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Personalized intelligent platform enabling interaction with digital services to individuals with profound and multiple learning disabilities

Objective

The INSENSION project will create an ICT platform that enables persons with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) to use digital applications and services that can enhance the quality of their lives, increase their ability to self-determination and enrich their lives. The target end users of the proposed solution are capable of using only nonconventional, nonsymbolic means of interaction with their environment. Therefore, the platform aims to provide technological means for seamless, and adaptable recognition of a range of highly individual nonsymbolic behavioral signals of people with PMLD to detect behavioral patterns happening in the context of specific situations. These patterns are translated into the affective ‘intents’ of the end user (their approval or disapproval to the given situation) and allow to communicate them to assistive services. This way an individual with PMLD gains a possibility to seamlessly influence their living environment, through new means of communication with other people, changing conditions of their environment or use new types of assistive digital applications. The project employs recent advances in a range of ICT disciplines equipping the proposed assistive ICT platform with natural behavior recognition mechanisms based on gesture, facial expression and vocalization recognition technologies. This is complemented by novel techniques of artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art Internet of Things models. The research and development of the project is conducted within the inclusive design paradigm, with individual with PMLD and their caregivers directly participating in the R+D process throughout the whole duration of the project. This process links a highly interdisciplinary team of experts of ICT specialists and researchers and practitioners of disability studies and care, with due participation of an assistive technology industry representatives.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/artificial intelligence
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTYTUT CHEMII BIOORGANICZNEJ POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Address
Noskowskiego 12-14
61 704 Poznan
Poland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 667 500

Participants (5)

PADAGOGISCHE HOCHSCHULE HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 462 500
Address
Keplerstrasse 87
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 464 375
Address
Jamova 39
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUNDACION CTIC CENTRO TECNOLOGICO PARA EL DESARROLLO EN ASTURIAS DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 380 250
Address
Calle Ada Byron 39 Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico
33203 Gijon
Activity type
Research Organisations
STOWARZYSZENIE NA TAK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 143 750
Address
Ul. Plowiecka 15
60277 Poznan
Activity type
Other
Harpo Sp. z o. o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 137 500
Address
27 Grudnia 7
61-737 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)