Infrastructure-Augmented EGNOS/Galileo Receiver for Personal Mobility (IEGLO)
The main goal of the project IEGLO is the development of a handheld device for elderly or Alzheimer
disease persons. For basic positioning and communication, different technologies like Assisted GNSS,
High Sensitivity GNSS, WLAN, GSM, RFID, and inertial sensors will be used. The additional use of inertial
sensors for the detection of distress situations and collapses of the supervised person will be an evolution
The focus of the IEGLO project is the development of a small, possibly handheld, device for
elderly and handicapped people. Background for the activity is an alarming increase in the number of accidents of
seniors and handicapped people over the last few years. At present, in Europe there are approximately 4.000.000
people ridden with Alzheimer's disease. Especially people with Alzheimer's disease very often get in situations
where they become disoriented. They need support and supervision by either their family members or nursing staff
around the clock every day.
A user friendly mobile device for these people improves the situation significantly for family members and
nursing staff. This comfortable device will be applicable in indoor and outdoor areas, so that an Alzheimer patient,
who is equipped with such a device, could be supervised around the clock in his environment. Therefore, the mobile
device consists of complementary redundant positioning sensors, which support a continuous determination of
the user's position. For this purpose, different positioning technologies (AGNSS, HSGNSS, SBAS, WLAN, dead reckoning and
RFID) will be used.
Furthermore, a set of inertial sensors will provide detection of distress or sudden collapse of a monitored person.
In cases of collapses and unusual motions, the concerned person should be found in a short time by the nursing staff
or their family members.
The whole information about the supervised person is forwarded via secure communication channels (WLAN, GSM) to a central
server. At the web-based service centre secure monitors display required position data and allow setting personalised
monitoring parameters such as permitted areas ("geofencing").
Additional to the monitoring of elderly people or Alzheimer disease patients, the concept can be used also for
child-monitoring applications or outdoor activities.
TeleConsult Austria GmbH, Austria (lead)
OECON GmbH, Germany
Institute of Geomatics, Spain
Industrial Research Institute for Automatisation and Measurements, Poland
Tele+ Italia S.A.S., Italy
LICON Logistics e.V., Germany (Associated Partner)
European GNSS Supervisory Authority (GSA)
Successfully completed in 2010
TeleConsult Austria as the coordinator of the IEGLO project received on 16th September 2009 the Award
from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency.