Project details

AmIE: Ambient Intelligence for the Elderly

  • Funding: IWT / ITEA2

  • Partners: see here

  • Period (yyyy-mm-dd): 2007-05-01 --- 2010-01-31

  • Members: Evangelos Argyzoudis

  • URL: http://www.amieproject.com

  • Summary:

    Europe is currently the world’s major area with the highest proportion of elderly citizens. The progressive ageing of the population will lead to an increase in the proportion of the people with impairments, disabilities or chronic illnesses. As a result, European governments need to face several challenges: improve medical treatment and support, find a more economically sustainable model of care and of the welfare state... The development and usage of new technologies, while not completely solving all the above issues, are likely to provide relief in many situations as well as to facilitate the care for the elderly and to make it more economically feasible.

    The main goal of AmIE project is to offer a comprehensive response to the above concerns through the development and testing of a complete intelligent, distributed system (including sensors, actuators, distributed intelligence, databases, ubiquitous connectivity and friendly adaptive interfaces as its main ingredients) whose target is to improve the quality of life, providing customized support to all people in need of assistance, according to their own specific situation, and in a non-intrusive and respectful way. More specifically, the system will be able to adapt to the users’ needs and character, helping them in getting through their daily routine in a way that is effective in providing support where needed without making them feel humiliated by excessive attention.

  • Publications:
Title TYPE Reference Date Authors
“Innovaatioita pilotoidaan ikäihmisten kotona, Teknologia auttaa voimaan paremmin” News Oulu magazine Nov 10, 2007 Heli Rintala, Jaana Kokko (VTT)
”Jalka oven väliin opiskeluaikana” News Internet newspaper of Oulu university of applied sciences Jan 18, 2008 Heidi Papinaho, Jaana Kokko (VTT)
"Towards a Better Understanding of Semantic Ontology based Home Service modeling" Conference paper IEEE AINA 2008 March 25-28, 2008 J.Kantorovitch, J.Kalaoja, T.Piiraine, I. Niskanen (VTT)
“Ambient Intelligence for the Elderly (AmIE): An Empowering Way of Independent Living of Elderly Conference proceedings Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates: knowledge resources, Vol. 1. April 17, 2008

Claeys, Laurence,
Criel, Johan,
Trappeniers, Lieven (ALCATEL-LUCENT)

Christiaens, Stijn


“Ambient Intelligence for the Elderly (AmIE): An Empowering Way of Independent Living of Elderly” Conference presentation Med-e-Tel conference, April 17, 2008
Johan Criel, Laurence Claeys (ALCATEL-LUCENT)
“A transdisciplinary study design on context-aware applications and environments:
A critical view on user participation within calm computing”
Conference presentation COST298, Participation in the Broadband Society Conference May 22-25, 2008
Moscow, Russia
Laurence Claeys,
“Technology Acceptance Models in Gerontechnology” Conference proceeding Gerontechnology, 6th International Conference of the International Society for Gerontechnology June 4-6, 2008
Pisa, Italy
Bouwhuis, D.G., Meesters, L., Berentsen, J. (TU/E)
“What has happened when you cannot watch television because you didn’t eat your potatoes?” Accepted abstract EASST conference Acting with Science, Technology and Medicine Aug 20-23, 2008
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Laurence Claeys,
"AmIE: Ambient Intelligence for the Elderly" Congress TELECOM I+D Oct 29-31, 2008
Bilbao, Spain
Luis Collantes, Jaime Orozco (INDRA)
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