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.

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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 –

Exus (UK-Greece)

EXUS was founded in 1989 with the vision to make a significant impact on the way people work, by creating innovative business software solutions. They concentrate in a number of products in the fields of Financial Management, Web and Mobile application solutions, where we were able to create and sustain a distinct competitive advantage.

Personalised healthcare has the power to make healthcare systems more efficient and effective. It is one of the factors that can keep the constantly ageing European population out of the hospitals, thus reducing costs for the state and increasing productivity and welfare. To that effect, EXUS is working towards the faster adoption of innovative software-driven solutions that deliver value to patients and the medical community alike.

EXUS’ software utilizes mature and new technologies (cloud computing, big data analytics, blockchain) in order to address the complex and diverse requirements of health research. Standardisation activities are integral cogs to EXUS’ works, ensuring compliance to stringent directives. In line with EXUS’ interests and capabilities our portfolio of innovation activities includes large-scale integration projects with an eye on technologies that deliver personalised health services.

EXUS is responsible for developing the Gesture-Based interaction platform of the WA Tool (T4.2) and also leads the integration of the distributed systems (local + cloud-based services – T8.2) and the standardisation-related activities of the project (T10.4).
Persons of contact: Konstantinos Kentrotis (Research Consultant, Project Manager for EU projects) –
Elena Avatangelou (Senior Research Consultant, Project Manager for EU projects) –
Andreas Raptopoulos (Senior Research Consultant, Head of ICT)

Green Communications (France)

Green Communications is an innovative SME that created Green PI, a high capacity mobile Internet infrastructure with local-based applications and services to answer the growing need for connectivity of IoT and mobility. Green PI combines an advanced Mesh network with a distributed EDGE cloud to create a rapid deployable wireless Internet infrastructure providing both fast and autonomous local-based content and global Internet access. Green PI patented technology is the result of 10 years of research and development in the field of Mesh networks and network’s energy consumption.
Based on its networking and edge computing expertise, Green Communications will lead the WP5 and the task 5.1 for the development of the local IOT System. The company will take part in the WP8 (Tasks 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3) and WP9 for System integration and pilot deployment. GC will also participate to WP10 to define its exploitation strategy and value chain and WP2 and WP4 to verify the compliance of the user centric design and HCI platform to the IOT system.
Project Contact: Mrs Pauline Loygue

BrainSigns (Italy)

BrainSigns is a company specialised in the analysis and interpretation of user’s biosignals, and in particular electric cerebral signals, using electroencephalography (EEG). Over the last eight years it has built up a solid business in Neuromarketing techniques where the company offers a range of services from analysis of the effectiveness of advertising, to user experience verification in shops and exposition areas, from packaging tests to the usability of web-sites and apps. The core value of its services involves EEG combined with Eye-tracking, Heart Rate (HR) and Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) to provide customers with indexes related to unconscious processes such as attention, interest, emotion, memorisation and cognitive stress. The company team also has years of scientific research experience in: Neuro-rehabilitation with Brain Computer Interface applications (BCI); Aviation measuring workload and mental fatigue in Air Traffic Pilots and in Controllers (with patented algorithms); Neuromarketing measuring Emotion, Memorization, Attention and Interest; Clinical Trials testing the effectiveness of Cochlear implants.

Project Contact: Prof. Fabio Babiloni
Project Contact: Dr. Gianluca Borghini
Project Contact: Dr. Vincenzo Ronca

Fundación INTRAS (Spain)

INTRAS Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to high quality research and intervention in the field of Mental health, Ageing and Disability, having more than 20 years of experience combining research, training, social and health care, Neuro-Psychological intervention, technological developments, therapeutic innovation, etc.
Our approach to the social-health care of people with mental health diseases and elderly people is trans-disciplinary.

INTRAS Foundation is structured in five departments: Health-Care, Social-Care, Labour Integration and Training division, Projects Management and RDi. The INTRAS RDi division is made up of a team of engineers, clinical psychologists and researchers who work together in order to develop ICT based solutions
and evaluate its feasibility, efficacy and effectiveness to improve the quality of life of the users.

Finally, INTRAS Foundation is involved in more than 50 national and international associations, platforms & networks, such as the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), Community of Regions for Assisted Living (Coral), Mental Health Europe Network (MHE), Iberoamerican Network for Research in Prevention & Intervention Strategies in Dementia (IBERDEM), Early Detection & Timely Intervention in Dementia (INTERDEM), International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG), European Platform for Rehabilitation (EPR) and the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL).

TMA (Greece)

Telematic Medical Applications is a leading Healthcare System Integrator and Value-Added Solutions Provider in the area of Integrated Computer science-based Healthcare Systems. TMA studies, designs, supplies, installs, supports and maintains integrated solutions certified according to the model of guarantee of quality ISO 9001:2008. Also, the certification of Telematic Medical Applications at ISO 13485:2003 & ISO1348: 2004, for the equitable distribution of medical-technological equipment, ensures that in her processes are included the all essential controls on issues such as confidentiality, integrity and availability of information in order to protect the medical data and the involved resources in each Medical activity.

Telematic Medical Applications is growing rapidly and in its main activities are included the designing and implementation of Integrated eHealth & Telemedicine Systems, that benefits of audio and video conference solutions, telematics and Decision Support Systems, as well as projects of structured wiring, computer rooms and infrastructures.

Telematic Medical Applications is experienced with solutions and services in the following business sectors:
• Clinical Telemedicine for the Complete Management of all Radiological and Introspection depictions as well as Bio-signals – Telemedicine and Tele-Radiology products
• Integrated Informative Systems PACS – RIS and Teleradiology
• Integrated Informative Systems of Ophthalmological Medical Record – EMR
• Homecare Products – Homecare, Telecare and e-Health products
• Decision Support Systems – Evidence Based Medicine
• Medical Equipment
• Videoconference Systems – Videoconference Multi Point Units (MCU)
• Multimedia Equipment for each type of installation – Audiovisual equipment for every type of installation (personal, meeting rooms, conference halls etc.)
• Integrated data networks (wired, wireless, satellite)
• Safety systems for informative systems and networks
• Electromechanical and network infrastructures – Data Centers

TMA is the leader of T10.5, dealing with the exploitation strategy and value chain modelling. The outcome of T10.5 will be D10.5 Exploitation strategy and value chain modelling and D10.6 Business model and business strategy. In both deliverables TMA will be the leader.

Contact Person: Dr. Philip Sotiriades

EENA (Belgium)

EENA, the European Emergency Number Association, is a non-governmental organisation with the mission to contribute to improving the safety and security of people. How can citizens get the best help possible if they find themselves in an emergency? This is the question we continuously try to answer.
EENA brings together individuals and organisations from the emergency services domain, by fostering interactions amongst the EENA member networks, including emergency services representatives from over 80 countries world-wide, solution providers, international organisations, Members of the European Parliament and researchers. We are proud to be a platform for everyone involved in the public safety community and to provide a space for collaboration and learning.
EENA’s role in WORKINGAGE is to study the possibilities of interconnecting the WORKINGAGE tool with Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs), looking at the possibilities of initiating 112 calls, transferring the caller location and other health related data that may available in the tool and assist call takers coordinate a better emergency response.
Person of contact: Alexis Gizikis – Project Manager

POLIMI (Italy)

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.
The University has always focused on the quality and innovation of its teaching and research, developing a fruitful relationship with business and productive world by means of experimental research and technological transfer.
Research has always been linked to teaching and it is a priority commitment which has allowed Politecnico di Milano to achieve high quality results at an international level as to join the university to the business world. Research constitutes a parallel path to that formed by cooperation and alliances with the industrial system.
Politecnico di Milano contributes to the WorkingAge project leading the efforts in guaranteeing a proper treatment of the data collected from the participants to the tests, according to the current regulations (EU GDPR). Politecnico di Milano also leads the ethical committee of WorkingAge.

Persons of contact: Gerardo Pelosi (Associate Professor), Alessandro Barenghi (Assistant Professor)

POLIMI Team: Prof. Sara Comai, Prof. Mariagrazia Fugini, Prof. Licia Sbattella

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 –

The University of Cambridge (UCAM) (UK)

The University of Cambridge (UCAM) is one of the world’s oldest universities and leading academic centres, and a self-governed community of scholars. Its reputation for outstanding academic achievement is known world-wide and reflects the intellectual achievement of its students, as well as the world-class original research carried out by the staff of the University and the Colleges. The Department of Computer Science and Technology (formerly known as the Computer Laboratory), consistently ranks in the top 10 computer science departments worldwide (QS World Rankings), and has been conducting cutting-edge research in computer science since 1937. The department employs 41 academic staff, 82 postdoctoral researchers and 119 PhD students. The Laboratory undertakes research in a broad range of subjects within the disciplines of Computer Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics. The Graphics and Interaction Research Group (i.e., the Rainbow Group) has a long-standing reputation in the research fields of affective computing, human-computer interaction, human-robot interaction and graphics.
UCAM is responsible for developing the image-based affect analysis module of the WA Tool (T4.4), which will inform the overall system about the user affect and expressions to improve the quality of the interaction. UCAM will lead WP4 (HCI Platform) and T6.1 (Data Aggregation and Filtering).
Persons of contact:
Dr Tian Xu –

Advisory Board

GESEME (Spain)

GESEME is a 20 years old Spanish organization specialized in safety prevention and occupational health, with a special interest in people health and wellbeing, conducting health trainings and medical consultations for workers of different sectors of activity and providing resources and means for the development of a healthy lifestyle.

GESEME is funded by medical professionals and is a part of GESEME GROUP, a company with solid business lines.

GESEME is providing specialized services for:
• Occupational Safety
• Industrial Hygiene
• Labor Ergonomics
• Tailored Trainings in Occupational health and safety, Active ageing, Health and wellbeing
• Psycho-sociology
• Health Surveillance
• Active ageing
• Sport Medicine
• Physiotherapy
• Coaching for balancing the professional life with the personal one
• Workplace biomechanics
• Online Corporate health platforms
• Campaigns for healthy habits
In the last 3 years, Geseme offered trainings and medical consultations in Active ageing/ Well-being and Health/ Occupational health and safety, for the almost 100 000 employees that covers through the contracts that currently has in implementation, with an average of 20 000 medical consultations/ year.


We are one of the largest players in the car interiors market internationally and number 1 worldwide supplier of headliner substrates.
We offer products with high added value to outfit automobile interiors: Overheads & Trunk Trim, Doors & Hard Trim, Lighting and Cockpits & Consoles. Our long industrial tradition and mastery of a broad technologies portfolio have positioned us as a key reference in the automotive sector.
We dominate the complete component cycle from component conception and design, through development and validation to parts industrialization and sequenced delivery.


  • Talent
    • 30,000 individuals drive us to success
  • Financial strength
    • Annual sales of 5,425 million euros in 2018
    • Profitable growth trajectory
  • Global presence
    • 25 countries
    • More than 150 production plants and centers Just in Time
    • 25 technical-commercial offices
    • Design, engineering and production capacity in low-cost countries
  • Innovation
    • We innovate today to obtain a sustainable future for the automobile
    • We improve the end user’s on-board experience
    • We optimize costs and processes to contribute greater value
  • Knowledge
    • Understood as a strategic element that conditions and shapes our activity
    • We promote continuous learning and experience feedback

The official web link –

Athens Alzheimer Association (Greece)

Athens Alzheimer’s Association is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by people with dementia, their relatives and health care professionals interested in Alzheimer’s disease. It aims to raise awareness of all forms of dementia and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Currently the Association numbers 4550 official members, has a staff of 43 health professionals and 45 active volunteers and is run by a 7-member elected board.

• 4 Day Care Centers for people with Dementia in Athens

• 2 Home Care Services

• Counseling Centers in collaboration with municipalities all over Greece


• Psychosocial interventions for people with dementia

• “Caregivers School” – Training, counseling and support for caregivers

• Dementia screening and prevention programs in the community

• Publication of newsletters and booklets

• Awareness campaigns – Public lectures on dementia

• Children awareness program

• Seminars for doctors and other health professionals

• Liaisoning with the community

• European and international research programs

EU-OSHA (Belgium)

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) is the European Union information agency for occupational safety and health. EU-OSHA is responsible for the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant safety and health information for researchers, safety and health professionals, policy makers, employers and workers and running Europe-wide Healthy Workplaces Campaigns. It’s information and activities have included projects and publications on the ageing workforce: Ageing workforce theme page: ; European Parliament pilot project on older workers:


Zaporizhzhia National University (Ukranie)

Zaporizhzhya National University is a classical public state higher educational institution of the 4th (highest) level of accreditation located in the southeastern Ukraine. Since 1999 it is a member of the European Association for International Education (ЕАІЕ). Within the last 10 years, 67 international projects and programs have been implemented at the university. The academic process is conducted by 13 faculties in 27 study fields for Bachelors, 30 specialities for Masters, 22 specialities for Postgraduates and 20 specialities for Post-doctoral studies. ZNU has 7 academic councils awarding PhD and D.Sc. degrees. In total, there are 62 departments employing 634 teachers (including 90 – full professors and 410 – associate professors). At present at ZNU are studying more than 12000 students, including more than 1000 Masters, 300 postgraduate students and 30 postdoctoral researchers. Teaching process is supported by modern technologies in education and innovative methodologies. Multi-computer network unites 1356 computer working places located in 8 academic buildings of ZNU.
ZNU have sufficient potential for scientific expertise in following areas:

  • Human behaviour in dynamic situations;
  • Gender equality in professional relations;
  • Energy-saving technologies in the steel industry;
  • Neutralization and disinfection of sewage of settlements and industrial enterprises;
  • Computer simulation of economic and physical processes;
  • Autonomous power supply systems using photovoltaic ground-based modules;
  • Production of composite materials based on carbon;
  • Energy-efficient technologies in industry, public utilities;
  • Solar power;
  • Systems of heat supply on all kinds of fuel.

We also have potential in other areas.”

Clinical University Hospital of Valladolid (Castilla y León Health Sciences Institute Foundation (IECSCyL)) (Spain)

The Castilla y León Health Sciences Institute Foundation (ICSCyL), is a non-profit organization that aims to promote, support, training and dissemination of research in Public Health.
Through the R+D+i Line, the Foundation is in charge of effectively promoting research and innovation in Health in the Spanish Autonomous Community of Castilla y León. Its purpose is to improve the health of citizens in coordination with existing local and regional structures. Our core is to facilitating role, support, sharing of services to research centers and groups throughout the scientific process. From the development of the necessary resources (infrastructures, financing, development and mobility of talent …), the start-up and effective realization of the scientific production (in methodology, management, etc.) and the transfer of the results of the investigations to industry and, after it, to society.
Likewise, our Foundation assumes the direct management of strategic projects of the Ministry of Health, being a backbone for biomedical research in the Public Health System of Castilla y León Through the different Research Units located in the Top Health Centers (Hospitals) of our Region.
ICSCyL will be the main connecting point to the end-users of Castilla y León region, providing access to the Hospitals of our Region like the Clinical University Hospital of Valladolid (HCUV), main collaborator for this proposal sine is the coordination center of the scientific activity of the Valladolid East Health Area (2 Hospitals and 22 Primary Care Centers), serving a population of approximately 300,000 habitants.

The Belgian Ageing Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

The Belgian Ageing Studies team at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel has more than 15 years research experience on societal aspects and challenges of aging. The research team enjoys national and international recognition on these topics (cf. nomination European Foundations Award for Responsible Research & Innovation (EFARRI) in 2016). The Belgian Ageing Studies is composed of 4 thematical units: Political participation, Care, Inclusive Communities and Civic Engagement.
The unit Inclusive Communities embraces studies on the social environment (social relations, networks, cohesion, active caring communities, compassionate communities, social inclusion, elder abuse), cultural environment (diversity, migration, ageism) and physical environment (housing, urban planning, unsafety).
The unit “Civic Engagement” focuses on topics such as civic and social participation, volunteering, civil society, cultural participation, education, Active Ageing, transition from work to pension.
In researching these topics, the research group often focuses on vulnerable groups among older people, a life course perspective, and incorporates a critical view on socio-structural and economic inequalities. Following the European Commission and the World Health Organizations’ policy agenda of Age-friendly environments and Active and Healthy Ageing, more research is crucial on how to remove barriers to participate within society and how to be all-inclusive towards vulnerable groups.
The research team has a lot of expertise in performing mixed-methods, (community-based) participatory research. Quantitative survey research is combined with qualitative research, while concepts such as peer-research, co-creation, co-production and social innovation prevail. By including the (vulnerable) target groups as researchers, social change and impact can be facilitated. Likewise, by integrating research with community-capacity building, knowledge building can be developed together with vulnerable target groups and evidence-based policy and innovation can be achieved in communities.

Senseair (Sweden)

Senseair is a world leading producer and developer of low-cost gas sensors based on non-dispersive infra-red technology. The company has 30 years of experience within gas sensing, and currently produce about 1 million sensors per year. The main production volumes include maintenance free carbon dioxide sensors for a large range of consumer and industrial of applications such as ventilation control, air quality monitoring, biological process control and alarm systems. Other products are alcohol sensors, and breathalyser systems, for rapid and user-friendly control of sober driving and sober work-places.

Senseair has about 200 employees and the organization cover everything from being a world leading competence centre in R&D within optical gas sensor technologies, to an agile lean-striving production system that handles everything between rapid industrialization projects to high volume production.

The main production facility is in Delsbo, Sweden, with research and sales offices in Stockholm and Västerås, Sweden. Other sales and customer support offices are located in Germany, China and USA. Since April 2018 Senseair is owned by Asahi Kasei Microdevices.


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Project coordinator:

  • Email:
  • Phone: +34 947 298 471
  • Address: ITCL Institute of Technology (Instituto Tecnológico de Castilla y León) López Bravo, 70. E-09001. Burgos. Spain.

Scientific coordinator:

  • Email:
  • 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:

  • Email:
  • Phone: +34 983 399 633
  • Address: INTRAS Foundation. Martín Santos Romero, 1, E-47016 Valladolid. Spain.