Intelligent, ubiquitous and accessible telecare
Providing through technology effective solutions that facilitate the lives of people with disabilities, the elderly who need care or people with special needs and their caregivers is the goal of Smart Assist. Televés leads this collaborative research and development (R & D) project and we participate with two other entities with extensive knowledge and experience: Fundación Vodafone España and the Universitat Politècnica de Valencia.
Smart Assist combines technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and mass data analysis (Big Data Analytics) to develop intelligent solutions that allow the customization of care, creating an environment that integrates mobile and home telecare, maximizing the security and the accessibility, respecting the autonomy and promoting the privacy of people.
It is an initiative aligned with developments such as CareLife, the innovative ubiquitous telecare solution developed by Televés in collaboration with Spanish Red Cross, Fundacion Vodafone España and TECSOS. Carelife has been presented already in important technological forums and in the socio-health sector in Spain and abroad.
The Smart Assist project has a budget close to 1 million euros and a implementation deadline in December 2018. The main objective of the project is to design and to develop an intelligent telecare system that combines and integrates the benefits of different modalities of existing care services (home telecare, mobile telecare and video-care), providing new communication channels with users.
The proposed solution will guarantee the compliance with the Universal Accessibility and Design for All Principles to the people with disabilities. The accessibility of all groups and the intuitive and secure access to the services will be prioritized for the end user and for the caregiver.
Finally, a key element of the project is the integration of the solution with the most relevant IoT platforms, such as FIWARE, SOFIA2 or UniversAAL, in order to extend the scope and interoperability of the services offered. The project contemplates the development of a pilot of 25 users, where the results will be evaluated.
The Smart Assist project is funded by the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad of Spain, through the Retos-Colaboración call within the Programa Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Orientada a los Retos de la Sociedad and co-funded by European Comission.