Council of Coaches (COUCH)

In Council of Coaches, multiple virtual coaches form a personal council that supports the user in their health and well-being. Individual coaches have their own area of expertise, personality and style of coaching. Join a council meeting! Give the council your thoughts, or listen and observe how the individual coaches exchange their views on your health behavior. Take what you’ve learned into your daily life, and if the need arises, contact any of the coaches anytime, anywhere.


Type: EC/H2020/PM-15; Start: 1st September 2017; Duration: 36 months

Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly (vCare)

One out of six people in the European Union (EU) has a disability. The most frequent reason for disabilities are not accidents but diseases with an intensive acute episode. Against the background of the demographic development, this trend will continue dramatically. Providing suitable rehabilitation is the main issue for people as they age. It helps people to live independently, and self-determined. However, the continuity of rehabilitation often interrupts with the transition from the hospital to the home. Virtual Coaches as a key technology for empowering people can help them to proceed with a personalized rehabilitation that complies to age-related physical, cognitive, mental, and social conditions. “vCare” project (Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly) addresses two major shortcomings of the status quo: the use of ICT to carry out a personalized care pathway; a verifiable clinical validation. vCare aims to provide an ICT environment that empowers and motivates people to proceed with a personalized rehabilitation that complies with age-related conditions. Well-elaborated coaching services of former EU projects will be adapted. The pathway and related coaching services will be adapted continuously to the patients’ need. Therefore, the system will integrate a semantic layer (universAAL) including a reasoning engine that merges all patient-related and context information together to a big picture. The advanced services of vCare will be deployed and tested on a reference (FIWARE-based) platform and implemented to four reference sites. The results of vCare shall stimulate the European ICT sector for social innovations in the age of digital transformation, by delivering a validated example for ICT-based innovations in the healthcare market in general and in the area of rehabilitation in particular. In sum, vCare will contribute to the EU goal to increase healthy life years of Europeans by two until 2020.


Type: EC/H2020/PM-15; Start: 1st September 2017; Duration: 48 months

Predictive Security for IoT Platforms and Networks of Smart Objects (SecureIoT)

The IoT market is currently undergoing a transformation from applications involving semi-passive devices operating within a single platform, to applications involving smart objects with embedded intelligence while spanning multiple platforms. State-of-the-art security mechanisms are not sufficient for protecting end-to-end this wave of IoT applications. SecureIoT is a joint effort of global leaders in IoT services and IoT cybersecurity to secure the next generation of dynamic, decentralized IoT systems, which will span spanning multiple IoT platforms and networks of smart objects, through implementing a range of predictive IoT security services. SecureIoT will architect predictive security services in-line with leading edge reference architectures (RA) for IoT applications (i.e. RAs of the Industrial Internet Consortium, the OpenFog Consortium and the Platform Industrie 4.0), which will serve as a basis for specifying security building blocks at both the edge and the core of IoT systems. SecureIoT will provide concrete implementations of security data collection, security monitoring and predictive security mechanisms, which will be the basis for offering integrated services for risk assessment, compliance auditing against regulations and directives (e.g. GDPR, NIS, ePrivacy), as well as support to IoT developers based on programming annotations. The services will be open and based on the SECaaS (Security-as-a-Service) paradigm.The SecureIoT services will be challenged in market-driven scenarios and use cases in the areas of smart manufacturing (Industrie 4.0), connected cars and IoT-enabled socially assistive robots. Their deployment will be based on both enterprise scale globally available IoT platforms and community open source platform of the partners. As part of its exploitation strategy, SecureIoT will integrate a multi-sided market platform in order to offer SECaaS services, but also to enable integration of additional security mechanisms in its ecosystem.


Type: EC/H2020/IOT-03; Start: 1st January 2018; Duration: 36 months