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A Networked multi-sensor system for elderly people: health Care, safety and security in home environment

A Networked multi-sensor system for elderly people: health Care, safety and security in home environment

Objective

NETCARITY proposes a new integrated paradigm for supporting independence and engagement in elderly people living alone at their own home place. The project fosters the development of a 'light' technological infrastructure to be integrated in homes of old people at reduced costs, that both allows the assurance of basic support of everyday activities and health critical situations detection, as well as the social and psychological engagement required to maintain in the elder the emotional well-being enhancing dignity and quality of life.

The project will seek to advance ambient intelligence technologies in the integration of micro and nano systems in a networked wireless/wired multi-sensing environment with plug and play capabilities and intelligent decision making for an effective detection of critical situations and support of task completion. Efforts will be concentrated in developing low-cost solutions and could rapidly reach the market and facilitate easy adaptation in a wide number of existing homes.

The social and psychological factors of the 'ageing-in-place' problem will be addressed in NETCARITY by the development of advanced multimodal interfaces that strengthen the communication channel between the elders and their friends and caregivers, reducing isolation and the feeling of being alone, and stimulating them in the execution of everyday activities to maintain high levels of motivation and a correct perception of their own abilities.

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Address

Italy

Administrative Contact

Participants (14)

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A & O SYSTEMS + SERVICES GMBH

Germany

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EBERHARD KARLS UNIVERSITAET TUEBINGEN

Germany

IBM CESKA REPUBLIKA, SPOL. S R.O.

Czechia

IKERLAN S. COOP

Spain

ISTITUTO TRENTINO DI CULTURA

Italy

KUIJPERS BEVEILIGINGSSYSTEMEN B.V.

Netherlands

M R & D INSTITUTE SRL

Italy

PROVINCIA AUTONOMA DI TRENTO

Italy

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

STEINBEIS GMBH & CO. KG FUER TECHNOLOGIETRANSFER

Germany

STICHTING SMART HOMES

Netherlands

STICHTING VERPLEGING EN VERZORGING EINDHOVEN E.O. DE ARCHIPEL

Netherlands

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 045508

  • Start date

    1 February 2007

  • End date

    31 January 2011

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 12 974 587

  • EU contribution

    € 8 249 591

Coordinated by:

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy