Healthy and Secure People (HSP)
Objectives of the Thematic Line:
Research and development activity is supported in scientific and technological areas like: Information and Communication Technology; Artificial Intelligence, Operation Research and Statistics; and Electronics, Telecommunications and Computer Vision. The ultimate goal of the Healthy and Secure People thematic strand is to contribute to the development of new approaches and enabling technologies that will enhance human quality of life, leading to healthier, innovation and secure societies.
Scientific and Technological Objectives:
- To extract valuable knowledge from data for making effective and informed decisions.
- To design and develop intelligent decision support systems in order to optimize individual or group-based decisions.
- To design and develop business intelligence and analytics systems for supporting the decision-making process.
- To develop efficient data analytics systems for supporting big data sets analysis.
- To design innovative approaches for hospital information system interoperability and health records.
- To design new models and technologies for medical imaging and diagnostic and decision supporting tools.
- To study and improve efficiency, usability, acceptance and quality in hospital information systems.
- To develop computational sustainability platforms for ambient intelligence.
- To design new models and guidelines of well-being and sustainability.
- To promote behavioural analysis made by non-invasive techniques for detection and tracking of stress, or monitoring of fatigue on performant critical functions.
- To interact with sensors and actuators, linking physical and virtual worlds with an IPv6 network where Things can be accessed by Web in a private and secure way, and thus providing support for real integration of information.
- To devise and develop mobile systems for Ambient Assisted Living, AAL, allowing for auto-discovery, location, tracking and routing of auto-identified, either things or persons.
- To improve the quality of care and the quality of life of patients, as well as the sustainability and efficiency of the healthcare services by innovative e-Health solutions.
- To improve several WSNs orthogonal issues, such as security, QoS and integration of services of healthcare.
- To improve the interoperability among existing WSNs e-health infrastructures and services also requires further research and standardization.
- To design and evaluate the human factors aspects of health products.
- To develop explaining models of the risk factors associate with occupational disorders and/or diseases.
- To develop stochastic, multicriteria and multiattribute utility models to assist decision making in innovative projects.
- To use project and portfolio management tools and techniques to manage projects or portfolios of innovative projects.
- To design and develop real-world physiological systems to be local and remotely operated.
- To design and develop new devices for physiological systems monitoring.
- To design and develop algorithms for intelligent data analysis for exploring physiological data bases.
- To design and develop Socially Intelligent Robots capable of interacting actively with humans.
- To design and develop Assistive Technologies including pro-active robotic systems able to assist dependent persons at home, autonomous robot for hospital delivery services, eye movement detection for device’s control and gesture recognition;
- To design and develop surgical robotics for minimally invasive surgery.
- To design and develop Rehabilitation robotics for physical and mental rehabilitation adapted to the disease requirements.
- To improve anomaly-based security controls aiming to protect private and critical data in health and social environments.
- To explore and/or develop intelligent systems to support information security monitoring within health related organizations.