Funded Projects Accomplished/ Collaborated
ACE-LP - Augmenting Communication using Environmental data to drive Language Prediction
ACE-LP brings together research expertise in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) (University of Dundee), Intelligent Interactive Systems (University of Cambridge), and Computer Vision and Image Processing (University of Dundee) to develop a predictive AAC system that will address these prohibitively slow communication rates by introducing the use of multimodal sensor data to inform state of the art language prediction. For the first time a VOCA system will not only predict words and phrases; we aim to provide access to extended conversation by predicting narrative text elements tailored to an ongoing conversation.
racerCaixa – Independent Shopping Experience for Visually and Mobility Impaired
Description: This project was funded by laCaixa Bank and Spanish government in 2012 in order to enable independent shopping for people with visual or mobility impairments. The goal is that in future a blind person or a person in a wheelchair will not only be able to access every store, but will also be able to browse every item and make purchasing decisions without needing assistance. Eventually this will lead towards the independent shopping experience for visually and mobility impaired with improving life style. We have researched and developed voice and Augmented Reality (AR) interfaces for enabling Independent Shopping Experience based on RFID smart spaces.
PIGALL – Haptic and Locomotor Guiding of Blind People Inside a Retail Store
[Ref: TIN2012-34965 PIGALL]
Description: The goal of the project is to organize and run a test pilot in a real store combining two existing technologies: humanoid robots and RFID-based smart shelves, for locomotor and haptic guiding respectively. The pilot will demonstrate the possibility of guiding a blind customer from the entrance of the store to the exact location of a product on a shelf, without the help of any other person, thus preserving his or her privacy.
East-West Neo Medicinal u-Lifecare Research Center (uLCRC) – Information Technology Research Center, Project
Description: The ubiquitous Life Care Research Center (uLCRC), established in 2006 with a funding from Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea (MKE). uLCRC is a unique Information Technology Research Center dedicated to developing human life care technologies based on the principles of east-west neo medicine. We've developed core technologies for u-Lifecare applications such as inference algorithms, bio sensing techniques, smart objects and cloud platform for managing, processing, storing and inferring personal information securely.
Integrated Health and Fitness Assessment System Project
Description: Health Information and Management System is an automated process to monitor physical health related parameters. For successful automated health test system, the platform is provided with self explanatory interface that allows users to monitor Blood Pressure, Body balance, Body Fat, Hand Grip Strength, Agility and Anaerobic Power. In order to add ubiquity to our proposed health test system design, platform is provided with the support of web based mentoring service that can easily be accessible to users around the globe and hence serve as an effective tool for monitoring and improving ADL (activity of daily living).
HIMS Brain Project
HIMS Brain system is presented that analyzes, quantifies, trains and prescribes based on logical, memorizing, concentrative, decisive, in conditions where time and space is involved, possibility of dementia, and on evaluation of lifestyle of subjects.