The “Young researchers and PhD workshop - Research on Innovative Solutions for Elderly (YR-RISE Revolutions)” awarded Fraunhofer AICOS’ project Melanoma Detection and researcher Luís Rosado in the “Virtual Reality and Telemedicine” category.
This workshop was held in parallel to the AAL Forum 2012, which took place in Eindhoven between the 24th and 27th of September. The first "Young Researchers' and PhD Workshop" was launched at the first AAL Forum in Vienna in 2009. The positive reactions to the workshop engaged the organization to continue the event over the past years (YR-RISE Workshop 2010 in Odense; YR-RISE reloaded 2011 in Lecce).
For the 2012 edition, the organization once again invited young scientists from various disciplines (geriatrics, engineering, architecture, informatics, psychology, sociology, nursing sciences, economics, etc.) who investigate technical solutions for older adults. Admissions were granted to those with bachelor's degree up to PhDs and junior Postdocs.
AICOS’ researcher Luís Rosado participated in the event, submitting the Melanoma Detection project, which intends to create a prototype for a patient-oriented system of skin lesion analysis using a smartphone.
Melanoma Detection was considered the best submitted project, in the “Virtual Reality and Telemedicine” category (other categories were “Social Computing: Networking Services - Games – Interventions”; “Assistive Technologies for the Elderly” and “Communication Technologies and Interfaces”.
This is another international award for a Fraunhofer AICOS’ project, which attests the quality and innovation of the solutions developed at the research centre.
Source: 28.10.2012, Fraunhofer Portugal