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Council of Coaches

Objective

Despite the proliferation of ICT solutions for personalized healthcare, there is still no easy way to provide older adults with integrated coaching services. Council of Coaches (COUCH) introduces a radically new virtual coaching concept based on multiple autonomous, embodied virtual coaches, which form together a personal council that fulfills the needs of older adults in an integrated way. Each Coach has his own expertise, personality and style of coaching; they might not always agree with each other, but they all share a single goal: to support you across every aspect of well-being, including physical, social, cognitive and mental support. The Council members listen to you, inform you, help you to set personal goals and inspire you to take control of your health. Give the council your thoughts, or listen and observe how the individual Coaches exchange their views on numerous issues. Apply your new skills in daily life and if the need arises, contact any of the coaches anytime, anywhere.
COUCH will be empowered by a novel Open Agent Platform, providing core functionalities for the development and deployment of Coaches, including technologies for non-obtrusive interactions between the user and the Coaches. To this end, leading edge spoken dialogue interaction technologies will be provided as embodied conversational agents that will join in conversations with the user. The platform will not be confined to a constrained number of Coaches – rather it will enable developers and innovators to introduce new Coaches that provide additional knowhow and services. Hence, COUCH will enable a new virtual coaching ecosystem, bringing together healthcare services providers with innovators to implement novel ideas. Plans for the sustainability and wider use of its paradigm will be based on the expansion and support of this ecosystem at EU scale, including linking with the partners’ business networks and the FIWARE & universAAL communities.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-1
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE
Address
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 777 375

Participants (6)

ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 694 750
Address
Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 471 875
Address
Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre
Activity type
Research Organisations
SORBONNE UNIVERSITE
France
EU contribution
€ 657 500
Address
21 Rue De L'ecole De Medecine
75006 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 472 500
Address
Nethergate
DD1 4HN Dundee
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 373 750
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVATION SPRINT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 256 250
Address
Rue Clos Chapelle-aux-champs 30 Bte 1.3.30
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)