Participation to EWAHA 2022

H2HCare consortium has been represented at EUROPEAN WEEK OF ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING in Gdansk Poland, 18-20 October, by the coordinator, The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (TUC).

TUC team members participated to several interesting workshops, created awareness about H2HCare results among participants and interacted with other AAL projects representatives.

TUC team helped organizing the “The Future of Social Robotics to Assist the Ageing Population” workshop together with Tess den Uyl, the workshop chair ( Several AAL projects have been present to the workshop.

Also they have actively participated to the “A life-course, ICT-approach to cognitive decline: State of the art, challenges and prospects, examples from the ReMember-Me project” workshop ( organized by the ReMember-Me project where TUC is consortium partner.

Consortium meeting in Geneve

On 4th of October the H2HCare consortium met in Geneve at the plenary meeting hosted by University Hospital Geneve.

The consortium discussed all active tasks work, pending issues and planned the future actions to be done in the project. Some of the topics discussed are listed below:

  • Prototype v1.8 presentation (D2.8v2)
  • LFT1-NO trials
  • LFT2-CH trials
  • Business and exploitation plans updates
  • Dissemination and Communication

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:

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.

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.

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.

ExpoTech 2022

The Technical University of Cluj-Napoca participated for the first time in the event
Night of the Museums with a unique, original and diverse exhibition that delighted the audience from Cluj of all ages. TUC became for one evening, a space of innovation and technology, in which young people, children and parents, tested the exhibited equipment and unique applications and interacted with our university representatives present at the ExpoTech event on 14.05.2022.

At the event TUC has also published a live presentation of the H2HCare project showing the technical solutions developed in the project.

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