Physical Smart Autonomous Systems
The Physical GA family are quasi invisible, miniaturized, wearable, non-invasive devices designed to accurately and robustly monitor physical and physiological parameters in humans. Physical GA systems integrate multiple sensors (ECG, accelerometers, gyroscopes, pulse oximetry, etc.) securely communicating with each other and with existing gateways (such as mobile phones) to serve as smart parts of a future vision of the internet of things. Physical GAs allow on-board analysis of the acquired biosignals to support real-time feedback to the user, while preserving user privacy and making data accessible to health care professionals. These Physical GA devices are relevant for a myriad of applications in personalized health and wellness management.
Environmental Smart Autonomous Systems
Our environment impacts our health and our lives directly through the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the buildings in which we live and work. Many important factors cannot be noticed by humans at all; we have no biological senses for pollutants created by our industrialized world, since evolution will be slow to catch up. We need artificial “sixth senses” that assist our biological ones. The environmental Guardian Angels stand at the interface between people and their environment, providing relevant and real-time information, acting as personal assistants to guide, enable, and protect us all, and to make our lives more enjoyable as a result.
Emotional Smart Autonomous Systems
The goal of the Emotional Smart Autonomous Systems is to sense the body’s reactions to one’s emotions or state of mind, correlated with environment and context, in order to provide objective and holistic information to improve services delivered to people, benefiting both society and the economy. The Emotional Guardian Angels systems will achieve these goals through providing a miniaturized, zero-power, personalized and private system for monitoring the body’s emotional and cognitive states. These services can be targeted both at enhancing the performance or well‐being of healthy people, and at supporting patients to improve their quality of life and help in their recovery.