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Soluciones Tecnológicas para la Salud y el Bienestar, S.A.
Soluciones Tecnológicas para la Salud y el Bienestar, S.A.

Founded in February 2008 as a spin-off of the ITACA Institute of the Polytechnic University in Valencia. With over ten years of research experience for the healthcare sector, TSB is able to evaluate effectively and take advantage of the business potential which arises from the most relevant R&D results in this field, introducing into the market innovative solutions and products. TSB uses the latest technologies to develop tailor-made solutions that improve health care services and quality of life. Our tailor-made solutions incorporate concepts and functions such as: mobility, home care unit applications, personal health applications, health portals, health contents, interactive and web 2.0 development tools and embedded systems. Our facilities also have in-built infrastructures for developing and test new hardware and software solutions and systems. Our CIAmI Living Lab allows us to try out and validate new ideas and systems, with special focus on Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) scenarios.

 

  • Short-name: TSB

  • Website: http://www.tsbtecnologias.es

  • Type: SME

  • Role in the Project: Project manager. Definition and development of the informal caregiver tool (BREATHE core). To lead and coordinate the validation and testing field trial in Spain with real end users. WP3 and WP6 leader.

  • Kingston University London
    Kingston University London

    Kingston University London is an innovative modern research University which has four campuses and five faculties catering for over 23,000 students. The largest of these in terms of staff and student numbers is the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (SEC). SEC is strategically focussed on interdisciplinary research and researchers in SEC collaborate widely, within the Faculty, across Faculties and have national as well as international collaborations. Kingston University invests heavily in research infrastructure in the sciences and has a number of Research Centres and groups that receive funding from EU as well as from national funding bodies, research councils, leading charities and industry. This project involves academics from the Digital Imaging Research Centre (DIRC) and the Interdisciplinary Hub for the Study of Health and Age related conditions (IhSHA) as well as academics from the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education.


     

  • Short-name: KU

  • Website: http://www.kingston.ac.uk

  • Type: RTD

  • Role in the Project: Identification of human behaviour through video analysis and sensor-based systems. WP2 and WP5 leader.

  • Iniciativa Social Integral
    Iniciativa Social Integral

    Company that offers different services related with the assistance and care of people. A technical team composed by Psychologist, Social Worker and Sociologist coordinate the company areas: “SAD-HCA” (Servicio de Ayuda a Domicilio - Home Care Assistance) that recruits caregivers to our end-users. “Training Programme”, specially oriented to non-family caregivers, women, elder people, etc. “Coaching Personal Service”, and “Human Resources” oriented to recruit caregivers for disabled and elder people. Since 2009 we are giving service to more than 100 families and working close with many social services from city councils in Valencia area and its province. At the same time we are providing workshops and training courses for caregivers to local councils, with more than 500 participants across the time. We hired more than 200 caregivers in the last 3 years and linked them with end-users and families. Our services are being more and more demanded by the local councils we are in touch with, giving us the possibility to have a better feedback from our daily work.

     

  • Short-name: ISI

  • Website: http://www.isibenestar.com

  • Type: SME

  • Role in the Project: Select and identify target groups. Zeal for the interest of end-users in Spanish test pilot and validation of user´s requirements.

  • Trinity College Dublin
    Trinity College Dublin

    Founded in 1592, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) has presently 16,747 students and 2,500 staff. TCD is recognised internationally as Ireland's premier university and is ranked in 67th position in the top 100 World universities by the QS World University Rankings 2012. In 2009/10, TCD secured €75m in research income and there are over 95,470 alumni. The CPHI consists of a dedicated multi-disciplinary team based at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, who share the common goal of developing and implementing evidence based practice and healthcare research and innovation. As the first Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation on the island of Ireland, the CPHI is uniquely placed within School of Nursing and Midwifery at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). The aim of the CPHI is to develop and implement evidence informed practice and build the capacity of individuals who are currently working or aspire to work in the areas of practice and healthcare innovation. The approach of the CPHI is to create an environment within the School of Nursing and Midwifery that facilitates interactive collaboration between patients, caregivers, health professionals, healthcare providers, our colleagues at TCD and other universities, research and innovation centres, health policy makers and industrial and enterprise partners.

     

  • Short-name: CPHI/TCD

  • Website: http://www.tcd.ie/cphi

  • Type: RTD

  • Role in the Project: User requirements, trial design and analysis of trial results. Supporting the trial set-up and operation in Ireland.

  • ERREMME
    ERREMME

    Client-centric, interactive marketing & advertising agency, counting a selection of multi-skilled (and awarded) art/copy and strategy professionals. We're based in Milano, Italy, and work for clients across the whole Country and abroad. While beginning as a direct marketing agency, from 2007 on, we strongly switched to web, mobile/smartphone/tablet apps (both iOS and Android), social network marketing, unconventional marketing and video making. From the smartphone apps’ specific perspective, we use to design and develop both consumer-targeted and business-targeted apps, covering a wide range of communication needs, from entertainment to edutainment, from branded games to utility tools for international membership programs or financial apps or sales force dedicated, integrated iPad apps. Our main clients operate in the banking (Unicredit), financial (Santander Consumer Bank), insurance (Zurich Connect). We also work for an international bio/green Company and an international NGO, and had been for 3 years the unique interactive marketing agency for Sky Italia (sat TV network).

     

  • Short-name: ERREMME

  • Website: http://www.erremmeweb.it

  • Type: SME

  • Role in the Project: Design, development and testing of the smartphone application.

  • Bath Institute of Medical Engineering
    Bath Institute of Medical Engineering

    Engineering design and development organisation working to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and healthcare problems. BIME is a team of 14 professional design engineers, Clinical Scientists, an Occupational Therapist, engineering technicians and support staff; who work closely with disabled people, carers, healthcare professionals, and other end-users. BIME is recognised as a centre of excellence within the assistive technology field and have a national reputation for its user led design work and the development of products to support older people and those with dementia. We specialise in finding solutions from the perspective of the person with a problem. Real world problems do not fall in neat categories, and our engineers, designer and therapist are familiar with working simultaneously across disciplinary and organisational boundaries. User collaboration and evaluation is firmly embedded in all our projects. BIME uses formal and informal quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the effectiveness and acceptability of technology. WP1 leader.

     

  • Short-name: BIME

  • Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk/bime

  • Type: SME

  • Role in the Project: Specification, implementation and integration of the application of the application of the elderly person at home and the mobile application for the daily support of the informal caregiver. Support at United Kingdom trail and exploitation and dissemination tasks.

  • Cybermoor Services LTD
    Cybermoor Services LTD

    Social enterprise located in Alston, in the North Pennines. The remoteness of the community lead to the establishment of Cybermoor in 2002, providing broadband and PCs to improve access to services and overcome isolation. In 2007, Cybermoor established the Alston Healthcare project, which focused on developing telehealth and telemedicine services for the local community. We have delivered the successful implementation of a COPD / heart failure telehealth project for 40 patients and video links between hospitals to provide remote assessment of patients. We work closely with Cumbria NHS Partnership Trust and Cumbria County Council Social Services. We have; a network of 360 people connected to broadband; links with NGOs across Cumbria such as Age UK; links with the local healthcare community (both clinicians and managers). We work with other NGOs to recruit test users for projects and have also carried out usability testing in the past. The team have been involved in 6th Framework and E-TEN projects supported by the European Commission and this has provided a good understanding of partnership working.

     

  • Short-name: CYB

  • Website: http://www.cybermoor.org

  • Type: SME

  • Role in the Project: Involved in the recruitment of the informal caregivers as well as the establishment of local frameworks (social services and NHS), user testing and the market opportunities in United Kingdom. WP4 leader.

  • Tunstall Emergency Response Ltd
    Tunstall Emergency Response Ltd

    Established in 1994, Emergency Response Ltd is Ireland's largest dedicated social monitoring alarm centre. They provide telecare solutions that support independent living to 33,000 customers throughout Ireland, the majority of whom are older people. In 2001 they were acquired by the Tunstall Group who has operations in 30 countries. They currently employ 45 staff in their monitoring centre and an additional 20 subcontractors around the country. They comply with ISO 9001:2000 and their radio receivers conform to EN300 220-3 Class 1 - which means they are approved for the protection of human life, under the EU RTTE Directive 95/5/EC.

     

  • Short-name: TER

  • Website: http://www.emergencyresponse.ie

  • Type: SME

  • Role in the Project: Ireland pilot site testing with sensors to discover human behaviour and activities.

  • Board

    We have adopted a management structure and a set of procedures that we have successfully worked with before in several EU projects as well as in successful AAL-JP projects of previous calls. This structure is composed by next reference positions:

     

    Project manager

    • Juan-Pablo Lázaro-Ramos (TSB).
    • Technical manager 
    • Prof. Paolo Remagnino (KU).
    • Ethics manager 
    • Juan-Mario Lecumberri (ISI)
    • IPR manager 
    • Barbara Pierscionek (KU).
    • Ethics board
    • Ethics manager, project manager and end-users representatives. The aim of this board is to make sure ethical issues are being taken into account when dealing with end-users activities and participate in providing advices and provide solutions before problems appear.
    • Executive board
    • Project manager, WPs leaders and technical manager. The aim of this board is to 
    • to make strategic decisions concerning project co-ordination, direction, overall management, and planning.

      • Project board
      • One representative per partner. The aim of this board is to prepare strategic decisions on major changes and resolution of any major conflicts could appear.