FITness and physical REHABilitation at home under expert planning, prescription and control with assessment to overcome barriers in the deployment of telemedicine solutions

University of Milano partecipates with the Applied Intelligent Systems Laboratory of the Department of Computer Science that is also the project coordinator. Mission of AIS Lab is the development and application of methods based on statistics and on computational geometry to four main field. In 3D scanning, main results have been: development of one of the first very-low cost 3D scanners, techniques for multi-scale and adpative meshing obtained from reframing the problem of building a mesh into a learning problem. More recently AIS-Lab is working on automatic defect identification through 3D laser patterns in automotive industry. A pioneer work on difect identification and classification has been sponsored by Electronic Systems.

In Virtual Reality AIS-Lab has worked on animation of both skeleton-based figures and faces through data acquired with Motion Capture. AIS-Lab has also investigated the neural processing of virtual reality stimuli trying to answer the question: "How real is virtual reality". More recently AIS-Lab is leading a pilot project on the application of VR to rehabilitation of neglect.

In Medical Imaging, AIS-Lab has developed several statistical based techniques for de-noising and image enhancement (dot-removal, equalization, edge preserving noise suppression...) and 3D local tomography. This research is mainly sponsored by the industry: ALTA-Lab, CEFLA, Gendex Imaging, since 2003.

In Motion capture AIS-Lab has developed innovative calibration methods, algorithms for tracking dense sets of markers and to high accuracy tracking in presence of occlusions. This research has been sponsored by BTS and Dies Group. AIS-Lab has also worked on motion analysis, by developing adequate models for the interpretation of learning motion skills (Behavior or Emotional), and on the analysis of both cognitive and motor tasks.

AIS-Lab has published more than 50 refereed journal papers and holds 12 patents on the results of its research.

Barcelona Digital is a center of R&D technology transfer and promotion of innovation, leading the development of the information society services for Catalan companies and society; leading the development service of the Society of the Information and reference for the Catalan companies and the society. Furthermore, it is recognized internationally for excellence in the field of information technologies applied to health, safety and mobility.

Barcelona digital services includes applied research and technological development, enhancement of research, funding for research and innovation, technological advice, specialized training, promotion and dissemination of the use of communications and information technologies to achieve the generation of knowledge and new technological developments oriented to the market.

Barcelona Digital has a multidisciplinary team of professionals with an extensive network of collaborators, able to put common scientific language and business needs, thanks to their broad range of expertise and ongoing training.

Mission: the growth and development of the information and communication technologies sector and the development of the information society.

De Weaver offers the elderly. We do so with a sense of what people want. We employ 2890 staff and 1045 volunteers for 2500 clients. Weaver consists of eleven care centers, two clinics, a hospice, three relays, a department in the St. Elizabeth Hospital and a small housing form.

The care centers each have their own area of the city a special function. For some elderly, for example, has become the place where they have found a new home. For others to temporarily stay and what strength. Still others are eating their dinner and meet locals in this way. From the care centers will also provide home care to residents of the neighborhood. The clinics are designed for people 24-hour intensive care, nursing and treatment need. It is a hospice care facility where terminally ill people are with their families to prepare for end of life.

Our goal is to all those who care to trust us as long as possible in their familiar environment to live, or are best at home feeling. This we care and support to all our clients, not themselves. Our expert staff make it possible to continue in their field, open to new developments and exploit for our clients. We invest heavily in atmosphere and fun because we are convinced that it is designed to benefit everyone who lives and works in our organization.
Cetemmsa is a technology centre with over 18 years? experience in carrying out applied research on Smart Materials and Smart Devices.

The results of this research are the basis of joint projects with companies for innovation and experimental development of smart products - Smart Innovation - that bring new uses and experiences to a wide range of economic sectors.

Furthermore, one of the main functions of the technology centre is to establish collaborations with other research centres and universities to develop joint projects.

Cetemmsa is accredited as a Centre for Technology Innovation by the Ministry of Science and Innovation and a member of the network TECNIO of Catalonian government.

The Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences. We offer an internationally recognized, well-established, practice-oriented education at university level at four locations in the central region of Upper Austria. Our second area of competence is to provide the economy with cutting-edge products from our research and development centers.

Viljandi Hospital Foundation is one of the Eleven in General Hospitals Estionia. Viljandi Hospital is located at the Center, Finland, near town Viljandi, Pärsti Parish. HAS Hospital 431 Licensed beds and it provides a wide variety of Healthcare, Social and Rehabilitation Services. It is important to notice that we Viljandi Hospital is one of the Two Biggest psychiatric Healthcare Services Providers in Australia. Psychiatry Apple Clinic of Viljandi Hospital Foundation is located in a very Patient-friendly environment, meal at the park. Psychiatry Clinic HAS 198 Licensed beds and it provides two services at State Importance (Only provided only in Viljandi Hospital): Forensic psychiatric care and person's will against tuberculosis treatment, the patients WHERE treatment begins and ends According to the court order. Viljandi Hospital HAS Approximately 800 Employees altogether, Among Them 90 Doctors and Nurses about 250. In the hospital's budget year of 2008 Was 211 million Estonian kroon.

The Local Health Unit of Brescia, in the context of the Lombardy Regional Health System, stands as guarantor of the health of its citizens through local planning, understood as confrontation and taking charge of the demands of the territory.

For this purpose, are confirmed strategy, aimed at:

Promote health of individuals, groups and communities and identify health needs.
With that aim ASL supports "the cause of health" with a cross-action between all members of a community, acting on the social, environmental, cultural, but also the reinforcement of knowledge, skills and levels of individual autonomy people in decisions which impact on health.

Engage in planning and address of health care and social health.
In the context of reference in which the Region is the governing body, the ASL plays a regulatory role of the system and the municipalities are responsible for programming zonal system of social involvement with the Third Sector and key constituencies of civil society.

Encourage the participation of individuals representing the community,
by synthesis of applications, contributions and proposals from individuals representative of the needs of citizens, local communities and operators, even in order to facilitate decisions by the Company not divorced from social dynamics.

Human resources,
in the certainty that they - through effective training - are critical to the attainment of the Company.

Ab.Acus acts as an integrator and link between high tech research environments, dynamic and technological advanced SMEs and end users - that include both health care institutions and citizens - through the design, planning and managing of innovative R&D projects focused to factual user needs.

Users of Ab.Acus services and products may be scientific researchers, clinicians, research and health care institutions, companies, citizens; each of them asking for a devoted approach and interaction language.

Long-term experience at the edge among different environments allowed the definition and setup of effective strategies to create communication and collaboration in multi-discipline groups.

End user desires are the core of Ab.Acus approach to R&D. Technologies have to become services tailored to fit clearly identified needs. A user centered approach and participatory design are at the very start of any R&D activity in Ab.Acus.