Memorias de investigación
Research Project:
VAALID: Accessibility and Usability Validation Framework for AAL Interaction Design process

Research Areas


VAALID project aims at creating new tools and methods that facilitate and streamline the process of creation, design, construction and deployment of technological solutions in the context of AAL assuring that they are accessible and usable for senior citizens. The main objective of the project is to develop a 3D-Immersive Simulation Platform for computer aided design and validation of User- Interaction subsystems that improve and optimise the accessibility features of Ambient Assisted Living services for the social inclusion and independent living. The results of the project will support the design of the Human Interaction aspects of an AAL solution in all the stages of a user centred design methodology, putting in practice the guidelines for the verification and validation of the accessibility and usability facets. The VAALID system will be a productivity tool that will be used across all the stages of the User Centre Design cycle. The simulation environment is composed by software and hardware components that constitute a physical ensemble that in conjunction allow the ICT designer to implement actual Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality scenarios of AAL. It will be used to verify interaction designs and validate the accessibility of the AAL products by means of immersing the users in 3D virtual spaces. The ICT designer will be able to evaluate the suitability of the proposed solutions with a significant reduction of the global design and development cost. The use of the VAALID tools will help the European industrial players, ICT companies specialized in Human Factors and User Interaction design, Research and Academia in streamlining their respective business with regard to products and services for the Independent Living and Inclusion, creating new market opportunities. The project result will be evaluated during 6 months in two pilot sites with up to 100 users. The initial conditions and framework for the effective exploitation of the results will be set up.

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Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Comisión Europea
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  • Participante: Giuseppe Fico UPM
  • Participante: Marta Ortega Portillo UPM
  • Participante: Manuel Ottaviano UPM
  • Participante: Laura Pastor Sanz UPM
  • Participante: Maria Gloria Ruiz Cadenas UPM
  • Participante: Dario Salvi . UPM
  • Participante: Juan Bautista Montalvá Colomer UPM
  • Participante: Mario Pansera . UPM
  • Participante: Juan Jacobo Estrada Paz UPM
  • Participante: Patricia Abril Jimenez UPM
  • Participante: Eugenio Gaeta UPM
  • Participante: Viveca Jimenez Mixco UPM
  • Participante: Lydia Gardon Ríos UPM
  • Participante: Antonella Arca . UPM
  • Participante: Mª de las Mercedes Fernandez Rodriguez UPM
  • Participante: Abelardo Leon Gonzalez UPM
  • Participante: Alessio Fioravanti . UPM
  • Participante: Ignacio Peinado Martínez UPM
  • Participante: Cecilia Vera Muñoz UPM
  • Participante: Vicente Ortega Castro UPM
  • Participante: Maria Fernanda Cabrera Umpierrez UPM
  • Participante: Arturo Diaz De Barrionuevo UPM
  • Participante: Reinerio Baragaño Galan UPM
  • Participante: Francisco Javier Cano Moreno UPM
  • Participante: Jose Antonio Diaz Nicolas UPM
  • Participante: Ana Pilar Gonzalez Marcos UPM
  • Participante: Angel Esteban Orobio UPM
  • Director: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer UPM
  • Participante: Juan Luis Villalar González UPM
  • Participante: Diana Camila Diaz Contreras UPM
  • Participante: Ángela Sevillano García UPM

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Grupo de Investigación: Life Supporting Technologies (Tecnologías de Apoyo a la Vida)
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones