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ALFRED at the Quality of Life Technology conference – Italy

Worldline was representing ALFRED in an international conference “Quality of Life Technology: Good Practices and Funding opportunities” organized in Ancona (Italy) on the 7th and 8th of September 2015. Polytechnic University of Marche (UNIVPM) organized this conference under a Cross Border Cooperation project entitled “Adriatic Model…

First user tests with the ALFRED smart shirt

In the second prototype evaluation the ALFRED sensor T-shirt was tested with end users with an average  age of 73 years. After a brief introduction of the functionality of the shirt, the capability of the T-shirt to monitor and transmit data from the shirt to…

ALFRED presented at the Innovation Event for Supporting People

ALFRED was presented by AITEX during the Innovation Event for Supporting People (Jornada Innovación en la Atención a las Personas) with a presentation, a booth and flyers. The audience consisted of an interesting mix of technology providers, researchers and end user stakeholders. The following photos…

ALFRED at the AAL Congress Frankfurt

The ALFRED project had the opportunity to present the results of the first iterative end user tests at the 8th AAL Congress http://conference.vde.com/aal/Seiten/default.aspx  in Frankfurt on the 29th an 30th of april 2015. The tests involved 12 older adults and mainly tested the speech interaction…

The 4th ALFRED Consortium Meeting in Paris

The ALFRED consortium gathered in Paris the 12th and the 13th of March 2015 in Paris. This meeting was hosted by E-Seniors, the French end-user organization. During these two intensive work days the project partners met the Advisory Board of the project, participated in a…

First ALFRED WP7 Workshop

The first ALFRED WP7 workshop took place on the third of February in Darmstadt, Germany. The objective of the interactive workshop was to create a metadata format for serious games that matches the user’s personal preferences. The ALFRED partners TUDA and Wolrdline organized the meeting…

ALFREDO Marketplace is starting to take shape

For facilitating the access to ALFRED apps to older people, an ALFREDO Market Place is being developed. It will permit older people searching for a specific kind of app or serious games according their needs or preferences. The ALFREDO users will be able to use…

ALFRED SERIOUS GAMES

ALFRED is now full speed ahead with the development of personalized and adaptive training solutions and game-based interventions to promote cognitive and motor abilities of older people. The Game Manager is the component that will be responsible for monitoring and controlling the games. It suggests…

ALFRED tests with end users

Research in voice interaction technologies has started with the implementation of a Wizard of Oz method. In a Wizard of Oz study, the system behaves as a real ALFRED assistant, but is in fact controlled by a human test leader. This allows usability testing in…

ALFRED smart shirt design

The design of a wearable device has started in the ALFRED project work. The shirt includes different wearable sensors to measure heart rate, breathe rate, temperature and movements. The responsible partner AITEX designs and develops the shirt according to the user requirements. The research focuses…