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Coach Assistant via Projected and Tangible Interface

Objective

Older adults typically prefer living at their homes as long as possible. However, they often need to be institutionalized due to the age related problems. Homecare can benefit today from a range of existing technologies including smartphones, sensors, etc., however, their effectiveness is limited by the sense of fear and uncomfortableness that many older adults feel. Most current technologies, in fact, are often not designed for older adults, least of all for users with memory impairments. The derivative limitations become a major barrier, severely limiting use of technological assistance in a home environment. CAPTAIN proposes a “transparent” technology designed to turn the home of the older adult into a ubiquitous assistant specifically designed to compensate for their physical and memory impairments during their daily living. To do so, it leverages on a few state of the art technologies, as follows: “Projected augmented reality” to project, through use of micro-projectors, contextualised (directly on walls, floor, tables, etc.) information and instructions on top of the real environment. Real-time 3D sensing technologies to comprehend the “indoor space” (nature and position of objects and actions of the persons) and to allow transforming it into a ubiquitous tangible interface. 3D sensing, together with speech analysis, will allow device-free comprehension of the environment and of the behaviour of the adults (including its changes). Non-invasive physiological and emotional data analysis from facial micro-expressions and human body pose thanks to scalable, robust, and accurate deep learning and artificial intelligence. The coach will leverage on a motivational engine to promote correct nutrition, physical activity, cognitive and physical training, risk avoidance, and social participation. To achieve this CAPTAIN will foster a truly user-centered co-design philosophy -based on constant involvement of older adult in the design, development, and testing stages.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 659 939,38

Participants (14)

DIGIFLAK OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Raua Tn 36
10126 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DUBLIN CITY UNIVERSITY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 133 250,26
Address
Glasnevin
9 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INI-NOVATION GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 218 650
Address
Engelmuehlenweg 1A
64367 Muehltal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIVELY
France
EU contribution
€ 466 125
Address
8 Rue De Russie - 31 Av Jean Medecin
06000 Nice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NVISO SA
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 217 500
Address
Parc Scientifique Epfl
1015 Lausanne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SOCIALIT SOFTWARE E CONSULTING SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 351 250
Address
Via Kufstein 5
38121 Trento
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES VICOMTECH
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 800
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi Parque Tecnologico De Miramon 57
20009 Donostia San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
SALUMEDIA LABS SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 208 125
Address
Calle Torcuato Luca De Tena Numero 32, Casa 3, Pla Puerta B
41013 Sevilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION INTRAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 224 687,50
Address
Calle Martin Santos Romero, Num. 1
47016 Valladolid
Activity type
Research Organisations
HOLOLAMP
France
EU contribution
€ 321 875
Address
57 Bis Avenue Du General Gallieni
93250 Villemomble
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 203 750
Address
Via Calepina 14
38122 Trento
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AZIENDA PROVINCIALE PER I SERVIZI SANITARI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 500
Address
Via Degasperi 79
38100 Trento
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STEGI EVGIRIAS ARCHAGGELOS MICHAEL KAIMAKLIOY
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 110 625
Address
12, Gianni Tsiattala
1022 Kaimakli
Activity type
Other
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND MAYNOOTH
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 179 372,86
Address
Co Kildare
W23 Maynooth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments