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European-Japanese Virtual Coach for Smart Ageing

Objective

Background: Virtual coaching can play an important role in sustaining Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) through early risk detection and tailored intervention in smart living environments. However, current technologies are not easily customized to individual needs, provide limited interaction, and are often intrusive.
Aims and Relevance: Based on an excellent international cooperation between Europe and Japan, e-VITA proposes an innovative approach to virtual coaching that addresses the crucial domains of AHA: cognition, physical activity, mobility, mood, social interaction, leisure, and spirituality, thus empowering older adults to better manage their own health and daily activities, resulting in improved well-being and improved stakeholder collaboration. The e-VITA virtual coach will provide individualized profiling and personalized recommendations based on big data analytics and social-emotional computing beyond the state-of-the-art.
Approach: The virtual coach will detect preventative potentials and risks in the user’s daily living environment by collecting data from external sources and non-intrusive sensors and will provide support through natural interactions with 3D-holograms, emotional objects, or robotic technologies using multimodal and spoken dialogue technology, advanced knowledge graph representations and data fusion. Interoperability and data privacy will be guaranteed using FIWARE and a federated data AI platform.
Proof of concept: A support system will be provided to enable the elderly users to learn and use the virtual coaching system. The coaching system will be deployed and evaluated in the living environments of healthy older adults in France, Germany, Italy, and Japan to assess its feasibility and efficacy. The results of e-VITA include also new standards and policies beyond technology, and will be consequently exploited and transferred across Europe, Japan and worldwide.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-DTH-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN
Address
Adolf Reichwein Strasse 2A
57076 Siegen
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 747 612,50

Participants (12)

AGE PLATFORM EUROPE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 330 240
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
DIOZESAN-CARITASVERBAND FUR DAS ERZBISTUM KOLN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 297 180
Address
Georgstrasse 7
50676 Koln
Activity type
Other
DELTA DORE SA
France
EU contribution
€ 190 043,75
Address
Le Vieux Chene
35270 Bonnemain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 406 680
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 207 503,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 344 160
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75000 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RIPOSO E CURA PER ANZIANI INRCA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 284 400
Address
Via Santa Margherita 5
60124 Ancona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM
France
EU contribution
€ 330 360
Address
19 Place Marguerite Perey
91120 Palaiseau
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FUR ANGEWANDTE INFORMATIK (INFAI) EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 080
Address
Goerdelerring 9
04109 Leipzig
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT FUR EXPERIMENTELLE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGIE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 335 760
Address
Gustav-poensgen-strasse 29
40215 Dussseldorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITA POLITECNICA DELLE MARCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 200
Address
Piazza Roma 22
60121 Ancona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
Japan
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
1-1 Katahira, 2 Chome, Aoba-ku
980 8577 Sendai
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments