ACTLab coordinated the iCareNet network. In iCareNet, the ACTLab was primarily working on daily routine monitoring of patients, dietary monitoring, and rehabilitation. ACTLab is investigating adaptive methods and algorithms for activity and behaviour recognition.
Context awareness has the potential to revolutionise the way people interact with information technology. Whereas conventional computers merely interpret explicit user input, context-aware systems analyse and automatically respond upon users’ behaviour and situation he/she is in. This enables electronic systems to assist users in situations in which the use of conventional computers and mobile devices is out of question. Research on context awareness has continued to intensify in the last decade due to the availability of cheap sensing technologies and mobile systems. Still, building reliable context-aware systems that can deal with complex real-life situations and environments remains an open research challenge and requires a multi-disciplinary effort.
Working with a patient after stroke.
iCareNet will focus on the areas of healthcare, wellness, and assisted living (HWA) applications and is expected to make a decisive contribution towards solutions, leveraged through an interdisciplinary perspective ranging from sensing and sensor integration, to human-computer interaction and social factors involved in the deployment of context-aware applications. Robust and scalable system architectures and design methodologies are the principal objective of all iCareNet efforts.
iCareNet unites efforts of an interdisciplinary network of leading European research groups and a strong industrial and clinical participation. Currently, the network comprises 11 full partners and 13 associate partners from several countries, including Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Finland, Denmark, Israel, and the Netherlands.
iCareNet is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network aiming at the training of PhD candidates and performing research on context-aware systems for healthcare, wellness, and assisted living (HWA) applications. iCareNet is funded under the European Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), Marie Curie programme.
For more information on the project please visit the iCareNet homepage.
"Daily Life Activity Routine Discovery in Hemiparetic Rehabilitation Patients Using Topic Models", Methods of Information in Medicine, 2015.,
"Estimating physical ability of stroke patients without specific tests", Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '15), ACM Press, 2015.,
"Activity patterns in stroke patients - is there a trend in behaviour during rehabilitation?", Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Human Behaviour Understanding (HBU '15), Springer, 2015.,
"Activity Routine Discovery in Stroke Rehabilitation Patients without Data Annotation", Proceedings of the 2nd ICTs for improving Patient Rehabilitation Research Techniques Workshop, ACM, 2014.,