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Eindhoven University of Technology

iCareNet is coordinated by the ACTLab, TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The Activity and Context recognition Technologies (ACTLab) research group pursues fundamental and applied technical research on human activity and context recognition to derive intelligent ubiquitous assistants. This work is based on ubiquitous, wearable, and mobile computing technologies that provide on-body and ambient sensing functions and processing resources.


Great progress in microelectronics, wireless communication and sensor technology afford the application of intelligent IT-systems and their cross-linking in every work and life area today. Products with new, integrated applications and functions can assist human in it’s activities and operations. Furthermore, the automated information exchange between intelligent, cross-linked systems  allows the increase of productivity and  the saving of resources in production an work processes.

Edna Pasher Ph.D. & Associates

Edna Pasher is the first management consultancy in Israel to specialise in leading strategic change management processes, be involved in international research, and practice state-of-the-art innovative approaches in the areas of strategic renewal, innovation management, and social research. Edna Pasher is a founding member of the European SOL Sustainability forum. Edna Pasher research focuses on facilitating change and addressing social and human aspects within communities and organisations in the fields of healthcare, education, municipalities, welfare and sustainability.

ETH Zürich

The interdisciplinary Wearable Computing Group which is headed by Prof. Gerhard Tröster consists of 3 PostDocs, 20 PhD students and 2 technicians. Our core expertise lies in miniaturized mobile and flexible electronics, thinfilm technology and smart textile, as well as in signal processing, sensor fusion, machine learning and sensor platforms. We capitalize on this expertise in designing wearable computers capable of smart assistance.

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Future-Shape GmbH

Future-Shape (founded in 2005) specialises in sensor systems that can be seamlessly integrated into large surfaces, such as floors, glass panels, and walls, and so give these surfaces entirely new functions as assisting people in their everyday lives. Future-Shape has an R&D department with diverse facilities for most conductive fabrics and microelectronic materials.  Future-Shape has also close collaborations with nursery homes for evaluations.

Imperial College London

Distributed Software Engineering is a section in the Department of Computing, Imperial College London, UK. The DSE section conducts research on the software development process and software support environments, particularly for real-time, embedded, parallel and distributed systems. It consists of 12 faculty members, 24 research associates, 22 research students and 3 visiting research fellows. It has an excellent record of teaching undergraduates and trainin

IT University of Copenhagen

ITU (the pIT lab) is a leading experimental environment laboratory for designing, building, and evaluating pervasive computing technologies with six faculty and four Ph.D. students. The lab is active with multiple projects in the areas ubiquitous computing, object-oriented software architectures, computer-supported cooperative work, and human-computer interaction.

Lancaster University

Lancaster University (the Ubicomp group) is a world-leader in interactive systems and ubiquitous computing, in particular in spontaneous interaction between users and devices and physical and embedded user interfaces. The group has ten academic staff members and eleven Ph.D. students, active in seven large research projects funded by industry and the EU.  The group has pervasive laboratory facilities.

Noldus Information Technology B.V.

Noldus Information Technology is a Dutch SME developing software tools and integrated measurement systems for the study of behaviour. Noldus products are used at more than 4.900 organizations in over 75 countries.  Noldus Information Technology expertise includes computer vision, electronics, sensor fusion, system integration, marketing and sales. Noldus Information Technology is the main technology partner of the “Restaurant of the Future”, a unique research facility for the observational study of human food selection and eating behaviour.

Philips Electronics N.V.

Philips Research Labs (the Medical Signal Processing group) has extensive expert knowledge in the areas of information systems, medical sensing systems, and signal processing algorithms. The group coordinates the projects MyHeart and HeartCycle, both funded by the EU, and has ubiquitous computing laboratory facilities. Overall Philips Research has a rate of 1.5 patents filed per scientist/year and 0.6 scientific publications per researcher/year.

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

VTT is an impartial multidisciplinary expert organisation. With its staff of 2750 experts and turnover 230M€, VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. Among the top competences is processing and mining of human data, with ~80 permanent staff (~35% with Ph.D.), and large international and national networks to both industry and health care organisations, VTT is one of the leading competence centres in Europe in the area of ICT for Health. VTT has laboratory facilities for wearable and ambient systems research works.