Interactive game for geriatric rehabilitation uses gait analysis to adapt the intervention


Scientific studies show that the reduction in gait speed in the senior population is associated with some problems such as falls, urinary incontinence, cognitive impairment, increased risk of disability and overall mortality rates. Considering these indicators, VITAAL was born, aimed at the senior population in order to respond to these problems.



Pilot of the DERM.AI project kicks-off in Coimbra


The pilot developed within the scope of the DERM.AI project has begun and will last for 5 months. The kick-off took place with a training session aimed for Dermatologists and General and Family Medicine doctors of the Local Health Unit (ULS) of Guarda.



Technological solutions applied to health stand out in the final of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2020


In the closing event of the 11th edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge - which took place yesterday, October 28th – innovative solutions applied to health were highlighted and won the podium in both categories.



CodiEsp: AICOS team stands out in natural language processing competition


A Fraunhofer AICOS team – The Mental Strokers –, led by researcher João Costa, was runner up in an international competition on automatic clinical coding (CodiEsp - CLEF eHealth 2020). 



Fraunhofer AICOS creates wearable to monitor athletes in real time

A wearable device that uses motion sensors and allows to track the position of the wearer, as well as estimates, in case of loss of GPS connection, his/her position (based on movement and speed). This is the Sport Tracker, a system developed at Fraunhofer AICOS and designed to track and monitor athletes in real time.



Fraunhofer Portugal launches technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and innovation program - AHEAD Portugal


September 28th was an historic day for Fraunhofer Portugal with the launching of the technology transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation program - AHEAD Portugal.



Final Master Students Workshop


The master students who had the opportunity to develop their research work within the professional environment of FhP-AICOS, have now concluded internally their projects and had the opportunity to present their work (including its practical applications) and achievements to AICOS’ researchers, in a Final Master Workshop.



EyesOnTraps: Mobile solution for plague prevention in the vineyards


Plagues have become a serious threat to the quality of the grape and the yield of viticulture in areas, such as Alto Douro, where wine production is of great importance to the economic sector. The EyesOnTraps project proposes a mobile solution for plague prevention.



FRADE - Pervasive platform for fall detection, fall risk assessment and prevention


Researchers at FhP-AICOS are developing a technological platform that makes it possible to detect, screen and thus prevent falls among the elderly. The project, known as FRADE (Pervasive Platform for Fall Detection, Fall Risk Assessment and Prevention), consists of using wearable sensors that allow data collection and movement monitoring of seniors.




OPERATOR project values human aspects and promotes the well-being of industry professionals


Focused on the human component, the research project starts with direct monitoring of professionals and an analysis of their needs, from which it will be possible to observe elements such as the ergonomic position, intensity, working time and environment.



LIFANA project encourages healthy eating habits and prevents malnutrition in the elderly


LIFANA is the name of the 2.3 million euro project, developed by Fraunhofer AICOS in partnership with several institutions, which integrates an application targeted at the elderly - designed with and for the elderly - that recommends dietary plans taking into account specific characteristics of each user such as restrictions, preferences, culture, lifestyle and budget.



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