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

SmartWork raising awareness among the European research community SmartWork partners have been raising awareness of the project across the European research community and highlighting the importance of supporting active healthy ageing in the workplace. The latest quarterly ERCIM News Publication (July 2019) focuses on the special theme of ‘Digital Health’ and includes a two-page scientific news article, …

by Heather Smith

ECHAlliance, together with the other SmartWork partners, is delighted to bring you the first SmartWork project newsletter, with updates on our activities and achievements in the first six months of the project. Read about the first phase of our user consultation, the conference papers we presented @ PETRA19 and download our latest deliverables, including our …

by Heather Smith

Press Release: 2nd July 2019 SmartWork partners met last week in Coimbra, Portugal, for the second face-to-face Consortium meeting. This followed a successful kick-off meeting in Athens in January 2019. Warmly hosted by Caritas Diocesana de Coimbra (CDC) and Instituto Pedro Nunes (IPN), partners took the opportunity to reflect on the significant progress so far …

by Heather Smith

June 2019: Paula Dougan from ECHAlliance reflects on the progress made to date by SmartWork partners SmartWork partners have had an industrious start to the project. January 2019 began with a successful project kick-off meeting in Athens, where we met to formally launch the SmartWork project and agree how to work together effectively to achieve …

by Heather Smith

Smartwork project is calling for office workers aged 55+ to fill in an online questionnaire about their working routine, tasks and health status.

by Matt Grek