s physical health, social participation, and quality of life. Therapy costs can be up to €45,000 by year, a cost that cannot be afforded by most of the families. Playing Video games is a useful treatment that promotes and maintains more active and healthful lifestyle in these persons. This in turn contributes to reduce medical and social care cost and improve well-being of their families. However accessibility to videogames is hardly applied for them.
GAME-ABLING is to create a software tool for creating interactive video games in an intuitive manner in such a way that non-expert personnel (e.g. parents) can develop customized games. Games will be controlled using body movements and voice. To this end, Computer Vision and image processing techniques will be developed to improve accessibility.
GAME-ABLING will create a web portal to make up a disabled gaming e-community in where users will have access to use the software tool, play games and upload own creations to share it. SMEs envisage GAME-ABLING exploitation following a subscription business model to have full access to the web portal.
GAME-ABLING represents a business opportunity for the SMEs, who expect to reach 0.5% world market penetration and an accumulated income of €9.9 million in 5 years. In addition, GAME-ABLING will contribute to reduce medical and social care costs in the EU by at least 0.5% which supposes additional annual savings of €200 million.

Coordinator

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA

Address

Calle Victor Pradera 45
08940 Cornella De Llobregat Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 46 232,20

Administrative Contact

Anna Szathmary (Ms.)

Participants (10)

KYY GAMES OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 192 310,40

UBITECH LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 205 083,52

MAURI LOBA CESAR FRANCESC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 201 895,20

THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 216 924,40

APHOI KOUMANAKOU & SIA EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 172 158,21

ASSOCIACIO PROVINCIAL DE PARALISI CEREBRAL APPC

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 31 086,08

EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF THE EUROPEAN REGION OF THE WORLD CONFEDERATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 41 893,34

UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 10 460

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 13 101,84

INTERNATIONAL CLINIC OF REHABILITATION LLC

Ukraine

EU Contribution

€ 5 850

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 315032

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2012

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 507 767,54

  • EU contribution

    € 1 136 995,19

Coordinated by:

ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA

Spain