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.
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.
An updated version of the H2HCare business plan was released in February as deliverable D4.3 v 1.5.
The deliverable presents the intermediate business plan of the H2HCare services. In October 2020, H2HCare AAL-project attended a two-day workshop, the AAL Lean Start-up Academy, with the META Group as coaches in a webinar. The workshop’s objective was to get AAL-projects started with mapping out our potential business-models and ways of commercializing the project.
The feedback provided in the Midterm project review report (2021) summarized the positive and negative aspects of the potential commercialization of our H2HCare solution. The project group is working to incorporate the feedback into the original project but have additionally decided to explore alternative routes for commercializing the project.
A workshop between the partners in December 2021, resulted in a new potential commercialization strategy focused on heart failure patients after returning from hospital/rehabilitation stays and to their homes, which is expanded on in the alternative business plan .
The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca published in the context of the H2HCare project an article in Sensors journal, a Quartile Q1 Web of Science Open Access Journal with 3.57 Impact Factor, with the title “Identifying and Monitoring the Daily Routine of Seniors Living at Home”:
Chifu, V.R.; Pop, C.B.; Demjen, D.; Socaci, R.; Todea, D.; Antal, M.; Cioara, T.; Anghel, I.; Antal, C. Identifying and Monitoring the Daily Routine of Seniors Living at Home. Sensors 2022, 22, 992. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22030992
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)
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