AIT Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT)AIT is Austria’s largest extra-university research centre in applied research and development. AIT cooperates nationally and internationally with universities and other institutions of higher education or research. Austria's most important enterprises are partners or shareholders of AIT. AIT is represented in this consortium by the AIT group “Biomedical Systems” in the department Health & Environment. The department has been involved in R&D on assistive and ambient assistive living technologies as well as medical research since 1994. The AIT division Biomedical Systems performs R&D in the fields of AAL and smart biomedical systems.
University of Geneva (UniGe)
The University of Geneva participates in the project with the Institute of Service Sciences (ISS) (http://iss.unige.ch) of the Economics and Social Sciences Faculty. As a team of 40 staff members, ISS is active in research, technology watch, creativity and teaching. It currently participating in more than 15 research projects (EU/Cost/National Swiss funding) in service domains ranging from services innovation and large-scale services to services for seniors and mobile users and from Personality and Emotion Models to 3D serious games. Our strong involvement in interdisciplinary think groups places us at the forefront of the technology watch in Services Science in Switzerland. The Institute’s international network includes many academic institutions, public administrations, creativity and innovation consultants, think tanks and services providers across Europe, Asia, North America. ISS consists of several labs that will be contributing to this project, including MIRALab (http://www.miralab.ch/), a well-established lab in Interactive Virtual Human.
University of Cyprus (UCY)The Department of Computer Science will be the main representative of UCY in Miraculous Life Project. The Department is composed of more than 30 staff members and is active in research, technology watch, creativity and teaching. It has extensive experience in carrying out research and related implementation in the areas of data management, mobile/pervasive computing, service engineering and mobile wireless solutions and services in the health and care sector. Another important area our lab is focusing is the development of ICT-enabled Creativity and Enhanced Learning Environments, platforms and collaboration tools for implementing Health monitoring and support services, Context-aware, Smart and Personalised services for Elders and Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities. The Department has been actively participating in a number of EU and National funded projects in service domains ranging from data management in sensor networks, to context awareness, to smart homes, cognitive personalization, and innovative personalized services for mobile users and elders.
ZuyderlandOrbis Medisch en Zorgconcem is a chain organisation for cure, care, residential facilities and services in the Netherlands. It consists out of Orbis Medical Centre, ten nursing and convalescent homes, eight care support centres, a large-scale home care organisation, and a mental health organisation. Orbis has a wide range of care activities and therefore makes it one of the largest employers in the south of the province of Limburg, The Netherlands, with a staff of 5700 and a turnover of 310 M€ in 2011. Orbis has developed an innovative integrated elderly living village concept, Parc Hoogveld, in which housing, wellness, care, and services all go hand-in-hand. It includes a multifunctional centre as well as an assisted living complex and several modern apartment complexes where the elders live independent. Hoogveld has been achieved as best practice in solving the demographic change challenge at a European and international level and different regions and countries have been in contact with Orbis for transfer of knowledge of the establishment of such a setup. Together with other healthcare institutions, clients and third parties, Orbis intends to extend its platforms, promoting sustainable cure, care and living (homecare) in the Netherlands. Moreover, Orbishas a long term expertise in participating in national and international research oriented projects and has been collaborating with a number of academic and industrial organizations.
Orbis Medisch and Zorgconcern had a merger with Atrium Medisch Centrum Parkstad (another hospital in our region). Orbis is proud to reveal her new name per 1-7-2015: Zuyderland. Together Zuyderland guarantees excellent cure and care in the south of the Netherlands. Zuyderland has now one hospital at multiple locations, 10 care centers, two hospices, rehabilitation, mental healthcare, home care, domestic care and youth health care. Orbis Thuiszorg (home care) and Orbis Huishoudelijke hulp (domestic care) are also in this merger but will keep their name till 1-1-2016. Zuyderland provides high quality cure and care from birth till the end of the life cycle. This merger between Atrium and Orbis is a reinforcement of the cure and care in our region. Now and in the future. Zuyderland finds knowledge transfer, investment in further expertise development and hypermodern medical equipment very important and likes to be a precursor of innovations in cure and care. Due to this merger Zuyderland can reach a bigger patient/client population for our project and have a bigger catchment area to implement the solutions from this project within our own organization. Zuyderland is proud to have these extended possibilities available for the project.