EASY-IMP is a European research project aiming to develop methodologies, tools and platforms for the design and production of personalised meta-products (product/services), combining wearable sensors embedded into garment with mobile and cloud computing.
The EASY infrastructure will enable collaborative design, production planning and supply chain management for this new range of combined product-service offers based on intelligent wearables.
The EASY business model will introduce immense business scalability by offering to all interested third parties the tools to develop new services for mobile device users, thus evolving into an open platform of literally infinite applications in various target markets.
More specifically EASY will focus on the following pilot applications:
- rehabilitation and developmental games
- personal training
- cardiac rehabilitation
The selected application scenarios will include a large variety of sensors and sensor networks including miniature motion sensors (angular velocity and acceleration), medical sensors (e.g. heart rate, ECG, skin-conductivity), etc.. The project will build upon existing and new game, sport and medical applications for testing and demonstrating purposes, while focussing on the development of the Meta-Product methodology and framework. It will develop guidelines and standards, methodologies, and reference-architectures for the design and production of personalised smart garments and associated services.
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609078.