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Robots in assisted living environments: Unobtrusive, efficient, reliable and modular solutions for independent ageing

Objective

Demographic and epidemiologic transitions have brought a new health care paradigm with the presence of both, growing elderly population and chronic diseases. Life expectancy is increasing as well as the need for long-term care. Institutional care for the aged population faces economical struggles with low staffing ratios and consequent quality problems.
Although the aforementioned implications of ageing impose societal challenges, at the same time new opportunities arise for the European citizens, the healthcare systems as well as the industry and the European market.
Two of the most important aspects of assistive environments and independent living are user acceptance and unobtrusiveness. Mostly explored in a smart home setup and the unobtrusive installation of audio-visual monitoring equipment, the consensus is that users accept monitoring if they are not constantly aware of its presence. A more recent trend is home assistant robots. These two lines of development have for the most part ran without heavily interacting with each other and, even more so, without developing integrated solutions that combine smart home automation with robotics. In RADIO, we will develop an integrated smart home/assistant robot system, with the objective of pursuing a novel approach to acceptance and unobtrusiveness: a system where sensing equipment is not discrete but an obvious and accepted part of the user’s daily life.
By using the integrated smart home/assistant robot system as the sensing equipment for health monitoring, we mask the functionality of the sensors rather than the sensors themselves. In this manner, sensors do not need to be discrete and distant or masked and cumbersome to install; they do however need to be perceived as a natural component of the smart home/assistant robot functionalities.

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage

Coordinator

"NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ""DEMOKRITOS"""
Net EU contribution
€ 770 000,00
Address
End Of Patriarchou Grigoriou E And 27 Neapoleos Street
15341 Agia Paraskevi
Greece

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Region
Βόρειος Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 770 000,00

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITY OF PELOPONNESE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 576 875,00
Address
Stavrou 28 Kai Karyotaki 28
221 00 Tripolis

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Region
Αργολίδα Πελοπόννησος Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 576 875,00
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 437 500,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 437 500,00
ROBOTNIK AUTOMATION SLL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 313 125,00
Address
Carrer De Barcelona, 3-a. P.i. Fuente Del Jarro
46988 Paterna

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 313 125,00
AMPER S & C IOT SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 607 812,50
Address
Avda Barcelona 105 Edificio Ig-nova Despacho 8
08700 Igualada

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 607 812,50
AVN INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Cyprus
Net EU contribution
€ 312 500,00
Address
133b Fraglin Rousvelt Ave
3011 Limassol

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Κύπρος Κύπρος Κύπρος
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 312 500,00
FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 318 750,00
Address
Via Ardeatina 306
00179 Roma

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 318 750,00
FUNDACION PRIVADA HOSPITAL ASIL DEGRANOLLERS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 331 562,50
Address
Avenida Francesc Ribas S N
08402 Granollers

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Region
Este Cataluña Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 331 562,50
APHOI KOUMANAKOU & SIA EE
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 137 500,00
Address
Patron Pyrgou 115
25002 Achaia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Αχαΐα Δυτική Ελλάδα Κεντρική Ελλάδα
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 137 500,00