The Project

Keeping seniors as they grow old anchored and involved in the society is beneficial on many levels. Seniors stay happy, fulfilled and independent while the society can continue to benefit from their knowledge and experience.

Motivated by the excellent outcome of the NITICS project, selected as one of the AAL success stories, we exploit its innovation and extend the platform with new technologies and services for both indoor and outdoor support. In addition, integration with RAPP will provide autonomous, intelligent and adaptable features along with support from robotic platforms.

The resulting INCARE platform will be modular, highly configurable and adaptable such as to be easily adopted and used by elderly with various backgrounds, cultures and age related impairments. In order to achieve this, we will involve INCARE end-users from 3 different countries in all design and development stages. Business aspects for the INCARE product will be addressed from both end-user perspective and market views of experts in relevant fields

Objective

  • The INCARE project is addressing the recognized need of integrative technological solutions for sustainable elderly care.
  • INCARE will turn national and European funded projects into viable products by building on two successful solutions developed within previous AAL and European projects. Both NITICS, funded within the AAL 2012 call, and RAPP, funded 2013-2016 through the EC through the 7th Framework Programme FP7, were designed to support elderly people to live independently in their home environment and social circle. Read more about these projects at NITICS and RAPP.

Expected Results and Impact

INCARE is designed to support seniors to live independently and reduce or optimize the amount of care they require. The success of INCARE will be considered against qualitative and quantitative key performance indicators such as user satisfaction (no lower than 80%), acceptance rate 70-75%, reduced caregiver burden, etc. The INCARE solution is planned to reach the market in maximum 2 years after project completion. Our current business model deals with monthly service fees from the end-consumer for their in-use INCARE modules based on micropayment (e.g. 9.50 EUR per module, month and account).

User Satisfaction
Acceptance Rate
Caregiver Burden

Business Model

OUR collection of dedicated devices and smart software HELP caregivers WHO WANT TO take care of their loved ones while remaining active in their profession BY reducing their stress level, AND minimizing their expenses, AND improving their time management UNLIKE any other digital platform on the market

Business Model

Partners

CITST
Centrul IT pentru Stiinta si Tehnologie - Romania
EXYS
ECLEXYS SAGL - Switzerland
UPB
University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest - Romania
IZRIIS
IZRIIS Institute for research, intergenerational relations, gerontology and ICT - Slovenia
WUT
Warsaw University of Technology - Poland
SHIPYARD
The Unit for Social Innovation and Research - Poland
BZN
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research - Hungary
SOFTIC
Softic Ltd - Hungary

Results

  • M. Dragoi, I. Mocanu, O. Cramariuc, B. Cramariuc, Towards facilitating learning and improving education with TIAGO robot, In Proc. 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2019), 11-13 March, 2019, Valencia, Spain.
  • I. Mocanu, O. Cramariuc, B. Cramariuc, Serious games with virtual reality as a learning platform for cognitive training, In Proc. 13th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2019), 11-13 March, 2019, Valencia, Spain.
  • D.I. Nastac, O. Arsene, M. Dragoi, I.D. Stanciu, I. Mocanu, An AAL scenario involving automatic data collection and robotic manipulation, In Proc. 3rd IET International Conference on Technologies for Active and Assisted Living (TechAAL2019), 25 March, 2019, London, United Kingdom.
  • W. Dudek, M. Węgierek, J. Karwowski, W. Szynkiewicz, T. Winiarski, Task harmonization for a single-task robot controller, In Proc. 12th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (ROMOCO19), 8-10 July, 2019 Poznań, Poland.
  • D. Seredyński, T. Winiarski, C. Zieliński, FABRIC: Framework for Agent-Based Robot Control Systems, In Proc. 12th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (ROMOCO19), 8-10 July, 2019 Poznań, Poland.
  • N.S. Brenčič, M. Dragoi, I. Mocanu, T. Winiarski, Intuitive and intelligent solutions for elderly care. In Digital Health in Focus of Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (Proc. of the International Conference on Digital Health Technologies (ICDTH 2019), Hammamet, Tunis, 9-11 December 2019), Chaari, Lotfi (Ed.), Springer, 2020.
  • N. S. Brenčič, AI in Cancer prevention and treatment, at the World Cancer Day Conference and media presentation, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 03.02.2020 (link).
  • T. Winiarski, W. Dudek, M. Stefańczyk, Ł. Zieliński, D. Giełdowski, D. Seredyński, An intent-based approach for creating assistive robots’ control systems, arXiv preprint arXiv:2005.12106, 2020.
  • W. Dudek, T. Winiarsk, Scheduling of a robot’s tasks with the TaskER framework, in IEEE access, pp. 1-1. 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3020265.
  • A. Popescu, I. Mocanu, B. Cramariuc, Fusion Mechanisms for Human Activity Recognition Using Automated Machine Learning, in IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp. 143996-144014, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.3013406.
  • I.M. Sandu, I. Mocanu, L. Rusu – A Two Step Approach for Joint Detection, in: Proc. 16th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP2020), 2020.
  • I.A Awada, I. Mocanu, A Platform to Promote a more Active Lifestyle Between Students. Proc. the 16th eLearning & Software for Education Conference (eLSE2020), Bucharest, Romania, Vol. 3, pp. 355-362, DOI: 10.12753/2066-026X-20-217, 2020.
  • I.A. Awada, I. Mocanu, O. Cramariuc, An e-Learning Platform That Supports Personalized Learning and Multimodal Interactions, Proc. 14th Annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2020), Valencia, Spain, pp. 8828-8836, DOI: 10.21125/inted.2020.2405, ISSN: 2340-1079, 2020.
  • J. Karwowski, W. Dudek, M. Węgierek, T. Winiarski, HuBeRo – a framework to simulate human behaviour in robot research (under review).
  • B. Kozakiewicz, T. Winiarski, Design and analysis of variable stiffness actuator based on flat permanent magnets (under review).
INCARE Interview for APRE
WUT Demo with TIAGo
The Make a Pie Game
The Make a Puzzle Game
The INCARE Interface