(FEARLESS) Fear Elimination As Resolution for Loosing Elderly's Substantial Sorrows

01.07.2011 - 30.06.2014

FEARLESS stands for Fear Elimination As Resolution for Loosing Elderly¿s Substantial Sorrows, a project designed to detect a wide range of risks with a single sensor unit, enhancing mobility and enabling elderly to take active part in the self-serve society by reducing their fears. Another main focus of this project is the lack of expertise at the supplier side and thus the integration of important parts (besser direkter hinweis auf unsere elektriker) of the supply chain. To ensure the concentration on the end users needs and wishes, this project is based on research within the Austrian project MuBisA (www.cogvis.at/mubisa) by which it was possible to gain valuable experience and feedback from end users, thus improving the quality of the system concept tremendously. FEARLESS will utilize the flexibility of vision based sensors and combine it with acoustic event detection.1 satz zum sensor, und zur einfachen installation.. The potential dangers, which can be detected with FEARLESS include smoke/fire, flooding, falls or sudden changes in daily life caused by a deterioration of the health condition. The overall aim of this project is the reduction of barriers (e.g. fears and concerns), which impedes the mobility of elderly people, often suffering from dementia or light loss of cognitive activities. To accomplish this, not only technical and social, but also psychological factors as well as protecting privacy are taken into consideration. The user is involved throughout the entire project, as their needs and wishes are examined in regular feedback intervals - as well as their feasible concerns about their privacy. Using contemporary service/business models, which are based on the supply of services, would be advisable since FEARLESS can use the existing infrastructure (e.g. DSL line) to get connected to the service centre. Only the hardware requirements of the base station within the service centre may slightly change.






  • FFG - Österr. Forschungsförderungs- gesellschaft mbH (National) Bereich Thematisches Programm Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG) Ausschreibungskennung AAL-JP Spezifisches Programm AAL-JP
  • European Commission (EU) Durchführung von gemeinsamen Technologieinitiativen (Joint Undertaking, Art 171 EGV) AAL Joint Programme Europäische Kommission - Gemeinsame Unternehmen (Joint Undertaking) Europäische Kommission Ausschreibungskennung AAL-2010-3


  • Information and Communication Technology


Smart HomesSmart Homes
Ambient Assisted LivingAmbient Assisted Living
EreigniserkennungEvent Detection
BildfolgenImage sequences
FallerkennungFall detection

Externe Partner_innen

  • CogVis Software und Consulting GmbH