SAAM co-organises a Workshop on Multimodal e-Coaches at ICMI2020

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.).


Suspension of Pilot Activities

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.


SAAM at Open Living Lab Days 2019 in Tehssaloniki

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.


Award for exceptional outstanding paper

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.


SAAM consortium co-organising a workshop for 2019 PETRA Conference

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.


SAAM helps elderly to accept new technologies

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.


SAAM at the Week on Health and INNovation in Odense

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 at ISPO 2018, Slovenia

Preliminary results from a study on the technology use among older people after lower limb amputation were presented at the ISPO 2018 Conference.


Experts share SAAM at Webit 2018

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.


SAAM in Japan and Denmark

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.


Ethics in SAAM

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.


Three generations together in the digital world

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.


SAAM B2B in Denmark

As part of the exploitation effort in SAAM, BILSP did a presentation on H2020 Frameworks and Technologies in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Info Day on AAL

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.


Fostering Active & Healthy Ageing

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.