Tohoku University Center for Smart Aging Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration with related institutions in NRW, Germany
Dr. Lorenz Granrath has been in charge of setting up industry-academia collaboration projects at the Smart Aging Research Center (SARC) as a specially appointed assistant professor since last May. His many years of experience at both German and Japanese research institutes were called upon.
The eVITA consortium is glad to announce the eVITA Mid-Term conference, which will take place on the 14th and 15th of July 2022, online and at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tokyo, Japan. You are warmly invited to take part in this two-day event.
Devices have been tested by older adults during the first phase of the participatory design session and we have retrieve some valuable first end users opinions from users in Japan.
April – May 2022, eVITA starts Wave 1
What is the adherence and usability of disruptive technologies in the homes of older adults in Europe and Japan?
Our last paper is published ! Riccardo Naccarelli ,Sara Casaccia and Gian Marco Revel from UNIVPM focused on sensor network to monitor activity of aging people in multi-resident scenarios : The Problem of Monitoring Activities of Older People in Multi-Resident Scenarios: An Innovative and Non-Invasive Measurement System Based on Wearables and PIR Sensors. To consult all publications from eVITA click here.
METROLOGY FOR LIVING ENVIRONMENT
eVITA will participate to the MetroLivEnv IEEE 2022, with two dedicated session :
- Well-being and comfort of users based on environmental conditions, organised by Sara Casaccia, Gian Marco Revel and Kristiina Jokinen
- Active and Assisted Living Environments, organised by Jerome Boudy, Christophe Lohr, Dan Istrate, Sara Casaccia and Gian Marco Revel.
AP-HP, a University Hospital Group located in Paris, provide us a framework and guidelines to ensure that all ethical aspects of the e-VITA projects are respected.
The Living lab of Sendai where the TOHOKU University is working, replicates a domestic environment giving the sensation to be at home. Click above to know more about the activities so far in Japan.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the eVITA podcast called ‘Ageing Equal”. You have 30 minutes to spare and well seated in your car / public transport? Click to listen the interview from the coordinators of eVITA, Toshimi Ogawa and Rainer Wieching.
We are delighted to announce that Gabriele Trovato, Assistant Professor at WASEDA University in Japan, a partner of eVITA, has received the BEST PAPER AWARD for the paper “Cross-cultural timeline of the history of thought of the artificial”. Paper available here.
Roberta Bevilacqua, researcher and psychologist is presenting the involvement of INRCA within the consortium of eVITA.
Integration and Interaction of Trustworthy AI in a Virtual Coach :
An Overview of EU-Japan collaboration on Eldercare, a paper by eVITA partners. Click here to discover this paper from Kristiina Jokinen and Keiko Homma.
Elisa Irlandese is the European Policy Officer representing e-Vita within the European Commission. She kindly accepted to give an interview for the press office of the University of Siegen.
Yuta Ishii the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications accepted tp give an interview from Asako Ohara, of Misawa Homes Institute of Research and Development Co. Ltd.
Following a successful kick-off meeting that took place across 4 days in January 2021, find the press release from the University of Siegen in your language here!
Shigeru Azuhata is the Project officer from the Strategic Information and Communications R&D Promotion Programme, The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC).
The University of Siegen, The University of Tohoku, the project coordinators, together with 11 European and 11 Japanese partners, will develop a virtual coach for smart ageing at home. The e-VITA project objective is to create an intelligent assistant that older people can use individually at home.