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Deustek5 Human-centric Computing for Smart Sustainable Communities and Environments

Research aim, lines & team

The DEUSTEK group has worked in the field of Ambient Intelligence since 2003 when SmartLab was set up to research hardware and software technologies to enable intelligent instrumentation in buildings. This work was strengthened in 2007 when a second research lab was set up, devoted to application of Aml principles to key areas such as transport. The result of this was ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems). In short, approximately 25 DEUSTEK members work in these laboratories in the following research areas within the discipline of AmI:

a. Middleware for integration of sensorial elements and heterogeneous action.
b. Intelligence embedded in devices and environment servers
c. Intelligent instrumentation in health care environments in the home or industry.
d. More natural and context sensitive intelligent interaction (modelled through semantic technologies) and mobile mediated between users and the environment.
e. Design and prototyping of devices and everyday objects which are more intelligent and context sensitive.
f. Design and deployment of more reactive and intelligent care environments (AAL – Ambient Assisted Living), sensitive to users and their needs and particular abilities shown by mobile device mediation.
g. Monitoring and intelligent action of the environment based on wireless sensor networks and interior location systems.
h. Develop wireless communication architecture for surface transport (rail and road), to enable vehicles and their occupants to communicate with their environment, other vehicles, road infrastructures or control centres.
i. Design and deployment of new generation intelligent transport services in favour of more comfortable, safe and efficient transport.

Research Areas

  • Ambient intelligence and its use to create ambient assisted living (AAL) in the context of Smart Cities.
  • Application of ICTs to Education Innovation.
  • The Internet of the Future and its pillars: The Internet of Services, the Internet of Contents and Knowledge (Web of Data, Analytics and Visualisations) and the Internet of Things.

* Team recognised by the Basque Government


Head Researcher
Diego López de Ipiña González de Artaza

Research Team
Aitor Almeida
Aritz Bilbao
Diego Casado
Javier García
María Luz Güenaga
Mikel Emaldi
Oihane Gómez
Pablo Garaizar
Sergio José Sanabria
Unai Aguilera
Unai Hernandez
David Buján Carballal
Ana Belén Lago
Iratxe Menchaca
Andoni Eguiluz

PhD students
Isabela Nardi da Silva
Rubén Sánchez Corcuera
Unai Zulaika Zurimendi
Maite Puerta
Oihane Zarate

International collaborators
Dimitrios Tzovaras
Luigi Patrono
Luke (Liming) Chen
Manuel Castro Hernández
Pablo Orduña Fernández
Parisa Eslambolchilar