In recent years we are witnessing a radical change within the health and care domain. The widespread availability of connected devices, including both clinical-grade and consumer devices, are contributing to a swift change from past healthcare paradigms and services models. Symmetrically, widespread development of city-wide sensors, which are capable to continuously collect information of relevance for public health and care, are unleashing new (big) data-driven scenarios and are paving the way to smart new businesses and services models around increasing needs of more sophisticated health and care systems. Such a paradigmatic changes are strengthened by a cultural change at societal level, whereby people of all age and social groups, are increasingly used to using connected technologies during their daily lives.
With such a fascinating and challenging scenario, GeoIoT is certainly set to play a key role also thanks to fast rising adoption of emerging technological enablers such as Location Based Services (LBS), Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN), to name but a few.
The UNCAP project (Ubiquitous iNteroperable Care for Ageing People) develops a platform based on open industrial standards able to to help ageing people live independently.
Based on an open, scalable and privacy-savvy ICT infrastructure, UNCAP uses state-of-art physical/cognitive assessment tools together with technologies to locate objects, devices and users within indoor/outdoor spaces, to continuously monitor users in a non-invasive way and to assist them in case alert conditions are detected.
In particular, it will leverage on an ecosystem of biosensors and indoor & outdoor localisation solutions to deliver an infrastructure capable to continuously monitor and assist users in a non-invasive way.
– Ambient sensor to prevent falls in professional care institutions
– Detect a fall wherever it happens and alert the caregivers without any delay
– Applications include long-time monitoring for detecting behaviour out of the common run, detailed gait analysis.
– Coupled to the UNCAP project highly integrated environment
– e-Health solution for the elderly consisting of a mobile app and a HTML5-based web client
– Focus on the data pipeline: extensible sensor data acquisition, data format considerations, synchronization protocol, data storage and display of the collected data
– Presentation of the Bioassist platform, capable of providing homecare services related to assistive living offering functionalities such as state-of-the-art communication, medication adherence monitoring, daily support and supervision and Emergency management.
– Interoperability issues and integration with the UNCAP platform will also be presented.
– Developing relevant business and service delivery models to take eCare technologies to international markets
– How to achieve market attention, market and investor’s readiness, market entries and market expansion and scalability
– Relevant standardization and certification needs will be addressed