OR2 - Sensors and actuators selection and engineerization
Responsible partner for the realization objective: CIRI-SDV


Realize smart objects with user centered design methodologies (according to ISO 13407) which are the center of an adaptable and reconfigurable system on the user needs. Attention will be placed to miniaturization and consumption aspects of every realized device. Examples of new smart objects are:

1. Armchair (e.g. Ergotek's Edera) provided with these sensors:
  • Pressure sensors
  • RFID TAG for unequivocal identification of the seated person
  • Actuators for supporting to get the stand-up position 
2.  Localization system and movement analysis (i.e. both indoor and outdoor):

Sensing unities capable of get information about the movements of a person (including inertial sensors) and of localize a person indoor (including RFID TAG). The development will be followed principally by Teknehub (design), CIRI-ICT e UNISET (RFID) e mHT (movement analysis). The localization will happen through a portable reader with a frequency of 2.45 GHz, with a resolution of few centimeters at 3 meters away. The outdoor localization will be realized by U-watch smart watch.

3.  Smart and multifunctional radio

Starting from Midland ER300 model it will be realized a data and information collection unit and a user interface, including a WiFi module (with wiMAN support) for interacting with the other smart objects and guarantee the net connectivity and a visual interface with the final user.

Expected activities:

1. Definition of the specifications of the smart objects in collaboration with the realization objective 1.

2. Implementation of the needed modifications to evolve the initial prototypes in the integrated version into new smart objects.

3. In collaboration with the realization objective 3, integration in an unique technological platform.

4. Development of algorithms for data collection from the different sensing unities.

5. Parameters integration with data fusions techniques for determining in an unequivocal way every activity state of a person.

6. Implementation of the algorithms in every smart object.

7. Technical support to the preliminary test on a limited number of subjects.

8. System refinement based on feedback collected during preliminary test.

Expected results

1. Smart objects design and specifications.

2. Smart objects realization.

3. Algorithms realization based on data fusion techniques.