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Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life

Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life

Objective

Guardian Angels (GA) are future zero-power, intelligent, autonomous systems-of-systems featuring sensing, computation, and communication beyond human aptitudes. GA will assist humans from their infancy to old age in complex life situations and environments. Zero-power reflects system-of-systems ability to scavenge energy in dynamic environments by disruptive harvesting techniques. The project prepares zero-power technologies based on future energy-efficient technologies, heterogeneous design, and disruptive energy scavengers.Three zero-power generations of GAs are foreseen:•\tPhysical Guardian Angels are zero-power, on-body networks or implantable devices that monitor vital health signals and take appropriate actions to preserve human health.•\tEnvironmental Guardian Angels extend monitoring to dynamic environments, using disruptive scavengers, personalized data communication, and first "thinking" algorithms. They are personal assistants that protect their wearers from environment dangers.•\tEmotional Guardian Angels are intelligent personal companions with disruptive zero-power, manmachine interfaces deployed at large scale. They sense and communicate using non-verbal languages playing an important role in health, education, and security worldwide.This project addresses the following scientific challenges for energy-efficient visionary Guardian Angel autonomous systems: (i) energy-efficient computing (down to E=10-100kT), (ii) and communication (approaching the limit of 1pJ/bit), (iii) low-power sensing, (iv) disruptive scavenging (bio-inspired, thermoelectric, etc, targeting energy densities of tens of mW/cm2), and (v) zero-power man-machine interfaces. A selection of emerging technologies based on energy efficiency is proposed. We will also develop design tools that integrate electrical, mechanical, optical, thermal, and chemical simulation tools over length and time scales currently not achievable.

Coordinator

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Address

Batiment Ce 3316 Station 1
1015 Lausanne

Switzerland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 226 215

Administrative Contact

Mihai Adrian Ionescu (Prof.)

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UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 19 800

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 75 402

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 38 289

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 837

HIQSCREEN SARL

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 19 789

SENARCLENS, LEU + PARTNER AG

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 66 150

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 79 929

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 83 602

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 19 800

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 19 789

CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 19 837

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 76 165

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 24 596

COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

France

EU Contribution

€ 75 151

STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 36 845

INSTITUT SINANO ASSOCIATION

France

EU Contribution

€ 76 500

THALES SA

France

EU Contribution

€ 19 800

SANOFI-AVENTIS RECHERCHE & DEVELOPPEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 19 741

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 75 366

INTEL RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 28 890

CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 2 541

NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 19 789

STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 38 236

INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 19 789

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 74 632

LUNDS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 19 741

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 19 789

UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III

France

EU Contribution

€ 10 169

UNIVERSITE PARIS-SUD

France

EU Contribution

€ 4 835

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 26 555

UNIVERSITA DI PISA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 13 812

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI UDINE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 20 180

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 13 277

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285406

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 May 2011

  • End date

    30 April 2012

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 712 293

  • EU contribution

    € 1 404 838

Coordinated by:

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE

Switzerland