In January 2022 the H2HCare consortium will release the 2nd integrated prototype. The enhanced prototype conceptual architecture is included below.
Field trials in Norway have finished in November. The feedback gathered has been included in deliverable D3.4 1st field trials evaluation feedback report published in December 2021.
D3.4 also contains enhancements and updates to the trials protocols to be used as base for the Longitudinal Field Trials in Switzerland to be started January 2022. A brief overview of D3.4 protocol and plan is presented below.
An updated version of the deliverable D5.1 Project Quality Control Plan has been issued by the consortium containing enhancements for the risk management process especially concerning the risks posed by the COVID pandemics and at the same time for the Advisory Board structure.
Considering the need to gather and incorporate in our innovation process the feedback and requirements of tertiary stakeholders we have defined a new structure for the AB:
- Older adults care associations representatives
- Hospital and insurance companies’ representatives
- Business stakeholders (AAL market and commercialization)
- Technology experts
H2Hcare consortium participated to the 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing (ICCP 2021 https://iccp.ro/iccp2021/), held October 28-30, 2021 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. TUC has presented two papers connected with the project:
- V. R. Chifu, C. B. Pop, A. Ciurianu, E. Chifu, M. Antal, Machine Learning-based Approach for Predicting Health Information Using Smartwatch Data, 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing
- I. A. Bozdog, D. Todea, M. Antal, C. Antal, T. Cioara, I. Anghel, I. Salomie, Human Behavior and Anomaly Detection using Machine Learning and Wearable Sensors, 2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Intelligent Computer Communication and Processing
The second edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021 took place between 18 and 22 October 2021 online (http://www.aal-europe.eu/european-online-week-of-active-healthy-ageing-2020/). H2HCare was present thgrough the participation of TUC to the event.
The event gathered more than 700 attendees for multiple workshops, exhibitions and discussions organised alongside four different tracks inspired by the WHO Decade on Healthy Ageing.
TUC organized an workshop at the Research Conference of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (https://research.utcluj.ro/index.php/conferinta-cercetarii-in-utcn-2021.html), October 20-22, 2021 hosted in the ProInvent 2021 event (https://proinvent.utcluj.ro/). The workshop was titled Distributed Systems Applications for Energy Efficiency and Ageing Well in the Digital World, Chairs Dr. Tudor Cioara and Dr. Ionut Anghel. TUC has presented the project within a presentation of Improving the transitional care of seniors with heart failure, Six EU projects have participated to the workshop and exchanged feedback about the topics presented.
On 20 of September the real-life trials have started in Norway and will kick-off in Switzerland at the end of September. The objective is to evaluate the 1st version of the integrated H2HCare prototype that integrates the 2nd version of the support services.
In September the 2nd version of the developed services is planned to be released by the H2HCare consortium. The services have been refined and improved considering the valuable feedback received from the controlled environment trials.
Also the real-life trials are planned to start in September in both end-users sites in Norway and Switzerland. The goal is to evaluate the 1st version of the integrated H2HCare prototype that uses the latest version of the services.
On 29 June HUG partner has represented the H2HCare consortium at the online event “Ethics and privacy in the age of digital transformation” an interactive workshop organised by AALProgramme and R2M Solution (http://www.aal-europe.eu/join-online-seminar-ethics-and-privacy-in-aal/).
The workshop participants collaborated and discussed for 90 minutes the possibilities of properly addressing ethics and privacy in AAL projects to obtain high quality in R&D related to human-technology interactions.
At the event the AAL Guidelines for Ethics, Data Privacy and Security, released in 2020 were discussed and initial lessons learnt from discussions with solutions developers, health and care providers, user organisations were presented.
Moreover, the participants discussed the opportunity for developing a formal ‘ethical excellence’ recognition system for Active & Healthy Ageing (AHA) digital solutions.
On 30th May 2021, H2HCare team was invited to the MIE2021 (Medical Information Europe Congress) to present a an accepted peer-reviewed paper dedicated to the process of searching, gathering and determining end-user requirements, used as basis for the co-creation of a social robot.
This technological tool has to ensure and support home cardiac care and has to take into account the needs of seniors suffering from heart failure and their caregivers, either nurses or relatives. To demonstrate how these needs are subsequently translated into requirements, H2HCare consortium represented by HUG has presented the research and prioritisation methods of requirements and their categorisation used in the project.
Sorbonne’s University team, which is working on a breast cancer project, reacted to those requirements asking whether these could be cross-cutting to other projects. HUG answered and explained that the requirements could be transferable and applied to other audiences, such as younger people with similar issues or people with health problems requiring post-hospital follow-up and home care support to improve their treatment and rehabilitation.
The open-acess article can be accessed here: https://ebooks.iospress.nl/doi/10.3233/SHTI210227