HI iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos SL (HIB) is a Software Development SME founded in 1999 and integrated into HI iberia engineering group (HI iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos SL, Seaplace SL). Nowadays, the group accounts more than 200 professionals, from which 150 belong to HI iberia. HIB is compliant to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2007. The R&D department, HI-Research, is centered in the following R&D areas: Mobile communications and embedded systems; Security; e-Inclusion; Business models; OS developments. Special interest is paid to the application of the aforementioned research topics to the HEALTH area. In particular, the R&D department is already leading 2 AAL projects: MyGuardian (AAL4) and ANIMATE (AAL6) and participating in many researches on the e-health field. HI-Iberia is member of eVIA, the Spanish technological platform for Health, Ageing Well and Inclusion and the “European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing” where it works as Action Group with expertise in “Interoperable independent living solutions” based on ICT. In CoME, HIB is the coordinator and it is involved in the co-design of the CoME concept, development of match-making engine, personalized interfaces and integration with MyGuardian functionalities.
Institut de Recerca Biomèdica || Lleida (IRBLL) is a non-profit research organization created in 2004 as a result of a collaboration agreement between the Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Dr. Pifarré Foundation and the University of Lleida (UdL). Thus IRBLL is an autonomous legal body which brings together researchers from the Faculty of Medicine of UdL, Faculty of Nursering of UdL, the Arnau Vilanova University Hospital (HUAV), Regional Services of the Ministry of Health-ICS Lleida, and the Hospital of Santa Maria (HSM) in a single research institution. Currently it accounts more than 300 researchers working in 5 research areas in the fields of Cancer Research, Systems Biology, Neurosciences, Ageing and Age-related diseases, Pharmacoepidemiology and Nutrition. Since 2007, IRBLL researchers actively participate in different EU and interregional projects (Cost Actions, Interreg, PEOPLE-CIG, PEOPLE-NIGHT, etc.).
Nursing and Healthcare Research Group, focused on health and active ageing, will carry on this project. The group is composed by nurses and physiotherapist from both clinical practice (Santa Maria – GSS Hospital, Arnau Vilanova Hospital and Primary Care) and faculty members (University of Lleida). In addition, researchers who will conduct CoME project have a extensive professional experience (between 15-30 years) in rehabilitation services at Hospital Santa Maria-Gestió de Serveis Sanitaris (that provides rehabilitation services for the entire province including hospital units and home care) and in educational methodologies at University of Lleida. Just focusing in rehabilitation of Stroke disease in the last year more than 200 patients were treated with a mean of 38,5 sessions per patient.
These characteristics establish an ideal scenario to provide the project with the target sample estimated in 200 final users, as well as to lead WP2 and coordinate the pilot sites.
Université de Genève (UniGe) participates in the project with the Advanced Systems Group (ASG) and the Computer Vision and Multimedia Laboratory (CVML), which are part of the Centre of Informatics (CUI). The CUI (cui.unige.ch) is an interdisciplinary research centre for advancements in informatics, established in the mid 80s and has a long participation in international projects. ASG is also part of the Institute of Services Science (ISS), and the Social and Economic Sciences Faculty, was founded in 2002 by Prof. Dimitri Konstantas. The main research themes focus on solving problems stemming from deployment of innovative wireless and mobile services and applications, e.g., measurement of wireless network performance, new concepts related to Location Based Services and applications leading to Quality of Life improvement (lead by Dr Katarzyna Wac). The ASG group has participated in many research projects and published results in many international conferences. Research interest of the CVML group participating in this proposal concerns recognition of the user affective and critical states and multimodal interaction, as well as mobility aids for blind and handicapped persons. Most relevant ongoing national and international projects in the domain of the proposal are: the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research “Affective Sciences”, and “Interactive Multimedia Information Management”, The EU NoE PeTaMedia: Peer-to-Peer Tagged Media, in context of which, the CVML has co-developed an application for automatic detection of affective states from physiological signals. This demonstrates the feasibility of using this type of input to determine person’s internal states. In CoMe UniGe will lead WP3 with the development of the prototypes and the User State Assessment and Monitoring based on Quantified Self parameters of the personalized status update module; as well as its expertise in MyGuardian and market strategy.
Vigisense (VIGSS) is a Swiss Medical Technology company based in Geneva, develops and commercializes ICT solutions that enable service users to live as independently as possible and assist care teams in delivering quality personalized care. Vigisense is active in Switzerland, France, United Kingdom and Austria through subsidiaries or associate companies, and in Italy and other European countries via distributors. Vigisense’s business model is B2B: its customers are typically local authorities, social services, large care provision groups, clinics and individual care homes, helping bring a new approach to assisted or independent living; 13 people are currently involved in the international operations of Vigisense and are roughly evenly spread between R&D and sales channel management. Some of the projects in which Vigisense is currently involved are: Trainutri (AAL2), MyGuardian (AAL4) y Care4Balance (AAL5). Vigisense’s solutions are deployed in communal settings as well as in individual family or private settings. At the core of Vigisense’s solutions sit 2 of the company’s core technology skills: decision engines and notification engines. All related algorithms are opened to a range of standardized machine-to-machine communication protocols or well-known user interface environments. The company is also recognized in the market for its user-friendly interfaces and navigation solutions. In CoME leads WP5, taking care of the business models analysis.
ConnectedCare services BV (CON) is a spin-off from Delft University of Technology, has developed an innovative online care platform, which facilitates collaboration between informal and formal caregivers, and enables on-demand professional care. The platform combines social networking mechanisms and sensor-based awareness and alarms. So, with ConnectedCare, the caregiving activity is approached as a social group activity rather than isolated individual activities. In addition, the company combines expertise in user-centered design, software development and business development. ConnectedCare has now started the commercial rollout in The Netherlands, and works towards an EU-wide commercial position with their online portal. ConnectedCare is an expertise partner in EU R&D projects, and is currently involved in MyGuardian (AAL4), Care4Balance( AAL5), Elders-Up(AAL6). CON leads the development of the validation metrics and the development.
Pannon Business Network Association (PBN) has been founded in 2006, by the regional Clusters and Industrial Parks. As a leading economic development organization in the West Pannon region PBN is supporting the Hungarian national goals in the field of economic development like the creation of new jobs and improvement of living conditions with complex and integrated programs. The network aims to contribute to the quality of employment and the improvement of the competitiveness of enterprises in the West Pannon with the cooperation and networking of the regional industrial parks and clusters. From 2013 PBN is in charge as a Technical Secretariat, partner of the regional government, and of the National Ministries, for planning and implementing ERDF projects of 2014-2020 in the region. PBN is maintaining close cooperation with regional and international economic and industrial institutions. Basic purpose of this is to strengthen the internationalization activities of local small and medium-sized business sector. PBN, through its international relations, helps supporting organizations with the best international practices to be applied to domestic markets. We support the communication of national success stories in international forums. Since our foundation, due to our regions specifics, special interest is paid to the research topics in the HEALTH area. Those Hospitals and Health Care Centers we will cooperate with in the project implementation as a user coordination institution:
- Győr County: Kardirex Health Center, Győr; Petz Aladár County Hospital Center, Győr Karolina Hospital and Health Care Center, Mosonmagyaróvár Sopron Rehabilitation Center, Sopron Erzsébet Hospital, Sopron Margit Hospital, Csorna.
- Vas County: Vas County Markusovszky Hospital, Szombathely Vas County Rehabilitation Center and Spa, Szentgotthárd City Hospital, Sárvár.
- Zala County: Nagykanizsa County Hospital, Nagykanizsa Szent András Hospital, Hévíz City Hospital, Keszthely Zala County Hospital, Zalaegerszeg.
- Caritas Hungarica, Szombathely; Caritas Hungarica, Győr, Pannonhalma.
- Hungarian Red Cross, Budapest.