The last article of ICT4Life blog is dedicated to a cross-cutting topic, which is particularly relevant in the so-called STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. I am referring to gender stereotypes, a stigma pervading our cultures, some more than others,
This deliverable 1.2 Risk Identification and Management and Quality Assurance Plan focuses on revising the implementation of the measures forecasted in D1.1 and the planning of the ICT4Life risk and quality management until the end of the project’s implementation. It thus implies a general Assessment of the implementation of both the Contingency Plan and the Quality Assurance Plan.
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.