1. Analysis of system operating and user requirements
This work package aims to organise the programme and clarify the technical requirements of the system. In addition, in cooperation with the interdisciplinary cooperation teams, the requirements of the average user will be identified in order to determine the characteristics of the subsystems. Finally, the central development plan of the proposed platform adapted to the requirements of each work unit and its implementation architecture will be defined.
2. Development and Extension of Surveillance Sensor Functionality and Robotic Platform
This work package refers to the research and development activities of hardware tools and the composition of the robotic platform as the central support factor within the home for the supervised elderly. The robotic platform will be responsible for collecting audiovisual information in cases where a risk to the integrity of the elderly is detected. The aim is to collect even more data on the enrichment of the already collected through the remaining static sensors of the house, so that the perception of the state of the home environment during the day is even more reliable. Finally, the robotic platform will be developed so that it is able to intervene/act even with a supporting role in exceptional cases throughout the day providing first aid items, fall-up support, biological data and alerts to the elderly person himself and to exogenous physician users in an optimal way.
3. Development of a data collection and transmission system
This work package aims to develop appropriate common data models to enable semantic compilation of all collected data from the ASPiDA sensor network.
4. Exporting Information and Status Assessment
This module refers to the research and development activities of software tools responsible for extracting information about the biological, kinesiological, physical condition of the supervised person. The aim is to detect and analyse the person's activity during the day and to monitor him continuously in order to immediately detect emergencies or predict imminent situations of increased risk and the possibility of an accident. This information will be the main source of perception for the cooperating decision-making mechanisms.
5. Best Decision Making and Action
The aim is to develop an integrated decision-making and management system for the smart interconnected elderly living home. More specifically, in this context, electricity tools are planned to be developed, incorporating smart exploitation ideas and the exploitation of existing and potential electrical energy infrastructures (air conditioning and lighting) for the safe and quality of life of the elderly. In addition, in cooperation with the home environment situation perception mechanisms as described in EU-4, specific mechanisms for making optimised decisions on the response of the robotic platform to emergencies (fall, biological risk, etc.) but also to adapt musculoskeletal empowerment programmes (preventive or in case of post-traumatic rehabilitation) to the needs and specificities of the individual, will complement the framework of a decision-making mechanism. The system allows remote handling and real-time notifications.