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ACANTO: A CyberphysicAl social NeTwOrk using robot friends

Objective

"Despite its recognised benefits, most older adults do not engage in a regular physical activity. The ACANTO project proposes a friendly robot walker (the FriWalk) that will abate a some of the most important barriers to this healthy behaviour.
The FriWalk revisits the notion of robotic walking assistants and evolves it towards an activity vehicle. The execution of a programme of physical training is embedded within familiar and compelling every-day activities. The FriWalk operates as a personal trainer triggering the user actions and monitoring their impact on the physical and mental well-being. It offers cognitive and emotional support for navigation pinpointing risk situations in the environment and
understanding the social context. It supports coordinated motion with other FriWalks for group activities.
The FriWalk combines low cost and advanced features, thanks to its reliance on a cloud of services that increase its computing power and interconnect it to other assisted living devices. Very innovative is its ability to collect observations on the user preferred behaviours, which are consolidated in a user profile and used for recommendation of future activities. In this way, the FriWalk operates as a gateway toward a CyberPhysical Social Network (CPSN), which is an important contribution of the project. The CPSN is at the basis of a recommendation system in which users' profiles are created,
combined into ""circles"" and matched with the opportunity offered by the environment to generate recommendations for activities to be executed with the FriWalk support. The permanent connection between users and CPSN is secured by the FriPad, a tablet with a specifically designed user interface. The CPSN creates a community of users, relatives and therapists, who can enter prescriptions on the user and receive information on her/his state.
Users are involved in a large number in all the phases of the system development and an extensive validation is carried out at the end."
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

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Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 115 593,03

Participants (9)

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ENVITEL TECNOLOGIA Y CONTROL S.A.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 210 363,55

IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 341 812,50

UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 463 397,29

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 358 750

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 321 500

SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 294 582,50

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 455 131,13

TELECOM ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 290 625

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 444 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643644

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 July 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 295 755

  • EU contribution

    € 4 295 755

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

Italy