The HEART project will have multiple impact, through both its scientific and industry-based results and the very implementation of its doctoral programme.
First of all, HEART is helping structuring the European Research Area and enhances the innovation capacity of the European Union. This will be achieved thanks to the development of an integrated activity recognition platform for personal health services. The platform is expected to be applied in the wearable sensor technology business and possibly providing high amounts of useful data and information for research and multiple other purposes.
Moreover, the implementation of HEART has the potential to set new standards for graduate training programmes, contributing to the development of the European Higher Research Area.
Through its innovative doctoral programme that integrates STEM sciences and SSH disciplines, HEART trains six researchers to master an interdisciplinary vision of challenges and to have interdisciplinary competences, and thus equipping them with the ability to create innovation.
The researchers taking part in HEART will gain the competences to move in both academic and non-academic environments, in an international context and interdisciplinary teams thanks to the specific trainings and thanks to their own activities of research.
The training material developed within the project is made public through its Knowledge Platform and other open repositories, and it is is promoted in the framework of the project dissemination and communication activities. While serving as the basis for a joint doctoral programme that PHILIPS, KUL and UNIMC will set up following the end of the project, this material is also expected to serve as encouragement for other interdisciplinary training programmes to be implemented.