Archives of Europe's Information Society Newsroom Update - Weekly Issue 8 February 2013
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Europe's Communications Networks, Content & Technology Newsroom Update
Europe's Communications Networks, Content & Technology Newsroom Update
Weekly Issue - 8 February 2013

Research Results

A hands-on approach to physics in the classroom

31 January 2013

An EU-funded project is bringing 'inquiry-based learning' (IBL) to the physics classroom.

Audiovisual

An unobtrusive device to keep the elderly safe at home

5 February 2013

A home surveillance system that doesn't offend residents' privacy can be a smart safety solution for elderly persons living independently. It's a biologically inspired stereo sensor that relies on artificial intelligence. If a person has a fall in the surveilled area, the device detects the event visually, interprets it as a cause for alarm and sends a detailed text message to the relatives or the nurse maid, who can rapidly intervene. The system doesn't require wearable sensors and doesn't transmit any visual images outside, making it reliable and safe for privacy.

See also: http://care-aal.eu/

New in the Library

SPEECH
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Digital technology and copyright can fit together

Stakeholders dialogue on copyright "Licences for Europe"

SPEECH
Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Using cybersecurity to promote European values

Using cybersecurity to promote European values, Launching the EU's Cybersecurity Strategy press conference /Brussels

REPORTS AND STUDIES
Building Competitiveness and Business Performance with ICT

6 February 2013

Based on the results of a survey completed by over 225 technology leaders, representing firms from North America, Europe and the Asia- Pacific region and from a variety of industrial sectors, this report discusses the potential business value of three important technologies, namely mobility, cloud-based services and collaboration platforms.

See also: INSEAD eLab

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