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Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots

Objective

MARIO addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots.
The proposal is coordinated by the nursing unit of NUI, involves managers of the City of Stockport developing social care and community support programs to older persons, and also involves an important hospital in Italy pushing research boundaries in comprehensive geriatric assessment. Pilot activities and interaction with caregivers, older persons and stakeholders (within a standards based medical assessment methodology) is present from beginning to finish and provides a user led design ethos.
The proposal brings together the well-known Kompai platform and commercial footprint of ROBOSOFT, control expertise of RURobots, advances from the computer laboratory at CNR, and an innovative robot application development platform by Ortellio. Dedicated telecommunication (CNET) and exploitation experts (R2M) widen technical and market outreach potential. From this unique combination, clear advances are made in the use of semantic data analytics, personal interaction, and unique applications tailored to better connect older persons to their care providers, community, own social circle and also to their personal interests. Each objective is developed with a focus on loneliness, isolation and dementia.
The impact centres on deep progress toward EU scientific and market leadership in service robots and a user driven solution for this major societal challenge. The competitive advantage is the ability to treat tough challenges appropriately. The path to market deployment by bringing Mario solutions to end users is clearly developed.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 701 137,51

Participants (9)

ROBOSOFT Services Robots

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 477 057,86
Address
45 Allée Théodore Monod - Technopole Izarbel
64210 Bidart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
R.U.Robots Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 387 262,50
Address
Eden Vale 4
M28 1WF Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ORTELIO LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 321 750
Address
Puma Way Coventry University Technology Park
CV1 2TT Coventry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STOCKPORT METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 305 000
Address
Stopford House Piccadilly
SK1 3XE Stockport
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 524 062,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
R2M SOLUTION SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 456 164,13
Address
Via Fratelli Cuzio 42
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE CASA SOLLIEVO DELLA SOFFERENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 302 047,50
Address
Viale Cappuccini Sc
71013 San Giovanni Rotondo Fg
Activity type
Research Organisations
MILIOTI LOUKIA TOU ANASTASIOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 229 750
Address
Siatistis 25
56334 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT PASSAU
Germany
EU contribution
€ 290 625
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments