Innovation behind INFINITy

INFINITy aims to integrate a new solution for extending autonomy of people with MCI, by adapting and integrating different components that come from previous and validated experiences. In concrete, there are three main concepts that INFINITy solution is going to integrated.

Near-by-system

TAG CLOUD offered a radically new approach in developing truly personalised cultural experiences by seamlessly incorporating cloud-based (non-sensitive) information about the habits, preferences and motives of individuals into the digital content of a cultural objects by a notification triggering system based on BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) enabled beacons.

INFINITy is going to use and extend this module with contextual information added to the notifications.

Smart cards

IN LIFE project aimed to prolong and support independent living for elderly with cognitive impairments, through interoperable, open, personalised and seamless ICT services that support home activities, communication, health maintenance, travel, mobility and socialization, with novel, scalable and viable business models, based on feedback from large-scale, multi-country pilots.

One of the services developed was “Daily Function Assistant” for independent living support with NFC pictograms that implemented.

  • Home environment control with NFC pictograms: control of domotic house appliances (lights, doors, blinds and media player) using pictograms and an Android mobile application.
  • Make a call with NFC pictograms: making a call choosing the image of the person.
  • Send SMS messages with NFC pictograms: Composition of a SMS message using the desired pictograms. Send the message choosing the image of the person.
  • Smartphone functionalities control with NFC pictograms: Control a subset of elementary smartphone functionalities (battery status, date) and management of setting (silent mode de/activation, toggle Wi-Fi, etc.) using pictograms.

INFINITy is going to integrate and extend this module by adding a new functionality and use it in outdoors environments.

POIs mapping system

City4Age activated urban Communities to facilitate the role of social/health services and of families in dealing with mild cognitive impairments and frailty in the elderly population.

The technology infrastructure was composed by the NFC public transport cards (with added personalised information), the smartphone to locate the user (through Wi-Fi, GPS, and other means) and the wristband (together with the smartphone) for detecting the users’ activities.

For that, a set of Points of interest (POIs) were developed detecting when a user is around an open space. INFINITy is going to used them and extend it, not only with a new list of POIs available, but also with useful information and semantic association in each POI, for example Pharmacy with medication intake info.

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