ITCL Institute of Technology (Spain)
The ITCL Institute of Technology of Castilla y Léon is a private non-profit foundation. Established in 1989, aiming to promote and facilitate the use of technology as a competitive tool for business with commitment to integration into the research-technology-company-society ecosystem.
Strategies are developed for effective dissemination and exploitation of the results of ITCL’s R&I, facilitating technology transfer to firms, especially SMEs.
Tools are developed and brought to market with collaboration partners, derived from the acdtivities of the ITCL research groups:
- Electronics and Artificial Intelligence,
- Simulators, Virtual Reality and Computer Vision,
- Energy efficiency and technologies.
ITCL is coordinator of the WorkingAge project (Marteyn van Gasteren) and also responsible for the following technology:
- Visualisation platform development of the WA Tool, including the graphical user interface with an avatar that forms the principle communication channel with the user.
- Body pose recognition of the workers.
- Illumination measurement of the working environments.
Web site: itcl.es/en
audEERING GmbH is an innovative, pioneering SME, which develops commercial grade intelligent audio analysis applications for speech and music analysis. It was founded as a spin-off of Technische Universität München in late 2012 by Prof. Björn Schuller and colleagues in order to commercialize over a decade of world-leading innovative research in the field of Computational Paralinguistics. audEERING combines audio signal processing expertise with (deep) machine learning expertise and is specialised in the areas of vocal voice analysis, and as core area paralinguistics analysis of speech in real-time and in degraded acoustic conditions with respect to emotion, stress, age, gender, and other speaker traits. The company has developed and set multiple milestones in the research and prototyping of affective and paralinguistic audio analysis products and is home to the award winning and worldwide renowned feature extraction toolkit openSMILE (more than 50K downloads) which is used by a strong research community globally and creates a solidly validated basis for audEERING’s commercial products. audEERING’s technology is trend-setting, offering real-time analysis and the possibility to classify any emotional stage through a holistic approach, being applicable also for very short time audio (e.g. 1 second). On a product level, audEERING provides commercial grade software APIs (cloud services), software libraries for embedded systems, and client oriented R&D services. Moreover, audEERING is constantly driving innovation through collaboration with world leading research institutions (e.g. Imperial College London) and by participating in prestigious research projects (funded by e.g. EU ERC).
Within WA, audEERING will provide its expertise in the field of emotion and scene recognition, and provide real-time analysis. By monitoring the participants’ emotions and their surrounding acoustics (e.g., noise such as machinery, talking people, acoustic events such as car horn) we aim to measure the level of their stress and strain.
Telespazio France, is a subsidiary of the Telespazio group (100% owned).
The Telespazio group, which is a joint venture between Leonardo (67%) and Thales (33%), is one of the main world-wide players in satellite management and control, and in services for Earth observation and Navigation, leveraging on its technological skills and expertise, its facilities, and its participation in the main European Programs (i.e. Cosmo SkyMed, Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo).
Telespazio France is a French registered company based in Toulouse, with a turnover of 76 million Euros (2015) and employing 380 staff.
The activities under TPZ responsibility within the WorkingAge project will be more precisely carried out by the Navigation department of the Satellite Systems & Operations (SSO) Line of Business of Telespazio France.
In the field of navigation, Telespazio has a well-established corporate capability based on a long history of key roles in navigation applications undertaken for ESA, the EC, national agencies and commercial entities.
Telespazio has been involved in the European GNSS programs since 1996, has then been actively involved in all the Galileo phases. Telespazio currently plays an active role in EGNOS, and co-ordinates many programs at European level in the transport and info mobility domains.
For instance, Telespazio France is involved in FLAMINGO project which aims to deploy precise GNSS location service for mobiles and IoT devices. Telespazio France also works with EENA on HELP 112 II project, aiming at deploying AML in 7 different European countries for emergency services.
In the WorkingAge project, Telespazio is in charge of the positioning module, delivering the indoor/outdoor position of the user and with the possibility of calling the emergency services if required.
Point of contact: Laurent Arzel – firstname.lastname@example.org
RWTH Aachen University (GERMANY)
The RWTH Aachen University (RWTH), established in 1870, is divided into nine faculties. Currently over 42,000 students are enrolled in over 140 academic programs. The number of foreign students (over 7,000) substantiates the university´s international orientation. Every year, more than 6,480 graduates and 810 doctoral graduates leave the university. Approximately 520 professors as well as 5,000 academics and 2,700 non‐academic colleagues work at RWTH. The university budget amounts to 839.5 million Euros, of which nearly 330.4 million Euros are funded by third parties. Moreover, special field research, 27 graduate colleges, among them 15 founded by the German Research Foundation, 15 affiliated institutes with strong industrial alignment, four Fraunhofer institutes and one Leibniz institute illustrate the university’s considerable research potential.
As the oldest institute in its field of research in Germany, the Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics at RWTH Aachen University can look back at a long tradition of research in the fields of analysis, design and optimization of work systems and processes during development, production and service.
The scientific examination of the effects of demographic change on companies and their employees constitutes a main area of research. To this end, this interdisciplinary institute combines the expertise of engineers, psychologists, sociologists and computer scientists. Moreover, objective empirical methods and procedures are used (e.g. motion tracking, eye tracking, EMG, EOG, EDA, etc.) to evaluate the psychophysical cause relationships and derive the use-oriented design for the target audience.
RWTH will be involved as WP-leader in the user-centred design (WP2) of the HCI interface and in the intervention design (WP3) leading task T3.2 for cognitive emotional assessment. The scientific management will be carried out by RWTH, which will be able to contribute its experience and knowledge in the conducting of ELSI-questions and demonstrator evaluations to the project. RWTH will participate in the validation and integration of the system WP8, WP9. Finally, the RWTH is going to participate in the exploitation strategy and value chain modelling as part of WP10.
Contact: Dr. Dr. Alexander Mertens – email@example.com
Contact preferably by email, including your contact details.
- MARTEYN VAN GASTEREN
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +34 947 298 471
- Address: ITCL Institute of Technology (Instituto Tecnológico de Castilla y León) López Bravo, 70. E-09001. Burgos. Spain.
- JULIA CZERNIAK
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- Phone:+49 241 80 99481
- Address: RWTH Aachen University. Lehrstuhl und Institut für Arbeitswissenschaft / Institute of Industrial Engineering and Ergonomics. Eilfschornsteinstraße 18. D-52062 Aachen. Germany.
Dissemination & Communication Manager:
- Mª JOSÉ HERNÁNDEZ
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- Phone: +34 983 399 633
- Address: INTRAS Foundation. Martín Santos Romero, 1, E-47016 Valladolid. Spain.