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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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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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Gamification for cognitive stimulation

Who said that the cognitive training has to be tough and focused on boring and repetitive exercises? Based on recent studies on the medical use of gamification, ICT4Life developed specific games for people affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or other kinds of dementia to offer them a tool to train their cognitive skills by playing alone or with their relatives or friends.

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Integrated Social Support Palette module in ICT4Life

Household administration, personalised exercise plans and managed access to local social services

Modules are continuously developed, tested and upgraded within ICT4Life. Some offer direct services for users: one of these is the Integrated Social Support Palette (ISSP).

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Living more or living better?

“Quality of life”. Today, we will start by citing a phrase that is commonly used in daily conversations, in the media, and in advertisements. It is a broad concept that is related to emotions, perceptions of well-being, satisfaction and achievement of goals,

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