RESEARCH PROJECTS

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.

Website: http://council-of-coaches.eu/

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.

Website: :www.vCare-project.eu

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.

Website: SecureIoT.eu

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

 

Supporting the ageing citizens by Human and Work Adaptations (CO-ADAPT)

Comprehensive resilience and adaptivity of ageing citizens to the above issues can be supported through the use of a variety of resources provided at different levels by society, communities and individuals. The aim of CO-ADAPT is to provide a platform that will serve as a change-enabler. The platform will identify resources for the change management through an
adaptive smart environment to support change and development in acquiring new professional skills, maintain active and harness experiential knowledge, learn novel and more effective everyday life practices in support of active ageing and wellbeing.

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Type: EC/H2020/SC1-DTH-03-2018; Start: 1st December 2018; Duration: 42 months

 

Protection and privacy of hospital and health infrastructures with smart cyber security and cyber threat toolkit for data and people (PANACEA)

Healthcare is increasingly evolving towards digitisation: from the development of electronic health records, of teleconsultation and tele-expertise is thriving and connected objects are on the rise. It is evident that threats and potential damages to healthcare critical infrastructures due to cyber attacks require a fortification of the security features in the industry. PANACEA will be the field demonstration that security stems from awareness of one own’s cyber vulnerabilities, enabling healthcare facilities to assess the nature and severity of a threat, and sustainably decide to adopt strategies to strengthen its preparedness and response. PANACEA will deliver a Dynamic Risk Management Platform, through assessment and penetration tests supporting information sharing across organisational boundaries. Data will be collected not only from local IT structures but also from remote infrastructure and from IoT devices based on Secure Information Sharing Platform (SISP). On one hand, PANACEA will address the need to respond swiftly to a complex, multi-faceted cyber threat landscape, on the other hand, it will address the need for highly-skilled cybersecurity professionals to help reduce cyber risks in healthcare.

Website: http://www.panacearesearch.eu

Type: EC/H2020/SU-TDS-02-2018; Start: 1st January 2019; Duration: 36 months

 

 

European network staff exchange for integrating precision health in the health care systems (ExACT)

The aim of the “European network staff eXchange for integrAting precision health in the health Care sysTems (ExACT)” is to train a new generation of professionals that can contribute to the future of health and healthcare (HC), by providing highquality, multidisciplinary knowledge in precision health. The greater personalisation of HC is a driver of innovation for research, and for the healthcare system and industry. Still policy makers, HC professionals, citizens, and private companies need to take some steps to realize its potential. In order to harness this challenging landscape, the ExACT consortium provides a cohesive framework for training staff across 7 EU Countries, 1 AC and 2 TCs. During 4 years, the staff involved will be trained on research topics not available at the home institutions thanks to 74 secondments. They will attend courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and will participate in organizing outreach activities, thus acquiring new skills. Research topics include: Integration of Big Data and digital solutions into the HC systems; Designing and promoting innovative citizen engagement models; Education of healthcare professionals and leadership; Health Technology Assessment in precision health; Ethical-legal, social, organisational and policy issues surrounding precision health. ExACT is embedded in existing cooperation structures, such as the RISE-PRECeDI project, IC PerMed, and CSA TO-REACH. The consortium consists of 15 beneficiaries and 2 partners, of which 10 are academic institutions including Stanford University where a precision health program has been launched, and 7 non academics including 2 SMEs. The participants will produce key reports, policy recommendations, scientific publications, and information materials for citizens, thus fostering public-private interactions. In the long run, ExACT will foster the integration of precision health in the EU HC systems, thus contributing to better health for Europeans citizens.

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Type: EC/H2020/MSCA-RISE-2018; Start: 1st March 2019; Duration: 48 months