ICT for ageing well.



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Trans Safe

Trans Safe

Trans.Safe resorts to environmental monitoring, physiological monitoring and movement monitoring. The physiological data gathering system delivers heterogeneous sensor data both in the time domain and in the sensing modality. Each domain and modality requires own data analysis and pattern recognition techniques in order to obtain meaningful, reliable and robust parameters that can give credible evidence on the workload of the user. The solution to be developed manipulates existing light and sound stimuli at workplaces and adapts driver assistance systems for older persons in order to support decrease of distress (working overload), increase of eustress (cognitive performance), optimization of resting phases (recovery) and preventing of working underload as well as preventing of improper fatigue. The strategy is to include end users all phases and to grant access to workplaces (control centers, truck cockpits) for tests. Where end-user test-settings could pose a safety hazard, it is resorted to a simulated workplace environment.


In Trans.Safe, a system will be developed to support senior workers who can and wish to stay actively longer in a job position with a high personal and public safety risks. The focus is especially on physically and psychologically demanding working places in the transportation sector with high physiological stress potential (truck drivers, train drivers, control room personnel etc.). Trans.Safe will support companies in finding ways to keep their experienced personnel motivated, fit and on duty while at the same time guarantee their personal and the public, safety on the background of the demographic change.

Expected results and impact:

Trans.Safe will provide a solution to reliably measure work-load, inform the employees and actively provide countermeasures. This system will be specially tailored for senior employees in the transportation sector and in domains with similar safety and risk environments. The solution creates a new kind of product which brings new service opportunities for the business partners of the consortium, employees (e.g. improved perceived health), employers (e.g. better staff management) and society (higher public safety, economies for the social security systems, macro-economic benefits).

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Engineering & Architecture,
Telecom Italia S.p.A.Large
VAG Verkehrs-AG NürnbergEnd
MAN Truck & Bus AGLarge
Scuola Superiore Sant'
konplan systemhaus
Design LED Products LtdSMEUnited

Coordinator: Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Engineering & Architecture, CEESAR-iHomeLab

Duration: 36 Months

Starting Date: 01 July 2014

Total budget: 3’550’378 EUR

Public contribution: 1’981’680 EUR


Martin Biallas,, +41 41 349 35 99, Hochschule Luzern, CEESAR – iHomeLab, Technikumstrasse 21, 6048 Horw, Switzerland