Project: Care Me for Life

Acronym CaMeLi (Reference Number: aal-2012-5-030)
Duration 01/06/2013 - 01/12/2015
Project Topic The innovative idea of the proposal is to provide a system operating on a distributed network of interconnected tablet devices and using as interface an avatar, able to express emotions, that simulates the way the elder was used, or would like, to interact, collaborate and dialogue, with a human life partner, understanding his emotions and assisting him/her in carrying out daily life activities at home. The elder (65+) will interact intuitively with the system, via voice, emotions expressed and activity with (ti enois activity?), having the illusion of communicating with a real human who understands his/her behaviour and emotional state and assists him/her appropriately. The system will provide benefits on a practical, psychological and social level enabling the elder to feel self confident to remain longer active and independent at home improving thus his/her wellbeing. The target group is the big group of healthy elderly or with light physical or mental health problems who live alone at home and can find pleasure and relief in getting help or stimulation to carry out their daily activities A coherent user-centric technological solution will be provided based on an innovative practice-oriented Virtual Partner (ViP) care model that considers established behavior communication patterns/ ways of an elder with a human partner in carrying out his/her daily activities at home through out life. The ViP model will be combined with state of the art human computer interaction (emotion recognition, speaking activity and conversational analysis for intelligent dialogue) and user behavior analysis technologies. The system will be commercialised as stand alone system of several interoperating tablets installed in the home, or connected as a highly accessible front end interface to existing home care support service.
Network AAL
Call Call 5 – Daily Life Activities

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Citard Services Ltd Cyprus
Instituto Pedro Nunes Portugal
NetUnion sarl Switzerland
Noldus Information Technology BV Netherlands
Orbis Medical and Healthcaregroup Netherlands
Siemens Enterprise Communications GmbH & Co.KG Germany
University of Geneva Switzerland
Valoriser et Intégrer pour Vieillir Autrement Switzerland
Zuyderland Netherlands