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As Europe goes grey, assisted living will redefine old age

But for every problem, usually, there is a solution. And technology often can be part of the answer. Enter the era of assisted living.

Automatic fall detection of patients with chronic diseases using the TeNDER Health Tracking (HeTra) system

Here, we will focus on the specific ICT-based interventions designed to detect falls. The TeNDER system uses devices equipped with sensors to monitor and support the physical status of older adults.

TeNDER and the Quality of Life of people with chronic diseases

Quality of Life (QoL) is an important concept widely used in medicine, sociology, and psychology. The World Health Organization (WHO) defines QoL as an “individual’s perception of his or her position in life in the context of the culture and value system where they live, and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns’’[1].

Taking it one step further – Empowering people with technology-based systems

The focus needs to shift to slowing down the progression of a disease and making the best out of the situation in such a way that enables people to be as healthy as possible, and in turn, live the best life possible.

Communicating research

Even as contradictory ‘facts’ circulate, all sides of recent debates assure us that they appeal to truth and fact. Each side accuses the other of being misinformed and spreading misinformation. These words are not misunderstood; indeed, a vague agreement of their meaning exists amongst all users.

Adapting to a new reality: The experience of Asociación Parkinson Madrid

In this article, we will focus on the impact that it has had (and continues to have) on people affected by Parkinson's disease and share the strategies Asociación Parkinson Madrid developed during the lockdown in order to alleviate this situation.