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Low Cost Advanced White Goods for a Longer Independent Life of Elderly People

Principal researcher

Name: ROY, ARMANDO 

Contact details: UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA, CALLE PEDRO CERBUNA 12, 50009 ZARAGOZA, SPAIN
Tel: +34-97-6762151 
Fax: +34-97-6762111  :

Website: www.easylineplus.com

Project details

Start date: 01/2007
End date: 06/2009

Description: The elderly suffer some disabilities that get worst with the passing years. These disabilities will make carrying out the tasks of an independent life more difficult. It is a reality that the main disabilities (42%) prevent individuals from carrying out home tasks and that, about a fourth part of the household accident are produced in the kitchen, where the "white goods" are key elements. Facing this situation, the project consortium, has decided to carry out the EASY LINE+ project in order to develop prototypes near to market of advanced white goods in order to support elderly persons with or without disabilities to have a longer independent life and will compensate their loss of physical and/or cognitive abilities. 

The project foresees using the integrated RFID, Neuronal Networks and HMI technologies to build a system that can capture data of the home environment, and can control via wireless communication (Zigbee) or the mains electricity (EMS PLC), any white good in the home. The users, elderly persons, may actuate by himself any white good in the home, or may leave the "e-servant" to do the actuation. The e-servant will be a white good control system, based on the sensor information and the habits of the user that can program any application without/or with user cooperation. The e-servant, also will be a learning system that detects the loss of abilities of the user and tries to compensate them. 

The consortium of this project will be led BSH-E as European level and third at world level in White Goods manufacturing, jointly with R&D experts in new technologies suitable for increasing the functionalities of white goods like I3A (Neuronal Networks, Zigbee, RFID sensors), NEWI (Human Machine Interfaces). Accessibility expert as SBS C-LAB, important industries in RFID applications (IDENT), software/HM (ADSS) and domotic implementation (G2V).

Other organisations involved in this project

GERA-IDENT GMBH
NORTH EAST WALES INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
ISDE ARAGON S.L.
A D SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
BSH ELECTRODOMESTICOS ESPANA S.A.
SIEMENS AG

Last updated: 27/04/2010