Being forced to work from home during the lockdown has changed our behavior. Some people used this time to become more active and start running, practicing yoga or pilates at home, others stopped exercising and developed more sedentary lifestyle. SmartWork partner Roessingh Research and Development (RDD) is performing research to investigate how working from home …

by Heather Smith

A new Data Visualization tool for understanding the issues around ageing workforce The European Commission together with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) have designed a visualisation tool to allow easy and quick access to the results of its three-year project “Safer and healthier work at any age — occupational safety …

by Heather Smith

Having to adopt this model in a time of crisis isn’t easy – but there are a lot of positives that can be reaped as a result. Today, many companies are facing the global health crisis provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced them to ask their employees to stay at home and work remotely. …

by Heather Smith

The second release of SmartWork newsletter has been launched by ECHAlliance this month. We are responsible of the WP9 related to Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation of this running project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. Not signed up to Newsletter yet? Do it now and discover more about how SmartWork creates …

by Heather Smith

Last week, we had the opportunity to ask some questions to one of our partners from Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, Carina Dantas. Here below the full interview. What is the main role of Cáritas Coimbra in SmartWork? Caritas Coimbra has a very strong role in this project, leading two work packages – at the level …

by Heather Smith

Ricoh, a global provider of technology that helps organisations to be more agile and productive through the transformation of business processes, has published a new report entitled “The Future of Work”. The report, researched and produced by Arup, explores how technology will shape our jobs, with collaboration and sustainability at the core. The study is …

by Heather Smith

January 2020: Mr. Charalampos Vassiliou, Project Coordinator from BYTE, provides a first insight concerning the SmartWork System Architecture and overall specifications, and how the system will provide a robust and seamlessly integrated framework. SmartWork aims to support an age-friendly working and living environment through the utilization of an ICT-enabled framework for the integration and support …

by Heather Smith

D9.4 Standardization and Concertation Activities Report – Year 1 D9.4 summarizes the results of the SmartWork actions within the WP9 task “Standardization & Concertation activities” (T9.3). This task (covering in total the first 36 months of the project duration) is led by CDC, with contributions of Byte, RtF-I, CAT, SPARKS and ECHAlliance. This document summarizes …

by Heather Smith

SmartWork partners met recently in Enschede, Netherlands, for the second plenary meeting of the Consortium. This followed a successful consortium meeting in June 2019 in Coimbra, Portugal and the initial kick-off meeting in Athens in January 2019. Warmly welcomed by SmartWork partner Roessingh Research and Development (RRD) to their offices in Enschede, partners took the …

by Heather Smith

Last week, Dr Otilia Kocsis, from the University of Patras, delivered the opening keynote session at the International Conference on Biomedical Innovations and Applications, which took place in Varna, Bulgaria, 8-10 November 2019. The conference was organised by the Technical University of Varna, IEEE Section Bulgaria and IEEE Bulgarian CAS/SSC Joint Chapter. The keynote, entitled: …

by Heather Smith