Innovation Radar values ITCL’s work on the Working Age project - ITCL

The European Commission’s prestigious Innovation Radar has published the innovation that ITCL has developed in the Working Age project by qualifying it with one of the highest grades. Specifically, the market potential of including innovative methods to measure users’ health and emotional status has been evaluated with a high score.

Specifically, the work of virtual reality tools has been validated to create a database with tagged synthetic images containing people to train convolutional neural networks. A task developed by ITCL Centro Tecnológico within the Working Age project, which aims to promote healthy habits of users in their working environment and daily life activities, aimed at employees over 50 years of age.

Description of Project WorkingAge

WorkingAge will use innovative HCI methods (augmented reality, virtual reality, gesture/voice recognition and eye tracking) to measure the user emotional/cognitive/health state and create communication paths. At the same time with the use of IoT sensors will be able to detect environmental conditions.

The purpose is to promote healthy habits of users in their working environment and daily living activities in order to improve their working and living conditions. By studying the profile of the >50 (Year old) workers and the working place requirements in three different working environments (Office, Driving and Manufacturing), both profiles (user and environment) will be considered. 

Information obtained will be used for the creation of interventions that will lead to healthy aging inside and outside the working environment. WorkingAge will test and validate an integrated solution that will learn the user’s behaviour, health data and preferences and through continue data collection and analysis will interact naturally with the user.

This innovative system will provide workers assistance in their everyday routine in the form of reminders, risks avoidance and recommendations. In this way the WorkingAge project will create a sustainable and scalable product that will empower their user’s easing their life by attenuating the impact of aging in their autonomy, work conditions, health and well-being.