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Play for Health – the role of ICT applications in preserving mental functions and improving quality of life

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.

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ICT4Life is at home!

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.

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Integrated Care ICT support, the Chronic Pain case

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.

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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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