GUIDed Assisted-Living and Social Interaction Platform (GUIDed)

The project will integrate existing open-source technologies, platforms and tools, as well as assemble a smart AR-enabled platform based on existing fully customizable hardware boards to offer a set of simple, plug-and-play, assisted-living (AL) services. Real users including primary (older adults), secondary (family members, healthcare professionals and network) and tertiary (i.e., care organizations) users will be involved throughout the project progress and assist in system design, integration, testing and evaluation. The Augmented Reality Healthcare Expert will be designed in such a manner that will be intuitive to use while at the same time it will tackle cognitive decline and forgetfulness. Prior to using the Augmented Reality Training Expert, older adults will have a one-to-one training session with the respective end-user organization and will be subsequently supported when in need with regular check-ups. In the GUIDed project, FRC participates via the Mobile Devices Laboratory (MDL): MDL undertakes R&D in web-based and mobile computing and data management systems using Cloud as the enabling technology, as well as augmented and virtual reality and artificial intelligence (AR/VR). In the project the MDL laboratory is responsible for the research and development activities related to the augmented and virtual reality functionalities of the GUIDed services. Relevant AR/VR projects include the ENTER-CY and ARShooter Wars nationally funded projects, as well as the development of the 360⁰ Video Mobile Viewer Android application.