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Wellbeing and Health Virtual Coach

Objective

WellCo delivers a radical new ICT-based solution in the provision of personalised advice, guidance and follow-up of users for the adoption of healthier behaviour choices that help them to maintain or improve their physical cognitive, mental and social well-being for as long as possible.
Advice is given through behaviour change interventions specifically tailored to the singularities of each user (user-centred approach); these interventions range from goals to achieve on a Social Network to recommended activities around the 7 areas defined in WellCo: cognitive stimulation, leisure and entertainment, supporting groups, physical activity, health status, nutrition and tips. Recommendations and goals are provided after performing an assessment of the status for determining the probability of a given disease expression. This assessment accounts: user’s profile, context (Life Plan), socio-economic agents, health and mental status derived from the data of wearable sensors seamlessly integrated into ADL of the user and user’s mood after the application of Affective Computing via visual and speech emotion recognition.
Guidance and follow-up is provided by the Virtual Coach developed in WellCo; this consists in affective-aware coach that is always active and interacts through speech with the user in order to: 1) act as virtually interface among the user and the platform managing the flow of all user-platform and platform-user interactions (NLi) 2) empower users in their behaviour change process through simulation activities tailored to their current mood (Affective Computing).
The whole service is also followed-up and continuously supported by a multidisciplinary team of experts as well as users’ close caregivers that provide their clinical evidence (Expert- Related Outcomes) and knowledge about the user (Observer-Related Outcomes) to ensure effectiveness and accuracy of the change interventions.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

HI IBERIA INGENIERIA Y PROYECTOS SL
Address
Calle Juan Hurtado De Mendoza 14 Piso Baj
28036 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 718 750

Participants (7)

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Italy
EU contribution
€ 491 250
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 382 665
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 365 250
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
GERENCIA DE SERVICIOS SOCIALES DE CASTILLA Y LEON
Spain
EU contribution
€ 448 656,25
Address
Cl Padre Francisco Suarez 2
47006 Valladolid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONNECTEDCARE SERVICES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 472 500
Address
Bouwhof 5
6681 WL Bemmel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MONSENSO A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 565 000
Address
Ny Carlsberg Vej 80
1799 Copenhagen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 338 337,50
Address
Campusvej 55
5230 Odense M
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments