The overall theme of the Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) Forum 2019 will be “Smarter practical implementation of digital technology to enhance active and healthy living”. Six thematic areas were identified by the Forum's Programme Committee and are described in detail on the AAL website. The Active Assisted Living Programme asks for workshop proposals as a way to engage audiences and key stakeholders. Workshops proposals should be interactive and motivational sessions and follow one of the thematic areas. Deadline for submission is 25 March 2019.
European Commission strategies for boosting digital connectivity and skills are targeting real needs in the single market, according to the results of a comprehensive study of ICT in education published this week.
The selected Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) will receive mentoring and coaching on business development, financing and innovation management. The ultimate goal is to develop a blueprint for cross-border collaboration based on the assessment of hubs' business models, common systems, collaboration, and governance structures.
A €30 carbon price in 100 countries, proof that gene editing can correct epilepsy, and the ability to pinpoint the location of fast radio bursts from space thanks to new telescopes are just some of the breakthroughs that European scientists told Horizon would make the biggest difference to their field in 2019.
Touchscreens and digital graphics are everywhere, but for people who are visually impaired, they can be a major hurdle to using modern technology. But this is set to change, thanks to tactile technology that automatically converts complex digital graphics into braille and stick-on smartphone buttons that make apps navigable by touch.
A study in mice has indicated that the make-up of bacteria in the gut is linked with learning abilities and memory, providing a potential avenue of research into how to maintain cognitive functioning as we age.
To mark International Women’s Day, Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, revealed today the complete online series of remarkable historical women in the arts & sciences, in collaboration with Europeana.
Better batteries have the potential to reduce the transport sector’s carbon footprint, help power grids run more efficiently, and much more. The Commission’s large-scale and long-term research initiative Battery 2030+ will gather leading researchers in Europe to achieve major advances in battery science and technology.
Dr Barbara Mazzolai, an expert in biorobotics and coordinator of the FET projects Plantoid and GrowBot, tells us about creating the first artificial plant tendril that can climb and reverse its movements through hydraulics.