Unobtrusive Smart Environments for Independent Living (USEFIL). [FUNDER: Framework 7, ICT Call].

  • Papadopoulos , Homer (Principal Investigator)
  • Szczepura, Ala (Co-Investigator)
  • James , Christopher (Co-Investigator)
  • Katasonov , Artem (Co-Investigator)
  • Lawo, Martin (Co-Investigator)
  • Bamidis, Panagiotis (Co-Investigator)
  • Mühlbach , Lothar (Co-Investigator)
  • Kees Tuinenbreijer, Kees Tuinenbreijer (Co-Investigator)
  • Lewy, Hadas (Co-Investigator)

Project: Project at former HEI

Project Details

Description

PROJECT FUNDING: Framework 7, ICT Call 7, FP7-ICT-2011-7. €4.62million,
Szczepura €64,800

The USEFIL project aims to address the gap between technological research advances and the practical needs of elderly people by developing advanced but affordable in-home unobtrusive monitoring and web communication solutions.

USEFIL will use low cost "off-the-shelf" technology to develop immediately applicable services that will assist the elderly in maintaining their independence and daily activities. Installation of the USEFIL system will not require retrofitting in a person’s residence and will be almost invisible once installed. The system will be designed for use in a wide variety of residential environments something that will be validated in field trial studies.

Because the system will be "software driven", applications can be easily added or subtracted with no real limit to the overall number of services offered. It is planned that unobtrusive recording may include behavioural indicators such as cognitive decline, emotional status and health vital signs; with information potentially available to informal carers/relatives and healthcare/social services in parallel.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/11/111/07/15