Working Groups

Sheld-on working groups description

Each partner involved in this initiative participates 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 are 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 will feed WG4, a transdisciplinary Working Group leading to new concepts for ageing well.

All Working Groups will run during the four years of this COST Action. Results needed for WG4 will be prepared by WG1, WG2, and WG3 and delivered at the end of the first year. During years 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 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
Country Name
Austria Dr Martin WEIGL
Belgium Prof Joris VAN ACKER
Czech Republic Prof Karel SCHMEIDLER
Estonia Ms Britt Vahter
France Ms Emilie BOSSANNE
Greece Prof Georgios NTALOS
Hungary Dr Levente DÉNES
Italy Dr Anna SANDAK
Norway Ms Susanne FRANK
Serbia Prof Jelena MATIĆ
Slovenia Dr Michael BURNARD
Slovenia Dr Andreja KUTNAR
Spain Dr Rafael MAESTRE FERRIZ
Sweden Dr Preben HANSEN
United Kingdom Prof Jake KANER
France Ms Valerie GOURVÈS
France Mr Clément GRANGÉ
Italy Prof Alessandra RINALDI
Norway Dr Dimitrios KRANIOTIS
Romania Prof Iana CODRUTA
Slovenia Prof Jasna HROVATIN
Spain Dr Josefina GARRIDO
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).

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
Country Name
Croatia Mr Hrvoje BELANI
Czech Republic Prof Petra MAREŠOVÁ
Denmark Prof Emanuele NABONI
Finland Prof Heidi SALONEN
Hungary Dr Réka GEAMBASU
Israel Dr Moriah ELLEN
Latvia Dr Signe TOMSONE
Malta Prof Pierre MALLIA
Malta Ms Irene COPPOLA
Poland Dr Marcin KAUTSCH
Portugal Dr Ana MENDES
Slovakia Dr Veronika KOTRADYOVA
Spain Dr Lucía GONZÁLEZ LÓPEZ
Croatia Mr Igor LJUBI
Czech Republic Prof Ondřej KREJCAR
Finland Prof Antti PELTOKORPI
Greece Dr Michalis SKARVELIS
Norway Prof Anders Q. NYRUD
Norway Birgitta Langhammer
Portugal Dr Joana MADUREIRA
Slovenia Mr Marko POSAVČEVIĆ
Spain Ms María FERNÁNDEZ-VIGIL
Spain Dr Jonathan GOMEZ-RAJA
Spain María del Mar OLMO
Solutions for ageing well at home in the cummunity 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: To be defined
Vice-Leader: To be defined
Activities
4 WG Meetings at Q4 (Aug2018-Oct2018), Q9 (Nov2019-Jan2020), Q13(Nov2020-Jan2021) and Q16(Nov2021-Jan2022).
3 Training Schools at Q8(Aug2019-Oct2019), Q13(Nov2020-Jan2021) and Q16(Nov2021-Jan2022).

Working Group Members
Country Name
Publications and Results

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