SMART BEAR in the HEART project

Smart Bear has been invited to the final conference of the HEART project: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT – an interdisciplinary training program for young researchers, to be held online on July 6, 2021. HEART project is funded by the European Commission in the framework of Horizon 2020 – Marie Curie Actions.

The partnership is composed of University of Macerata, Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) and the multinational company Philips (Netherlands). The aim of the project is the development of an integrated platform of health and wellbeing services able to compete in both the European and Chinese markets.

The aim of the conference is to present the scientific results of the HEART project. Moreover, the final event will highlight the project results also in terms of innovative doctoral training, presenting the HEART experience with regard to exposure to the not academic sector, interdisciplinarity, transversal skills, and international dimension, thus contributing to the ongoing discussion on the skills needed for researchers in the Internet of Things sector. HEART is one of the very first Industrial doctorates, integrating Information Technologies with the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH).

It has been inspired by the perspective of technical innovation totally integrated with SSH innovation: Internet of Things innovation is driven by consumer needs, embedding legal issues, and with the aim to enhance European firms’ competitiveness for effective and lasting market penetration in China.

The project has allowed the formation of 4 researchers in the field of ICT, 1 legal expert and 1 international business expert, that have acquired high-level skills and innovative knowledge in the project research fields based on a strong interdisciplinary attitude. Lastly, the HEART final conference will offer to the interested companies the opportunity to meet HEART researchers.