The EMPATHIC virtual coach will promote healthy habits and behaviour, by challenging each user to transform their personal goals and needs into actions. It will engage the healthy-senior user to take care of potential chronic diseases, maintain a healthy diet, have adequate physical activity as well as encourage social engagement, thus contributing to the older adults’ ability to maintain a satisfying and independent lifestyle.
Some partners of the empathic project are also involved in the Menhir (Mental health monitoring through interactive conversations) project, which started on 1 February 2019.
Empathic promotional video
Our Coordinator was interviewed on behalf of EMPATHIC about an article that has been published in Horizon Magazine
Job offer to work part-time (60% of dedication) in the European project EMPATHIC. We are looking for a person with a degree in one of the following areas: computer science, electronics engineering, telecommunications engineering, physical sciences (specialty electronics/automation), mathematics, or similar in the field of information and communications technologies.
The Empathic project focuses on Personalised Virtual Coaches to assist elderly people living independently at and around their home. Acapela Group is working on the voice synthesis part, to provide users with advanced voice-first interface, based on Deep Learning.
Entrevista a María Inés Torres: “Tenemos que dar el siguiente paso, transferir toda nuestra investigación a la sociedad y la empresa”
Hablamos con María Inés Torres, profesora a tiempo completo de la Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, ponente de Women in Progress y directora del proyecto europeo Horizon 2020. Una iniciativa que ha derivado en “Empathic”, un coach virtual que ayudará a personas mayores de 65 años durante el día a día.