CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
SMART HOMES FOR ALL. AN EMBEDDED MIDDLEWARE PLATFORM FOR PERVASIVE AND IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR-ALL

SMART HOMES FOR ALL. AN EMBEDDED MIDDLEWARE PLATFORM FOR PERVASIVE AND IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENTS FOR-ALL

Objective

Embedded systems are specialised computers used in larger systems or machines to control equipments such as automobiles, home appliances, communication, control and office machines. Such pervasivity is particularly evident in immersive realities, i.e., scenarios in which invisible embedded systems need to continuosly interact with human users, in order to provide continuous sensed information and to react to service requests from the users themselves. The SM4ALL project will investigate an innovative middleware platform for inter-working of smart embedded services in immersive and person-centric environments, through the use of composability and semantic techniques for dynamic service reconfiguration. By leveraging on P2P technologies, the platform is inherently scalable and able to resist to devices' churn and failures, while preserving the privacy of its human users as well as the security of the whole environment. This is applied to the challenging scenario of private houses and home-care assistance in presence of users with different abilities and needs (e.g., young able bodied, aged and disabled).
The specific composition of the Consortium, consisting of top-class universities and research centers (UOR, TUW, RUG, KTH and FOI), of user partners specialized in domotics and home-care assistance (FSL and THFL) and a SME specialized in specific brain-computer interfaces (GTEC), and of leader companies in the embedded sector (TID and ED) guarantees a widespread dissemination and exploitation of the project results, coupled with a privileged position inside ARTEMIS and ARTEMISIA (due to the presence of UOR, TUW and ED in such bodies).

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Address

Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 570 000

Administrative Contact

Roberto Baldoni (Prof.)

Participants (11)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

GUGER TECHNOLOGIES OEG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 320 000

GUGER TECHNOLOGIES OG

Austria

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 293 760

TELEFONICA INVESTIGACION Y DESARROLLO SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 382 000

ELSAG DATAMAT S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 395 000

FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 194 075

SELEX ELSAG SPA

Italy

STICHTING THUISZORG HET FRIESE LAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 124 306

RIJKSUNIVERSITEIT GRONINGEN

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 236 300

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 239 600

TOTALFORSVARETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 144 950

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 224332

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2008

  • End date

    31 August 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 291 494

  • EU contribution

    € 2 899 991

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA

Italy