IRI is pleased to announce the participation in a new EU-project called VisuAAL – Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living. The project, funded by Horizon2020, has a total budget of € 3,973,703, out of which IRI will recieve € 845,949 during a period of four years.
The aim of VisuAAL is to bridge the knowledge gap between users’ requirements and the appropriate and secure use of video-based AAL technologies to deliver effective and supportive care to older adults managing their health and wellbeing. VisuAAL will seek to increase awareness and understanding of the context-specific ethical, legal, privacy and societal issues necessary to implement visual systems across hospital, home and community settings, in a manner that protects and reassures users; outputs will stimulate the development of a new research perspective for constructively addressing privacyaware video-based working solutions for assisted living. This aim will be achieved by providing a transdisciplinary and crosssectoral combination of training, non-academic placements, courses and workshops on scientific and complementary skills. This holistic training to high achieving early stage researchers will be facilitated by the consortium, a community of researchers and industrial partners from different fields (computer science, engineering, healthcare, law, business, sociology) and other stakeholders (users, policy makers, public services.