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Cognitive training at the core of an OASIS of services


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OASIS = Open architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardization; funded under 7thFramework Programme;
- Started: 1 January 2008 –End: 31 December 2011
- Collaborative Project that introduces an innovative, ontology-driven, Open Reference Architectureand System, through which 12 different types of services are connected with the OASIS System for the benefit of the elderly, covering user needs and wants in terms of:
* Independent Living Applications;
* Autonomous Mobility;
* Smart Workplaces Applications.

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Cognitive training at the core of an OASIS of services

  1. 1. Cognitive training at the core of an OASIS of services Karel Van Isacker (MCA) Workshop on Cognitive Support Technology For Older People, Goldsmiths, University of London, 15th December 2010
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  3. 3. • OASIS = Open architecture for Accessible Services Integration and Standardization - www.oasis-; funded under 7th Framework Programme;• Started: 1 January 2008 – End: 31 December 2011• Collaborative Project that introduces an innovative, ontology-driven, Open Reference Architecture and System, through which 12 different types of services are connected with the OASIS System for the benefit of the elderly, covering user needs and wants in terms of: - Independent Living Applications; - Autonomous Mobility; OASIS - Smart Workplaces Applications. at a glance 3
  4. 4. • nutritional advisorIndependent • activity coach Living • brain and skills trainers • social communities platformApplications • health monitoring and environmental controlAutonomous • elderly-friendly transport information services • elderly-friendly route guidanceMobility and • personal mobility services Smart • mobile devices • biometric authentication interfaceWorkplaces • multimodal dialogue mitigationApplications • other smart workplace applications 4
  5. 5. Main target group of OASIS Applications• OASIS targets older people who experience mild cognitive and physical impairments due to ageing, while supporting them in having an independent life as long as possible. Equally however, OASIS aims at supporting them in having an active life. – “Young” elderly (55-65) i.e. people who are healthy and in most cases, can still lead busy and active lives, but who have just started to experience slight deteriorations due to aging; – Elderly (65-75) i.e. people who are healthy, but are more likely to experience mild cognitive and physical problems due to aging; – “Old” elderly (75+), i.e. people who are likely to experience cognitive and physical deterioration due to aging.• Different activity degrees – Require also different set of services 5
  6. 6. Other target groups of OASIS Applications Social Health care security and service emergency providers Family members support and/or service Re- (in)formal providers searchers caregivers Industry Different degrees of data input and output 6
  7. 7. Piloting process• Different pilot sites in – UK – Germany – Italy – Romania – Bulgaria – Greece• Different cultural / social / economic backgrounds – Degree of openness to new technology differs – Different national ethical frameworks 7
  8. 8. Added value• Identified and involved end-users and stakeholder groups: – Communities established in: • Belgium (1 user forum) User forums consist of: • Project presentation • Bulgaria (3 user forums) • Introducing all • China (1 user forum) application fields • Germany (1 user forum) • Discussion • Greece (1 user forum) • Evaluation (scoring) • Italy (4 user forums) Almost 300 participants in total • Romania (1 user forum) • United Kingdom (2 user forums) 8
  9. 9. • User driven project – Involve local elderly users, relatives and carers in the development work, in applications specification, interactive development and testing and final system evaluation • Local project communities established • User forums established • Preferences collected and analysed 9
  10. 10. Preferences end-users• Fall and other accidents detection – Directly touches a main concern for older people, namely falling – Very much liked by the User Forum participants• Specific cognitive training exercises and activities – Closely connected to the memory losses with which most older people are confronted, and which all want to “fight against”. – Remote health monitoring• Provides older people with a safety beacon – Directly linked to it is also the health profile definition and personalization which is to ensure a personalised approach – Alerting and assisting applications provide support in cases of emergencies. 10
  11. 11. Preferences end-users• Rehabilitation support system – Ensures recovery after a possible injury, possibly combined with the activity management service – Latter also supports any rehabilitation that is needed, or in other cases supports daily training on a personalised level. 11
  12. 12. Starting OASIS 12
  13. 13. Brain training 13
  14. 14. Brain training: Shape or colour, Find the word 14
  15. 15. Brain training: Find the pairs 15
  16. 16. Nutritional advisor 16
  17. 17. Nutritional advisor 17
  18. 18. Other OASIS services: Taxi service, environmental control 18
  19. 19. Core ethical issues• Privacy protection and confidentiality• Informed consent• Incidental Findings• Transparency of the collected data management by the final system and during its Pilots• IT-Security and identity management• Risk assessment (Insurance)• Delegation of control• Incentives (Financial inducements, etc.) 19
  20. 20. Ethical concerns• Use of internet as channel to transmit data – (medical, private) Data connected to profile – User concern what happens with all that data • Security and privacy issues addressed by OASIS • User in control throughout all services – Decides what is shared when and with who• Ethical advisory board – Top level ethical guidance, including ethical manual – Provides framework for: • Local national ethical committees – Involves local pilot site responsibles • Use of consent forms and anonymisation 20
  21. 21. Privacy issues• All required user profile data will be stored at his/her mobile device and be securely protected• Feedback from services will be strictly given to the user him/herself and not to the relatives or other persons (in a discrete mode).• The user’s location and route will be temporarily stored.• The user will have the capacity to view, change or delete, as he/she wishes, all stored data by the system.• The user will be able him/herself to provide selected data access to third parties.• All OASIS applications are using unobtrusive sensors, i.e. embedded on a seat or wearable. 21
  22. 22. 14. Universität Bremen Project partners 15. University of Newcastle upon Tyne 16. SingularLogic S.A.1. PHILIPS FIMI s.r.l. 17. DOMOLOGIC Home Automation GmbH2. Centre for Research & Technology Hellas / Hellenic Institute of Transport / Centre for Research & 18. ANCO S.A. Agencies, Commerce & Industry Technology Hellas / Informatics & Telematics 19. Foundation for Research and Technology Institute Hellas3. Asociación Instituto de Aplicaciones de las 20. Marie Curie Association Tecnologías de la Información y de las 22. EWORX S.A. Comunicaciones Avanzadas 23. University of Pisa4. Planung Transport Verkehr AG 24. Intelligent Traffic & Transport Applications SA5. Mizar Automazione S.p.A. 25. ATAF SpA6. The European Older People’s Platform 26. BluePoint7. SIEMENS S.A. 27. Centro Tecnológico de Automoción de8. VODAFONE-OMNITEL ITALIA Galicia10. IBM CESKA REPUBLICA, SPOL. s r. o. 28. NETSMART S.A.11. PROMOTION OF OPERATIONAL LINKS WITH 29. Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey INTEGRATED SERVICES 30. Tsinghua University / Institute of Human12. Centro Ricerche Fiat Società Consortile per Azioni Factors & Ergonomics, Tsinghua University13. Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der 31. Universidad Politécnica de Madrid / Life angewandten Forschung e.V. Supportin Technologies 32. Innovalia Association 22
  23. 23. VIDEO 23
  24. 24. Karel Van Isacker Project manager “Marie Curie” Association Plovdiv 4023,Trakiya, 31 Osvobozhdenie Blvd, Karina House fl.1, apt. 4, BULGARIA 24