SKEL researcher Dr Stasinos Konstantopoulos will give a talk on “RADIO: Unobtrusive, Efficient, Reliable and Modular Solutions for Independent Ageing” on Wednesday 26/10.
Technical advancements in ICT, including robotics, bring new opportunities for the ageing population of Europe, the healthcare systems, as well as the European companies providing relevant technology and services on a global scale.
RADIO pursues a novel approach to acceptance and unobtrusiveness: a system where sensing equipment is not discrete but an obvious and accepted part of the user’s daily life. By using the integrated smart home/assistant robot system as the sensing equipment for health monitoring, we divert the users’ attention from the functionality of the sensors rather than from the sensors themselves. In this manner, sensors do not need to be discrete and distant or masked and cumbersome to install; they do however need to be perceived as a natural component of the smart home/assistant robot functionalities.