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Advanced TeChnologies and PlatfoRm fOr Smarter ASsisted LivING

The main target of Acrossing project is to enhance the quality of life of older adults through the development of AAL technologies and tools for Smart Homes. ACROSSING will make a critical contribution towards an open smart home (SH) technology infrastructure by interlinking disciplines from sensor technology and integration, context inferences, and interaction, to service infrastructures, and considering key principles of social impact, security and privacy.

To do so, 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) will be educated in their PhD in one of the 4 following research areas that belong to this project:

  • Sensing and monitoring technolgies.
  • Context inference ad behaviour analysis.
  • Personalisation and adaptive interaction.
  • Open smart homes platform and service infrastructure.

In this technological project is particularly important the collaboration among different disciplines. The 4 aforementioned research areas make up 4 parts needed to develop 4 demonstrators based on real use cases, from the data gathering to the personalization and adaptation of interfaces and content based on the behaviour analysis. All this made trying to foster the services interoperability thanks the open platform and infrastructures.

The consortium of this project is very interesting and important. The consortium is made up by 36 European entities, between universities and companies. Among all of them, we can remark the University of Monfort (Leicester) because they are project co-ordinator and Philips as a well-known multinational private company. The Northwestern Polytechnical University (NWPU) of China also collaborates in Acrossing.

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Within Acrossing project, Isoin has the responsability to collaborate in the education and development of a PhD student in the are of personalisation and adaptive interaction. Isoin will work on the project “Semantic-based usage mining enabled personalisation for Smart Home based AAL”. As part of the PhD program, the research will do secondments all around Europe in entities specialized in distinct areas. This will foster and strecht the relation between researchers. Not only for the researchers but also it is a great opportunity to strecht relations between universities and companies.

To conclude, here you are a photo of the great family of Acrossing:

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