Project: Domestic robot for Elderly Assistance

Acronym DOMEO (Reference Number: aal-2008-1-159)
Duration 01/07/2009 - 01/07/2012
Project Topic Our objective in this project is to design and to demonstrate the technical efficiency and the medical relevance of an open integration platform for eldercare robots configuration and deployment in real-world environment and for everyday life requirements. The platform will integrate advanced software and hardware components developed recently by the partners of the proposed project (modular mobile robotic systems, physical interfaces for mobility and rehabilitation, physiological sensors, signal processing libraries dedicated to the creation of interactive interfaces and human physical activities, physiological parameter monitoring, etc ?). These pieces of hardware and software will be exploited for creating several service oriented eldercare robots. This project is particularly innovating by its dimension of clinical evaluation of the technological assistant which will be developed. The evaluation will be made within services specialized in gerontology of two reference hospital complexes in the field of the project. The integration of the techniques of perception for the assistance to the verticalisation, to the walking and for the estimation of the physiological state associated with the management of alarms to insure the safety of the persons and validated by experts in a hospital environment would lead to in a pre-competitive platform possessing a level of safety being enough for its launch on the market. The DOMEO consortium is particularly well balanced, in the sense that it includes the 3 potential actors: a robot manufacturer, tele-medicine centres acting as « care teams », and SME having the profile of local integrators.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Budapest University of Technology and Economics Hungary
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse France
Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotiques France
Meditech Hungary
Hungarian Rehabilitation Center Hungary
Robosoft France
Thales Alenia Space France
Technische Universitaet Wien Austria
University Hospitals of Leicester United Kingdom
Zenon S.A. Robotics and Informatics Greece