Consortium

ACANTO’s research and development activities are carried out by a group of motivated partners selected on the basis of their scientific and technological excellence, of their complementary competences, of their ability to produce innovation in their respective fields and of their record of succesfull participation to similar initiatives.

The consortium consists of ten full-time partners from the six European countries Italy, Spain, Greece, United Kingdom, France, and Austria. Three of these partners are higher education institutions (University of Trento, Universtiy of Northumbria, University of Siena), two partners are national research centres (FORTH and INRIA), four partners (ATOS, SIEMENS, ENIVTEL, TELECOM ITALIA) are industrial entreprises with a renowned presence in Active Ageing and in related market segments. Last but not least we are honoured by the presence in our Consortium of the Hospital of Getafe, which has a decennial experience in the problems of ageing and has an active research group on fall prevention and rehabilitation.

 

Role Partner Country Type Contact
Coordinator University of Trento(UNITN) Italy University www.disi.unitn.it – luigi.palopoli@unitn.it
Participant Envitel (ENVT) Spain Company http://www.envitel.com/en
Participant FORTH (FORTH) Greece Research Centre http://www.forth.gr
Participant University of Northumbira (UNAN) UK University http://www.pactlab.org.uk/
Participant University of Siena (UNISI) Italy University http://www.diism.unisi.it
Participant INRIA (INRIA) France Research Centre http://www.inria.fr/en/centre/rennes
Participant SERMAS (SERMAS) Spain Hospital http://www.iisgetafe.es
Participant SIEMENS (SIEMENS) Austria Company http://www.siemens.at
Paricipant Telecom Italia (TI) Italy Company http://www.telecomitalia.com
Participant ATOS (ATOS) Spain Company http://www.atos.net

 

Each partner is a leader in its specific field and brings into the project a motivated team and highly specialized research infrastructures. The different competences covered by each partner are shown in the following table.

 

Areas of Expertise UNITN ENVT FORTH UNAN UNISI INRIA SERMAS SIEMENS TI ATOS
A) Knowledge of application domain and potential market X X X
B) Robotics – wearable devices X X X
C) User Centric design and clinical testing X X X
D) Algorithms for perception X X X X
E) Algorithms for data harvesting – modelling and profile matching X X
F) Formal methods and Cognitive Algorithms X X
G) Solution Providers – Component and system Engineering X
H) Software Integration X
I) Human Machine Interface X X X