How gender stereotypes affect science and technology

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,

D1.2 Risk Identification and Management & Quality Assurance Plan

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.

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.

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.

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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