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ICT-Supported Bath Robots

Objective

The I-SUPPORT project envisions the development and integration of an innovative, modular, ICT-supported service robotics system that supports and enhances older adults’ motion and force abilities and assists them in successfully, safely and independently completing the entire sequence of bathing tasks, such as properly washing their back, their upper parts, their lower limbs, their buttocks and groin, and to effectively use the towel for drying purposes. Advanced modules of cognition, sensing, context awareness and actuation will be developed and seamlessly integrated into the service robotics system to enable the robotic bathing system to adapt to the frail elderly population’ capabilities and the frail elderly to interact in a master-slave mode, thus, performing bathing activities in an intuitive and safe way. Adaptation and integration of state-of-the-art, cost-effective, soft-robotic manipulators will provide the hardware constituents, which, together with advanced human-robot force/compliance control that will be developed within the proposed project, will form the basis for a safe physical human-robot interaction that complies with the most up-to-date safety standards. Human behavioural, sociological, safety, ethical and acceptability aspects, as well as financial factors related to the proposed service robotic infrastructure will be thoroughly investigated and evaluated so that the I-SUPPORT end result is a close-to-market prototype, applicable to realistic living settings.
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Coordinator

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL

Address

Carrer De Barcelona, 3-A. P.I. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

Spain

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 520 625

Participants (8)

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INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 544 206

SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 545 000

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE ENINFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE

France

EU Contribution

€ 249 721

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 412 875

THEOFANIS ALEXANDRIDIS KAI SIA EE

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 493 750

FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 258 750

BETHANIEN KRANKENHAUS - GERIATRISCHES ZENTRUM - GEMEINNUTZIGE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 299 750

FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 238 521

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643666

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 563 198,75

  • EU contribution

    € 3 563 198

Coordinated by:

ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL

Spain