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My-AHA, an ICT platform for healthy ageing which counts with Fraunhofer AICOS as partner, received a 1st place award at the A&T International Fair Awards


The My-AHA project won the “Research & University” category of the “2019 Innovation Award 4.0” in the context of the 13th edition of the A&T International Fair, held last week at Turin, Italy. This prize awards the best innovative 4.0 solutions in the industrial field.



Fraunhofer AICOS hosted on February 12th the workshop "Prospection and Identification of Technologies with High Transfer Potential to the Market"


Addressing an audience of researchers developing technology-based medical devices, the goal was to analyse the market transfer potential of the technologies and, at the same time, reflect about the strategies to effectively reach the targeted customers.




Clockwork, a solution to tackle the challenges of shift workers,
successfully finished its trials


The project finished its second and final pilot obtaining highly positive impacts on the self-reflection of shift workers by making available information about physical activity and sleep rhythms it enables the users to assess and even change their sleep habits. The results of the pilots, used in real-world scenarios, provide evidence that the system can help shift workers improving their sleep.




CogniPlay, Fraunhofer AICOS’ tablet-based cognitive gaming platform for seniors, showcased at Santa Casa da Misericórdia
de Lisboa


Ana Vasconcelos, Fraunhofer AICOS’ researcher, showcased AICOS’ project CogniPlay, at an event hosted by Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa (SCML), dedicated to technologies for seniors and people with reduced mobility.





Joana Silva, Fraunhofer AICOS
researcher, was one of the
Speakers at the conference MYD'2019 – Mind Your Data


Joana Silva, Fraunhofer AICOS’ researcher of the Intelligent Systems team was one of the Speakers in the MYD'2019, taking part in a Data Science panel speaking about BioData and presenting different perspectives regarding the use of Data Science applied to Biology and Health.



Project ReHab, Fraunhofer AICOS cooperating with Cáritas
Diocesana de Coimbra to tackle cognitive and motor decline among seniors


Preventing and controlling the most common cognitive and motor diseases in older citizens is the main goal of project ReHab, a project of Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, that counts with Fraunhofer AICOS and Instituto Pedro Nunes as partners.



MalariaScope shortlisted as finalist at the international award ‘i3S-Hovione Capital Innovation Prize’


Fraunhofer AICOS’ project ‘MalariaScope – Automatic Detection of Malaria in Blood Smears Using Smartphones’ was one of the eight finalists at the i3S-Hovione Capital Innovation Prize, an international award aimed at distinguishing innovative ideas in the health sector.



TexBoost project showcased at the International Congress CIDESD 2019

Fraunhofer AICOS' researchers Diana Gomes, Ricardo Graça and Dinis Moreira were present at the International Congress CIDESD 2019, showcasing ‘TexBoost – less Commodities more Specialties’, a mobilizing project aiming to support the ongoing transformation of the Portuguese Textile and Clothing Industry .


Fraunhofer AICOS’ scientific team is growing


We are happy to welcome to our team at AICOS three new senior researchers: Ricardo Melo (Ph.D. in Design) joining the Human-Centred Design team; António Júnior (Ph.D. in Computer Science) joining the Connected Things team; and Diego Esteves (Ph.D. candidate in Mathematics and Computer Science) joining the Intelligent Systems team.



Liliana Ferreira invited as Keynote Speaker in the MAPi Seminar 2019


Fraunhofer AICOS’ Director, Liliana Ferreira, was the Keynote Speaker at the inaugural edition of the MAPi Seminar (MAPiS), a scientific meeting in the field of Computer Science whose main target audience are MAPi associated researchers and research groups, MAPi Ph.D. students and Ph.D. students in general.



Fraunhofer AICOS and Sonae MC join forces to bring nutritional
intelligence to the kitchen


Sonae MC, a retail company, has joined forces with Fraunhofer AICOS to rethink the way consumers cook at home, enhancing the technological know-how of AICOS in the area of Nutritional Recommendations.

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