The Project
MPOWER will define and implement an open platform to simplify and speed up the task of developing and deploying services for persons with cognitive disabilities and elderly.

MPOWER will define and implement an open platform to simplify and speed up the task of developing and deploying services for persons with cognitive disabilities and elderly.

The platform will in particular support: 1 Integration of SMART HOUSE and sensor technology; 2 Interoperability between profession and institution specific systems (e.g. Hospital Information System); 3 Secure and safe information management, including both social and medical information; and 4 Mobile users which often change context and tools. The project will research and develop the platform as a suite of independent building blocks. We will demonstrate its feasibility through the deployment of two end-user applications that will be deployed over a longer period.

The end-user applications are:

  • Individual plan management - the goal is to demonstrate the feasibility of the platform in relation to a dynamic sharing of plans and information
  • Smart home and sensor connectivity - this application will demonstrate the feasibility of the platform in relation to interconnectivity and integration of smart home and sensor technologies.

The partners will promote standardisation through aligning its work with ongoing development of HL 7, security and interoperability standards; and promote the MPOWER platform internationally through EAHSA.

The consortium is lead by SINTEF, and includes one of the world most important ICT companies, Ericsson. INDRA  is the leading Spanish Information Technologies company with employees in 17 countries. The Austrian research centers together with the University of Cyprus and SINTEF forms a strong technical research foundation, while PIV/NCDR and CMUJ are advanced users with experience from similar projects.  The SME TB-Solutions brings knowledge on provision of technology for advanced homecare. EAHSA  is sub-contracted and represents a user organisation with members from all Europe.

The project duration is 30 months, with a cost budget of 3.9 M€ and requested grant of 2.35 M€. The project started October 1st 2006.

 

Published January 12, 2007

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