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  1. 1. MOBISERV - An Integrated Intelligent Home Environment for the Provision of Health, Nutrition and Mobility Services for Older Adults Bristol Robotics Laboratory Sanja Dogramadzi, Praminda Caleb- Solly, Christine Fear
  2. 2. Project Partners • Smart Homes - The Netherlands, Coordinator; • Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England - United Kingdom; • Robosoft – France; • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Greece; • Centre Suisse d’Electronique – Switzerland; • Lappeenranta University of Technology – Finland; • Smartex s.r.l. – Italy; • Stichting ST ANNA Zorggroep - The Netherlands
  3. 3. The MOBISERV System Robot Smart Home Automation and Communication Unit Carer, Medical Expert Interne t Smart Garment for monitoring heart rate, breathing, balance and temperature Optical Recognition Unit The main objective: increase elderly people’s
  4. 4. Methods • Integration of physiological and monitoring sensors with a smart environment and a mobile robot unit • Extensive user needs elicitation and evaluations
  5. 5. Mechanisms used for translating user needs into system requirements Qualitative & Quantitativ e Data Analysis Key Themes Scenarios & Use Cases Personas End User Characteris tics Functional and Non- functional Requirements MOBISERV functions Observations, Interviews, Questionnaires, Cultural Probes, Focus Groups Committee of Independent Living and Ageing Experts Review
  6. 6. MOBISERV services • nutrition assistance and dehydration prevention by eating and drinking reminders and suggestions; • encouraging physical activity and specific exercises through monitoring vital signs; • fall detection with direct communication to a care centre; • remote control for the home environment, including warnings about unwanted situations; • video communication to friends, family, and health professionals, and • games for entertainment and cognitive stimulation
  7. 7. Testing The final MOBISERV system prototype and its components have been tested in a large range of studies with: • primary users • secondary users (partners, formal and informal carers) • tertiary users (care managers and policy makers) in various settings such as labs, people’s own homes, and care homes.
  8. 8. Results of our studies Positive aspects • Good integration and functionality of the system • Good acceptance of companion robots and accompanying technologies Negative aspects • Frequent issues with voice recognition • Interpretation and conflict resolution of complex situations • Safety issues not fully resolved
  9. 9. Open questions • Abundance of data generated by the system • How to perform long term trials? • Personalisation and modularity
  10. 10. Opportunities • Modular, personalised hardware and services rather than one complex system • Focus on most common and simpler problems at the start • Work closely with the users
  11. 11. Thank you