NextPerception - Next generation smart perception sensors and distributed intelligence for proactive human monitoring in health, wellbeing, and automotive systems


Smart complex systems have become of great significance particularly in healthcare and autonomous driving domains. The precision and timeliness of the decisions depend on the systems’ capacity to accurately understand individuals and their environment. The EU-funded NextPerception project will advance perception sensing technologies such as radar, LiDAR and time-of-flight cameras, improving and allowing them to better detect human conduct and physiological parameters. The project will develop next-generation smart perception sensors and improve the distributed intelligence model, aiming to establish adaptable, safe, reliable and dynamic human monitoring solutions for the health, well-being and automotive sectors. The new distributed intelligent model will be supported by specific instruments based on the advantages of edge and cloud computing.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Silvia Mirri

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Informatica - Scienza e Ingegneria

Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt(Finland)

Other Participants:
Robert Bosch Gmbh (Germany)
Stichting Kempenhaeghe (Netherlands)
Smart Robotics Bv (Netherlands)
Evotel Informatica Sl (Spain)
Universitaet Bremen (Germany)
Nxp Semiconductors Ga Gmbh (Germany)
S.M.S, Smart Microwave Sensors Gmbh (Germany)
Evalan BV (Netherlands)
Stichting Imec Nederland (Netherlands)
Universidade De Vigo (Spain)
Flir Systems Trading Belgium Bvba (Belgium)
CAMEA, spol. s r.o. (Czech Republic)
Modulight Oy (Finland)
Università degli Studi di TORINO (Italy)
Emoj Srl (Italy)
Nxp Semiconductors Netherlands B.V. (Netherlands)
Institut Mikroelektronickych Aplikaci S.R.O. (Czech Republic)
Technische Universitat Dresden (Germany)
Università  degli Studi di PARMA (Italy)
Seven Solutions Sl (Spain)
Aitek Societa' Per Azioni (Italy)
Rulex Innovation Labs Srl (Italy)
Macq Sa (Belgium)
Commeto (Belgium)
Tts Kehitys Oy (Finland)
Elive Ecosystem Oy (Finland)
Consider It Gmbh (Germany)
Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa (Italy)
Nederlandse Organisatie Voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Tno (Netherlands)
Televic Healthcare Nv (Belgium)
Acorde Technologies S.A. (Spain)
Hi Iberia Ingenieria Y Proyectos Sl (Spain)
Imec (Belgium)
Pozyx Labs (Belgium)
Vysoke Uceni Technicke V Brne-Technical University Of Brno (Czech Republic)
Benete Oy (Finland)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Institut De Recerca Biomedica De Lleida Fundacio Privada Doctor Pifarre (Spain)
Eindhoven University Of Technology - Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (Csic) (Spain)
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium)
ReLab Srl (Italy)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 8.728.813,49
Project Duration in months: 36
Start Date: 01/05/2020
End Date: 30/04/2023

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Industry, innovation and infrastructure This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 876487