The aim of the SMART-BEAR platform is to integrate heterogeneous sensors, assistive medical and mobile devices to enable the continuous data collection from the everyday life of the elderly, which will be analysed to obtain the evidence needed in order to offer personalised interventions promoting their healthy and independent living. The platform will also be connected to hospital and other health care service systems to obtain data of the end users (e.g., medical history) that will need to be considered in making decisions for interventions.
SMART-BEAR will leverage big data analytics and learning capabilities, allowing for large scale analysis of the above mentioned collected data, to generate the evidence required for making decisions about personalised interventions. Privacy-preserving and secure by design data handling capabilities, covering data at rest, in processing, and in transit, will cover comprehensively all the components and connections utilized by the SMART-BEAR platform.
The SMART-BEAR platform will be tested and validated through six large scale pilots, spanning six different countries and 5.100 individuals: France, Greece, Italy, Spain, Romania and Portugal. The pilots will enable the evaluation of the platform in the context of healthcare service delivery by private and public providers at regional, state and EU level, and demonstrate its efficacy, extensibility, sustainability, and cost effectiveness for the individual and the healthcare system.
The 27 partners of the consortium started working together on September 2019 to the achievement of this large-scale European project.