Update – visuAAL – Privacy-Aware and Acceptable Video-Based Technologies and Services for Active and Assisted Living – 15 PhD positions

As previously announced IRI is a partner in the new Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network, visuAAL. 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 privacy-aware video-based working solutions for assisted living.

This aim will be achieved by providing a transdisciplinary and cross-sectoral combination of training, non-academic placements, courses and workshops on scientific and complementary skills. This holistic training will be facilitated by a multidisciplinary consortium.

The project will start on 1st September and 15 PhD positions will be advertised soon after. Recruitment will be completed by late 2020 or early 2021.

Host institutions and main researchers

Partner organisations, contributing to the training activities and secondments
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE), Associazione Italiana per l’Assistenza Agli Spastici Provinzia di Bologna, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Anyvision NI, Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, Cogvis, Dundalk Institute of Technology, ECHAlliance, enervision, IrsiCaixa, IBM Ireland, Lebenshilfe, Stiftelsen för rättsinformation, and Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Research projects

RWTH Aachen University

  • Perceptions of personal privacy in health monitoring technologies (in different users)
  • (Dis)Trust in medical technologies and medical support considering (severe) health decisions
  • Acceptance of artificial intelligence in health-related contexts

Stockholm University

  • Video-based AAL technologies and colliding legal frameworks
  • Video-based AAL technologies and balancing of interests
  • “Digital twins” as a way to help ensure legal compliance of video-based AAL technologies

Trinity College Dublin

  • Use of camera systems to support home based multiple chronic disease (multimorbidity) self-management
  • Application of behavioural change theory to the design, development and implementation of camera systems to support home-based multiple chronic disease (multimorbidity) self-management
  • Personalisation of self-management education/training for individuals with multiple chronic health conditions (multimorbidity) using visual based data

TU Wien

  • Behaviour modelling and life logging
  • Algorithmic fairness in AI for active assisted living
  • AI for dementia care

University of Alicante

  • Privacy preservation in video-based AAL applications
  • Context recognition for the application of visual privacy
  • Perceptions of personal safety and privacy in frail elderly, disabled people and their caregivers in the context of video-based lifelogging technologies

For more information, contact the visuAAL coordinator (francisco.florez@ua.es) or the Project leaders at each institution.

NOTE: More information about Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks at https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/portal/screen/opportunities/topic-details/msca-itn-2020.

NOTE: Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment date.