Poster at UNIGE Data Science Day

On September 15, 2022, HUG represented by Laëtitia Gosetto presented a poster at the UNIGE Data Science Day, a scientific symposium for researchers at the UNIGE, which takes place at the beginning of the academic year: https://datascience.unige.ch/en/research/uniges-data-science-days

The poster references the AAL projects involving the EvaLab team from HUG including H2HCare. Significant benefits for using the H2HCare platform have been highlighted: providing direct interaction with medical staff, offering support on taking health measures daily, improving the interactions with relatives, simple to use display for KOMP device, etc.

Editorial about intelligent environments

H2HCare coordinator has published an editorial in the Sensors journal as an introduction for the Special Issue Emerging Sensors Techniques and Technologies for Intelligent Environments edited by Tudor Cioara and Ionut Anghel:

Anghel, I.; Cioara, T. Emerging Sensors Techniques and Technologies for Intelligent Environments. Sensors 202222, 6427. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22176427

The Special Issue features thirteen published articles about state-of-the-art solutions to develop and manage intelligent environments.

First Longitudinal Field Trials finished

In June the first Longitudinal Field Trials (LFT) carried out in Switzerland in HUG premises finished.

The feedback gathered was included in deliverable D3.5 and will be used to improve the H2hCare prototype and release a new version by end of August.

The second LFT will take place in Norway in SN premisses starting from 1st of September. The evaluation will be done using the new and improved prototype and feedback will be included in a new iteration of deliverable D3.5.

H2HCare at Cyprus Open Collaborative Workshop

On 28/06/2022 TUC participated to an open workshop held in Cyprus and organized by Materia Group. The workshop was focused on presenting ICT solutions from AAL projects that can help older adults with specific instruments and systems. Experts elaborated on the concerns and challenges these technologies face, and more specifically within the EU context.

New article in Sensors WoS Q2 journal

In the context of H2HCare project, TUC published a new scientific article in Sensors journal, quartile Q2 in Web of Science:

Chifu VR, Pop CB, Rancea AM, Morar A, Cioara T, Antal M, Anghel I. Deep Learning, Mining, and Collaborative Clustering to Identify Flexible Daily Activities Patterns. Sensors. 2022; 22(13):4803. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134803

Abstract: The monitoring of the daily life activities routine is beneficial, especially in old age. It can provide relevant information on the person’s health state and wellbeing and can help identify deviations that signal care deterioration or incidents that require intervention. Existing approaches consider the daily routine as a rather strict sequence of activities which is not usually the case. In this paper, we propose a solution to identify flexible daily routines of older adults considering variations related to the order of activities and activities timespan. It combines the Gap-BIDE algorithm with a collaborative clustering technique. The Gap-BIDE algorithm is used to identify the most common patterns of behavior considering the elements of variations in activities sequence and the period of the day (i.e., night, morning, afternoon, and evening) for increased pattern mining flexibility. K-means and Hierarchical Clustering Agglomerative algorithms are collaboratively used to address the time-related elements of variability in daily routine like activities timespan vectors. A prototype was developed to monitor and detect the daily living activities based on smartwatch data using a deep learning architecture and the InceptionTime model, for which the highest accuracy was obtained. The results obtained are showing that the proposed solution can successfully identify the routines considering the aspects of flexibility such as activity sequences, optional and compulsory activities, timespan, and start and end time. The best results were obtained for the collaborative clustering solution that considers flexibility aspects in routine identification, providing coverage of monitored data of 89.63%.

AAL and H2020 projects implementation workshop

Prof. Tudor Cioara chaired an workshop about “Participation in European projects” with H2020 and AAL projects use cases on 24 May 2022, virtual environment. At the workshop more than 50 researchers from TUC participated for discussing the main challenges of coordinating/participating in an EU project. The results from different projects, including H2HCare, were presented. The main purpose of organizing the workshop was to facilitate collaboration in participating to EU projects and raising awareness about the results obtained.

Article in Future Internet Journal

TUC team has published a new article in the Future Internet Open Acess Journal, Web of Science indexed.

The paper is titled “A Review of Blockchain Technology Applications in Ambient Assisted Living”. It contains a review of the research literature in the area of using blockchain technologies to solve Ambient Assisted Living systems’ data privacy and security issues.

The paper is available in the library section of the website:

Florea A-I, Anghel I, Cioara T. A Review of Blockchain Technology Applications in Ambient Assisted Living. Future Internet. 2022; 14(5):150

Longitudinal Field Trials in CH

The first Longitudinal Field Trials of the project are currently run in Switzerland and coordinated by HUG consortium partner. The enrolled end-users are currently testing the H2HCare prototype in their homes. Healthcare professionals will also test the parts of the platform dedicated to them.

Feedback will be gathered, incorporated in a project deliverable and will be used for refining the prototype before starting the first LFT in Norway, coordinated by SeniorNett consortium partner.

H2HCare at AAL Call 2021 Coordinators’ Day in Brussels

On 20 April 2022, the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca participated at the AAL Call 2021 Coordinators’ Day in Brussels, organized by the AAL Programme.

In the meeting, AAL Project Officers and experts presented topics about efficient coordination and management of an AAL project as well as guidelines on ethics/data privacy and what support is offered at AAL level for coordinators.

One important topic of discussion was the Mid-Term Review Process and how coordinators need to approach it in terms of agenda, presentations, and demonstrations.

F2F project MTR meeting

On the 5th of April 2022 in Oslo, Norway, H2HCare consortium organized a Face to Face (F2F) Mid Term Review meeting with the AAL Project Officer and two AAL experts. The meeting was held in the premises of SeniorNett consortium partner.

The consortium presented the project achievements until month 24 of implementation in terms of End-user trials and ethics, Business plan and impact, H2HCare platform development, and project management.

The consortium gathered valuable suggestions and recommendations from the AAL experts that will be used to refine and improve the project outcomes.