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Mobile applications in Parkinson’s

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,

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Machine Intelligence employed in the analysis of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients

Modelling human behaviour in surveillance videos is an important research topic due to its applications, such as event summarization, path prediction and abnormal behaviour detection. Furthermore, the development of Ambient Intelligence (AmI) techniques relies on automatic human behaviour understanding, for enabling innovative human-machine interactions and unobtrusive and autonomous decision-making smart environments.

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Automated exercise evaluation and movement evolution

Frequent physical exercise provides numerous health benefits to individuals, such as improving endurance, fitness and muscle strength. Exercise can also reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and dementia [1]. Especially for people with Parkinson’s disease, exercise plays an important role in maintaining a good level of mobility,

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How does ICT4Life extend elderly people’s autonomy?

ICT4Life project main ambition is to increase the quality of life and the autonomy of individuals with early or intermediate stage cognitive impairment by developing a range of ICT-based services. These services are intended to cover several specific needs of people affected by Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s,

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Improving quality of life to Dysphagia patients

Parkinson´s disease is a neurodegenerative and chronic illness with motor and non-motor symptoms. Symptoms may include bradykinesia (slowness of movement), muscle rigidity, resting tremor, postural instability, cognitive impairment, mood disorders, problems sleeping, constipation or speech and swallowing problems as dysphagia.

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Why does Integrated Care need ICT?

In the last decade, there has been a growing interest in employing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) with elderly people due to the ageing population. Especially interesting is the area related to people living with chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer or Parkinson,

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