An Integrated Intelligent Home Environment For The Provision Of Health, Nutrition And Mobility Services To The Elderly
Starting date: 01/12/2009; closing date: 30/11/2012; total project cost: 3,600,742 Euros; total EC funding: 2,750,000 Euros.
Life expectancy increases, and the wish to prolong independent living remains strong. The objective of the MOBISERV project is to develop a proactive personal service robotics for supporting independent living. The project will develop a personalized system, orchestrating vital signs recording and analysis, warnings, and alerts to health and emergency assistance networks. Existing solutions are closed to external developers and address only few problems pertinent to the elderly. MOBISERV will deliver a robotic prototype of an open standard-based personal platform capable of sensing the user’s personal environment and adapting to the user’s patterns of behaviour. By early detection of threatening environmental and/or emerging medical conditions, harmful consequences will be mitigated by issuing warnings and providing guidance; in case adverse events cannot be evaded, alarms will be issued. The platform will be an integration of innovative components delivered by the project and of existing standards-compliant technologies. Innovative wireless (bio-) sensor-actuators, localisation and communication technologies, smart textiles and clothing and a wearable solution hosting monitoring equipment will be integrated into an existing robotic platform capable of self-learning and able to support elderly in indoor contexts. Tele-alarm applications will be developed to enhance health and integrated care services. A user-centred participatory design process will be adopted, with iterative design and evaluation. The system will be evaluated under real life conditions