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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.

Coordinator

EXODUS A.E.

Address

Odos Farantaton 6-10
11527 Athina

Greece

Administrative Contact

Participants (21)

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ASOCIACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES-VICOMTECH

Spain

Business Unit of TNO Built Environment and Geosciences

Netherlands

CAS SOFTWARE AG

Germany

DIALOC ID TECHNOLOGY BV

Netherlands

EMPIRICA GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND TECHNOLOGIEFORSCHUNG MBH

Germany

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK AN DER UNIVERSITAET KARLSRUHE

Germany

FUNDACION ANDALUZA DE SERVICIOS SOCIALES

Spain

FUNDACION INSTITUTO GERONTOLOGICO MATIA - INGEMA

Spain

FUNDACION ROBOTIKER

Spain

INSTITUTE FOR LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING

Greece

INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Greece

PROSYST SOFTWARE GMBH

Germany

SINGULARLOGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS & APPLICATIONS S.A

Greece

STICHTING SMART HOMES

Netherlands

STICHTING VERPLEGING EN VERZORGING EINDHOVEN E.O. DE ARCHIPEL

Netherlands

THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

United Kingdom

TUNSTALL TELECOM LIMITED

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART

UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI

Slovenia

WORK RESEARCH CENTRE LIMITED

Ireland

ZENTRUM FUER GRAPHISCHE DATENVERARBEITUNG E.V.

Germany

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 045212

  • Start date

    1 January 2007

  • End date

    30 April 2010

Funded under:

FP6-IST

  • Overall budget:

    € 11 698 547

  • EU contribution

    € 6 999 202

Coordinated by:

EXODUS A.E.

Greece