It is now well-known that regular intellectual activity (reading, crosswords, card and other cognitive games) reduces the risk of dementia and slows its progression. It is also increasingly in the forefront of interest, how different Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools can be used in measuring various mental functions and in the early detection and improvement of cognitive decline.
The ICT4Life system was deployed in users’ houses, in all end-users sites, including Madrid (Spain), Paris (France) and Pecs (Hungary). By continuous monitoring using cameras, sensors and wearables – we were ready to support the user in case of an incident,
One functionality developed by the ICT4Life technical team as part of the ICT4Life platform is the well-known memory game Find the Pairs, which can be accessed by SMART TV (see figure above).
Thanks to the remote control,
ICT4Life technology has arrived at home! The 3rd of July was the official starting date of the pilot tests in France at the house of a patient living alone, affected by Alzheimer’s at an early stage. Last year the patient had participated in the iterative testing of the ICT4life mobile app and smart TV app and was curious to try the whole system.
Refurbishing Grandma’s house? How about making it smart? (hints and tips to add sensorial and other IoT technology to create an older adult’s home safer and manageable)
Advancements in medical science and technology,
Enhancing the value of care to people: how innovations meet end-users’ needs in integrated care contexts. A joint initiative presented at ICIC 2018.
In 2015, the European Commission funded five projects under the H2020 call SC1-PHC25.
Health and medicine applications
In 2015 the number of mobile phones in the world reached 7.3 billion, and was therefore higher than the number of people living on this planet. Consequently, the number of mobile applications available in the market has been increasing in recent years,
Who said that the cognitive training has to be tough and focused on boring and repetitive exercises? Based on recent studies on the medical use of gamification, ICT4Life developed specific games for people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia to offer them a tool to train their cognitive skills by playing alone or with their relatives or friends.
Household administration, personalised exercise plans and managed access to local social services
Modules are continuously developed, tested and upgraded within ICT4Life. Some offer direct services for users: one of these is the Integrated Social Support Palette (ISSP).
H2020 Projects such as ICT4Life combine closely different kinds of sciences by involving multi-sectorial partners. Developing the best technology without taking into account new societal needs or usability and attractiveness of technologies would not fulfil the objectives.