Working Groups

Sheld-on working groups description

During the 1st and 2nd period of the action (Nov 2017-April 2019) each partner involved in this initiative participated in the activities related to at least one Working Group from WG1, WG2 and/or WG3 according to their background, expertise and interests. Participants in each Working Group involving entities with different expertise, forming multidisciplinary groups of experts. These Working Groups were designed to remove the traditional barriers to integrated and systemic solutions addressed by this Action that target the industry as a whole. Obtained outputs from these WGs have feed WG4, a transdisciplinary Working Group active since May 2019 leading to new concepts for ageing well.

All Working Groups will run during the four years of this COST Action. Results needed for WG4 were prepared by WG1, WG2, and WG3 and delivered at the end of the 2nd period. During the forthcoming periods of the action, WG1, WG2 and WG3 will continue their activities updating the state of the art and making progress beyond the networking.

Sheld-on Working Groups Chart

Working Group 1
Furniture & Habitat Industries

Working Group 2
ICT developments

Working Group 3
Healthcare

Working Group 4
Solutions for Ageing Well at Home, in the Community and at Work

Furniture & Habitat Industries

Associated Objetives:
To design, develop and test smart support furniture and habitat environments according to user’s needs and further validated by these users (elderly and caretakers) for an active ageing.
Tasks
Assess state of the art for disciplinary understanding, identification of advances in smart furniture and habitat, products, industries, success stories, etc.

Leader: Prof. Jake Kaner (UK)
Vice-Leader: PhD. Rafael Maestre (ES)
Activities
2 WG Meetings at Q2 (Feb2018-Apr2018) and Q4(Aug2018-Oct2018).
WG1 Research on the state of the art
Scientific conference at Q4(Aug2018-Oct2018).

Working Group Members
Ms Emilie Bossanne (FR) Prof Jasna Hrovatin (SI) Prof Georgios Ntalos (EL)
Dr Michael Burnard (SI) Prof Jake Kaner (UK) Prof Anders Q. Nyrud (NO)
Prof IANA CODRUTA (RO) Dr Veronika Kotradyova (SK) Prof Alessandra Rinaldi (IT)
Dr Levente Dénes (HU) Dr Dimitrios Kraniotis (NO) Ms Yifat Rom (IL)
Dr Josefina Garrido (ES) Mr Dean Lipovac (SI) Dr Anna Sandak (SI)
Ms Valerie Gourvès (FR) Dr Rafael Maestre Ferriz (ES) Ms Britt Vahter (EE)
Mr Clément Grangé (FR) Prof Jelena Matić (RS) Prof Joris Van Acker (BE)
Dr Preben Hansen (SE) Mr Francisco Melero (ES) Prof Joost van Hoof (NL)
ICT developments

Associated Objetives:
To design, develop and test smart support furniture and habitat environments according to user’s needs and further validated by these users (elderly and caretakers) for an active ageing.
Tasks
Assess state of the art for disciplinary understanding, identification of advances in smart furniture and habitat, products, industries, success stories, etc.

Leader: Petre Lameski (MK)
Vice-Leader: Kuldar Taveter(EE), Michal Isaacson (IL)
Activities
2 WG Meetings at Q2 (Feb2018-Apr2018)  and Q4(Aug2018-Oct2018).
WG2 Research on the state of the art
Scientific conference at  Q4(Aug2018-Oct2018).

Working Group Members
Mr Aliaksei Andrushevich (CH) Dr Francisco Florez-Revuelta (ES) Ms Anne-Marie Lipphardt (DE)
Dr Carmelo Ardito (IT) Prof Ivan Ganchev (IE) Dr Madhusanka Liyanage (FI)
Dr Frantisek Babic (SK) Prof Nuno Garcia (PT) Prof Constandinos Mavromoustakis (CY)
Prof SABINA BARAKOVIĆ (BA) Dr Andrej Grguric (HR) Prof Michael Mrissa (SI)
Prof Jasmina Barakovic Husic (BA) Prof Andrei Gurtov (SE) Prof Nuno Pombo (PT)
Mr Miguel Ángel Beteta (ES) Mr Paul Held (DE) Prof Lilia Raycheva (BG)
Mr Andres Lorenzo Bleda (ES) Prof Darko Huljenic (HR) Mr Kasper Rodil (DK)
Mr Gregorio Cañavate (ES) Prof Florin Ioras (UK) Mr Jose-Luis Romero-Gazquez (ES)
Dr Claude CHAUDET (CH) Dr Michal Isaacson (IL) Dr Susanna Spinsante (IT)
Dr Ivan Chorbev (MK) Dr Aleksandar Jevremovic (RS) Dr Juan Suardíaz Muro (ES)
Dr Radu Ioan CIOBANU (RO) Dr Saso Koceski (MK) Prof Kuldar Taveter (EE)
Ms Elena Coroian (DE) Dr Artur Krukowski (EL) Prof Carlos Valderrama (BE)
Dr Ciprian DOBRE (RO) Dr Marcel Kyas (IS) Ms Willeke Van Staalduinen (NL)
Prof HAZIM KEMAL EKENEL (TR) Dr Petre Lameski (MK) Prof Trajkovik Vladimir (MK)
Dr Moriah Ellen (IL) Dr Agnieszka Landowska (PL) Dr Eftim Zdravevski (MK)
Healthcare

Associated Objetives:
To design, develop and test smart support furniture and habitat environments according to user’s needs and further validated by these users (elderly and caretakers) for an active ageing.
Tasks
Assess state of the art for disciplinary understanding, identification of advances in smart furniture and habitat, products, industries, success stories, etc.

Leader: Signe Tomsone (LV)
Vice-Leader: Petra Marešova (CZ)
Activities
2 WG Meetings at Q2 (Feb2018-Apr2018)  and Q4(Aug2018-Oct2018).
WG3 Research on the state of the art
Scientific conference at  Q4(Aug2018-Oct2018).

Working Group Members
Prof Rossano Albatici (IT) Prof Ondřej Krejcar (CZ) Mr Tomás Puebla (ES)
Mr Hrvoje Belani (HR) Prof Birgitta Langhammer (NO) Dr Jelena Ristic Trajkovic (RS)
Ms Paula Conte García (ES) Dr Joana Madureira (PT) Prof Heidi Salonen (FI)
Ms Carina Dantas (PT) Prof Pierre Mallia (MT) Prof Karel Schmeidler (CZ)
Prof VLADAN DJOKIC (RS) Prof Petra Marešová (CZ) Dr Lina Seduikyte (LT)
Dr Réka Geambasu (HU) Dr Oscar Martinez Mozos (ES) Dr Michalis Skarvelis (EL)
Dr Jonathan Gomez-Raja (ES) Dr Ana Mendes (PT) Dr Hilde Thygesen (NO)
Dr Lucía González López (ES) Dr Sarmite Mikulioniene (LT) Dr Signe Tomsone (LV)
Mr Marko Gošović (ME) Prof Emanuele Naboni (DK) Dr Martin Weigl (AT)
Ms Elisabeth Habla (AT) Prof Dobrinka Peicheva (BG)
Dr Marcin Kautsch (PL) Prof Antti Peltokorpi (FI)
Solutions for Ageing Well at Home in the Community and at Work

Associated Objetives:
To design, develop and test smart support furniture and habitat environments according to user’s needs and further validated by these users (elderly and caretakers) for an active ageing.
Tasks
Assess state of the art for disciplinary understanding, identification of advances in smart furniture and habitat, products, industries, success stories, etc.

Leader: Dr. Rafael Maestre Ferriz (ES)
Vice-Leaders:

-WG4.1 – Solutions for Ageing Well at Home: Prof Jake Kaner (UK)

-WG4.2 – Solutions for Ageing Well in the Community : Birgitta Langhammer (NO)

-WG4.3 – Solution for Ageing Well at work: Dr. Petre Lameski (MK)

-WG4.4- Technology Adoption: Michal Issacson (IL)

Activities
4 WG Meetings: June 26th 2019, at the Politehnica University of Bucharest (Romania), at Q9 (Nov2019-Jan2020), Q13(Nov2020-Jan2021) and Q16(Nov2021-Jan2022).

-3 Training Schools at Q10(Feb2020-Mar2020), Q13(Nov2020-Jan2021) and Q16(Nov2021-Jan2022).

Sub-Working Groups

Working Group 4 is divided in the sub-groups below:

WG4.1 Solutions for Ageing Well at home
Vice-Leader: Prof. Jake Kaner (UK)
Associated Objectives:
-Identify core challenges that older adults face when aging at home.
-Identify existing solutions that address these challenges, understanding and estimating each solutions’ points of  successes and weaknesses
-Create a road map including a taxonomic division of solutions, areas of greater need, common barriers and strategies to overcome barriers, best practices for future development.
Sub-Group Members
Dr Lidia BAJENARU (RO) Prof Jake Kaner (UK) Mr Paul Held (DE)
Dr Andjela Jaksic-Stojanovic (ME) Prof Jasmina Barakovic Husic (BA) Prof Petra Marešová (CZ)
Dr Andrej Grguric (HR) Prof Jelena Matić (RS) Dr Rafael Maestre Ferriz (ES)
Dr Alessandro Cicerale (IT) Dr Jelena Ristic Trajkovic (RS) Prof Rossano Albatici (IT)
Dr Anna Sandak (SI) Ms Jolita Junevičienė (LT) Prof SABINA BARAKOVIĆ (BA)
Dr Artur Krukowski (EL) Prof Karel Schmeidler (CZ) Dr Signe Tomsone (LV)
Ms Britt Vahter (EE) Dr Levente Dénes (HU) Dr Michalis Skarvelis (EL)
Prof Carlos Valderrama (BE) Dr Joana Madureira (PT) Dr Veronika Kotradyova (SK)
Dr Ciprian DOBRE (RO) Dr Lucía González López (ES) Prof VLADAN DJOKIC (RS)
Dr Hilde Thygesen (NO) Dr Moriah Ellen (IL)
Mr Hrvoje Belani (HR) Prof Ondřej Krejcar (CZ)
WG4.2 Solutions for Ageing Well in the Community
Vice-Leader: Prof. Birgitta Langhammer (NO)
Associated Objectives:
-Identify core challenges that older adults face when aging in the community.
-Identify existing solutions that address these challenges, understanding and estimating each solutions’ points of  successes and weaknesses.
-Create a road map including a taxonomic division of solutions, areas of greater need, common barriers and strategies to overcome barriers, best practices for future development.
Sub-Group Members
Dr Ana Mendes (PT) Dr Ivan Chorbev (MK) Dr Lina Seduikyte (LT)
Ms Anastasiya Jurkevits (LT) Prof Joost van Hoof (NL) Mr Gabriel-Ioan Prada ()
Prof Birgitta Langhammer (NO) Ms Karin Høyland (NO) Dr Preben Hansen (SE)
Mr Javier Ganzarain (ES) Mr Kasper Rodil (DK) Dr Sarmite Mikulioniene (LT)
Dr Eftim Zdravevski (MK) Prof Lilia Raycheva (BG) Ms Willeke Van Staalduinen (NL)
WG4.3 Solutions for Ageing Well at Work
Vice-Leader: Prof. Petre Lameski (MK)
Associated Objectives:
Identify core challenges that older adults face when aging in the workplace.
-Identify existing solutions that address these challenges, understanding and estimating each solutions’ points of  successes and weaknesses.
-Create a road map including a taxonomic division of solutions, areas of greater need, common barriers and strategies to overcome barriers, best practices for future development.
Sub-Group Members
Mr Andres Lorenzo Bleda (ES) Prof Heidi Salonen (FI) Dr Radu Ioan CIOBANU (RO)
Prof Dobrinka Peicheva (BG) Dr Michael Burnard (SI) Prof Alessandra Rinaldi (IT)
Dr Frantisek Babic (SK) Dr Petre Lameski (MK) Dr Susanna Spinsante (IT)
WG4.4 Technology Adoption
Vice-Leader: Prof. Michal Issacson (IL)
Associated Objective:
Address the gap between need, production and adoption:
-Seek to achieve a better understanding of the adoption challenges that solutions aimed at the aging market face, and
-collaborate with the domain specific working groups to understand the specific adoption challenges that products in each domain face aiming at compiling a list of best practices and understandings.
Identify core challenges that older adults face when aging in the workplace.
Sub-Group Members
Mr Aliaksei Andrushevich (CH) Dr Michal Isaacson (IL) Prof Emanuele Naboni (DK)
Dr Claude CHAUDET (CH) Dr Anca Jurcut (IE) Prof Georgios Ntalos (EL)
Prof HAZIM KEMAL EKENEL (TR) Dr Marcin Kautsch (PL) Dr Ozgur Ozdemir (TR)
Prof Ivan Ganchev (IE) Dr Agnieszka Landowska (PL) Dr Katerina Papanikolaou (CY)
Prof Nuno Garcia (PT) Dr Madhusanka Liyanage (FI) Prof Kuldar Taveter (EE)
Mr Marko Gošović (ME) Mr Igor Ljubi (HR) Prof Joris Van Acker (BE)
Dr Modris Greitans (LV) Prof Constandinos Mavromoustakis (CY) Ms Emmanouela Vogiatzaki (UK)
Prof Andrei Gurtov (SE) Prof Michael Mrissa (SI) Dr Rina Zviel-Girshin (IL)

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