The fall detector validated in the FATE project is a highly sensitive device for fall detection. When a fall is detected, a message is sent to a phone number of a relative, carer or alarm monitoring centre. The device is very small and light and can be worn in a customised belt comfortably and securely at all times.
It can be easily connected to the user smartphone using Bluetooth. A proprietary App for Android makes its management very easy and transparent for the user.
Parkinson’s disease affects more than one million people in Europe today and this number is expected to double by 2030. Most of the symptoms are connected to movement, which makes it very important to monitor the patients' motor conditions. The REMPARK project developed a prototype of a monitoring device for patients. This device opens new possibilities for a more accurate disease management as it allows real-time monitoring of the evolution of the patient in ambulatory conditions. Read more
The team behind CogNet predicts that there will be 11.5 billion mobile-ready devices in the world by 2020, as well as more connected devices. But the current mobile and wireless bandwidth will not be able to cope with Europe’s ever-increasing data demands. The CogNet solution? Automatic network management through machine learning algorithms. Read more
An EU-funded project has advanced lung cancer research by focusing on its weak spot – the epigenetic (or non-inherited) changes that differentiate cancer cells from healthy cells, making them prime targets for new therapies and earlier detection. The project results are already contributing to clinical trials and new screening tools. Read more
Cockayne syndrome (CS) is a devastating, inborn, progressive neurodegenerative disorder with a very early onset in childhood. The EU-funded project CHROMOREPAIR helped shed light on underlying issues in CS and related disorders, which may ultimately open the way for novel diagnostic options and treatment targets. Read more
Marine bacteria play a crucial role in biogeochemical processes such as the cycling of carbon and nitrogen. They have a variety of functions, which in some species are triggered only when seasonal conditions indicate that the time is right. A Marie Curie fellow has taken a closer look at the task division among these tiny agents of change. Read more
Political cynicism and alienation, as well as moves towards violent extremism, threaten the values that underpin democracy. EU-funded research reveals how we can engage young people in peaceful civic and political processes. Read more
Growth in Central and Eastern European economies has slowed in recent years – and its rewards are spread unevenly. An EU-funded project studied how economic, social and environmental policies could work together to make these economies fairer and more sustainable. Read more
When the Sun sends a great mass of solar material hurtling through space, the repercussions can be felt here on Earth in the form of a geomagnetic storm. One EU-funded scientist set out to understand why these eruptions happen, and to create a methodology for predicting the timeframe between the explosion and its impacts 150 million kilometres away on our planet. Read more
The conference is being organized in Cambridge by two Future and Emerging Technologies projects: MULTI and TOLOP. It will cover a number of CMOS-tech-related topics, and shed light on complex logic operations in molecular media. Read more