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GiraffPlus is funded by the European Community's Framework Programme Seven (FP7) under contract #288173. FP7 - ICT - Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance. Duration: 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2014

Second Prototype of Sensors, Giraff Platform and Network System

This document reports on the second prototype of the system that is going to be deployed and installed at 6 test sites.

The second prototype at month 18 provides the Giraff robot and the sensors integrated in a flexible and robust communication infrastructure. A middle-ware solution helps to integrate the software components developed by the WP3 and WP4 and enhanced Giraff platform with safer and semi-autonomous mobility features.

Currently the prototype includes the Giraff robot, the Look4Myhealth kit, the monitoring sensors from Tunstall, additional environmental sensors, a physiological sensor for pulse oximetry measurements based on Android, the context recognition and configuration planning modules, and the remote storage and repository to collect user data. A new olfactory sensor is also considered that can be placed in strategic location like the fridge or near the garbage can and give alarms if needed. A new version of the middle-ware is presented and the semi-autonomy features for the Giraff robot are described.

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