Long Lasting Memories Project to Demonstrate Innovative Solution for Elderly Cognitive Health at Workshop in Athens

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The Long Lasting Memories (LLM) Project, with funding from the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (ICT PSP/2008/1), will hold a workshop in Athens on Thursday, 20 May 2010 to demonstrate progress on an innovative solution to enhance elderly cognitive health. This is the first of two workshops to be held during the course of the LLM project, and it will present the preliminary results of the development, integration, and pilot planning efforts of the consortium leading up to the launch of the five-country trials.

The Long Lasting Memories (LLM) Project, with funding from the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (ICT PSP/2008/1), will hold a workshop in Athens on Thursday, 20 May 2010 to demonstrate progress on an innovative solution to enhance elderly cognitive health. This is the first of two workshops to be held during the course of the LLM project, and it will present the preliminary results of the development, integration, and pilot planning efforts of the consortium leading up to the launch of the five-country trials.

The workshop will look at the full range of issues related to the LLM service, from policy matters such as ethics, to technical and scientific concerns, to logistical and commercialization issues. The workshop will feature hands-on demonstrations of the Independent Living, Physical Training, and Cognitive Training Components of the LLM system, a detailed review of the scientific protocols and outcome measures, and a look ahead at issues related to successful market introduction for the LLM service in Europe

Kush Wadhwa, Managing Director of Global Security Intelligence (GSI), noted that “this is the first real opportunity for us to share the results of the integration and planning activities that have made this solution ready for pilot testing. We expect that the work we are doing will be of great interest to both the scientific community and to commercial concerns whose strategy is focused upon serving the needs of the growing population of elderly citizens. We expect not only to present our own work, but to engage with stakeholders in preparing for the effective dissemination of results of the trials, and looking forward towards making the LLM solution available on a commercial basis.”

The LLM Workshop is being hosted by consortium partner Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies / Institute for Language and Speech Processing, and will take place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation in Athens. For more information about the workshop, including a detailed agenda and formal invitation to join the workshop, contact Ms. Eleni Vlahou (evlahou@ilsp.athena-innovation.gr).

About Global Security Intelligence Limited
Global Security Intelligence (GSI) is a London-based research consultancy, which performs integrative research for secure and autonomous living, taking an holistic approach to understanding how current and emerging technologies impact individuals, organisations, and governments. GSI is focused upon addressing the effective uses of ubiquitous, ambient technologies which enable ageing, disabled, or chronically ill individuals to live independent and socially active lives, including work with assistive technologies, innovative sensors and surveillance systems, telemedicine solutions, and robotics. GSI’s work ranges from policy-level initiatives to practical deployment projects.

About LONG LASTING MEMORIES
LONG LASTING MEMORIES (LLM) is a 30-month project, selected for funding under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (ICT PSP/2008/1) which aims to integrate and deliver an effective programme for the enhancement of physical and cognitive health in the elderly, enabling them to live an independent, healthy lifestyle. http://www.longlastingmemories.eu

The LLM consortium includes the project coordinator, Aristotelio Panepistimio Thessalonikis/Medical School (GR), and project partners, Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies / Institute for Language and Speech Processing (GR), CEIT RALTEC gemeinnuetzige GmbH (AT), E-SENIORS: INITIATION DES SENIORS AUX NTIC ASSOCIATION (FR), Fundacion INTRAS (ES), GENIKO NOSOKOMEIO ATHINAS IPPOKRATEIO / Health Centre Vyronas (GR), Global Security Intelligence (UK), Investigacion y Desarrollo Informatico EIKON SL (ES), Tero Ltd (GR), and Universitat Konstanz (DE).

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