The Horizon2020 Program for Research and Innovation has approved the project CAPTAIN (Coach Assistant via Projected and Tangible Interface), of which Social IT will play an active role being part of a multidisciplinary consortium consisting of 14 partners from 9 European countries coordinated by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
CAPTAIN proposes a “transparent” technology designed to turn the home of older adults into a ubiquitous assistant specifically designed to compensate for their physical and memory impairments during their daily living. Leveraging on a few state of the art technologies (e.g., projected augmented reality, 3D sensing, Non-invasive physiological and emotional data analysis), CAPTAIN will be a gentle coach within an empowering space capable to:
- Transparently comprehend what happens within the house (without the user wearing anything) while the user simply interacts with the real world;
- Provide guidance in the most transparent manner, by projecting contextualized information wherever and whenever needed;
- Help them live independently maintaining their physical, cognitive, mental and social well-being.
The Project is founded through the call
H2020-SC1-2016-2017 “Personalized Medicine”, with topic “Personalized coaching for well-being and care of people as they age“. The project will begin in December 2017 and will last for 3 years.
Stay tuned for more information to come!