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Joint Meeting in Kyoto of Accra Consortium

TRIALOG conducted together with his ACCRA project partners the first review / audit of the project which took place in Kyoto, Japan on 22 February 2018.

The first year of the project was dedicated to the transition from the study of needs to the technical functionalities for robotic applications, using the agile co-creation methodology, which is clearly necessary today for/in the creation of innovation. The co-creation methodology is not so simple as it could seem; It is necessary to gather a heterogeneous, multidisciplinary group, covering all the stakeholders involved in the use of the product to be built. Trialog also proposes an agile engineering approach based on the co-creation in order to reach and shape, step by step, the final product.

It was highlighted during the review that one of the particularities of the project is the collaboration of the Europe / Japan teams. In particular the management, co-creation, and reporting methods are different and the evaluators expressed a need for convergence between the two approaches; the sharing of management cultures as well as technologies is one of the main goals of the project.

The evaluators were very satisfied/pleased with the number of users involved during the study and co-creation phases, more than 150 in total. This result was obtained thanks to the involvement of "pilot" partners in 4 different countries (CCAS Antibes (F), WVO Zorg (NL), Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza (I), Fukujuen (Japan) and under the impulsion/push of the methodology defined by the partner Université Paris Dauphine.

An important point was remarked, the need of "Giteki" certification for the introduction of robotic technologies using radio frequencies (Wifi, Bluetooth, etc) from Europe to Japan.

Finally, it was a great opportunity for the European team to discover the culinary culture of Kyoto.

20-22 February 2018
Kyoto, Japan

Conversation Cocreation Meeting in Italy with BUDDY

First Cocreation meeting about Socialisation in Italy, in the facilities of IRCCS. This time Buddy has interacted with the users in Italian and play some of the services in developing.

30th January 2018
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Daily Life Cocreation Meeting in the Netherlands with BUDDY

Accra has carried out his second cocreation meeting in the Netherlands in the facilities of WVO Zorg in the city of Vlissingen. This time was Buddy with daily life services to show and interact with the participants.

6th December 2017
Vlissingen, Netherlands

Mobility Cocreation Meeting in Italy with ASTRO

Accra has carried out his first cocreation meeting in Italy in IRCCS, in the city of San Giovanni Rotondo. This case was the turn of Mobility application with robot ASTRO to show first services and use them by the participants.

5 December 2017
San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy

Second Cocreation Meeting in Netherlands: Mobility with ASTRO

Accra has carried out his second cocreation meeting in the Netherlands in WVO, in the city of Vlissingen. This case was the turn of Mobility application with robot ASTRO to show first services and use them by the participants.

22 November 2017
Vlissingen, Netherlands

First Cocreation Meeting in France

Accra has carried out his first cocreation meeting in France in the CCAS, in the city of Antibes. The welcome from CCAS to partners of Accra and participants in the meeting was excelent, the services of "Daily Life use case" presented together with the analyse of observations will provide us the information for keeping on working in the right direction through elderly needs.

16 November 2017
Antibes, France

Scoprire L’ingegneria

Accra was present in this event where different points of view of engineering are exposed. Accra was presented in the stand that SSSA had in the event,
where it can be found a huge poster with the main goals of the project and ASTRO Robot, as well as flyers of the projet that were distributed during the event.

14-15 October 2017
Pistoia, Italy

Accra cocreation phase Kickoff

Kickoff of cocreation phase was launched on 2nd october through a workshop between partners, in situ and remotely. Workshop started with the presentation of the methodology that will be applied.

  1. How to handle a cocreation meeting?
  2. Distribution of groups and recruitement of users, technicians and animators for the phase.
  3. Agile loop for development of applications and platform, how to implement the cycle, advices, requirements.

These and more important questions, topics were explained during more than two hours in order to perform the future steps of the phase in a same way in all countries and pilots.

20th september 2017
Trialog headquarters, Paris

Accra presented at Festival Internazionale della robotica

ACCRA project was presented during this event by partner SSSA.
Official flyers were disseminate to people to present the project, where it is set the main important goals of the project in the different application and/or cases (mobility, daily life and conversation)

SSSA – Filippo Cavallo, Laura Fiorini, Alessandro Faggiani.
Pisa
7-13 September 2017

Accra presented at ForitAAL Forum, Geneva (Italy)

ACCRA project was presented during the “Assistive Robotics” session by Laura Fiorini of Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna at the 8th Italian forum of Ambient Assisted Living (forItAAL) which was held in Genova last June.
The forum was an important event of the Italian Assisted Living community which takes the occasion to share the research activities performed.
Proceeding:
SSSA - Laura Fiorini, Raffaele Limosani, Paolo Dario, Filippo Cavallo
IRCCS - Grazia D’Onofrio, Daniele Sancarlo, Antonio Greco, Francesco Giuliani
Trialog - Antonio Kung
14-15 June
Genova, Italy

ACCRA Plenary Meeting in Kyoto (Japan)

Accra partners were joined during last month of May in Japan for coworking together in the project phase of needs study. The host was, this time, University of Kyoto. During two days of plenary meeting, basis were set up for the needs study phase: recruitement, interviews, analysis and conclusions.

ACCRA presented in 4th Advanced Active Aging Symposium in Waseda University - Japan

Accra was presented during the last Advanced Active Aging Research Symposium that was celebrated in the Waseda University, Japan, last 24-25th February. This is the fourth AAA Symposium organized by the Institute of Advanced Active Aging Reseach of Waseda University, where on saturday 25th a brief presentation of Accra's purposes was exposed. The main goals of the project can be summarized in one, an Agile cocreation development process to get advanced ICT Robotics solutions through a flexible platform. Presentation showed the three main fields where the pilots will experiment in four different countries (France, Netherlands, Italy and Japan): Maintaining walking capacity, conversation rehabilitation and ageing well in daily life activities.

ACCRA kick-off meeting on December 6th, 2016 in Brussels

The ACCRA kick-off meeting will take place on December 6th, 2016 in the premises of the Ile-de-France office in Brussels.

ACCRA to be announced during the Joint EU-Japan Global Innovation Forum on December 5th, 2016 in Brussels

The EU with the Government of Japan will organize the Global Cooperation event that will be dedicated to discussing strategies to strengthen international collaboration on innovation for active and healthy ageing and the global Silver economy. It will build on the conclusions of the G7 ICT ministers meeting in April in Japan and ongoing cooperation of the EU with the UN, WHO, OECD and G7 countries. It will be an invitation-only inter-governmental event with the aim to launch focused global cooperation actions on innovation in health and active ageing. The ACCRA project will be presented during the event.

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