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GrowMeUp

Objective

GrowMeUp’s main aim is to increase the years of independent and active living, and the quality of life of older persons (age of 65+) with light physical or mental health problems who live alone at home and can find pleasure and relief in getting support or stimulation to carry out their daily activities over the ageing process. GrowMeUp will provide an affordable service robotic system able to learn the older persons needs and habits over time and enhance (‘grow up’/scale up) its functionality to compensate for the elder’s degradation of abilities, to support, encourage and engage the older persons to stay longer active, independent and socially involved, in carrying out their daily life at home. State of the art cloud computing technologies and machine learning mechanisms will be used, enabling the GrowMeUp robot to extend and increase its knowledge continuously over time. Robots will share and distribute their knowledge through the cloud, so that other “connected” robots can learn from each other's experience, increasing thus their functionality/competencies and simultaneously reduce learning effort. Implicit daily activities support will be provided in a human like way characterized by behaviour and emotional understanding, intelligent dialoguing and personalized services provision. GrowMeUp will be introduced early enough to the elder person, creating thus a positive long-term relationship between the elder and the robot, considering persons as active collaborators with whom the robot can interact, so as to increase its knowledge about their personalized needs. Furthermore, the robot will be connected to a virtual care network that will provide for continuous care, but also motivation and education to the older persons of how to best use the platform. A group of relevant stakeholders will use the system over a nine month pilot period. The goal is to achieve global leadership in advanced solutions supporting active and healthy ageing.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Address

Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 412 250

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE

Switzerland

STICHTING ZUYDERLAND ZORG

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 466 055

UNIVERSITY OF CYPRUS

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 524 000

PAL ROBOTICS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 345 000

PROBAYES SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 344 500

CITARD SERVICES LTD

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 449 250

CARITAS DIOCESANA DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 249 375

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643647

  • Start date

    1 February 2015

  • End date

    31 January 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 415 930

  • EU contribution

    € 2 790 430

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal