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GUARDIAN ANGELS - Guardian Angels for a Smarter Life

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  • CORDIS - PROJECTS 31/05/2011
  • RISULTATO

Guardian Angels (GA) are future zero-power, intelligent, autonomous systems-of-systems featuring sensing, computation, and communication beyond human aptitudes. GA will assist humans from their infancy to old age in complex life situations and environments. Zero-power reflects system-of-systems ability to scavenge energy in dynamic environments by disruptive harvesting techniques. The project prepares zero-power technologies based on future energy-efficient technologies, heterogeneous design, and disruptive energy scavengers.

Three zero-power generations of GAs are foreseen:
- Physical Guardian Angels are zero-power, on-body networks or implantable devices that monitor vital health signals and take appropriate actions to preserve human health.
- Environmental Guardian Angels extend monitoring to dynamic environments, using disruptive scavengers, personalized data communication, and first 'thinking' algorithms. They are personal assistants that protect their wearers from environment dangers.
- Emotional Guardian Angels are intelligent personal companions with disruptive zero-power, manmachine interfaces deployed at large scale. They sense and communicate using non-verbal languages playing an important role in health, education, and security worldwide.

This project addresses the following scientific challenges for energy-efficient visionary Guardian Angel autonomous systems: (i) energy-efficient computing (down to E=10-100kT), (ii) and communication (approaching the limit of 1pJ/bit), (iii) low-power sensing, (iv) disruptive scavenging (bio-inspired, thermoelectric, etc, targeting energy densities of tens of mW/cm2), and (v) zero-power man-machine interfaces. A selection of emerging technologies based on energy efficiency is proposed. We will also develop design tools that integrate electrical, mechanical, optical, thermal, and chemical simulation tools over length and time scales currently not achievable.


Start date: 2011-05-01
End date: 2012-04-30

Duration: 12 months

Project Reference: 285406

Project cost: 1.75 million euro
Project Funding: 1.4 million euro

Subprogramme Area: ICT-2011.9.5 FET Flagship Initiative Preparatory Actions
Contract type: Coordination and support actions


Coordinatore: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE - SWITZERLAND - IONESCU Mihai Adrian

Altri Partecipanti

  • SANOFI-AVENTIS RECHERCHE & DEVELOPPEMENT - FRANCE
  • INTEL PERFORMANCE LEARNING SOLUTIONS LIMITED - IRELAND
  • THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - UNITED KINGDOM
  • NXP SEMICONDUCTORS NETHERLANDS BV - NETHERLANDS
  • SENARCLENS, LEU + PARTNER AG - SWITZERLAND
  • HIQSCREEN SARL - SWITZERLAND
  • IBM RESEARCH GMBH - SWITZERLAND
  • LUNDS UNIVERSITET - SWEDEN
  • KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN - SWEDEN
  • INSTYTUT TECHNOLOGII ELEKTRONOWEJ - POLAND
  • CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA NANOELETTRONICA - ITALY
  • INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG - GERMANY
  • STMICROELECTRONICS CROLLES 2 SAS - FRANCE
  • CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE - FRANCE
  • TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT - FINLAND
  • INSTITUT SINANO ASSOCIATION - FRANCE
  • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES - FRANCE
  • SIEMENS AG - GERMANY
  • THALES SA - FRANCE
  • KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN - BELGIUM
  • STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND - NETHERLANDS
  • CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT - SWITZERLAND
  • UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN - BELGIUM
  • INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM VZW - BELGIUM
  • EIDGENÖSSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZÜRICH - SWITZERLAND
  • UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK - IRELAND
  • CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA - SPAIN
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Quadro di finanziamento
  • 7FP-ICT : TECNOLOGIE DELL’INFORMAZIONE E DELLA COMUNICAZIONE: priorità tematica 3 nell'ambito del programma specifico “Cooperazione” recante attuazione del Settimo programma quadro (2007-2013) di attività comunitarie di ricerca, sviluppo tecnologico e dimostrazione
Area di interesse
  • Unione Europea