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.
Due to the demographic evolution, Europe is facing increasing challenges linked to its ageing population. In this context, the incidence of chronic diseases is expected to increase up to double by 2050. Current acute care structure needs to be adapted to apply chronic care models in order to offer quality and continuous care to chronic patients while at the same time managing the necessary resources to do so.
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,
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.
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,