News in the field of 'ICT and Ageing'

On Friday 25th of January, under the 7th Framework Programme financial scheme, new European project has been launched.

The main objective of the project is to diminish age related impairments by dealing with mobility disability and improving carry-over into real life situations.

Nowadays, mobility means freedom, flexibility and autonomy for all citizens, including older persons. But ageing is characterized by functional changes affecting motor tasks including gait and postural balance.

The SMILING solution, a wearable computer-controlled device, is aimed to implement a systemic solution to re-model training sessions used prevalently in fitness clubs or home environments to facilitate and ameliorate walking schemas.