L'entorn de recerca principal del CETpD està centrat en el desenvolupament de nou coneixement en l'àmbit de les tecnologies hardware - software centrades en les persones amb l'objectiu de contribuir a la millora de qualitat de vida de malalts crònics, persones amb necessitats específiques i/o amb diversos graus de dependència. Un dels àmbits més específics de treball es concentra en la recerca de nous paradigmes relacionats amb el moviment humà, principalment en la detecció i actuació compensatòria de les disfuncions del moviment, com per exemple caigudes

http://futur.upc.edu/CETpD

CETpD's main research goal consists in the knowledge creation within the field of technology addressed to the dependency care area. In this way, the main interest is to improve the quality of life of people with dependency care assistance needs. Particularly, one of the main objectives relies on searching for new paradigms related to human movement analysis, usability and social robotics. CETpD directly cooperates with clinicians from several hospitals around Barcelona and some hospitals along Europe, developing research activities and projects in the dependency care area.

CETpD main research lines are:

Ambient Assisted Living and Pervasive Computing: create smart devices for both home and ambulatory monitoring of elderly people and patients with chronic diseases with tele-medicine and tele-care needs in order to assess gait, balance and falls. In this sense, CETpD has developed a wearable measurement unit for long-term monitoring of human movement. This measurement unit is being used to analyze human movement in the dependency care field.
Computational paradigms: develop soft-computing models, machine learning techniques and pervasive computing approaches addressed to the dependency care area.
Epidemiologic studies: CETpD performs, together with medical centers, clinical and epidemiologic studies on gait pathologies with the aim of knowing its causes and find new therapies that help to prevent its consequences in an effective way.
Social robotics: The priorities of this research line are three: (1) to develop new architectures of control and forms of signal processing which the robots allow to capture knowledge and being cognitive through the human-machine interaction; (2) to research in the more suitable forms of interaction, so they are motivating and satisfying for the user; and (3) to develop in an effective way robotic systems that are capable of supplying with personalised individual assistance to people with dependence (permanent, rehabilitation or convalescence).

http://futur.upc.edu/CETpD

CETpD's main research goal consists in the knowledge creation within the field of technology addressed to the dependency care area. In this way, the main interest is to improve the quality of life of people with dependency care assistance needs. Particularly, one of the main objectives relies on searching for new paradigms related to human movement analysis, usability and social robotics. CETpD directly cooperates with clinicians from several hospitals around Barcelona and some hospitals along Europe, developing research activities and projects in the dependency care area.

CETpD main research lines are:

Ambient Assisted Living and Pervasive Computing: create smart devices for both home and ambulatory monitoring of elderly people and patients with chronic diseases with tele-medicine and tele-care needs in order to assess gait, balance and falls. In this sense, CETpD has developed a wearable measurement unit for long-term monitoring of human movement. This measurement unit is being used to analyze human movement in the dependency care field.
Computational paradigms: develop soft-computing models, machine learning techniques and pervasive computing approaches addressed to the dependency care area.
Epidemiologic studies: CETpD performs, together with medical centers, clinical and epidemiologic studies on gait pathologies with the aim of knowing its causes and find new therapies that help to prevent its consequences in an effective way.
Social robotics: The priorities of this research line are three: (1) to develop new architectures of control and forms of signal processing which the robots allow to capture knowledge and being cognitive through the human-machine interaction; (2) to research in the more suitable forms of interaction, so they are motivating and satisfying for the user; and (3) to develop in an effective way robotic systems that are capable of supplying with personalised individual assistance to people with dependence (permanent, rehabilitation or convalescence).

http://futur.upc.edu/CETpD

Recent Submissions

  • Who is a Better Tutor? Gaze Hints with a Human or Humanoid Tutor in Game Play 

    Mwangi, Eunice; Barakova, Emilia; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    In this paper, we present a study that analyses the effects of robot or human gaze hints on people's choices in a card game. We asked human participants to play a matching card game in the presence of a human or a robotic ...
  • Directing attention through gaze hints Improves task solving in human-humanoid interaction 

    Mwangi, Eunice; Barakova, Emilia; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (2018-04-02)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper, we report an experimental study designed to examine how participants interpret and perceive social hints from gaze exhibited by either a robot or a human tutor when carrying out a matching task. The underlying ...
  • Building bridges for innovation in ageing: Synergies between action groups of the EIP on AHA 

    Bousquet, Jean; Bewick, M.; Cano, A.; Català Mallofré, Andreu (2017-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Strategic Implementation Plan of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) proposed six Action Groups. After almost three years of activity, many achievements have been obtained ...
  • A transformational creativity tool to support chocolate designers 

    Ruiz Vegas, Francisco Javier; Raya Giner, Cristóbal; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Agell Jané, Núria (Elsevier, 2015-12-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    A new formulation of the central ideas of Boden's well-established theory on combinational, exploratory and transformational creativity is presented. This new formulation, based on the idea of conceptual space, redefines ...
  • Approach to the modeling of LDO-assisted DC-DC voltage linear regulators 

    Sedaghati, Nasima; Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (Universidad de Málaga, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper presents the design of a LDO-assisted DC-DC converters in Cadence Virtuoso based on a 350-nm CMOS technology. This kind of voltage regulators consists of a switching converter together with a classic or LDO (low ...
  • Deep learning for detecting freezing of gait episodes in Parkinson’s disease based on accelerometers 

    Camps, Julià; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Martín Muñoz, Mario; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Pérez López, Carlos; Alcaine, Sheila; Mestre, Berta; Prats, Anna; Crespo, M. Cruz; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan; Bayés, Àngels; Català Mallofré, Andreu (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Freezing of gait (FOG) is one of the most incapacitating symptoms among the motor alterations of Parkinson’s disease (PD). Manifesting FOG episodes reduce patients’ quality of life and their autonomy to perform daily living ...
  • Social HRI for people with dementia : one size fits all? 

    Perugia, Giulia; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Barakova, Emilia; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Motivational and emotional disorders (i.e. apathy and depression) are very frequent in dementia and might greatly affect the positive psychological state experienced during social HRI. We conducted a six-weeks study in two ...
  • Can children take advantage of Nao gaze-based hints during gameplay? 

    Mwangi, Eunice; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Barakova, Emilia; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Rauterberg, Mattias (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    This paper presents a study that analyzes the effects of robots’ gaze hints on children's performance in a card-matching game. We conducted a within-subjects study, in which children played a card game “Memory” in the ...
  • Electrodermal Activity: Explorations in the Psychophysiology of Engagement with Social Robots in Dementia 

    Perugia, Giulia; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Barakova, Emilia; Rauterberg, Mattias (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The study of engagement is central to improve the quality of care and provide people with dementia with meaningful activities. Current assessment techniques of engagement for people with dementia rely exclusively on behavior ...
  • Quantity of Movement as a Measure of Engagement for Dementia: The Influence of Motivational Disorders 

    Perugia, Giulia; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Díaz Boladeras, Marta; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Barakova, Emilia; Rauterberg, Mattias (Sage, 2018-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Engagement in activities is crucial to improve quality of life in dementia. Yet, its measurement relies exclusively on behavior observation and the influence that behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) ...
  • Course on renewable energies for Energy Engineering students in the framework of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) 

    Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (Universidad de Málaga, 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    As it is well known, the Bologna Process is a voluntary intergovernmental European cooperation initiative that led to the creation of the named European Higher Education Area (EHEA). EHEA was formed to promote mobility, ...
  • RTL implementation and analysis of fixed priority, round robin, and matrix arbiters for the NoC’s routers 

    Kamal, Rajeev; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Networks-on-Chip (NoC) is an emerging on-chip interconnection centric platform that influences modern high speed communication infrastructure to improve the performance of many-core System-on-Chip (SoCs) designs. The core ...

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