The SAAM final event was held on 26 May online and was streamed directly in Youtube.
The 22nd ACM Conference on Multimodal Interaction is scheduled for 25-29 October 2020 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. On that occasion, SAAM teamed up with other European projects to explore how e-coaches might benefit from spatially and time-multiplexed interfaces and from different communication modalities (text, visual, audio, etc.).
The current force majeure situation of world pandemic and the resulted lock-down of countries and social distancing result in necessity to partially suspend some project activities, which rely on physical interaction with elderly users, real time data and feedback. Active piloting with elderly users has been suspended as risk factors to the health and safety of pilot users are too great.
"Multi-criteria Modelling Approach for Ambient Assisted Coaching of Senior Adults" in proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Ontology Development, Vienna, Austria.
Project SAAM team had the pleasure to demonstrate the SAAM system to 70 seniors and administrative staff on October 11th, 2019 during the annual BRC First Aid Competition for seniors.
Open invitation for the International Conference on Personalised Coaching and Intelligent ICT Environments for Wellbeing and Care, held in Odense, Denmark on 19th November. This Conference is a great opportunity to meet renowned experts in the field of personal healthcare, coaching and technology innovation. The Conference is part of the Week of Health and Innovation WHINN 2019.
The 2019 edition had more than 40 hands-on workshops, pitching sessions, panel discussions, breakfast with ENoLL’s Action Oriented Task Forces, the Scaling-up challenge, local visits and presentations on the latest research on Living Labs.
During the 42nd International Convention on Information and Communication Technology, Electronics and Microelectronics (MIPRO 2019), held in Opatija, Croatia, our SAAM parter JSI has received an award for exceptional outstanding paper for their work on Feature Extraction for Heartbeat Classification.
In June 2019, SAAM together with other projects from the PM-15 group will hold the COACH workshop: Personalized Coaching for the Wellbeing of an Ageing Society, which will be held at the 2019 PETRA conference.
Reach us to discuss how SAAM social activity coaching enables human contact and interactions and empowers seniors to stay active and healthy at home.
SAAM members also participate with an article to be published in ACM Conference proceedings.
Our partners from SOČA will present SAAM at the15th Congress of the European Forum for Research and Rehabilitation (EFRR) in Berlin, Germany.
The Elderly and New Technologies was the topic of a conference, organized by Choveshtina Foundation and the Balkan Institute for Labour and Social Policy (BILSP) on October 17, 2018. Nadejda Miteva and Zlatka Gospodinova from BILSP and Emanuil Patashev from Caritas Bulgaria presented individual reports on AHA/AAL issues.
Richard Wheeler presented the SAAM vision and mission during the Session: How can Digital Health apply in real life settings? (Track 1A: Digital Health: Is technology the future of healthcare?) at the Week on Health and Innovation in Odense, Denmark.
SAAM experts from BILSP and JSI participated in the annual AAL Forum held in Bilbao between September 24th and 26th.
Preliminary results from a study on the technology use among older people after lower limb amputation were presented at the ISPO 2018 Conference.
We are happy to share that some of our experts visited the 10th edition of the tech and digital policy event in Europe - Webit 2018. At the event itself our partners from Scale Focus AD had the opportunity to share information with some of the participating community about our Supporting Active Ageing through multimodal coaching project.
The SAAM team will be visiting colleagues in the cities of Tokyo, Kyoto, and Kanazawa in Japan and government agencies and research colleagues in Copenhagen and Odense, Denmark the last week of June and the first week of July. If you are a colleague in Denmark or Japan and would like to meet with the SAAM team around those dates, drop us an email.
The SAAM project aroused a great interest among the participants in the 1st UTILE Business and Innovation Workshop, held in Sofia on 15th June 2018. There, the project manager Vera Veleva (BILSP) presented the state of play of the project to the Bulgarian healthcare sector.
How are we addressing our research subjects rights and privacy concerns? Our adopted approach on ethics is to constantly monitor and discuss within the Consortium what the ethics issues and considerations are. Ethics is also continuously discussed with EAB members. Ethics risks are also managed externally through submission of applications for ethical clearance at the national level, where applicable.
Representatives of three generations discussed the preservation of traditions and the detection of new challenges in the digital world at a forum Three Generation Together in the Digital World, hosted by the University of Ruse on 12th May 2018. The forum served both to present priorities in the field of digitisation at European and national level and as a platform for networking by stakeholders.
Partners gathered in Bled to review progress of the project and discuss important items, such as user needs, ensuring user-centered design, setting the basic system architecture and security of SAAM.
In order to create technology for seniors, one must first know seniors.
As part of the exploitation effort in SAAM, BILSP did a presentation on H2020 Frameworks and Technologies in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Representatives of all project teams met for the first time in Brussels on 1st March 2018 to look for possibilities for cross project collaboration.
An important tool to get ITC technology to help older people is the EU Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme. It is set to bring new ICT-based products, solutions and service concepts onto the market. The program is an excellent opportunity to ensure sustainability by bringing to market some of SAAM results after its completion.
Challenges and opportunities raised by the demographic transition in the EU, the silver economy as a driver for economic growth, how to pre-empt risks linked to an ageing population. These were some of the main issues discussed at the symposium Fostering Active & Healthy Ageing: Harnessing the Demographic Transition in the EU which was held on 18th January 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
The newly funded H2020 project SAAM – Supporting Active Ageing through Multimodal Coaching launches in Sofia, Bulgaria this autumn!