Juan Bautista Montalvá Colomer

Juan Bautista Montalvá Colomer
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid | UPM · Departamento de Tecnología Fotónica

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IoT technologies generate intelligence and connectivity and develop knowledge to be used in the decision-making process. However, research that uses big data through global interconnected infrastructures, such as the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) for Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA), is fraught with several ethical concerns. A large-scale application o...
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Background and aims Population ageing is a typical phenomenon of developed countries with a great influence in their economy and society, with an increment on age-related expenditures. Disruptive solutions are needed to deploy new cost-effective and sustainable solutions for aging well and independent living of our seniors. In this sense, new techn...
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In this paper, we present the European H2020 project INLIFE (INdependent LIving support Functions for the Elderly). The project brought together 20 partners from nine countries with the goal of integrating into a common ICT platform a range of technologies intended to assist community-dwelling older people with cognitive impairment. The majority of...
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The ACTIVAGE project is a multi-center Large Scale Pilot that has as main objective the demonstration that the Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm plays a fundamental role in deploying cost-effective and sustainable solutions for ageing well and independent living of European senior citizens. In this work, we present the approach that is currently ad...
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Existing initiatives to improve physical, mental, and social condition of senior citizens, which in Europe fall under the name of Active and Healthy Ageing, are including technological paradigms as main driver for innovation uptake. Among these paradigms, Smart Cities and the Internet of Things are of utmost importance. However, these initiatives m...
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Within the framework of the H2020 IN LIFE project we have designed and developed two ICT services related to independent living and travel that support home activities, communication, mobility and socialization. A brief overview of the Spanish pilot, in which these solutions will be tested, is presented describing the inclusion and exclusion criter...
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This paper introduces an alternative method of interaction over Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), using a button enabled headset as a main Input/Output (IO) peripheral. This paper is focused on the underlying basis which is based on the results and implementation of an Android prototype once the viability for this system has been remarkably proven....
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People with disabilities are frequently mentioned as beneficiaries of participatory approaches during the research and development of technology since their special needs and preferences can be unveiled and channeled through participatory techniques. However, there are some challenges affecting their involvement and sustained participation in large...
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Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) technologies aim at supporting elderly and disabled people in their environment, with affordable, easy to use and meaningful ICT tools. Given the complexity of AAL, software platforms are needed to abstract and reuse typical functionalities. To this purpose, the universAAL project was established to create an open plat...
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This manuscript presents the results of the trials that have been realized with student developers in the context of the AEGIS Integrated Project of the 7th European Framework. The aim was to evaluate the added value and the expected impact of two open-source toolkits that have been developed within AEGIS, aiming to support developers in the creati...
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Moving rapidly into digital economy expands the need for accessibility coming from the growing number of people with disabilities, in various contexts. Additionally, ubiquitous computing has amplified the need for interactive systems to be able to adapt to their context of use, enhancing their utility while preserving usability. Cloud4all project [...
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Ambient assisted living (AAL) is a complex field, where different technologies are integrated to offer solutions for the benefit of different stakeholders. Several evaluation techniques are commonly applied that tackle specific aspects of AAL; however, holistic evaluation approaches are lacking when addressing the needs of both developers and end-u...
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The widespread use of smartphones and the inclusion of new tech-nologies as Near Field Communications (NFC) in the mobile devices offer a chance to turn the classic Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) boards into Hi-Tech AAC systems with lower costs. This paper presents the development of an augmentative communication system based on A...
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Mobile phones are becoming increasingly popular and are already the first access technology to information and communication. However, people with disabilities have to face a lot of barriers when using this kind of technology. This paper presents an Accessible Contact Manager and a Real Time Text application, designed to be used by all users with d...
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The apparition of new mobile phones operating systems often leads to a flood of mobile applications rushing into the market without taking into account needs of the most vulnerable users groups: the people with disabilities. The need of accessible applications for mobile is very important especially when it comes to access basic mobile functions su...
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The development of new ICT technologies, like Ambient Intelligence (AmI), and smart homes technologies has been proven to be a key factor to allow people with disabilities gain independency at their homes, vehicle or working environments. The biggest problem that users with disabilities face at the moment of using these technologies is the difficul...
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In a context of deep revision of the existing models for the provision of social and health services through Europe, digital homes may provide a wide social usefulness. One of the key factors for success in their effective adoption as support elements for the independent living of people with functional limitations will be the consideration of huma...
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European population is aging and the current social and health care models will be soon unable to cope with this expected demographic situation. The increased demands on quality services make necessary a change of mind in the way these services are going to be provided in a near future Disabled and elderly people are two groups that can be speciall...

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The project aims to create an innovative framework on ICT tools and services that can be deployed by European cities in order to: enhance early detection of risk related to frailty and Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI), and provide personalised intervention that can help the elderly population to improve their daily life and also promote positive behaviour changes.The core idea is that smart cities can collect data in an unobtrusive way about individual behaviours. (http://www.city4ageproject.eu).