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Búsqueda de socios (Eurostars): Búsqueda de coordinador (pyme) con experiencia en desarrollo de juguetes electrónicos y pymes especializadas en integración de unidades de medición inercial (IMU) y desarrollo de software ad hoc

Resumen

Tipo:
Búsqueda de socios
Referencia:
RDCH20170606002
Publicado:
12/06/2017
Caducidad:
12/06/2018
Resumen:
Una universidad suiza está preparando una propuesta Eurostars con el fin de desarrollar juguetes aumentados para evaluar, monitorizar y fomentar las capacidades motoras y cognitivas de los niños. Estos juguetes serán empleados por pediatras, fisioterapeutas y terapeutas ocupacionales para recoger información importante sobre movilidad y ayudarán a los usuarios a analizar y mejorar su propia motricidad. La universidad busca una pyme especializada en I+D en el sector de juguetes para coordinar el proyecto y abrir nuevas aplicaciones en el área sanitaria, así como pymes para integrar unidades de medición inercial (IMU) en el sector de juguetes y desarrollo de software ad hoc. La fecha límite de la convocatoria es el 14 de septiembre de 2017.


Details

Tittle:
Eurostars partner search: SME coordinator with expertise in electronic toy development and SMEs with expertise in inertial motion unit (IMU) integration and ad hoc software development sought.
Summary:
A Swiss university is preparing a Eurostars proposal. The aim is to develop a toolkit with augmented toys to assess, monitor and promote the motoric and cognitive abilities in children. For this research cooperation a R-Y-D performing SME project coordinator already involved in the EU toy market, interested in opening new applications in the health area and SMEs for the integration of a inertial motion unit (IMU) in the toy and ad hoc software development are sought for research cooperation.
Description:
The objective of the project is to complete an existent toolkit prototype that comprehends a set of toys to collect, store and share data about fine motricity. Basically an IMU sensor will be integrated in each toy in order to sustain paediatricians and health professional to understand better the motility of children aged 0-7 and to monitor the progress. The IMU sensor needs to be adapted to the special application.
The intention is to power the toolkit in order to use it also for improving motility in a funny way. The toolkit will be able to assess, monitor, and improve treatment thanks to a direct communication between toys and clinicians between specifics algorithm and software.
The toys will be used by paediatricians and therapists, in close collaboration with families and educators (or teachers), in line with the health concept of complexity, where transdisciplinary approaches are more efficient.
Later, the toolkit could be adapted and improved for other applications and others populations (i.e. dementia, neurological disorders).
The first phase of the project will develop a specific pen with special attributes in wood/plastic.
The Swiss university has already gained expertise in a similar project, with a more specific target. The expertise already includes:
- Statistical Data Analysis.
- Bio-Signal Processing -Y- Pattern Recognition.
- Machine learning.
- Occupational-therapy observation.
- Transdisciplinary project.
- Enterprise and web-based development platforms.

The university is seeking a SME (R-Y-D performing SME according to Eurostars guidelines) interested to coordinate the Eurostars project. The SME should have experience in the EU toy markets and be able to exploit commercially the toolkit. The SME must have experiences or high interests in the social, and health area.

The partner or the partners require experience in electronic toy development with:
- Knowledge of European market area.
- Experience in developing medical device and certification.
- Experience in developing-integrating IMU sensors.
- Experience in toy design.
- Software engineering methodologies and technologies..

The project duration will be 30 months. The project will be conducted in two stages.
- Improvement of the specific toolkit prototype (special pen).
- Pilot study implementation.

Together with the toy prototype an ICT platform will be developed, to collect and analyze data, and to share remotely the collected data.

The Swiss university is looking for R-Y-D performing SMEs already involved in the EU toy market, interested in opening new applications in the health area.
They are also looking for an R-Y-D performing SMEs that produces IMU (Inertial Motion Unit) interested in adapting their device to the specific needs of the project and an SME interested in developing ad hoc software.

The partners for a research cooperation agreement should come from Eurostars member countries.
Eurostars supports international innovative projects led by R-Y-D-performing SMEs.

The EUROSTARS call deadline is 14 September 2017.

The deadline for expressions of interests is 30 June 2017.


Advantages and Innovations:
Benefit and Advantages:
- The development of this innovative toolkit will be exploited by pediatricians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists to collect important information about motility. Furthermore, this innovative toolkit will help users to check and to improve its own motricity.
- The exploitation of existing expertise.
- The acquired know-how in the complex research area will allow the participants to develop new system for possible future applications in other areas.

Innovations:
- A similar toolkit does currently not exist.
- The information collected could improve the treatment and the recognition of defined disorders and diseases.
- The project will offer an innovative and flexible platform, compatible with smartphones.
- A strong multidisciplinary approach.

Partner sought

Partner Sought:
The specific area of activity of the partner: Partners from the toy industry and IMU producers. To create an eligible consortium the partner should be R-Y-D-performing SME according to Eurostars guidelines (https://www.eurostars-eureka.eu/sites/default/files/Eurostars_eligibility_v3.0-June2016.pdf ). The tasks to be performed by the partners sought from toy industry are mainly on the development of a business model and distribution of the tool kit. The tasks to be performed by the partners sought from sensor industry (Inertial Motion Unit) are mainly on the development of the specific IMU for the project.
Type of Partnership Considered:
RDR

Client

Type and Size of Client:
University
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Italian

Dissemination

Programme-call

Call name:
Eureka
Deadline for Call:
14/09/2017