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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

2015-03-02 Report on GiraffPlus Final Review


Last week on February 26th, GiraffPlus hosted its final review at Sheraton Golf Parco de' Medici Hotel and Resort close to Rome, Italy.  The hotel is situated in a beautiful area and in close proximity to one of the test sites who welcomed the project officer and reviewers for a visit.


Photo credit: Marcello Turno

The day offered a presentation of the work conducted in WP2-WP9, the above test site visit, and demonstrations of all keyparts of the GiraffPlus system.  Using a simulation of a test site created within the meeting facilities, we showcased the final: integration of the GiraffPlus system,personalization and interaction services (for primary and secondary users), the context recognition capabilities, collaborative control whille driving the Giraff robot, and sensors integrated to the GiraffPlus system. Additionally, we showcased how data is stored locally in case of disruptions in the internet connection and how information regarding the wellbeing of each GiraffPlus system is collected.




It is our impression that the reviewers were not only interested in hearing about the project results but also impressed by what we have accomplished during this 3 year project which has now come to an end. The below picture illustrates a happy group of people after the final review was over.




The preparations for the review meeting have been intense as illustrated below.



Morning of Feb 24th.







Afternoon of Feb 24th.




Feb 25th, review rehearsal.