Health Care

GoAAL: NEA Going towards solutions for Ambient Assisted Living

The aim of the GoAAL project is to increase the degree of independent living of disabled persons, in particular with motor impairments. The concept of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) implies the use of innovative ICT-based products, services and systems for disabled people to increase the quality of life and the social inclusion, with the advantage …

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ORIENTOMA: A wearable orientation system for blind and visually impaired people

Visual impairment is a global health issue which impacts the life of about 285 millions of people, interfering with their daily activities and routine. Among the major obstacles faced everyday by blind and visually impaired people, orientation and mobility are of utmost relevance, preventing a fully autonomous life. The design of a wearable user-centered device …

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PARLOMA: A Communication System for Deafblind People

As Aristotle said, “Man is by nature a social animal”. One of the main characteristics of human beings is the will to be together and form communities; doing this, we are able to help each other. A crucial condition to enable this cohesion is to share a language: that is the only way to communicate …

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OPEN BUILDING: Open Building for Future Healthcare Environments

In recent years, many studies have revealed the increasing rate of hospital obsolescence. This fact is a reflection of the fast pace at which contemporary society and medicine evolve. Therefore, each part of the hospital should be designed to adapt to fast changes without having a big impact on the daily routine of patients and …

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