is a Dutch company developing and marketing telepresence solutions. PresenceDisplays initiated and coordinated the Connected Vitality Network project. This organisation contributed to the interface concept, technical development of YoooM one-to-one modus, YoooM concept, sound quality and image integration and the development of a business model.
ASSDA, Andalusian Agency for Social Services and Dependency
is a Spanish tele-assistance service. Its objective is to improve senior citizens’ quality of life by providing company, organizing practical help and coordinating resources in case of emergency.
Assda brought to the project much experience with tele-assistance for elderly. Assda helped with concept development, did research and conducted field tests in order to validate how well YoooM met end user needs and expectations.
Sensire, Doetinchem, Netherlands
With over 50.000 clients and a staff of 6.700 , Sensire is the largest health and home care organisation in the eastern part of The Netherlands. The organisation focuses on care, living and well being of the elderly and the chronically ill in the provinces of Overijssel and Gelderland. Sensire operates a call centre, staffed by nurses and caregivers.
Sensire shared their experience concerning the needs of elderly and care organisations. They contributed to concept development and kept a clear focus on the easy use of YoooM both for elderly and for caregivers. Sensire organised workshops, held interviews and conducted field studies.
Arvika Municipality, Sweden
The Municipality of Arvika has 26 300 inhabitants, most of which live in the town of Arvika, though a large number still live in the countryside. The municipality‟s mission is to serve the inhabitants of Arvika with common services like pre-school, compulsory school and upper secondary school as well as social and elderly care.
The Municipality of Arvika brought their knowledge and experience in building and sustaining communities to the project. The Municipality conducted interviews and workshops, end user research and field tests of YoooM.
The Human- Interaction & Usability Unit of the ICT&S Center at the University of Salzburg, Austria
The HCI & Usability Unit deals with questions concerning design, user oriented development, and evaluation of existing and emerging interaction systems and environments.
In the Connected Vitality Network project HCI & U contributed by studying the strengths and weaknesses of current solutions. They built research instruments and performed lab tests. HCI & U took care of data analyses and the validation of end user satisfaction.
Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
The Software Engineering and Internet Technologies (SEIT) Laboratory is a part of the Department of Computer Science and focuses its research activities on two areas of Information Technology, namely Software Engineering and Internet Technologies.
The SEIT laboratory did technical analyses of the YoooM concept to determine the best technical approach. They further developed YoooM club (upper side) and teach mode, did labtests and solved technical issues concerning real-time image integration and stability. During the whole project they performed technical quality checks.
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
The Biomedical Engineering Knowledge Centre (EMT) represents the BUTE in this project. EMT is an expert in R&D activities in the area of assistive medical and social monitoring and alarm system measurement and information systems; control engineering and information technology, psychology and ergonomics, virtual reality, image processing and computer technology.
EMT contributed their knowledge and expertise during concept development and took part in the technical realization. EMT developed the YoooM club modus, several games, the shared browsing function and conducted lab tests.
Ambient Assisted Living - European Union
The AAL is a fund aimed at improving the quality of life of elderly in Europe through the use of ICT. Its second goal is to stimulate industrial development in Europe. AAL funds cross- national projects that involve small and medium enterprises, research bodies and user organisations.
Het ministerie van VWS
This ministry (Ministerie van Volksgezondheid, Welzijn en Sport) is the Dutch Ministry responsible for Health, Welfare and Sports. It supports projects that help transform healthcare and welfare services so that they are able to meet the challenges of an ageing population.
The dutch ZonMw organisation
ZonMw funds health research and stimulates healthcare innovations in the Netherlands.
VINNOVA ( Swedish Governmental Agency for Innovation Systems ) is Sweden’s innovation agency. Its goal is to strengthen Sweden’s innovativeness and to serve society by stimulating sustainable growth.
The National Development Agency Hungary
This agency has the responsibility of assigning European funds to diverse projects according to regulations. It’s aim is to stimulate the growth and development of Hungarian innovation.
Agencia de Servicios Sociales y Dependencia de Andalucía
The Andalusian Agency for Social Services and Dependency is a public agency and a part of the Andalusian Regional Government.
The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
is the central Austrian organisation for promotion of research and innovation. In this way, the FFG plays an important role in achieving aims - both political and in research - defined by Austria and the European Union.
Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation.
The Research Promotion Foundation (RPF) was established at the initiative of the Government of the Republic of Cyprus, to promote the development of scientific and technological research.