R&D projects

Ongoing projects

heads_large HEADS (Heterogeneous and Distributed Services for the Future Computing Continuum) is a 3-year FP7 EU project started in 2013 that aims at developing an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). IDE supports a domain specific modelling language and an operational methodology for specification, validation, deployment and evolution of software-intensive services.
Tellu’s role and results: Through participation in HEADS Tellu gains knowledge about distributed and heterogeneous systems that are key components in Tellu’s operations.

logo-poseidon21 POSEIDON (PersOnalized Smart Environments to increase Inclusion of people with DOwn’s syNdrome) is a 3-year project with funding from the European Commission. It aims to create information technology which will support people with Down syndrome achieve a greater level of independence in their lives. People with Down syndrome, their families and carers are all heavily involved in the project guiding the developers and providing user feedback at every stage of the process.
Tellu’s role and results: Through participation in POSEIDON Tellu further develops its technology platform and apps for the assisted living domain.

Tellu Fall is a Norwegian research project working on a new fall detection sensor. Falling is a major cause of injury, fear and loss of independence for elderly people, and getting help quickly is important when a fall has occurred. Fall detection sensors available up until this point are not good enough for widespread use. Tellu has worked with SINTEF to develop the technology, create prototypes of the fall detection sensor and the infrastructure needed for data collection and processing.
Tellu’s role and results: Tellu has applied for a patent for the fall detection technology developed, and connected it to its SmartTracker service. The fall detection concept was verified for further development.

logo_offpadOffPAD (Offline Personal Authentication Device) was a Eurostar project that contributed to solve three important challenges in safety for online transactions in online interactions such as safety, usability and privacy. The OffPAD acts as a trusted device that can support strong multilateral authentication even in situations of compromised client platforms.
Tellu’s role and results: Tellu incorporates the OffPAD device into TelluCloud device libraries and services.

Past projects

Aktive sporicon_96 was a Norwegian research project with financing from “Regionale forskningsfond Hovedstaden”, developing services for people with early dementia and their carers. The aim of the project was that people who have problems with orientation, may experience increased security, freedom and independence when they are out walking, and that relatives get a user-friendly tool to support this activity. SINTEF did application development and testing, and three municipalities participated in the testing.
Tellu’s role and results: Tellu implemented a smartphone application with tracking, telephony, calendar and other services, the SmartTracker-based infrastructure and a web-application for carers.

Mylife_LogoMylife (Multimedia technology to support independence for and participation by people with dementia) was a European project in the Active Ambient Living Joint Programme, developing assistive technology for persons with cognitive disabilities and dementia. A tablet application was developed, along with a web application for configuration and monitoring. The result was introduced to the market, and was the basis for forming the spin-off company Mylifeproducts AS. The users can enjoy watching pictures, listening to radio, keeping themselves updated with the calendar and reading newspapers programmed by their caregivers.
Tellu’s role and results: Tellu was the technical partner in the project, implementing the applications and service.

cropped-PIA-web-logo-mini1PIA (Personal IADL Assistant) was a European project in the Active Ambient Living Joint Programme (2013-2015).  The objective of PIA was to support elderly to cope at home  by offering useful video clips of daily activities. Carers make the videos. Stickers for Near Field Communication (NFC) are placed at relevant locations in the elderly person’s home. These make the PIA system choose and display relevant video clips on a smartphone or tablet PC.
Tellu’s role and results: Tellu’s rule engine offered the intelligence to decide which video clips to launch, depending on location in the home, time of day, or other relevant parameters.

Logo_Vectorial_TTnet-1024x270T&Tnet (Travel and Transportation solutions through emotional-social NETworking) was a European project in the Active Ambient Living Joint Programme (2012-2014). Its idea was to offer a route planning and a navigation service to elderly people, and to make use of a social platform for adding practical accessibility information such as stairs or roadworks on the one hand, and escalators, benches and cafes on the other hand. The T&Tnet system utilised Open Street Map and available schedules for public transportation in the route planning service. The smartphone app was designed to be visually clear, and very easy to understand and use.
Tellu’s role and results: Tellu’s SmartTracker service provided a cloud component in the T&Tnet system, with user accounts and tracking data. Tellu also developed the smartphone app with navigation and tracking.