GAME-ABLING

PLATFORM OF GAMES FOR PEOPLE WITH CEREBRAL PALSY TO ENHANCE LIVING ADJUSTMENT

 Coordinatore ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA 

 Organization address address: CALLE VICTOR PRADERA 45
city: CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT BARCELONA
postcode: 8940

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Albert
Cognome: Nieto
Email: send email
Telefono: 34932049922

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Spain [ES]
 Totale costo 1˙507˙767 €
 EC contributo 1˙136˙995 €
 Programma FP7-SME
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research for the benefit of SMEs
 Code Call FP7-SME-2012
 Funding Scheme BSG-SME
 Anno di inizio 2012
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2012-12-01   -   2014-11-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    ATEKNEA SOLUTIONS CATALONIA, SA

 Organization address address: CALLE VICTOR PRADERA 45
city: CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT BARCELONA
postcode: 8940

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Albert
Cognome: Nieto
Email: send email
Telefono: 34932049922

ES (CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT BARCELONA) coordinator 46˙232.20
2    THE NATIONAL MICROELECTRONICS APPLICATIONS CENTRE LTD

 Organization address address: "SUPARULE HOUSE, LONSDALE ROAD NATIONAL TECHNOLOGICY PARK"
city: LIMERICK

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: John
Cognome: O'flaherty
Email: send email
Telefono: 353613000000

IE (LIMERICK) participant 216˙924.40
3    UBITECH LIMITED

 Organization address address: HIGH STREET BRITANNIA CHAMBERS 181-185
city: NEW MALDEN SURREY
postcode: KT3 4BH

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Arvind
Cognome: Ramrekha
Email: send email
Telefono: 441484000000

UK (NEW MALDEN SURREY) participant 205˙083.52
4    MAURI LOBA CESAR FRANCESC

 Organization address address: CALLE SANT ISIDRE 4
city: CONSTANTI
postcode: 43120

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Cesar
Cognome: Mauri
Email: send email
Telefono: 34685817309

ES (CONSTANTI) participant 201˙895.20
5    KYY GAMES OY

 Organization address address: SATAMAKATU 20
city: TAMPERE
postcode: 33200

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Mika
Cognome: Rosendahl
Email: send email
Telefono: 358401000000

FI (TAMPERE) participant 192˙310.40
6    APHOI KOUMANAKOU & SIA EE

 Organization address address: FOKAIAS 82
city: PATRA
postcode: 26335

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Evangelos
Cognome: Koumanakos
Email: send email
Telefono: 302610000000

EL (PATRA) participant 172˙158.20
7    EUROPEAN FOUNDATION FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY OF THE EUROPEAN REGION OF THE WORLD CONFEDERATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

 Organization address address: RUE DE PASCALE 36
city: BRUXELLES
postcode: 1040

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: David
Cognome: Gorria
Email: send email
Telefono: 3222315063

BE (BRUXELLES) participant 41˙893.34
8    ASSOCIACIO PROVINCIAL DE PARALISI CEREBRAL APPC

 Organization address address: MUNTANYA DE SANT PERE
city: TARRAGONA
postcode: 43007

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jaume
Cognome: Mari
Email: send email
Telefono: 34977217604

ES (TARRAGONA) participant 31˙086.08
9    INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS

 Organization address address: Patission Str. 42
city: ATHINA
postcode: 10682

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Yannis
Cognome: Vassiliou
Email: send email
Telefono: 302108000000

EL (ATHINA) participant 13˙101.84
10    UNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILI

 Organization address address: CARRER DE ESCORXADOR
city: TARRAGONA
postcode: 43003

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rosa
Cognome: Solà-Alberich
Email: send email
Telefono: 34977558015
Fax: 34977558022

ES (TARRAGONA) participant 10˙460.00
11    International Clinic of Rehabilitation Ltd

 Organization address address: POMIRETSKA STREET 37
city: TRUSKAVETS
postcode: 82200

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Oleh
Cognome: Kachmar
Email: send email
Telefono: 380674000000

UA (TRUSKAVETS) participant 5˙850.00

Mappa


 Word cloud

Esplora la "nuvola delle parole (Word Cloud) per avere un'idea di massima del progetto.

families    patients    smes    reduce    video    parents    lifestyle    health    business    own    platform    inactive    palsy    social    software    data    people    mental    million    persons    developers    game    body    portal    physical    addition    abling    subscription    world    affects    games    cerebral    simple    cp    algorithms    accessibility    vision    create    medical    web    care    tool   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Cerebral Palsy (CP) is one of the most frequently conditions in childhood, with an incidence of 2 per 1,000 live births. In the EU there is 1.3 out of 15 million persons with CP in the world. This neurological disorder affects body movement, balance and posture and almost always is accompanied by other cognitive or sensory impairments like mental retardation, deafness and vision problems. The severity of these problems varies widely, from very mild and subtle to very profound. These disabilities lead to an inactive lifestyle which reduces the patient’s physical health, social participation, and quality of life. Therapy costs can be up to €45,000 by year, a cost that cannot be afforded by most of the families. Playing Video games is a useful treatment that promotes and maintains more active and healthful lifestyle in these persons. This in turn contributes to reduce medical and social care cost and improve well-being of their families. However accessibility to videogames is hardly applied for them. GAME-ABLING is to create a software tool for creating interactive video games in an intuitive manner in such a way that non-expert personnel (e.g. parents) can develop customized games. Games will be controlled using body movements and voice. To this end, Computer Vision and image processing techniques will be developed to improve accessibility. GAME-ABLING will create a web portal to make up a disabled gaming e-community in where users will have access to use the software tool, play games and upload own creations to share it. SMEs envisage GAME-ABLING exploitation following a subscription business model to have full access to the web portal. GAME-ABLING represents a business opportunity for the SMEs, who expect to reach 0.5% world market penetration and an accumulated income of €9.9 million in 5 years. In addition, GAME-ABLING will contribute to reduce medical and social care costs in the EU by at least 0.5% which supposes additional annual savings of €200 million.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a neuro-degenerative disease that affects 15 million people worldwide, and 1.3 million in the EU alone. Researchers are now building a software platform for game developers to create games that can be played by CP sufferers.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

CP is associated with an inactive lifestyle that affects physical, social and mental well-being.

Video games offer a way to improve mental and physical health but there are few, if any, games suited to CP patients.With the support of EU funding, the 'Platform of games for people with cerebral palsy to enhance living adjustment' (http://www.game-abling.eu (GAME-ABLING)) project set out to produce a commercial game development platform to address this.

The platform will be used by game developers to make games, but is also simple enough for non-professionals (like parents of CP patients) to create customised games.The project initially focused on defining system specifications as well as the ethics and protocols of data collection.

A common framework was then built using the C++ programming language.The next task was to create video motion libraries, which are coupled with location-, head- and hand-tracking algorithms to form the control system.

Researchers also built algorithms that can use sounds as a game controller, and the system accommodates other controllers such as a keyboard and mouse.Two simple games were built using the system, for testing purposes.

One of these also has a web application that allows users to create their own mini-games.Once complete, GAME-ABLING will be offered as an online subscription service, giving users access to the system and games created by others.

In addition, the platform will provide data logging and activity reporting, allowing parents and doctors to monitor the physical activity of CP patients.

Altri progetti dello stesso programma (FP7-SME)

PROECLAIR (2008)

Automated process for stable preservative free pastry base mix for high added value bakery goods to increase the competitiveness of SME bakeries

Read More  

GPM-SME (2006)

Global Performance Management for SMEs (GPM-SME)

Read More  

SNAPPER (2009)

The development of a novel rare-earth magnet based wave power conversion system - Snapper

Read More