Intelligent Support for Chronic Patients
Treatment for chronic diseases often consists of a combination of lifestyle advices and medication. Adherence to these recommendations is often far from optimal, especially in patients with chronic diseases. In this project, we will develop an intelligent online self-monitoring and self-support system, with the aim of improving adherence to therapy, both with respect to lifestyle changes and medication intake. This system can be used within disease management programs as a new element or as long-term follow-up to support retaining the effects of personal counseling. The core of the system consists of a mobile phone and web application that gives a patient personalized advice, focused information, appropriate reminders and motivational messages.
Within the ICT4Depression project, an intelligent system will be developed for use in primary care. It consists of 1) devices for monitoring activities and biosignals in a non-intrusive and continuous way, 2) treatments for depression and automatic assessment of the patient using mobile phone and web based communication, 3) computational methods for reasoning about the state of patients, progress of therapies, and the risk of relapse and 4) a flexible system architecture for monitoring and supporting people using continuous observations and feedback via mobile phone and the web.
SOCIONICAL focuses on the specific example of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) based smart environments. In such environments the system reacts to human behaviour while at the same influencing it. This leads to a tight entanglement between the human and the technical system. At the same time there is dynamic, heterogeneous human-human, human-technology, and technology-technology communication. The project will study global properties and emergent phenomena that arise in AmI based socio-technical systems in two concrete scenarios: transportation and emergency/disaster.
SmartBandits Project (with the National Aerospace Laboratory)
Today military missions become more and more tactical and complex. This makes integrated team training more necessary for pilots to gain the required level of tactical competencies. The expectation is that in the future the use of simulated combat situations will gain importance for training tactical competencies. In simulated combat situations the value of the contribution of computer generated forces (CGFs) is greatly affected by their ability to accurately represent human behaviour. The objective of the Smart Bandits project is to improve the tactical behaviour of the CGFs such that they can be used succesfully in simulated combat situations to train tactical competencies.