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Service Oriented Programmable smart environments for older Europeans

Objective

SOPRANO will design and develop highly innovative, context-aware, smart services with natural and comfortable interfaces for older people at affordable cost, meeting requirements of users, family and care providers and significantly extending the time we can live independently in our homes when older. User friendliness and acceptability is top priority for the project - a zero-slope learning curve is to be achieved and interfaces are to "vanish" into domestic settings. Large-scale viability in real homes will be demonstrated with 600 users to raise public awareness and accelerate AAL exploitation.

SOPRANO extends today's EandAR methods to profoundly change the RTD process, integrating design-for-all - to combat stigma and reap economies of scale in consumer markets - and involving older users in RTD - from requirements, iterative prototyping and usability tests through to 6 month field trials. Research is expected to strongly advance global knowledge in semantic IT, RFID location, remote diagnostics, radar and integration architectures. A new AAL architecture is to support pro-active assistance based on situational analysis fed by user input and local monitoring. Responses are to follow agreed rules and seamess access provided to external professionals. Safety and security is strongly enhanced with adherence to stringent reliability standards. Multiple modalities and dialogue adaptations to cognitive ageing help meet special accessibility and usability needs.

The consortium represents all stages in AAL value chains from academic research to quality integration, includes key local authority providers and is coordinated by the market leader in AAL systems provision. A top smart-homes player and advice by top user groups help rapid exploitation of innovative, accepted systems which reduce institutionalization and offer autonomy and comfort to all older Europeans.

Funding Scheme

IP - Integrated Project

Coordinator

EXODUS A.E.
Address
Odos Farantaton 6-10
11527 Athina
Greece

Participants (21)

ASOCIACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES-VICOMTECH
Spain
Address
Paseo Mikeletegi 57, Parque Tecnologico De Miramon
20009 Donostia / San Sebastian
Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences
Netherlands
Address
Van Mourik Broekmanweg 6
2628 XE Delft
CAS SOFTWARE AG
Germany
Address
Wilhelm-schickard-strasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
DIALOC ID TECHNOLOGY BV
Netherlands
Address
Daltonstraat 42-44
3846 BX Harderwijk
EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH
Germany
Address
Oxfordstrasse 2
53111 Bonn
FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE
Germany
Address
Haid-und-neu-strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
FUNDACION ANDALUZA DE SERVICIOS SOCIALES
Spain
Address
Avenida Averroes 8, Edificio Acropolis
41020 Sevilla
FUNDACION INSTITUTO GERONTOLOGICO MATIA - INGEMA
Spain
Address
Calle Usandizaga 6
San Sebastian
FUNDACION ROBOTIKER
Spain
Address
Parque Tecnologico Edf 202
48170 Zamudio
INSTITUTE FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING
Greece
Address
Epidavrou & Artemidos 6
15125 Maroussi - Athens
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Address
Patission Street 42
10682 Athens
PROSYST SOFTWARE GMBH
Germany
Address
Duerener Strasse 405
50858 Koeln
SINGULARLOGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS S.A
Greece
Address
Odos Panagouli & Siniosoglou
14234 N. Ionia
STICHTING SMART HOMES
Netherlands
Address
Duizelseweg 4 A
5521AC Eersel
STICHTING VERPLEGING EN VERZORGING EINDHOVEN E.O. DE ARCHIPEL
Netherlands
Address
Parklaan 97
5613BC Eindhoven
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Abercromby Square
L69 3BX Liverpool
TUNSTALL TELECOM LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Whitley Lodge Whitley Bridge
DN14 0HR Goole
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
WORK RESEARCH CENTRE LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Greenlea Drive 1
Terenure Dublin 6W
ZENTRUM FUER GRAPHISCHE DATENVERARBEITUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Fraunhoferstrasse 5
Darmstadt