Consortium & Participants
Coordinated by Siel Bleu, the consortium includes 1 association, 3 SMEs, 1 industrial company and 4 research and academic organisations located in 5 countries. Various organisations outside the consortium support also actively the project.
Funded in 2004, NEOVIA is a service company supporting managers and their organizations. In 2012, NEOVIA annual revenue was of 3.2 Million Euros achieved by 30 employees. NEOVIA supports, managers within their personal and professional evolution (coaching, networking, retirement…) and their organizations in the definition and implementation of their strategy (organization, coaching, innovation projects, funding…). In the field of innovation NEOVIA has a specific and recognized knowledge in Information and Communication Technologies European collaborative projects.
NEOVIA supports Siel Bleu and the consortium in the management and administration of the project and contributes to the specification, business plan and dissemination activities.
Thierry Bidot Director in charge of Innovation activity within NEOVIA is the main participant to MOTION.
The University of Bologna, created in 1088, is recognized as the oldest university in the western world, and one of the largest in Italy (with more than 100,000 enrolled students). It is one of most active Italian universities in research and technology transfer. At European level, the University was partner in more than 150 EU projects in FP5 and FP6, and is currently involved in more than 140 projects in FP7.
The UNIBO research groups participating in the project belong to the Department of Psychology.
The Department of Psychology of the University of Bologna constitutes an important research centre with competency on cognitive psychology, clinical psychological and behavioural science. The Department of Psychology is involved in different national and European projects regarding behaviour, cognition and body, the implementation of palliative care, as well as affective disorders and physical diseases.
UNIBO will act as “spokesperson” for the older adults in the project and thereby contributes in all the phases where input from end-users is needed (user requirements, evaluation of the ICT platform, pilot assessment).
Prof. Rabih Chattat, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology with about 20 years experience, is involved in University teaching on psychology of aging and clinical psychology regarding older adults.
Giovanni Ottoboni, PhD and psychotherapist, takes part in the project as assistant and expert in clinical and experimental embodied psychology
arx iT is a regional leader (Switzerland and France) in providing Geographical Information Systems (GIS) services, from IT consulting to solutions’ integration, including geomatics engineering. arx iT employs high-level engineers, all specialized in developing customized desktop, mobile, internet applications and services allowing the capture, processing and distribution of geospatial data. Quality is the cornerstone of the company which is ISO 9001 certified and has been awarded ESRI’s partner of the year in 2006.
arx iT’s main goal with this project is to develop innovative services that can be commercialized in collaboration with services providers, increasing its market share in GIS services and its visibility beyond the regional boundaries.
David Beni, Founder
Chokri Koussa, Project Manager
SANTEC is the health care technology department of the CRP Henri Tudor Research Centre and focuses on the improvement of health care and social services by the development of innovative technologies (e.g. Telemedicine, eHealth). TUDOR’s unique approach is to combine technical expertise in biomedical engineering and ICT with a sound knowledge of evaluation techniques in public health (e.g. clinical trials and pilot studies).
Biomedical Engineering and Public Health (BEPH) unit has a long term experience in developing new technologies for healthcare and the analysis of their outcomes for patients and the healthcare system. Innovative approaches and concepts for an improved management of major public health burdens are elaborated by combining telemedical approaches with computer-based knowledge representation and decision-support technologies.
TUDOR’s first task consists in developing together with M3C and NEO the core ICT platform for the MOTION project. A second task consists in adapting our existing telemedicine solution to acquire physiological data from participants during workout in order to assess training intensity. Last but not least, TUDOR will evaluate existing solutions for measuring muscle force and explore the use of kinematic data to deduce muscle force.
Dr. Robert LEMOR, Director of SANTEC et BEPH Unit Leader
Nico MACK, Senior R&D Engineer, Electronic and Software Engineering.
Lübomira SPASSOVA, Dr-Ing., Computer Science Researcher
Cup 2000 S.p.A is an industrial company, leader in Italy for electronic healthcare and Internet networks. In-house with the Emilia-Romagna Region, the Local partner Bodies and all the regional Health Authorities, the company operates in the fields of project design, research, development, experimentation and management of ICT services and products for e-Health and e-Care networks. The specific task of Cup 2000 consists in the creation of pilot studies, selecting up to 16 users who will take part in the gym programme itself. In Bologna, this result will be achieved by a) involving the Department of Psychology of UNIBO in the recruitment of participants; b) carefully supported by UNIBO in case of arising issues with end users (low acceptance by the participants, privacy issues, specific technological needs); c) selecting and training a qualified coach according to Siel Bleu specifications and d) following all phases of the gym course and guaranteeing a full completion of the predefined programme. The procedure will progressively be extended to the other participating countries, with constant and reciprocal feedbacks from each partner promptly shared to every other pilot site. In addition, Cup 2000 will be contributing to the ergonomics and sociological evaluation and of the pilot set-up.
Caterina Lena was born in Bologna on December 13th, 1970. A graduate in Electronic Engineering, she is member of the National Bar of Engineers.
She works in C2K since 1999, where she currently holds the position of Director of the Socio-Health Networks Business Unit. In the previous years, she has carried out various tasks which led to different roles, including:
- Director of the business unit “Metropolitan CUP”.
- Director of the business unit “SOLE and Regional Projects SUN”.
She led the technological team that designed and built the SOLE network.
Teresa Gallelli, Head of European and Promotional Projects, has been involved in several European projects addressed to the integration of ITC tools for new services, and in particular OLDES (Older people's e-services at home), SPES and CONFIDENCE (aiming to develop an Ubiquitous Care System to Support Independent Living). MS in Economics, in 2006 she joined C2K where she is the responsible of international research activities and European Projects.
Valentina Soluri, MA in Communications after two scholarships in the USA and UK, works for C2K since 2009 as project assistant, contents editor and translator.
Siel Bleu has been a non-profit organization providing services, inter alia for senior citizens, since its creation in 1997. Siel Bleu offers solutions for prevention and support through adapted physical activity programs that are accessible to all. Siel Bleu is present throughout the French territory and intervenes in nursing homes, accommodation centers, seniors clubs, as well as directly in older people’s homes. More than 400 employees, APA professionals (Adapted Physical Activities), intervene in 3500 institutions in France and coach 80 000 beneficiaries by organizing numerous courses adapted to all types of situations. Siel Bleu has developed hubs in Belgium, Ireland, Spain and aims to develop progressively all over Europe.
Siel Bleu is the coordinator of the project and one of the end-user representatives. As such, Siel Bleu contributes to the functional and methodological specifications, platform and user interface conception, definition of exploratory options, set up and implementation of pilot sites, definition of the business plan and dissemination of results.
Jean-Pierre SAVARY, Research and Innovation Manager and engineer and expert in human sciences and ICT for health, is the project Director and main Siel Bleu participant to the project.
m3connect GmbH was founded in 2001 as systems integrator and operator of public hotspots. The company is privately owned, located in Aachen and employs some 40 people.
m3connect has deployed in the past years some 10.000 access points, thousands of switches, routers and end-user terminals. These hardware items are remotely monitored (without interference by end-user) and maintained on site by our own technical workforce. m3c owns a proper development company (Scientific Computers GmbH) where software is built by state of the art methodology and quality insurance processes in order to administer user accounts (Triple A), manage the hardware and produce adequate reports. m3c provides extensive experience in specification, development and testing of scalable distributed user platforms for any kind of devices (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone).
Emilio Dragas, CEO and CTO, Long experience in management, deployment of huge networks, GUI definition and data base design. Defines general project design.
Dr. M. Buchholz, Head of Sales, Long experience in PM and consulting. Project coordinator in terms of communication between partners.
Roland Heinen, Head of Development, Long experience in management and development. Coaching the development team, coordinating development with partner companies.
Volker Denneberg, Teamleader, responsible for the technical quality.
NEOLINKS S.A.R.L. develops since 2003 software videoconferencing solutions for both companies and healthcare markets. Néolinks is specialising in real time communication and data transmission over Internet. Thanks to its own technology, Néolinks is capable of specific adjustments. Néolinks already participated in several similar projects, such as “Promethée” (Interreg) and “Demeter” which both included Multimedia Home Monitoring Devices, and develops since many years specific multimedia tools for healthcare market.
Néolinks will develop the videoconferencing module of the MOTION ICT platform, including a Software Development Kit for specific user Interfaces which can control all necessary communication functions, an SIP gateway so that end users can be easily reached by phone in case of issues with their Internet connection, a secure communication protocol and several potential leads for further development, sound optimisation tools and remote user account management for the videoconferencing module.
Gregory Galiana, Manager Research and Innovation, will lead the NEOLINKS team in MOTION.
Cedric Ochs, Software Engineer, will carry out software development.
Arnaud Pantaleon, Software Engineer, will carry out software development.
Fredric Dupont, Software Engineer, will carry out software development.
Alfredo Moreira, Software Engineer, will carry out software development.
The SCHULTHESS KLINIK is a private clinic (non-profit foundation) in Zurich, Switzerland. Formed in 1883, the clinic is a leading training facility in orthopaedic surgery, with specialisation in all disciplines of orthopaedics including upper and lower extremities, spine surgery, neurosurgery and neurology, hand and foot surgery, as well as rheumatology, sports medicine and pain therapy. One of the research divisions, the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, is specialised in the physiological exploration of human musculoskeletal function in vivo. Equipment include dynamometers for the evaluation of human muscle strength (isokinetic, isometric, isoinertial), surface electromyography, mechanomyography, tensiomyography, accelerometers for investigating human movement patterns, force and pressure sensors and more. The laboratory has been active in (1) developing valid methodologies for the evaluation of skeletal muscle function, (2) attempting to demonstrate that skeletal muscle function is an excellent predictor of general physical functioning and quality of life, as well as (3) restoring skeletal muscle function using innovative rehabilitation strategies in orthopaedic patients.
Under the supervision of COMETE, SCHULTHESS (Neuromuscular Research Laboratory) will provide assistance in the definition of physical activity programmes and evaluation methods for end users (WP2). SCHULTHESS will also contribute to the actual evaluation of physical capabilities (neuromuscular aspects) of end users (WP5).
Nicola MAFFIULETTI, PhD, Laboratory head, Physiology/Rehabilitation, investigator.
Nicola CASARTELLI, MSc, Research assistant, Physiology/Rehabilitation, investigator.
Vanessa WELLAUER, MSc, Research assistant, Physiology/Rehabilitation, investigator.
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie (UCBN) is a multidisciplinary university with 50 research units and about 1070 researchers. Among these 50 research units, 21 of them are joint research units affiliated to national research organisms such as CNRS, INRA, INSERM, CEA or IFREMER.
The COMETE research unit INSERM U1075 (Mobilités: Attention, Orientation et Chronobiologie) is attached to the faculties of medicine and sciences in sport. The research unit was recently evaluated by the French Evaluation Agency for research and Higher Education (AERES) and obtained the best score: A+. The main axes of the research unit are the following: mobility during ageing in normal and pathological conditions. A large part of these works is devoted to development rehabilitation and health prevention programmes. Ours programmes are mainly built of physical activity. The research unit will provide expert assistance in the definition of physical activity programmes for end-users. The research unit will supervise the methodology for assessing the effects of activity programmes adapted to the physical, physiological and psychological needs of end-users, this work will be done in collaboration with SCHULTHESS. The COMETE research unit will contribute to the installation of the French pilot site with Siel Bleu responsible for organizing the pilot site. The unit will contribute to the characterization of sensors which will be technically developed by TUDOR.
Pierre DENISE, MD & PhD, University professor and hospital practitioner - Laboratory Manager
Damien DAVENNE, PhD, Professor, Rehabilitation and physical evaluation – Physiology and Neurosciences
Antoine GAUTHIER, PhD, Professor, Rehabilitation and physical evaluation – Physical training, Chronobiology, Muscle
Sébastien MOUSSAY, PhD, Assistant Professor, Project Management – Functional evaluation, Sport and exercise Sciences
Gaëlle QUARCK, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation, Vestibular Evaluation – Physiology and Neurosciences
Nicolas BESSOT, PhD, Assistant Professor, Rehabilitation and physical evaluation- Chronobiology
Bruno SESBOÜE, MD, Assistant Professor, Main Investigator – Sports Medicine Physician
Lucile BIGOT, PhD Student, Rehabilitation and adapted physical activity