DALi

Devices for Assisted Living

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO 

 Organization address address: Via Sommarive 9
city: Povo, Trento

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Luigi
Cognome: Palopoli
Email: send email
Telefono: 390461000000
Fax: 390461000000

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Italy [IT]
 Totale costo 4˙152˙035 €
 EC contributo 3˙022˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2011-7
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-11-01   -   2014-10-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRENTO

 Organization address address: Via Sommarive 9
city: Povo, Trento

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Luigi
Cognome: Palopoli
Email: send email
Telefono: 390461000000
Fax: 390461000000

IT (Povo, Trento) coordinator 0.00
2    FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS

 Organization address address: N PLASTIRA STR 100
city: HERAKLION

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Zinovia
Cognome: Papatheodorou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2810 391522
Fax: +30 2810 391555

EL (HERAKLION) participant 0.00
3    INDRA SOFTWARE LABS SLU

 Organization address address: AVENIDA DE BRUSELAS 35
city: ALCOBENDAS

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ana
Cognome: Hernandez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34914807010

ES (ALCOBENDAS) participant 0.00
4    INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET EN AUTOMATIQUE

 Organization address address: Domaine de Voluceau, Rocquencourt
city: LE CHESNAY Cedex

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jean-Paul
Cognome: Guillois
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 299847248
Fax: +33 2 99847171

FR (LE CHESNAY Cedex) participant 0.00
5    SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT OESTERREICH

 Organization address address: SIEMENSSTRASSE 90
city: WIEN

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Paul
Cognome: Pavetich
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 51707 36970

AT (WIEN) participant 0.00
6    UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA

 Organization address address: VIA BANCHI DI SOTTO 55
city: SIENA

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Angelo
Cognome: Riccaboni
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 0577 232206
Fax: +39 0577 232202

IT (SIENA) participant 0.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA AT NEWCASTLE.

 Organization address address: Ellison Place, Ellison Building
city: NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Lynne
Cognome: Coventry
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 191 243 7772

UK (NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE) participant 0.00
8    VISUAL TOOLS SA

 Organization address address: CALLE ISLA GRACIOSA 1
city: MADRID

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Patricia
Cognome: Hidalgo-Bustos
Email: send email
Telefono: 34917294844
Fax: 34913585236

ES (MADRID) participant 0.00

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maintaining    auditory    people    shopping    environments    navigation    mobility    spaces    walker    cognitive    ageing    older    confidence    physical    found    interaction    adults    restricted    levels    public    ability    unfamiliar    visual    crowded    autonomous    social   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

Ageing is generally associated with a decrease in mobility and social interaction. A growing body of research suggests that reduced levels of out-of-home mobility can have widespread, detrimental effects for older adults. Adults for whom mobility is a problem suffer in a variety of ways. Not only are their social lives restricted but they are also more limited in terms of their access to good nutrition, leisure and other activities. For example people with restricted mobility have fewer choices in terms of where and when they can shop, and they have been found to experience problems in maintaining a balanced diet. Shopping has been found to be a useful way of maintaining physical exercise as well as providing the opportunity for social interaction. However, older adults can lose confidence in their ability to go out independently, particularly in unfamiliar and crowded spaces and may start to withdraw into their homes.Several factors adversely affect mobility, the most obvious being physical impairment, loss or reduction of visual and auditory ability and of the key function of balance. Less recognised but as important is the decline of cognitive abilities, which reduces confidence in manoeuvring around unfamiliar environments. The slower reaction to external stimuli and the diminished navigation skills can be predictors of the onset of more severe cognitive problems. With the median age in Europe projected to grow from 37.7 (2003) to 52.3 (2050), the population of potentially afflicted people is substantial.In this context, sustained levels of physical and social activity by a prolonged autonomous mobility are key to successful ageing. In this project, we pursue autonomous mobility through the development of the so-called c-walker. This mobility aid supports navigation in crowded and unstructured spaces by acquiring sensory information, by anticipating the intent of human agents and by deciding the path that minimises the risk of accidents. The c-walker is aimed at providing physical, cognitive and emotional support to older adults in public environments such as shopping centres and airports. Its expected benefits are a reduction in the anxiety of navigating in these environments and an increased likelihood of continued autonomous use of these environments. The c-Walker has a merely assistive role: it recommends a course to the user through visual, acoustic and haptic interfaces. The user remains in charge of final decision making.The c-Walker is the expected result of a multidisciplinary research, with an active involvement of the end user in the RTD activities to elicit requirements, co-define the specifications, monitor and test the project (through an advisory panel) and the prototype (through lab and field experiments). The intended users of the c-walker are older adults, who have a combination of mild cognitive, visual and/or auditory impairments and are losing confidence in independent exploration of public environments.

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