With special emphasis on health, education and welfare of people (and also animals), we have large experience in combining IoT with design methodologies in the development of disruptive IoT products (wearables and monitoring systems), cloud-based services and high value-added mobile applications.
We enjoy focusing our research to assistive technologies -to improve the quality of life and autonomy of the elderly and people with disabilities- and e-health. We have experience in:
- design of monitoring wearables and their embedded intelligence
- integration of health devices in smart environments for monitoring vital signs and administration of medications.
- design and creation of learning environments that combine e-learning technologies, mobile computing and context sensitivity to improve the user experience and facilitate the acquisition and understanding of information.
- alternative and augmentative communication strategies and tools to help people communicate regardless of their abilities.
- spatial orientation of people.
- support for orientation and navigation in time (recognition of the current time of day, understanding tasks and appointments ahead) of children with autism, elderly with mild dementia, etc.
- control of the user’s environment (household appliances, home automation, air conditioning, toys, etc.) in order to support autonomy.
- support for caregivers (family members and formal caregivers) by discreetly monitoring users and their environment so that they are informed about risk and emergency situations such as falls, inactivity, etc.
- assessment of quality of life based on the analysis of the monitoring of people and their environment to detect unusual activities, changes in behavior, loss of abilities, etc.
- rehabilitation and physical and cognitive prevention of people through accessible leisure strategies.
- social communities of telecare and tele-rehabilitation of patients with chronic diseases.
- controlled environments of multisensory stimulation (Snoezelen) for the rehabilitation of people with cognitive disabilities and other disorders such as autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), etc.