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

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
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