Project Structure

An iterative systems development approach. Design, implement, evaluate and revise. The work sharing will be based on the expertise of the selected partners. The project will be organized into the following work packages (WP) and tasks (T):

WP 1: Project management

KTH responsible (8 pm), all partners (1 pm each)
T1.1 Management of project strategy and direction
T1.2 Project coordination and decisions
T1.3 Operative project management

WP 2: User requirements and evaluation

KI responsible (12 pm), all partners participate as discussants (0,4 pm each)

T2.1 Gathering requirements and describing scenarios: Detail and document the user requirements before proceeding to implementation. The requirements will come from workplace studies at settings included in home care within ÖAK’s care chain and the
home care of premature children, including interviews and observations of potential users.
T2.2 Setup and evaluate the technology: The technology developed will be evaluated in potential or real user settings.
T2.3 Model generation: Create a general model for home care in other settings, e.g, elderly care

WP 3: Technical support system

KTH responsible (60pm)
T3.1 Design and prototyping a robust and secure residential gateway: Including
- Secure virtualisation, control and forwarding plane separation
- Multi-homing via all available upstream links, fixed as well as mobile broadband, and link-scheduling.
- Gateway services managing the home healthcare environment including the HDVC client, personal health portal and sensor network gateway. This task will also take advantage of the capabilities of IMS to offer converged wired and mobile access by health workers monitoring the home remotely from the health network operation centre.
- Non-interruptible power supply functionality.
T3.2 Personal health portal (ITV ARENA responsible (24 pm)): Exploit OSIA to develop a personal health portal where both the patient and authorized healthcare workers can authenticate. Via the portal, the patients will manage their contacts with healthcare and home-care institutions as well as their medical drug supplier and access information systems like Vårdguiden. The healthcare workers will access each other and the patient, as well as patient journals. The task will also provide QoS requirements of the portal on the gateway and support troubleshooting of the prototype implementation in the testing phase.
T3.3 High Definition Video Conference Service (Alkit responsible (2 pm)): Specify an open source high definition video conferencing solution specifically tailored to the needs for robust and secure communication between health professionals and patients, specify the QOS-requirements on the residential gateway and support troubleshooting of the prototype implementation in the testing phase.
T3.4 Smart Home Monitoring (Karolinska responsible (3 pm)): Prototype gateway/portal functions facilitating connection of basic sensors for temperature, blood pressure and oxygen saturation, heart frequency and ECG, that opportunistically inform of any abnormalities observed. Management of telemedicine equipment in the home and a test bed for development of sensors based on micro-dialysis will also be supported. A survey of sensor networks for patient data will be made and a proposal for development of an extensible smart observational facility for homes and a medical operation centre monitoring patients will be formulated.
T3.5 Autonomous Network Control Framework (KTH responsible (24 pm)): Will deliver an autonomous network control framework that is capable of intelligently composing networks using virtualised network resources and perform dynamic negotiations of SLAs and QoS between the dedicated healthcare backbone and the dedicated residential healthcare network.

WP 4: Technical Integration

Borderlight responsible (12 pm)
T4.1 Integration of technology: integration of the technical results from the other work packages
T4.2 Trials: Making the integration ready for demonstration.

WP 5: Demonstration, dissemination and exploitation

Karolinska responsible (1 pm), all partners participate (0,5 pm each)
T5.1 Coordinate external communications and impact assessment