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 a suitable rehabilitation is a 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 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