Affiliations: Barcelona Digital Technology Center, Carrer de Roc Boronat 117, Barcelona, Spain
Corresponding author: Felip Miralles and Eloisa Vargiu, Barcelona Digital Technology Center, Carrer de Roc Boronat 117, 08018 Barcelona, Spain. Tel.: +34 935534540; E-mail: [email protected] (Felip Miralles); [email protected] (EloisaVargiu).
Abstract: Solutions and systems that provide physical and social autonomy to people with severe disabilities must be investigated and designed. In fact, the long term rehabilitation goal for people with disabilites of neurologic origin (caused, for example, by acquired brain injury) is resettlement back in the community away after a discharge. In this paper, we present a solution that relies on BCI, telemonitoring and home support to provide physical and social autonomy to people with acquired brain injury that go back to home after a discharge. We also rely on context-aware techniques to provide a personalized and adaptable solution according to users’ needs and preferences. The system is part of the BackHome project and is currently running at end-users facilities in Belfast and Würzburg. Here, we present and discuss experiments performed with healthy users as well as preliminary results with end-users.
Keywords: Physical autonomy, social autonomy, telemonitoring, home support, ambient assisted living, BCI