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The main goal of TSB is to create and develop innovative solutions and products for the healthcare sector, using the most advanced ICT technologies, developing tailor-made solutions that improve health care services and quality of life. TSB was founded in February 2008 as a spin-off of the ITACA Institute of the Technical University of Valencia. With over ten years of research experience on the healthcare sector and thanks to the its structure and alliances, TSB is able to effectively evaluate 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 that meet the client needs.

TSB’s objective in HeartWays is to enrich its platform called Nohmad with a number of new features that provide a competitive advantage for the Spanish and European markets: advanced intelligent algorithms for patient assessment; support for on the move chronic disease management; enrichment of user experience because of the use of auxiliary tools such as patient portal and client applications to enhance patient involvement and empowerment. Validation outcomes are of utmost importance to assess the impact of these advanced and innovative features in order to go to the market in a very short term.

Project Coordinators, Coordinators of WP3. Patient support and Healthcare management layer.

Forus’ mission is to benefit government & industry through innovative science and technology. The main target sectors are Automation and “extreme” environments. More specifically, in the vast Automation-related fields, Forus provides original hardware/software solutions and services, including a family of continuous underwater video monitoring systems that can be controlled over the Internet, and, more recently, a tele-medicine component, derived from its participation and experience with the AAL “HOPE” project, which has been recently completed.  In the Automation field, the need for more efficient control of equipment and components is increasing dramatically: Forus has developed various solutions and its technical teams and installers provide support to public and private entities, such as A.S.I.A., (the Naples Public Authority for solid waste collection, transfer, recycling and disposal services), and a global service on systems and components, produced and installed at their premises in Naples, related to fuel distribution, vehicle monitoring and personnel identification. In the automation of transport, Forus has been a provider for many years to Finmeccanica (the largest industrial compound in Italy) Group, through hardware/software installation and maintenance of signalling equipment and traffic controllers for the Italian Railway Network, incorporating remote control of wayside signalling installations, Automatic Traffic Control and rider information maintenance management, video-surveillance of public areas, and emergency management.

Coordinators of WP1. Smart monitoring layer.

SDI-HR Informatika d.o.o. was established in 1995. We have 20 employees with annual turnover of 1.5 million EUR. Our major business activities are developing advanced healthcare IT solutions, distribution and service of selected medical products and healthcare education.

SDI-HR has established a very prominent and technologically advanced market position in the area of nursing and healthcare, by developing a “cloud” IT solution under the trademark “e-Nursing” which is used in a major number of Croatian hospitals. The “e-Nursing” system is tracking down all the activities of a nurse in a hospital environment.

Weartech S.L. is a technology company (Information and Communications technology), established in 2007 in Valencia, Spain, to develop, manufacture and market SMART CLOTHES. WIT products are designed to meet a wide range of users’ needs, from professional and semi-professional sports, fitness, health prevention, continuous health care, industrial safety and special projects based on SFIT technology (Smart Fabrics and Interactive Textiles).

Smart Clothes is the generic name of garments and fabrics produced from fibres that react in an intelligent way to external factors such as changes in temperature, moisture, bacteria and chemical elements, light, radiation, fire, electric shock or mechanical stress. WIT products entail the complete value chain of Smart Clothes: the technical garment, the electronic processing of biophysical signals generated by the garment, and the software applications that allow their effective use.

The company comprises four lines of business: WIT Sport & Fitness, WIT Health, WIT Industrial y WIT Projects.

The organization: The Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPVLC) is a 45 years old institution adding up over 42.000 people, comprising 10 technical schools, 3 faculties and 2 higher polytechnic schools in three campus, one in the city of Valencia and two externals. With a strong international experience in ICT technologies applied to different domains, one of the main areas of work of the UPVLC is the application of ICT to the fields of Health and Social Services in three primary action lines (e-Health, e-Inclusion and Quality of Life). As a result of its long trajectory of research and academic work in this line, the university has been recently awarded, in a joint initiative with the second university of the city and the CSIC (Spanish High Council for Scientific Research), the recognition as Campus of International Excellence in the competitive call of 2010. The main focus of this joint initiative will be the generation of high quality scientific-technological production in health, ICT and sustainability.

UPVLC-TSB TSB (Technologies for Health and Well-Being) is the major research group in eInclusion and ehealth of the UPVLC, and one of the most relevant ones at the national level, with a research trajectory of more than 10 years.  UPVLC-TSB has an extensive expertise in the application of ICT to the social and healthcare systems, in Ambient Intelligence (AmI) and in Ambient Assisted Living technologies (AAL). The team has also a demonstrated experience in the management of complex cooperative international projects, as it has been project coordinator or technical coordinator of more than 10 European projects, WP leader in more than 20 occasions and has been involved in the coordination other major events such as the organization of the pHealth  conference on 2008. The group is also active in standardization and technology support bodies such as the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the AALOA open association, and the platform eVIA  (Spanish National technology Platform for Health, Wellbeing and Social Inclusion).

Technical management of the project; Coordinators of WP4. System validation.

TRACS is a privately-owned Research and Development Centre, officially recognized as highly qualified by the Italian Ministry of Research, and, as such, listed in the MUR Ministry Register and subject to Ministry (yearly) audit, in relation to its technical and staff adequacy (Ministry Decree n. 2326/RIC, dated November 10, 2006). A Scientific and Technical Committee (STC) to monitor TRACS’ research and development activities was set up back in 2006. TRACS STC Members include various Professors from Italian Universities and senior Managers from private and public industry.

Since 2000, TRACS developed its expertise in the ICT sector, in close cooperation with research institutions located in the Rome area, in the Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Campania, Sicily and Basilicata regions.  Late in 2005, TRACS strengthened its partnership with other Research Centres and Universities, and it has since been regularly cooperating with the following centres: University of Naples (UNINA), University of Salerno (UNISA), University of Palermo (UNIPA), University of Cassino (UNICA), Sovrintendenza del Mare (Regional Authority for Underwater Archeology) in Palermo SovrintendenzaaiBeniCulturali di Napoli e Caserta (Regional Authority for Monuments) in Naples , ISME - Integrated Services Marine Environment DIST (University of Genoa).

The University of Zagreb (1669) is the oldest and largest university in South-Eastern Europe. Ever since its foundation, the University has been continually growing and developing and now consist of 29 faculties, three art academies and the Centre for Croatian Studies. With its comprehensive programmes and over 50,000 full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students the University is the strongest teaching institution in Croatia.  It offers a wide range of academic degree courses leading to Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees in the following fields: Arts, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Engineering, Humanities, Natural and Social Sciences. It is also a strongly research-oriented institution, contributing with over 50% to the total research output of the country.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing is the largest technical faculty and leading educational and R&D institution in the fields of electrical engineering, information and communication technology and computing in the Republic of Croatia. Being a constituent of the University of Zagreb, UNIZG-FER has its roots in the Technical Faculty, founded in 1919. In 1956, the departments of Technical Faculty grew into four new faculties, Faculty of Electrical Engineering being one of them. The Faculty offers today substantial educational and R&D facilities including 35 lecture halls, more than 60 laboratories, Congress centre, tele-conference centre, central library and 12 department libraries, student restaurant, sport and recreation facilities on 43308 m2. The Faculty is organised in 12 departments which represent the focal points of education, research and development in various fields. The present research and educational staff comprises more than 135 professors and 220 teaching and research assistants and around 3000 students at the bachelor level, 1300 students at the master level and 470 PhD students. All those numbers clearly emphasize highly spirited activities in teaching and research. The Faculty has developed valuable international cooperation with many research institutions around the world, either directly or through inter-university cooperation. The number of international projects in the academic years 2010/2011 reached 32 projects, 13 of which are FP7 projects, which makes Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing one of the most internationally active institutions in Croatia. The Faculty has a long tradition in Biomedical Engineering (BME). Projects and teaching in BME have started in early seventies in last century. The largest on-going project in BME at the Faculty is entitled “Non-invasive and minimally invasive methods and technologies in biomedicine”.

Coordinators of WP5. Dissemination and exploitation.

The University Of Coimbra, Portugal, was founded in the year 1290 and comprises eight Faculties, more than 2000 teachers and 22000 students. The participation in the proposed project is carried out through the Adaptive Computation Group of the Department of Informatics Engineering (DEI), which is one of the 11 departments of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology (UC) and integrates one of its 17 research units. DEI comprises more than 100 researchers, of which 40 hold Ph.D. degrees. Inside DEI, the group involved in the current project is the Adaptive Computation Group (ACG). The main core expertise of the Adaptive Computation Group concerns R&D for intelligent data analysis, modelling and complex systems integrating data driven as well as knowledge driven approaches. The group has a vast experience in fundamental and applied research on on-line system identification and control, non-linear modelling and prediction, bio-signal processing, image processing, pattern recognition and Medical Informatics. In the last few years the group has published more than 300 papers in international conferences and journals, and has been involved in several R&D projects in the pHealth area at national and European levels, such as MyHeart (IST-2002-507816), Epilepsia (FP7-211713) and HeartCycle (FP7 – 216695).


Coordinators of WP2. Multiparametricanalisys layer.