Analysis of biometric parameters to detect relationships between stress and sleep quality

Description

One goal of the collaboration is to detect and analyze a relationship between stress and healthy sleep. Individual stress as well as frequent sleep disorder seems to be related with chronicle diseases like diabetes, cerebrovascular disease or other psychiatric illnesses. However, most studies depend on questionnaire response and lack to capture (mobile) data over a long period including day and night. Besides capturing a huge amount of data, it needs to be interpreted and compared to patterns suited to detect stress and sleep quality in real-time. A second goal is to derive individual recommendations to improve a health life. Therefore, it is planned to detect a relationship between stress and sleep quality, which is not available on base of a data capturing model proposed for individual and personalized analysis.

Personalized and portable monitoring of biometric parameters in realtime

Description

The goal of the project is to detect and analyze a person’s emotion using a sensor network. The detected emotion will be recognized in real-time and it will be rated according to a personalized metric. In order to provide feedback, a recommendation will be formulated and transferred to the user, respecting a user’s preferences and typical habits. Biometric and behavioral data are provided in parallel contiguous streams of data. The approach will investigate the level of intrusive measurements (if any) necessary, the amount of parallel data streams required and the possibility to base a detection, analysis and recommendation purely on non-intrusive sensors.

mBiDA, Mobile Networks for Biometric Data Analysis

Description

Prevention and treatment of common and widespread (chronic) diseases is a challenge in any modern society and vitally important for health maintenance in aging societies. Capturing biometric data is a cornerstone for any analysis and treatment strategy. Latest advances in sensor technology allow accurate data measurement in a non-intrusive way. In many cases, it is necessary to provide online monitoring and real-time data capturing to support patients’ prevention plans or to allow medical professionals to access the current status. Different communication standards are required to push sensor data and to store and analyze them on different (mobile) platforms. The objective of the workshop is to show new and innovative approaches dedicated to biometric data capture and analysis in a non-intrusive way maintaining mobility. Examples can be found in human centered ambient intelligence attributed with sensors or even in methodologies applied in automotive real-time conform mobile system design. The workshop’s main challenge is to focus on approaches promoting non-intrusiveness, reliable prediction algorithms and high user-acceptance. 

External web site: http://www.dii.univpm.it/mBiDA

TING

Description

The overall goal is to develop and evaluate a cost-effective and user-oriented telemedicine solution to increase empowerment. Very different circumstances may lead to the desire or need to capture the current quality of life; examples are (sudden) dysfunction, decreasing potential or performance or temporal absence of certain abilities. The current quality of life depends on the abilities (sensorial, motoric, intellectual capacities or chronic diseases), the lifespan (i.e. the age) and the living environment (rural, cities, alone, in family, retirement home). In order to increase empowerment, the desired quality of life has to be stated. Individual subjective preferences are combined together with objective measured potential. The result will be the future quality of life. The distance between both points is the delta empowerment. The target state can be achieved by applying suited transformations.

AITA, Ambient Intelligence for Telemedicine and Automotive domains

Description

The workshop Ambient Intelligence for Telemedicine and Automotive domains (AITA) - aims to discuss leading edge contributions to the interdisciplinary research area of ambient intelligence (AmI) applied to the domains of telemedicine and driving assistance. AmI refers to human centered environments attributed with sensors. The development of AmI in the two application domains of the workshop shares several commonalities: the extensive usage of networked devices and sensors, the design of artificial intelligence algorithms for diagnosis, including recommendation systems and qualitative reasoning or the application of mobile and wireless communication to their distributed systems. Together with the presentation of common aspects of Ambient Intelligence, a further goal of the workshop is to stimulate synergies among both application domains and present examples. The telemedicine domain can benefit from methodologies in designing complex devices, real-time conform system design, audiovisual or computer vision system design used in automotive driving assistance. Furthermore, the automotive domain can benefit from the user-centric view, biometric sensor data design, multi-user data bases for aggregation and diagnosis using big data like used in telemedicine.

External web site: http://madeirasic.us.es/aita2013/

ARTEMISA, Architecture for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability in Ambient Intelligence (TIN2009-14378-C02-02)

Description

The Artemisa project aims to define a software architecture for intelligent and assisted spaces with the target of develop applications and products that improve energy efficiency and promote sustainable development. Based on this architecture solutions will be developed in two areas, where energy efficiency is a priority. On the one hand, the automotive industry focuses much of their efforts in making engines more efficient and safer vehicles. However, his proposals does not seek active collaboration by the driver. In contrast, the subproject Artemisa seeks to offer advice to drivers detecting bad habits and making suggestions for improving them. On the other hand, energy consumption in lighting and refurbishment of the office buildings and homes is higher, so the project Artemisa will seek to reduce consumption in these settings from the analysis and learning the habits of the inhabitants,to automate control of lighting and conditioning in order to minimize consumption.

OSAMI-Commons, Open Source Ambient Intelligence Commons for an Open Internet  (TSI-020400-2008-114) (ITEA 2 ip07019)

Description

The aim of the international project OSAMI is the design of a basic, widely applicable SOA-oriented component platform, its development, test and its provision as open source software. The project consists of a number of national sub-projects, each focussing on a certain field of application. OSGi and Web Services forms the technical basis of the OSAMI platform in order to implement distributed, dynamically configurable, vendor-neutral and device-independent solutions.

Raudos, Red Interactiva Multiplataforma de Distribución de Contenidos Audiovisuales (TSI-020302-2008-115)

Description

The general aim of the project is the design and development of an interactive multiplatform system of audiovisual broadcast content, that it will be accesible and adapted to the all age consumers and it will be developed during two years. In order to do that, the idea to make the most of the network potentials that are used to broadcast non-authorized content is take as starting point, to create a audiovisual content broadcasting system by a lawful and controlled way and with a competitive cost for the consumers and companies. The goal is to boost and to consolidate new markets for the audiovisual and telecommunications industry and it will be an economiclly viable alternative thanks to comercials incomes that will be generated through an innovate approach. 

InCare: Plataforma abierta para la integracion en el hogar de servicios cooperativos de teleasistencia y telemedicina (CICYT: TSI2006-13390-C02-01)

Description

The goal of the project is to overcome or reduce the difficulties currently suffered by persons with special needs, particularly those living alone or in rural areas, when obtaining professional care and medical services, using innovative techniques both in communications and software, and based on open systems. The project will design and integrate eHealth and eCare services on a residential infrastructure including the home gateway and other special devices, connected to medical and care service providers as well as emergency facilities, and also to the person's relatives and friends.

ATENEA, Arquitectura Middleware y Herramientas (PROFIT FIT-340503-2006-5)

Description

The main goal of this project id to develop a common vision of current challenges and base technologies of the three transversal domains identified in the Strategic Research Agenda of the National Technological Platform PROMETEO: Architecture, Middleware and Methodologies/Tools for embedded systems.

Caring Cars (EUREKA / MEDEA+ 2A403)

Description

This project is centered in the development of chipsets and middleware for the construction of application and service networks in the automobile. Specifically, sensor networks are used to measure environments factors and data for the driver and the passengers. The usage of these data for monitoring vital data of the driver, and to adapt the environment inside the car will improve the wellness of the driver, thus reducing the risks of an accident. Furthermore, these data can be used to detect health problems, enhance efficiency of professional emergency assistance, and reduce the environmental impact of the vehicle.

External web site: http://www.hitech-projects.com/euprojects/caringcars/

MUSE I (Multi Service Access Everywhere) (FP6 - IST 507295)

Description

The overall objective of MUSE is the research and development of a future, low cost, multi-service access network, allowing the ubiquitous delivery of broadband services to European citizens. The project integrates research in the following areas: access network architectures, access platforms, first mile solutions, cooperation among access network and home gateway and home network, and lab tests.

External web site: http://www.ist-muse.org/

Trust-eS: Technology Responses To Ubiquitous Security Threats For e-Security  (EUREKA / MEDEA+ A306)

Description

This project aims at tackling the current technology limitations or bottlenecks encountered in secure transactions platforms and develops technology responses or breakthroughs that will leverage future security solutions needed for e-Security and e-Government applications in the next 3 to 5 years.

MUSE II (Multi Service Access Everywhere) (FP6 - IST 26442)

Description

The overall objective of MUSE is the research and development of a future, low cost, multi-service access network, allowing the ubiquitous delivery of broadband services to European citizens. The project integrates research in the following areas: access network architectures, access platforms, first mile solutions, cooperation among access network and home gateway and home network, and lab tests.

 

Planets: Platforms for Networked Service Delivery (EUREKA / MEDEA+ A-306)

Description

Currently, high speed asymmetrical Internet access is widely deployed in Europe and world wide. This access type is tailored to Internet browsing and download, a rather passive type of user behaviour. In future, subscribers will become more and more active and will also upload significant amount of data into the Internet. PlaNetS will contribute to the overall goal of eEurope 2005, to provide cost effective broadband access to all European citizens based on a converged network unifying the current heterogeneous networks. On the private network side, PlaNets is developing transmission techniques in the domestic environment in line with the Home Gateway Initiative. Tasks covered are for example, the implementation of a home media server terminal prototype or the employment of the prototype to evaluate new user services enabled by GSB and to evaluate the key technologies and protocols necessary to support the converged network.

External web site

www.secuniac.org

MARTES (Model driven approach to Real-Time Embedded System Development) (EUREKA / ITEA 4006)

Description

development of real-time embedded systems in an era of digital convergence. The project adopts ideas from MDA (model-driven architecture), particularly the separation of application functionality and platform. A number of special techniques developed around UML and SystemC will also be integrated, to form a coherent methodology.

External web site

www.martes-itea.org