Helping people with mild dementia to navigate their day
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COGKNOW was awarded the ACCESS-IT Best Practice label in September 2009. See http://access-it-events.org/docs/Access-IT-2009-publication_v1.0.pdf.
Two of the COGKNOW researchers presented at the leading IAHSA conference in London, on 21-23 July 2009.
A Business Opportunity Workshop will be held next June 26th in Malta.
It is estimated that by 2050 one-third of Europe’s population will be over 60. Life expectancy has on average already risen by 2.5 years per decade and the number of old people aged 80+ is expected to grow by 180%.
Nowadays, there are 5.5 million cases of Alzheimer-afflicted people in Europe and more new cases being added every year. In fact, Alzheimer disease has been called the ‘plague of the 21st century’. There is currently no cure for this disease; however, prevention and early diagnosis may play a huge role in delaying the onset of the worst effects of this severe disease.
The challenging aim of our three-year STREP project, which commenced in September 2006, is to breakthrough with research that addresses the needs of those with dementia, particularly those with mild dementia in Europe.
This entails cognitive reinforcement and may be expressed as the social objectives of our research for the needs of people with dementia, helping people to remember, maintain social contact, perform daily life activities and enhance their feelings of safety.
On the other hand, the aim of the project is to develop solutions that help ageing people with early dementia to experience greater autonomy and feelings of empowerment and to enjoy and enhanced quality of life.
26thJune 9:30-16:30 - European-level Business Opportunity Workshop at the Excelsior Hotel, Malta
The event in Malta will now focus on the commercialisation of the product and our aim is attracting several businesses and investors from Europe that are working in the same telecare and ehealth area. We want to establish a business opportunity together in order to move forward from demonstration to finished product that can be sold in several European countries. Around 50 people are expected at the event and the format will be similar to round table discussions and workshops. There will also be a demo area where we will prepare a home-like environment in order to show case COGKNOW in its full glory to the audience.
The event will be free of charge including lunch and networking dinner on one of the most beautiful shores of the Maltese islands. A parallel agenda for accompanying persons will be created and since the event is hosted on Friday, for those wishing to stay over the weekend, there will be also two days packed of adventure and cultural events.
Special rates have been obtained at the Excelsior Hotel which will be the venue of the event. For more information and booking please contact Ms Kerry Freeman on [email protected] or book from AcrossLimits website by clicking here.
08:30 Welcome Coffee and Registration
09:00 Introduction by Angele GIULIANO, AcrossLimits
09:15 Keynote speech by Maltese Ministry for Health
09:30 Opportunities for Connected Health in Europe - COGKNOW Representative
09:40 Public and private funding for eHealth solutions - Business Angels, Malta Enterprise
10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Group discussion - Commonalities and Differences between the ICT health markets in the different countries
11:30 COGKNOW: The project, the consortium and its results - Johan E. BENGTSSON, CDH, and Ricardo CASTELLOT, Telefonica I+D
12:15 Demonstration session - Chris NUGENT, University of Ulster
14:00 COGKNOW Business model, critical questions from business assessment workshops - Timber HAAKER, Novay
14:30 Conclusions from morning discussion - Rapporteurs
14:45 Group discussion - On the way forward in a commercial environment for COGKNOW
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Continued discussion
16:15 Plenary with summary of discussions and moving forward - Angele GIULIANO
17:00 End of the seminar
20:30 Networking dinner at Westin Dragonara Resort, St. Julians, Malta
For more information, please contact Ms Angele Giuliano on [email protected]
COGKNOW was selected by the Commision to be part of the Smart Home showcase at the exhibition of the e-Inclusion Ministerial Conference in Vienna 30th Nov - 2nd Dec 2008.
The conference was attended by 1200 invited delegates, and included exhbition stands for many projects and organisations within e-Iinclusion. The COGKNOW demonstration was made to many VIPs including the CEO of Telefonica I+D.
COGKNOW is going to host a networking session at Echallenges, that will be held in Stockholm in 22-24th October.
The first field test was completed successfully, and a public deliverable has been uploaded to the website. This deliverable summarises the evaluation of the field test, with regards to user, technology, business and methodology perspectives.
Click the following link to access the Evaluation of Field Trial 1
During the first annual review, the commision rated COGKNOW as excellent.
There were 7 journal publications in the first year.