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Ambient Intelligence System of Agents for Knowledge-Based and Integrated Services for Mobility Impaired Users (ASK-IT)

Principal researcher

Name: Dr. Evangelos Bekiaris

Contact details: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) / Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT)
6th km Charilaou-Thermi Rd., PO Box 361, 57001 Thermi, Thessaloniki, Greece.
Tel: +30 2310 498 265; Fax: +30 2310 498 269
Email: abek@certh.gr

Website: www.certh.gr/root.en.aspx

Project details

Start date: 01/10/2004
End date: 28/02/2009

Description: Mobility Impaired (Ml) people have a wide variety of functional limitations, from different types of physical impairments to activity limitations. ICT systems following the "design for all" and adequate content are required, so as to take advantage of both internet and mobile-based services. ASK-IT integrated project aims to establishAmbient Intelligence (Ami) in semantic wed enabled services, to support and promote the mobility of the MobilityImpaired people, enabling the provision of personalised, self-configurable, intuitive and context-related applications and services and facilitating knowledge and content organisation and processing. Within it, Mlpeople related infomobility content is collected, interfaced and managed in SP1 (Content for All), encompassing transport, tourism and leisure, personal support services, work, business and education, social relations and community building related content.

To offer the content, a number of advanced tools are developed within SP2(Tools for All), such as enhanced accuracy localisation, accessible intermodal route guidance modules and interfaces to eCommerce / ePayment, domotics, health and emergency management, driver support, computeraccessibility, eWorking, eLearning systems and assistive devices. Content and tools are integrated within an Ambient Intelligent Framework (SP3), by a Multi Agent System of Intelligent Agents and a self-configurable UserInterface, that offer service personalisation according to user profile, habits, preferences and context of use.

This framework is interoperable in terms of mobile devices, local and wide area networks used, entrusted and based on intuitive web-semantics; thus offering seamless and device independent service everywhere. The integrated ASK-IT service and system will be tested in 7 interconnected sites Europewide in SP4 (Accessible Europe), to prove that full travel accessibility for Ml users can be achieved in a reliable and viable.

Other organisations involved in this project

Alcatel Sel AG

ATC Rom Srl.

Athens International Airport S.A.

Centro Ricerche Fiat Societa Consortile per Azoni

Comarch S.A.

Domologic Home Automation GmbH

Europaisches Microsoft Innovations Center GmbH

Evangelische Stiftung Volmarstein

Forschungsgesellschaft Fuer Arbeitsphysiologie und Arbeitsschutz e.v.

Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas

Fundacion Movildad

Gemeente den Haag

Groupe des Ecoles de Telecommunications

Hacon Ingenieur Gesellschaft MbH

Helsinki City Transport

Ideasis E.P.E.

Information Society Open to Impairments (E-ISOTIS)

Institute of Communication and Computer Systems

Instituto de Aplicaciones de las Tecnologias de la Informacion y de las Comunicaciones Avanzadas

Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey

Internationales Informationszentrum fur Terminologie

La Cruna Cooperativa Sociale A.R.L. Onlus

Lucent Technologies Network Systems GmbH

Netsmart A.E.

Network Models R&D Limited

Nokia Italia S.p.a.

Nuernberger Inititative fuer die Kommunikationswirtschaft e.v.

Panhellenic Union of the Deaf

Pouliadis Associates Corp.

Promotion of Operational Links with Integrated Services, Association Internationale (POLIS)

PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG

Royal National Institute of Blind People

Siemens

Sigma Consultants

Singular Integrator A.E.

Singular Software AnonymosEtairia Michanografikon Efarmogon

Solinet GmbH Telecommunications

Sosiaali- Ja Terveysalan Tutkimus Ja Kehittaemiskeskus

Sportum Oy

Technische Universiteit Delft Telespazion S.p.a.

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Universitaet Basel

Universitaet Stuttgart

Universitas Cooperative de Ensino Superior e Investigacao Cientifica Crl.

University of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus

Vodafone Espana S.A.

Last updated: 12/03/2010