Category: progress

ENACT Project Technical Meeting – May 2024

The beautiful coastline of Lisbon – Costa Caparica hosted the first ENACT project technical meeting this week.  Our Research Associate Nadia participated face-to-face and presented the DS4 team’s vision for contributing to the technical requirements of the project, reported on the status of our component development and answered the partners’ questions at this stage. Thank you Nadia!

Thank you also to Tiago and the Unparallel team for taking such good care of all partners 😊

Onwards and upwards from here 😊

iHelp Project – 11th General Assembly Meeting – Athens – January 2024

This was an important forum for the iHelp project partners to align on project activities and discuss the wrapping up of work in the remaining few months on the project.

Our Research Associate Nadia presented our main achievements and work planned. 

The DS4 team has been working with the project pilots and developers to ensure that the iHelp software solutions are usable and impactful.

We combined this event with conducting an observation meeting with the clinical team from the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS pilot and gathered their opinion and comments about the clinicians-facing user interfaces.  Thank you Stefania and Patricia for your time and valuable feedback 😊

RoBétArmé Project – Workshop with End-Users – December 2023

This workshop was a joint collaboration between the DS4, MORE and UNI teams held in Copenhagen.

We demonstrated some prototypes of the software systems and robotic platforms and then conducted a fruitful discussion with the end-users from CEAS and ARUP and gathered their feedback on what has already been proposed and developed in the first 18 months of the RoBétArmé project.  There was also a productive discussion about the learning materials and training courses that will be developed for the employees in construction and robotic industries.

Thank you CEAS for your wonderful hospitality yet again  and Merry Christmas to you all!

iHelp Project – 9th General Assembly Meeting – June 2023

It was a pleasure for the DS4 team to take part in the recent 9th General Assembly meeting.  The day spent at the hospital in Dénia in addition to the meetings in València provided a valuable experience at the Spanish pilot site. 

The event marked an important milestone to the project with live demonstrations by the technical partners that facilitated pilot partners scenarios.

Thank you Salva, Oscar and your teams for this memorable visit 😊

RoBétArmé Project – Third General Assembly Meeting – Valencia – May 2023

The technical partners from Robotnik hosted the above meeting at their company premises in Valencia and provided us with the exciting opportunity to see their robotics products.

The discussions with the project partners were a further step towards achieving the project goals of digitalisation and automation of the shotcrete application.

The DS4 team presented our plans for involving users in the development of the software systems and robotic platforms.

Robotnik, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit, thank you for having us 😊

Further details about the RoBetArme project can be found here

Wrapping up project work before the end of 2022

While the festive celebrations are currently in full swing, our project work is still in full motion.  This is a brief update of the work carried out by the DS4 team in the last few weeks:

We attended the EFPF Final Event in Brussels and presented an example of our open call results to a wide audience.

Jointly with our collaborators from Kodar we visited the Medical University of Plovdiv and discussed the need for localisation of the iHelp software.  Thank you MUP team for making us so welcome!

We attended the 2nd Plenary meeting of the RoBétArmé project in Copenhagen at the premises of one of the construction partners.  It was a great chance to participate in the brain-storming sessions with the other enthusiastic partners.  The highlight for us must be observing the shorcreting demonstration.

We are planning our participation in the First General Assembly Meeting of the MobiSpaces project which will take place in January 2023 in Vienna.  We are looking forward to meeting our partners again in order to align our work so far and our viewpoints at the early stages of this project.

Busy Summer 2022

Our DS4 team worked hard over the summer wrapping up Systems and Deliverables in the EFPF and  iHelp projects, taking part in the Kick-off Meeting of the RoBétArmé project and planning for the start on a new exciting project in September.

Thank you goes to all our researchers, collaborators and partners for their contributions in delivering the project work on time.

Progress with the Team Creator @ EFPF Project

It has now been 4 months after the start of our collaboration with the EFPF project.  In that time we submitted our first deliverables covering our IPR and Exploitation Plans, and also requirements analysis, architecture and scenario definitions regarding the Team Creator module, and the ways in which it will fit within the EFPF platform.  In the first months of 2022 we continue to work on prototype development, system integration and piloting.

One year in the iHelp Project

At the end of the first year of the iHelp project we submitted our first deliverable report which contains proposed functionality of key interfaces of the iHelp system, categorises potential iHelp users and provides further guidelines for the user interface development of the iHelp system.  The mobile interface part of the system aims to attract and retain users in a manner which maximizes the impact of the proposed health interventions.  At the same time the guidelines ensure that the software is developed in alignments with the requirements stipulated in relation to developing medical devices.

In 2022 work continues with further discussions about the functionality of the user interfaces