PERSONA and universAAL EU-Projects ICT for Inclusion
PERSONA and universAAL EU-Projects ICT for Inclusion<br />Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos<br />ITACA – Tecnologíaspara la Salud y el Bienestar (TSB)<br />Barcelona | 2 – 4 June 2010<br />
ITACA Institute<br />Who we are?<br />The ITACA Institute is an research and development entity of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, created with the aim of promoting and undertaking scientific research, technological development and technology transfer initiatives in the field of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)<br />
TSB in ITACA<br />e-Health<br />e-Inclusion<br />Who we are?<br />Application of ICT to the health, of studying the possibilities offered by new technologies for improving quality of life and the coverage of services provided by public and private organizations to the general public and, specifically, to patients and health workers<br /><ul><li>Development of products and services which, through the application of ICT, allow people with special needs to have access to and participate in the Information Society, as well as making possible their right to independence</li></li></ul><li>PERSONA Project<br />Project Outline<br />18 Partners<br />Pilot sites<br /><ul><li>Perceptive Spaces Promoting Independent Aging
PERSONA – The problem<br />The problem<br />Life expectancy to be 79.7 (m) and 85.1(w) years in 2050<br />Population over 80 from 3.6% in 2000 up to 6% by 2025<br />Older than 65 to raise from 16.3% in 2000 to 22% by 2025 and 30% in 2050<br />The “older” EU25 countries are predicted to be Spain (36%), Italy (35%), and Greece (32.5%), and the “younger” in Luxembourg (22%), the Netherlands (23.5%) and Denmark (24%) in 2050<br />The needs<br /><ul><li>EU Countries are expected to experience significant social and economical impacts, with enormous effects on welfare expenditures and in particular on employment and labour markets, in pension systems and in healthcare systems
The European Social Model is based in the wellness for all the citizens and frequently this well-being is perceived in terms of “quality of life”</li></ul>http://www.aal-persona.org<br />
PERSONA Mission<br />Challenges of the project<br />To empower elderly people to feel included, secure, protected and supported, by developing Ambient Assisted Living products and services for the achievement of more autonomy and quality in their lives<br /><ul><li>Scientific.Solutions for:
Ethical.Non intrusive technological solutions maintaining respect for intimacy of the final users.</li></ul>http://www.aal-persona.org<br />
PERSONA AAL Services<br />Daily activities (1/4)<br />Mobility (2/4)<br /><ul><li>AAL Services aiming at complementing the abilities and capacities of the elderly when facing daily activities by providing an adaptive context-aware workflow that guides the user all day long, providing support in carrying out the activities and keeping safety margins that guarantee (as maximum as possible) a trouble-free living ambient
AAL services aiming at supporting elderly people when leaving their homes to carry out activities within the neighborhood, encouraging them to do so autonomously with confidence and security</li></ul>http://www.aal-persona.org/doc/PERSONA_Services_Catalogue.pdf<br />
PERSONA AAL Services<br />Social integration (3/4)<br />Safety and security (4/4)<br /><ul><li>AAL Services aiming at preventing injuries amongst the elderly in their home environment, making them feel safer and most important giving them a sense of being able to cope living in their own space without the need of the constant presence of a caregiver
AAL Services aiming at alleviating loneliness and isolation among elderly people by providing ICT media supporting the need of belonging and experience exchange, helping in creating friendships, social contact and opportunities for participating in community activities</li></ul>http://www.aal-persona.org/doc/PERSONA_Services_Catalogue.pdf<br />
PERSONA Demos<br />AVANTE home<br />CIAmI Living Lab<br /><ul><li>A home designed for everyone
Most advanced technological applications, new equipment and services for people to undertake any type of activity at home with easy, safety and comfort
Four specially adapted rooms: kitchen, lounge, bedroom and bathroom</li></ul>Look for us in AVANTE Home! (2-4 June 2010)<br /><ul><li>Infrastructure that combines the simulation of a living space where anyone could live in total comfort with integrated technologies into the physical environment
Provide an intelligent space for testing technological prototypes with their potential users in real conditions
Universal design applied in all areas of home construction and compliant with architectural accessibility rules
High reconfigurability of all elements in the laboratory
Tools: this is the “hammer & nail” that helps software developers (professionals and others) to develop applications using software services and the middleware (e.g. Eclipse based: Open Healthcare Tools).
Developer Depot:collects resources for developers
uStore:source of applications for end-users; target of contributions for developers</li></ul>03 June 2010<br />http://www.universaal.org<br />
universAAL CommunityBuilding<br />03 June 2010<br />http://www.universaal.org<br />19<br /><ul><li>Manifesto – encourage industry and academic world to participate in developing and exploitation of AAL platforms.
Association – Umbrella Open Source Initiative aimed at supporting research and developer communities in the development of AAL platforms.
Competition – Analysing and comparing solutions proposed by researchers is paramount for the assessment of the research results in this area.</li></ul>Competition<br />Association<br />Manifesto<br />http://www.aaloa.org<br />