Iker Laskibar: Technology For The Elderly


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Iker Laskibar: Technology For The Elderly

  1. 1. Technology for elderly people INGEMA R&D
  2. 2. About us <ul><li>INGEMA is a non profit foundation founded in 2002 to conduct state-of-the-art research. From then Ingema has grown from a local-focused institute to become an internationally known centre with a solid project portfolio in Spain and Europe, as well as an active partner to universities and institutes in North and South America. Presently, more than fifty projects have been or are being carried out within one of Ingema’s four main research lines: </li></ul><ul><li>The promotion of active ageing and the prevention of dependence </li></ul><ul><li>Rehabilitation and compensation of fragility and dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of life and quality of attention </li></ul><ul><li>Gerotechnology </li></ul>
  3. 3. About us <ul><li>Ingema Foundation is Spain’s leading private research institute on ageing and disability, supported by one hundred and twenty-one years experience of Matia Foundation hospitals and day care centres. With headquarters in San Sebastian and facilities in Madrid, Ingema currently employs more than twenty researchers coming from different countries and from multidisciplinary backgrounds such as psychology, medicine, chemistry, biology, sociology, nutrition, statistics or economics. </li></ul>
  4. 4. About us <ul><li>Ingema takes part in basic research initiatives and also in international multi-partner R&D projects aiming to target the world’s transformation towards an ageing society with inclusive policies for all ages and all people, regardless of their disabilities. For instance, Ingema actively plays a key role in projects funded by the European Commission under FP6 and FP7 such as Hebe , Soprano , Iward , Vital , CompanionAble , i2home , Hermes or Tecforlife , as well as AAL.-funded undertakings including AmiE or Bedmond . </li></ul><ul><li>At the national level, Ingema is officially linked as “Joint Unit” to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC in Spanish) and the first of its kind in the field of ageing to accomplish this official category. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>How to develop for elderly people? </li></ul><ul><li>What do elderly people tell us? </li></ul>
  6. 6. User Centered Design <ul><li>People has to be the center of attention of the different developments. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual personas: imaginary people who can help to build products that real people actually like tu use. </li></ul><ul><li>Detailed descriptions of imaginary people constructed out of well understood, highly specified data about real people. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>European projects </li></ul>
  8. 8. i2home <ul><ul><li>Intuitive Interaction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for Everyone with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Home Appliances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>based on Industry </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. i2home <ul><li>VI Framework Programme UE. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 2006-2009. </li></ul><ul><li>9 partners of 5 different countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create an open market for adaptable user interfaces for the digital home. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the digital home accessible to all. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a technology to the task of empowering citizens to play a full role in society. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. i2home <ul><li>Developments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build upon a new series of industry standards (ANSI/INCITS 389ff) for interfacing networked appliances by means of a Universal Remote Console (URC). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use an architecture that incorporates a Universal Control Hub (UCH) as core component which provides and manages the communication to networked (off-the-shelf) home appliances and consumer electronics devices through industry networking protocols. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptable interfaces that are particularly targeted to persons with cognitive disabilities and older persons by the UCH. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. i2home <ul><li>Workplan (iterative way): </li></ul>
  12. 12. i2home <ul><li>Workplan: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ANALYSIS - during the first phase the project is collecting requirements for the project meaning that, for instance, the project partners responsible for the contact with the participants will select participants and by different means collect the technical requirements based on the needs of the participants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IMPLEMENTATION - during the second phase the technical requirements are implemented. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TESTING - during the next phase the technology will be installed so that the participants have access to it and can try it out. Goal of testing is to verify the technology is feasible, usable and that the technology is intuitively accessible for the participants. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EVALUATION - in the final phase the test results are evaluated and fed into the new iteration. </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. i2home <ul><li>Evaluation : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In an incremental process, conduct large evaluations of the project intermediate results in controlled laboratory environments as well as in day-care centers, in four different countries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiences and results from the evaluations will be fed back into the development cycle multiple times to further improve the usefulness of the developed technologies for our target users. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. i2home <ul><li>Results : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tangible results of the project include a deeper understanding of the criteria for accessible design with regard to our target users, contributions to international standards, and the commercialization of the developed and evaluated Universal Control Hub technology. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Amie <ul><li>Ambient Inteligence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>for the elderly </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Amie <ul><li>European project (ITEA2). </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 2007-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>25 partners of 6 different countries </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: improve the quality of life of elderly people so that they can live in their own house for as long as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>6 modules: Medical module, Food manager, smart washing machine, Agenda, Habit Tracking System, Localization system. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Amie <ul><li>Role of Ingema: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of scenarios and use cases. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of user profile and the parameters that the medical system will take into account. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of rules for implementing the system. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Iward <ul><li>Intelligent Robot Swarm </li></ul><ul><li>for Attendance, </li></ul><ul><li>Recognition, Cleaning </li></ul><ul><li>and Delivery </li></ul>
  19. 19. Iward <ul><li>VI Framework Programme UE. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 2007-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>10 partners of 7 different countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: enable the sector of healthcare centres to replace upgrade specialized single robots and supply flexible self organizing modular swarm robotic system. </li></ul><ul><li>5 modules: cleaning, guidance, delivery, monitoring and surveillance. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Iward <ul><li>Role of Ingema. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scenarios. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation of virtual personas. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human-Robot interaction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design of the interfaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final evaluation of the system. </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. SOPRANO Service oriented programmable smart environments for older europeans
  22. 22. SOPRANO <ul><li>VI framework programme UE (IP) . </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 2007-2010. </li></ul><ul><li>25 partners of 7 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: designing a new generation of systems for homes that provide comfortable services, easy to use and adapted to the needs of seniors and their caregivers, and an affordable cost so they can live at home, independently, as long possible. </li></ul>
  23. 23. SOPRANO <ul><li>Discussion groups of elderly people with cardiovascular disease </li></ul><ul><li>Test of the GUI. Two prototypes have been presented through the TV remote control and the touch screen associated with the previously defined Use Cases: Medication and reminder. </li></ul><ul><li>Second test: Avatar, Digital TV, remote control and voice synthesizer. </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement at this phase: 16 seniors. </li></ul><ul><li>Location of tests: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>San Sebastian </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frankfurt </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eindhoven </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>West Lothian </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Newham </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. BEDMOND Behavior pattern based assistant for early detection and management of neurodegenerative diseases
  25. 25. BEDMOND <ul><li>AAL programme UE. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 2009-2011. </li></ul><ul><li>6 partners of 3 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: create a tool that serves as support to professionals in the diagnosis of a neurodegenerative disease. </li></ul><ul><li>Role of Ingema: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of user requirements. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Definition of specifications and design features of the system. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System validation in laboratory environment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Validation in real environment, Exploitation and Dissemination. </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. COMPANIONABLE Integrated Cognitive Assistive & Domotic Companion Robotic Systems for Ability & Security
  27. 27. COMPANIONABLE <ul><li>VII Framework Programme UE. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration : 2008-2011. </li></ul><ul><li>19 partners of 7 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: provide the synergy of Robotics and Ambient Intelligence technologies and their semantic integration to provide for a care-giver's assistive environment. This will support the cognitive stimulation and therapy management of the care-recipient. This is mediated by a robotic companion (mobile facilitation) working collaboratively with a smart home environment (stationary facilitation). </li></ul>
  28. 28. TECFORLIFE <ul><li>Assistive Technology Cluster for Quality of Life </li></ul>
  29. 29. TECFORLIFE <ul><li>VII Framework Programme UE. </li></ul><ul><li>Duration: 2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Objective: creation of a new cluster of research on assistive technologies (AT) in San Sebastian and improve coordination of local actors working in this field by acting as a catalyst and facilitator at the regional level. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Iker Laskibar [email_address] Thank you!