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Automated Self-Protection and Self-Healing Software Solutions
Duration 1/2014-7/2016 /// Funding: ITEA2, Information Technology for European Advancement


The ageing society is one of the challenges of the modern world. Several studies indicate that there will be insufficient staff to look after the growing group of elderly people. Intelligent health care is needed. Technology and especially the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is believed to offer solutions. A seamless integration of this technology in people's lives plays a key role in its acceptance and adoption. Therefore,  systems should be self-managing: capable of monitoring various types of problems, faults, and contextual changes, and able to act upon such issues in order to keep the system stable and reliable.

The aim of ProHeal

The aim of the ProHeal project is to demonstrate the usage of self-managing properties inside software systems for elderly care on top of Internet of Things networks. The consortium will study self-managing properties, principles, algorithms and performance metrics and apply a subset of them to existing technologies for elderly care.


The consortium will validate the results in the pilot ‘Health care for elderly people including support for daily life and e-learning'. The pilot will be developed in the participating countries (the Netherlands, Romania and South Korea). An integrated setup of the validation will be realized in Romania in a smart environment with secure data storage and processing facilities, integrating the IoT devices and services into a self-managing system.

Almende's contribution

Almende takes part in the project as member of the Dutch DevLab, in which 12 technological Small and Medium Enterprises (SME's) are united. DevLab will implement innovative self-managing mechanisms inside the MyriaNed wireless sensor network and various other devices, as well as inside some prototypical implementations of elderly care applications.


Leader of the project is DevLab.




Almende, over 15 years of success in R&D

We are a Rotterdam-based SME, founded in 2000, conducting research and development activities in several ICT domains, ranging from healthcare to manufacturing systems. 

Our mission is to create innovative ICT solutions to empower human beings to better organize their lives in an increasingly complex world. For this purpose, we have created numerous software tools and hardware devices, which are commercialized via our daughter companies.

Currently, we are involved in several European and Dutch funded projects together with dozens of industrial and academic partners. Read more about our research and contact us for inquiries about our activity.