It is specialized in co-design, co-development, assessment & validation of technological products and services, mainly for people suffering from mental health disorders, older adults and people with disabilities, paying close attention to ecological validity.
Committed with quality Open and Responsible R&I, implementing value driven participation in co-creation and co-design methodologies focused, involving users as co-designers and co-researchers.
Of greater value is the focus on experience-led design for value co-creation, constituting stakeholder’s networks and Groups of Experts by Experience for requirements elicitation and co-design in initiatives oriented towards social and healthcare transformation.
Co-creation activities pillared on principles of cognitive accessibility, equity, empowerment and ethical and meaningful participation of users and other stakeholders. By co-creating alongside with the users, valuing their non-formal knowledge, is a powerful mean to ensure good levels of usability and acceptance, adoption, perception of usefulness.
One of its strategical efforts is on collecting evidences regarding the participatory and co-creative methodologies and better understand the own process of participation in innovation, facilitating the uptake by other relevant players. It requires a continuous work understanding what means a win-win relationship with participants, what is the expected value (e.g. support autonomy, dignity, independence), bearing in mind ethical concerns (e.g. secure, accessible, unobtrusive, dignifying, decision-making respectful/ supporting user to hold locus of control).
Services currently offered by the infrastructure:
Value: Care Centers and Memory Clinics in which co-design process is integrated and co-developed solutions are tested and implemented.
In INTRAS Rehabilitation Living Lab, services are running within the intervention context, therefore the Living Lab activities are predominantly taking place in INTRAS Neurorehabilitation Center and Memory Clinics facilities (INTRAS Headquarters in Valladolid), as well as other INTRAS care centers and external collaborating rehabilitation centers. The core activities are coordinated by a Multidisciplinary Innovation Task Force with clinical and social expertise (Psychiatry, Neuropsychology, Clinical and Health Psychology), with many years of experience on the research and development for independent living, mental health treatment and rehabilitation through ICT, e-health, e-inclusion, etc. The lab is equipped with software platforms for training and rehabilitation, counting with smart TV’s, touchscreens, wii balance boards and remote controls, EEG sensors, wristband sensors, 3D depth sensors, tablets, activity trackers. Some of the IT solutions developed throughout a co-creation process with older adults, caregivers and care professionals are nowadays in process of testing, validation or preparation for market.
The Living Lab activities are not limited to the local territory since international cooperation activities are greatly established in Europe and Latin-America. Currently there are more than 12 European and international collaborations undergoing. INTRAS IT rehabilitation products are in use in more than 400 care centers in Spain and Latin-America. Also, more than 250 patients and pilot’s participants were enrolled in the INTRAS rehabilitation Living Lab activities in 2019. More than 40 external researchers have worked from 2017-2020 in INTRAS Installations collaborating in Living Lab activities (3 UK; 3 Italy; 1 Germany; 30 Spain; 1 Colombia; 1 Iran; 1 Slovenia; 1 Costa Rica).
Areas of work: Health & Wellbeing, Social Innovation, Artificial Intelligence, Rural,
Subsections: Active and Healthy Aging, Independent Living, Mental Health (promotion, prevention, assessment, and intervention), Psychomotricity, Non-pharmacological therapies
The main fields of expertise of the staff of INTRAS Rehabilitation Living Lab are:
The main real-user participant groups that INTRAS rehabilitation Living Lab involves in research a ctivities are (mostly but not limited to):
Researchers granted Transnational Access to INTRAS rehabilitation Living Lab may access the following services:
→Networking and capacity building: Capacity building; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Innovation network orchestration; Panel management; Stakeholder (and partner) analysis and mapping. Planning to offer: Equipment and facility rental service.
→Project planning and management: Expert opinion, and advisory services; Temporary research funding; Living lab project planning and management; Panel management.
→Market and competitor intelligence services: Access to data; Competitor and market analysis and benchmarking; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Post-market surveillance and market acceptance testing; Stakeholder (and partner) analysis and mapping. Planning to offer: Foresighting (trends, weak signals and wild cards).
→Co-creation: Co-creation session; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Public procurement support services; Stakeholder (and partner) analysis and mapping. Planning to offer: Foresighting (trends, weak signals and wild cards).
→Testing and validation: Clinical trials; Concept and proof-of-concept tests – concept feasibility study; Expert opinion, and advisory services; Idea selection and testing; Impact assessment and validation test; Large-scale real-life testing and piloting; Post-market surveillance and market acceptance testing; Prototyping test; Simulation test; Small-scale real-life testing and experimentation; Usability testing.
→Advisory services: Expert opinion, and advisory services.
→Marketing and sales support: Expert opinion, and advisory services; Marketing and sales support.
Visit our Living Lab Harmonisation Wiki Page for detailed descriptions of the Research & Development services that Living Labs offer.
→Biosignals: EEG (NeuroSky)
→Cognitive function: Cognitive training (Gradior Cognitive)
→Environment/context: Concentration levels (NeuroSky; Neurologic Laberynths)
→Virtual reality/interactive technology
Visit our Living Lab Harmonisation Wiki Page for more details regarding Living Lab technologies and devices.
Researchers form the following domains have been identified as the most suitable for Transnational Access to the infrastructures of INTRAS rehabilitation Living Lab (the list is non-exhaustive):
→Policy Makers: Studying the impact of new service models or new collaboration models in healthcare, designing or improving policies, gathering requirements for improving health and wellbeing of citizens, co-creation of research methodologies for policy making.
→Computer/Technology Scientists: Developing systems/tools/ technologies, testing and evaluating an ICT tool, prototype and real-life testing, computer vision & AI, Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality, Cybersecurity
→(Clinical, social, developmental, neuro-) Psychologists: Studying the behaviour and the mental wellbeing of participants, conducting psychometrics evaluation and real-life setting experimentation/observation/real life testing
→Social workers/researchers: Conducting an investigation in accordance with the scientific methods and tools, studying the impact of new care models and/or care innovations on society, developing models for a caring and inclusive society
→Researchers with clinical expertise: (Doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, specialists, physiotherapists etc.), conducting research of healthcare services and practices, research on symptomatology or epidemiology of a disease, analysis of clinical effects of research performed in the study, e.g., via real life testing
→Experts in UX research and assessment: Developing the process for user experience design (UXD, UED, or XD) supporting user behaviour through usability, usefulness, and desirability provided in the interaction with a product or service, addressing all aspects as perceived by users with a focus on the quality of the user experience. Studying and experimenting the best practices for UI/UX and evaluating user’s experience in different situations and while using different tools
→Experts in rehabilitation (physical, cognitive): Physiology, physiotherapy, occupational health research, rehabilitation and prevention. Cognitive diseases assistive technology, neuromuscular rehabilitation assistive technology
→Business developers: Studying the product-market fit, matching a solution with a societal need, learning about the user acceptance of products and services, as well as about potential products to develop, willingness to pay, business model and ideal route to market
→Experts in ergonomics and safety: Implementation and validation of ergonomic technologies/services to support workers and system performance, promoting ergonomics in working environments, improving both health/well-being and productivity, while avoiding occupational hazards
→Citizen Scientists / users as co-researchers: User empowerment, training, design, analysis and implementation of strategies and methodologies for user engagement and for raising awareness and generating citizen participation
→Biomedical researchers: Studying biochemical and physiological functions, investigating how the human body works with the aim of finding new ways to improve health. Biomedical engineering knowledge (Home hospitalization, Transitional Care, Multifunctional interaction), as well as digital biomarkers analysis (e.g., for cognitive state)
→Experts in accessibility Design: Validating accessible Architectonics and escape route models with VR experiment and real-life simulations
→Neuroscientists: Focusing on the brain and its impact on behaviour and cognitive functions (cognitive neuroscience, EEG-based BMI research, protocol / paradigm testing, study framework evaluation)
→Innovation and design management researchers: Ecosystem and innovation management research, social network analysis. Evaluating how health and wellbeing ecosystem operates between different actors at local, regional, national and international level, including also scaling and commercialization
→Experts in organizational studies: Co-creation, experimentation, organizational research, experts by experience / pier support included. Evaluation how multistakeholder collaboration and co-creation is done and how effective it is. Evaluates experimentations and experimentation culture. How users are involved into these processes
→Data Scientists: Collecting, analysing and interpreting digital data, such as data analytics in healthcare and digital patient recordings (how patient information recording process is managed and utilized during the intervention by using digital tools in simulated situations)