Living Labs: Their role in research, projects and products (the Thess-AHALL case)

Thursday, December 14, 2017

03:00 p.m.

ISI 2nd floor meeting room

Dr. Evdokimos Konstantinidis

The presentation will focus on the living lab methodologies, highlighting their contribution in research, funded projects and     commercialization of products. The roadmap of Thess-AHALL living lab (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) towards supporting the     commercialization of MentorAge (Nively sas), by creating and sustaining a network of stakeholders, such as elderly people, patients (Parkinson's disease), companies, nursing homes and open day care centers, will be presented as example. Insights in involving living labs for agile requirements elicitation will be presented in the light of the CAPTAIN project, a new H2020 attempting to transform the seniors' home into a virtual coach  assistant via projected augmented reality and tangible interfaces.
Evdokimos Konstantinidis (Dr) is the Product Manager of Nively  and leader of the Assistive Technologies and Silver Science Research Group in the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, in which he received the Ph.D. degree in 2015. Recent research interests focus on indoor localisation and intervention for elderly in the field of exergaming  (silverscience) and IoT in the context of living labs       methodologies. He supported the establishment of the Thess-AHALL  Living Lab which in 2016 became an adherent member of the European       Network of Living Labs. He works on applying and assessing living  lab methodologies in companies operations. He has authored more than 50 publications in various international peer-reviewed journals and conferences. He is the technical coordinator of the CAPTAIN H2020 project, deputy technical manager of the SmokeFreeBrain H2020 project and he works in the UNCAP and i-Prognosis H2020 projects.