The Internet of Things (IoT) is a key growth business area for EU firms, which need to acquire competencies and skills for the exploitation of their innovation potential abroad. HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT is an international, inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary project providing Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD Fellowships to 6 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in IoT applied to the health sector.
The HEART research program aims for a personalized approach of mobile health coaching programmes that involve the user and that are tailored to individual needs (putting the user at the HEART of the system). Programmes will leverage a health-integrated activity recognition platform that can detect activities from heterogeneous data, using scalable algorithms while safeguarding individual privacy.
Six PhD students (also indicated as ESR, or Early Stage Researchers) will collaborate within the HEART ITN research program: four PhD students in Information & Communication Technology (ICT), one PhD student in legal studies and one PhD student in the international business domain. The team will be an interdisciplinary one, integrating the social sciences and humanities with high-end technical skills, creativity, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.
All of the fellowships have been assigned with the exception of one position: “ESR 1- HEalth Behavior Analytics on heterogeneous”, which is still vacant. The call has been re-opened and will stay open until a suitable candidate is found.
ESR1 will be hired by Philips Electronics Nederland B.V., and will be enrolled at the Doctoral School of KU Leuven.
ISINNOVA is a partner of the consortium, involving the University of Macerata, Phillips, and KU Leuven.