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

The SmartWork project and partners enjoyed a busy couple of days at AAL Forum 2019, participating in workshops, exhibiting a prototype and networking with some of the 700 delegates gathered in Aarhus, Denmark, a city world-renowned for having embraced technology to help older people live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives in their own homes for …

by Heather Smith

September 2019: Cáritas Coimbra introduce ‘Beatriz’, one potential persona that can benefit from the SmartWork system Making use of personas and user scenarios developed from consultation with end users and a detailed literature study, SmartWork partners have been working together to define user needs for the SmartWork system. These user needs have been transformed into …

by Heather Smith

The AAL Forum 2019 Programme has been announced and the SmartWork project will feature in Workshop 29: ‘Ethics, data and privacy protection: who will take responsibility and how we proceed to a common framework for IT-AHA in Europe?’. The goal of the Workshop is to raise discussion on how we can make sure that older – mostly not …

by Heather Smith