TechFest’10 : IPAL presents the AMUPADH project
From 28 to 29 September 2010, I²R (Institute for Infocomm Research) which specializes in the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), will be organizing TechFest’10, an annual event held since the last seven years. More than 20 technologies in health-related fields, interactive entertainment and secured communication solutions, will be exposed at the Fusionopolis lobby.
This event will combine laboratory visits, product demonstrations and interactions with researchers and are opportunities to explore possible technological collaborations.
At this event, IPAL (Image & Pervasive Access Lab), the Franco-Singaporean joint laboratory whose partners are CNRS, A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Joseph Fourier University and NUS (National University of Singapore), will present its solutions developed within the project AMUPADH (Activity Monitoring and UI Plasticity for supporting Ageing with Mild Dementia at Home).
AMUPADH is a home assistance system for the elderly set up on a service platform involving sensors and context detection solutions. This interactive solution is configured to communicate with devices such as the TV, iPhone and Android based mobile phones, tablet PC etc. and combines IPAL‘s service solutions with I²R’s sensor solutions.
The platform is able to identify contextual information given a particular scenario and to display the related information to the specific device, thus providing an intelligent interaction. The camera-less system relies on lightweight sensors and ensures a non-intrusive solution.
This range of solutions for the home support of persons, together with “intelligent” homes, will under ideal conditions, allow the great majority of the elderly to maintain their independence, creature comforts and security, all thanks to intelligent and transparent home automation technologies.