Towards the SmartWork pilot phase, Second Technical Meeting.

24th -25th February (London)

Last February, SmartWork technical partners (SPARKS, BYTE, RRD,IPN, UPAT, RtF-i and COIN) met for a two-days gathering to focus on the technical developments of the SmartWork system. 

As the Artificial Intelligence system of SmartWork aims at monitoring health, behaviour, cognitive and emotional status of the older worker, the experts’ team joined SparkWorks ITC Ltd to reflect on the technical progress so far and agree on a workplan for the development of the SmartWork services and the roadmap until the first trial period, which is going to start next month. 

SparkWorks opened Day 1 with a review of the Unobtrusive Sensing and Low-Level Processing architecture and infrastructure with further discussions with Roessingh Research & Development (RRD) continuing the discussion on issues related to integration of data collection services in SmartWork. 

University of Patras presented next the Profiling Interface, an online form interface that is designed to help identify the major influencing factors for the worker’s health risks based on demographics and lifestyle information. A discussion was made on when and how often such data should be updated as well as on how the translation of the questionnaires should be organized to offer each form in the worker’s mother tongue. 

Byte then provided an updated on the Work Flexibility Tools and on-Demand Training services regarding the progress of the integration with Trello and the resulting mappings between Trello and SmartWork context that needs to be finalized. 

The rest of the day was dedicated to one on one meetings with partners discussing specific integration and data exchange issues. 

Day 2 stared with a presentation from Raising the Floor on the status of the Morphic platform and the updates on the user’s auto personalization options.  Also, as part of the work on the platform’s user interaction research the latest wireframes were presented and a small discussion took place regarding the first results from the co-creation sessions that took place in CDC earlier this month.  

Furthermore, COIN provided partners with an update on the cognitive state assessment software and the options for stress level detection using various hardware devices including the IPN Smart Mouse or an Apple Watch. 

SparkWorks then presented the solutions that can be used for exchanging documentation between partners of the project and also publishing it publicly on the way to standardizing the data and information exchanges between partners and the first version of the software that will be used in the first trial period of the project. 

These two fruitful days  meeting finished with partners agreeing on a number of technical conclusions and a task list for the next pilots’ phase in which older workers will be asked regularly to report their findings and wellbeing at work. By doing this, SmartWork team will be capable to identifying and assessing the functional and cognitive decline risks that might lead to absence from work or even to early retirement.

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