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3D-games for TUNing and lEarnINg about hearing aids

Objective

3D Tune-In brings together relevant stakeholders: the SME digital games industry (Reactify, Vianet, XTeam and Nerlaska);
academic institutes (Imperial College London, De Montfort University, University of Nottingham, University of Malaga); a large European hearing aid
manufacturer (GN); and hearing communities (Associations - Extra Care, Hearing Link, Action Deafness, Accesibilidad y
Personas Sordas and Ente Nazionale Sordi); to produce digital games applied to hearing aids, addressing social inclusion,
generating new markets and creating job opportunities. With Europe’s ageing population the demand for assistive hearing
devices is likely to rapidly increase. While the technology has dramatically advanced in the last 25 years since the
commercialization of the first digital hearing aid, the new functions are often unexploited or inaccessible, particularly for
children and older adults. Producers of hearing aid devices find that individuals prefer to use simpler less flexible devices
even though functionality offered by miniaturised digital devices can considerably improve hearing in different acoustic
environments (e.g. classroom, office, restaurant, street) leading to greater confidence, improved social interaction and more
significantly inclusion back into society. 3D Tune-In aims to exploit existing, overlooked or neglected hearing aid
functionalities to greatly improve people’s quality of life and their interactions with other people and their surrounding
environment. This will be achieved through creating the novel 3D Tune-In toolkit based on participatory design methods and
advances in 3D visual, audio and haptic technologies; to enable SMEs in digital games to generate a set of non-leisure
game applications employing gamification techniques for supporting hearing impairment. The technology transfer between
these scientific, technological and industrial communities will enable the game industry to expand into assistive technologies
and support active ageing and healthy living.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/infectious disease/RNA virus/hiv

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 602 579,01

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 541 375
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD DE MALAGA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 577 375
Address
Avda Cervantes, Num. 2
29016 Malaga
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GN HEARING S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 161 437,50
Address
Via Nino Bixio 1/B
35036 Montegrotto Terme
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
REACTIFY MUSIC LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 224 875
Address
3 Chapel Way Islington
N7 6RQ London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
VIANET SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 229 250
Address
Via Montiglioni 118-16S
00046 Grottaferrata
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TAMASCELLI STEFANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 230 868,75
Address
Via Roma 833
45020 Giacciano Con Baruchella Rovigo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NERLASKA SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 224 514,74
Address
Calle Ernesto Perez Almela 11 Bajo
12600 Vall D'uixo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 103 900
Address
The Gateway
LE1 9BH Leicester
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments