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Mainstreaming on ambient intelligence

Objective

Many Europeans are at risk of being excluded from the Information Society and its benefits. Two large and growing groups in this position are the elderly, who may have some reduced physical or mental function, and persons with disabilities. Age is one of the main factors behind the gap in the use of information and communication technologies. With the demographic changes, the demand in care of elderly and disabled is forecast to increase over the coming years.

Previous European projects have shown that technological augmentation of the living space can help alleviate the problems of daily living, increase quality of life and reduce the need for institutional and other care. The proposed project builds on these results and aims to move such services from the laboratory and small scale demonstrators to the status of mainstream technology.

We focus on:
1. capitalizing on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) technologies to ensure that the services can be used without behavioural change
2. building on top of mainstream devices and services such as TV based internet, nomadic devices, etc.
3. doing initial experimentation in Feasibility and Usability centres and subsequent large-scale validation in Validation centres in five countries
4. addressing economic viability and long term sustainability of such services in large communities in different Member States

MonAMI will select bouquets of services in the areas of comfort applications, communication/information, health, safety and security. It will build, test and deploy these services and demonstrate that they can be economically brought through the future mainstream ambient intelligence technologies.

MonAMI will focus on services, platforms and usability: The technology platform will be derived from mainstream technology. Usability requirements will be identified, an evaluation methodology will be selected and usability analyses will be carried out.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

HJALPMEDELSINSTITUTET
Address

16215 Vallingby
Sweden

Participants (13)

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SERVICE NATIONAL
France
Address
22 Avenue De Wagram
75008 Paris 08
EUROP ASSISTANCE FRANCE
France
Address
1 Promenade De La Bonnette
92230 Gennevilliers
FRANCE TELECOM SA
France
Address
Place D Alleray 6
75015 Paris
HMC INTERNATIONAL NV
Belgium
Address
E3 Laan 89
9800 Deinze
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOGSKOLAN
Sweden
Address
Valhallavagen 79
100 44 Stockholm
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Houghton Street
London
OPENHUB LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
62 Hills Road
CB2 1LA Cambridge
SIEMENS BUSINESS SERVICES GMBH & CO. OHG
Germany
Address
Otto-hahn-ring 6
81739 Muenchen
TECHNICKA UNIVERZITA V KOSICIACH
Slovakia
Address
Letna 9
04200 Kosice
TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
Address
Calle Emilio Vargas 6
28043 Madrid
TRIALOG
France
Address
25 Rue Du General Foy
75008 Paris
UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Spain
UNIVERSITAET PASSAU
Germany
Address
Innstrasse 41
94032 Passau