Project: Remote health and social care for independent living of isolated elderly with chronic conditions

Acronym REMOTE (Reference Number: aal-2008-1-147)
Duration 01/06/2009 - 01/11/2012
Project Topic REMOTE aims at defining and establishing a multidisciplinary and integrated approach to R&D of ICT for addressing real needs of elderly people, especially of citizens at risk due to geographic and social isolation in combination with specific chronic conditions and the coexistence of lifestyle risk factors, such as obesity, blood pressure, poor eating/drinking habits, stress, etc. The project will advance the SoA in fields of tele-healthcare and AmI by enhancing the elderly?s home with audio-visual, sensor/motoric monitoring and automation abilities to trace vital signs, activity, behaviour and health condition, and detect risks and critical situations, as well as provide, proactively and reactively, effective and efficient support at home. To this end, scale-up of existing research prototypes and development of new systems for collecting human- and context-related data will be deployed. These include wearables and sensors for detecting intra-oral miniature wetness and jaw movements, body temperature, heart rate, human posture, etc., as well as sensors and actuators to be installed in premises for providing context information, e.g., air temperature, human location and motion, etc. Ultimately, to support professionals to identify and react collaboratively to health risks by monitoring at anytime and from anywhere real-time, activity and medical data of isolated elderly, the project introduces an innovative, ontology-driven, open reference architecture and platform that will enable interoperability, seamless connectivity and data sharing among different services. Overall, REMOTE is characterised by: a UCD philosophy and consistent involvement of users; processes for reaching consensus among all stakeholders; strong commitment to ethical and legal issues; sound scientific and evidence-based methods (incl. real context pilots in 6 countries) to measure usability, impact and acceptance of the developments by elderly populations; and European market-oriented R&D.
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Abama Technologies S.L. Spain
ALTANA Consulting SL Spain
Blue Point IT Solutions Romania
Centre for Research and Technology Hellas Greece
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas Greece
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V. Germany
Fundación para la Investigación Médica Aplicada Spain
Netscouts gemeinnuetzige GmbH Germany
Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine Norway
Ortholine LTD Israel
Peh-Med Ltd Israel
Saliwell Ltd. Israel
The European Older People´s Platform Belgium
TSB Soluciones S.A. Spain
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid Spain