The work is break down in eleven Work Packages (WPs), numbered from WP1 to WP11.
WP1 – Face Semeiotic Model of Cardio-Metabolic Risk. This workpackage comprises the definition of the medical semeiotic model of the face. In addition, since an effective translation of facial signs into computational descriptors requires working on real data, WP1 will comprise the collection of a reference data set, obtained by enrolling a number of volunteer subjects. WP1 will, then, produce a “hypothesis zero” of the virtual individual’s model to be implemented and evolved in the core WPs of the Project. Additionally, to speed up the final validation activity, WP1 will also include the definition of the validation protocol to be followed in WP9 (Wellness Semeiotics Validation), so as to be promptly submitted to the ethical committees of each validation site.
WP2 – Hardware and Software Platform Design. Once obtained a first release of the semeiotics model, the specification of system requirements and functionalities will be tackled in WP2. This will regard the design of all the sub-components of the system resulting from the technological and methodological activities lines: i.e. (i) the hardware platform; (ii) the sensor configuration coupled with the methods for data analysis and interpretation; (iii) the data management infrastructure and the user’s applications.
The output of WP1 and WP2 will be used as an input for the core research and developments activities. The main methodological activities coupled with sensors configuration will be carried out in the following WPs:
WP3 – Multispectral Data Analysis and Sensors Development. WP3 will handle (i) the definition and implementation of multispectral data analysis for descriptors related to skin tissues composition and function as well as iris and breath characterization, (ii) the configuration of the necessary sensors and, in particular, the prototyping of the gas sensors for breathe analysis.
WP4 – 3D models construction and characterization. This WP will address the definition and characterization of a face 3D model, through colorimetric and morphometric descriptors. It will also include the extraction of the other general semeiotics descriptors, such as heart rate and its variability.
WP5 – Methods for face expression analysis and psycho-physical status evaluation. Here we will focus on the definition of new methods for the recognition of individual’s mood and psycho-physical status through the analysis of face expressions.
WP6 – Virtual individual’s model and personalized guidance. The semantic integration of all the extracted descriptors into the virtual individual’s model and the definition of the wellness index will be the core activity of WP6. This WP will also address the definition of methods for user’s profiling, system customization and the core facility of user’s guidance in self-assessment. This WP will see a strong participation of clinical Partners so as to support modelling and implementation.
WP7 – User Centric Applications and Services. This WP will focus on the definition of the user requirements, the development of user’s interface and the data management infrastructure.
The previous workpackages, from WP1 to WP7, will take care of the software implementation of the scientific methods.
WP8 – Hardware Platform Development and Wize Mirror Integration. In order to avoid jeopardizing activities, WP8 will take care of the technological activities not coupled with the methodologies. WP8 will, then, cover
– the electronic design of the main processing board embedded in the Mirror.
– the HW/SW integration of all the outcomes of WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6 and WP7, by merging together both the sub-components in one innovative instrument.
– the periodic technological validation activity, aimed at verifying the effectiveness of the developed methods before release the consolidated system.
In such an organization, WP8 requires the involvement of the clinical Partners to verify the work done.
WP9 – Wellness Semeiotics Validation. This workpackage will deal with the validation of the wellness semeiotics model, which will see the involvement of the clinical sites of CNR-IFC unit of Pisa, Italy, CNR-IFC unit in Milan, Italy, and at CRNH in Lyon, France.
WP10 – Dissemination & Exploitation. WP10 will take care of the dissemination and exploitation activities. The former will involve all the Partners, while the latter will mainly implicate the effort of the industrial Partners.
WP11 – Project Management and Coordination. This WP deals with Project management activities.