ICT 2010: Europe’s most visible forum for ICT research and innovation.

This biennial event has become a unique gathering point for researchers, business people, investors, and high level policy makers in the field of digital innovation. ICT 2010 will focus on policy priorities such as Europe’s Digital Agenda and the next financial programme of the European Union for funding research and innovation in ICT.

At ICT 2010:

  • latest research trends in information and communication technologies
  • European priorities for 2.8 billion Euros research funding in ICT, 2011-2012
  • Meet potential research and business partners at dozens of networking sessions
  • an exhibition with over 5000 square meters of Europe’s latest cutting edge ICT research

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Assistive technology for dementia sufferers

Watch the film clip from the EU funded COGKNOW project:

Ageism preventing older people from accessing technology

About an interesting report from the International Longevity Centre in the UK:

Ageism preventing older people from accessing technology.

Award for MonAMI and The University of Zaragoza

In December 2009, MonAMI and the University of Zaragoza recieved an award for it´s dedication to technological innovation to make independent living possible for elderly people and people with disabilities. The award “Premios Accessibilidad Universal 2009”, was given by Fundación DFA, Disminuidos Físicos de Aragón, in conjunction with three other projects.

The University of Zaragoza got the most awards in the category of Innovative Technology. All of the nominated projects belonged to the University, and therefore the jury decided to award them all together. A wheelchair controlled with the brain, the MonAMI project, and it´s spin off Bit & Brain, were all awarded for trying to make life more independent for elderly people and people with disabilities, by using new technology.

Read more about the University of Zaragoza and their work with MonAMI in the latest issue of MonAMI News.

Two interesting reports

A new report from The Chartered Institute of Housing suggest that healthcare trusts, local authorities and care providers should work more closely together to keep people in their homes for longer, says Inside Housing. Read the report.

And the Wireless Sensor Network Technology Trends Report Q4 2009 evaluates opportunity for Zigbee chipsets in healthcare applications.

MonAMI in The Parliament Magazine´s Spanish Presidency Guide

The latest issue of “The Parliament Magazine” is a preview of the Spanish EU Presidency. The MonAMI project featured in the previous Swedish EU Presidency Guide and also in this issue with focus on Spain. The subject is “Why older people are e-excludes and initiatives within the MonAMI project to create inclusion”.

ICT for sustainable homes Report

On November 16 -17, MonAMI participated in the conference and exhibition ICT for Sustainable Homes in Nice, France. Gunnar Fagerberg talked in one of the seminars of the objectives of MonAMI, its´ prelimenary results and of the project as an example of a European project addressing the aspect of ICT and Design For All. Design For All and How to extend the reach, i.e ICT for elderly and disabled, was one of four main topics of the conference. As an example of this kind of work being done on a European level, MonAMI was a unique representative at the conference and also as an exhibitor.

Karina Marcus, project officer at the European Commission´s DG Information Society and Media, talked about ICT  and energy efficiency, regarding policies and specific actions taken by the EU. Her stand was that ICT based innovations are one of the most cost effective measures to reach targets for energy savings and that ICT can contribute to direct efficiency gains by measuring, monitoring and intelligent management. She also stressed the importance of european cooperation in the field of ICT.

Read the official report from the conference here.