Following the pre-pilot implemented at the Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra (CDC) in the period of 1 October 2020 – 15 January 2021, within the scope of the Horizon 2020 SmartWork project, the project’s Ethics Committee, led by CDC, met for the second time on March 5th to follow up on trial related ethical tasks. To that purpose, a brief …

by Francesco Condello

On February 1st, 2021, the SmartWork technical partners (Byte, UPAT, SPARKS, RRD, COIN, IPN and RtF-I) met online to discuss the achievements of the two years of the project and to establish the roadmap towards the deployment of the final prototype of the integrated SmartWork system. In particular, the second year of the SmartWork project …

by Francesco Condello

Some time ago, I was visiting a friend at home and his older father was in the living room reading the news on his brand new iPad. The father suffered from presbyopia and cataracts, so in order to see the screen he used an old, Sherlock-Holmes-like magnifying glass. I asked my friend, a younger, technology-savvy …

by Heather Smith

Read the concerted paper between SmartWork partners and projects on the role of AI technologies in working through COVID-19 and its aftermath.The SmartWork project, under the leadership of Cáritas Coimbra and the ECHAlliance for its Concertation Activities, invited all projects funded by the European Union under the call SC1-DTH-2018-1  to join the efforts to elaborateon the …

by Heather Smith

The ambition of SmartWork’s holistic approach is to support active and healthy ageing at work for older office workers, through a suite of smart services, building a Worker-Centric AI System for work ability sustainability. In other words, keeping ageing people working for longer by supporting them with unobtrusive sensing and monitoring of their health, behaviour, …

by Heather Smith

On July 3rd, SmartWork technical partners (Byte, UPAT, SPARKS, RRD, COIN, IPN, and RtF-I) met online to establish the roadmap towards the release of the SmartWork prototype that will be tested in a controlled environment in Portugal, at the CDC pilot site. The first prototype of the Unobtrusive Sensing Network has been released under the …

by Heather Smith

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
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