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 . Especially for people with Parkinson’s disease, exercise plays an important role in maintaining a good level of mobility,
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,
The Alzheimer Café (AC) in Pécs (Hungary) has been created to support people affected by and/or interested in dementia as part of the broader international volunteer network of ACs.
People coming to the monthly gatherings of AC are interested in learning,
Human behavior understanding using machine intelligence is a challenging task that has received much attention in the machine learning and computer vision communities. Applications can be used in a wide range of fields like video surveillance, ambient assisted living, human-computer interaction and more.
With an increasingly growing population in Europe, cognitive impairments are a major social and public health issue. According to the World Alzheimer Report (WHO) , dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, remains one of the biggest global public health challenges our generation is facing.
The third ICT4Life consortium meeting that took place in Paris on the 13th and 14th of September 2016 marked a first definition of the platform and App interfaces of ICT4Life system and announced the development of the mock-ups by the technical partners of the project.
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.
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,