Ideable Solutions were in Lisbon last week at the Santa Casa Misericórdia technology fair, showing off the latest technological advances in Kwido. Attendees did in particular participate in some fun “demos” on how Kwido‘s augmented reality helps the elderly to combat cognitive dysfunctions.
With the passage of time, older people suffering from cognitive disorders may see some executive functions that affect their day-to-day life seriously damaged. We are mainly talking about alterations in memory, perception and problem solving. With Kwido‘s augmented reality program, Ideable has developed exercises so that the elderly can use technology to strengthen their weaknesses. We also use virtual reality to combat cognitive impairment, with manual therapies that are being performed today with physical objects in day centres, care homes and memory workshops.
The main objective we pursue is to make it easier for the elderly to carry out their most routine activities. For example, one demonstration of augmented reality that the assistants carried out in Lisbon was to do some cooking. Kwido users can thus practice their cognitive functions at any time and place as if it were a game, e.g. while frying an egg.
At Ideable Solutions and Kwido we would like to express our gratitude to Santa Casa Misericordia de Lisboa for giving us the opportunity to present Kwido’s augmented reality program. We would also like to thank those attending the fair, who helped to make our games the most in-demand activities of the event.
And coming soon… Kwido in Portuguese. We continue working on our goal of making technology available to society, especially the elderly.
Santa Casa de Misericordia is a Portuguese non-profit institution that focuses its activities on social ends, especially in the areas of health, education and culture of the most disadvantaged. Since its creation at the end of the 15th century, its projects have been aimed at innovation and the promotion of initiatives in the social economy sector.
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Ideable is proud to announce that we have finished the year by receiving the recognition of Best Senior Project at the Buber Sariak Awards for our health project, Kwido. It was at an event in Donostia, on 20 December, where a total of seven different prizes were awarded, all related to the use of technology in projects in the Basque Country.
Kwido is a tool that seeks to use technology to improve elderly care. At Kwido we work with telemonitoring patients, advanced telecare and home care functions. We are also working on a new version of Kwido Mementia that will see the light in the coming weeks, and with which we are seeking to extend the use of cognitive stimulation throughout society.
The Buber Sariak Awards 2018 recognised a total of 7 different categories in this year’s edition, in addition to an honorary award, which in this case was given to Lorena Fernández, director of digital identity at the University of Deusto. The other awards were included in the categories of free software, women and technology, youth, senior, industry 4.0 and citizen participation.
The Buber Sariak Awards – promoted by the Internet & Euskadi Association this year with the support of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa – saw the participation of more than 100 Internet users who chose projects from some fifty candidates. The voting process concluded with the votes of a panel of 10 judges, who tried to fairly represent the various concerns that exist in the Basque Country regarding the Internet.
Ideable and Kwido are very grateful for the recognition. We are delighted to see how the digital transformation processes we have set in motion are having a real impact on society and, in particular, on the quality of life of our seniors.
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The next ICT4SILVER workshop will receive testimonials from local companies and organisations on the development of Silver Economy related products in Europe.
Entitled “SME experiences when testing their products/services in transnational markets”, a new workshop will be held on Tuesday 4 December, open to the public at the Gaia headquarters in Bilbao. The event, which you can attend after registering, will try to bring together the experiences of several local companies that develop products and services, including Ideable, in order to respond to the needs of the European Silver Economy market.
Four organisations and projects have joined forces in organising this workshop. On the one hand, the European project ICT4SILVER, which was founded in 2016 with the aim of applying technological innovation in the ageing process, within the framework of southwest Europe.
Another major stakeholder in the combo is the GAIA Electronic and Information Technology Cluster in the Basque Country, which will share with attendees several of their success stories, as is the case of Ideable with Kwido.
To close the loop, Grupo SSI is participating with its innovation division, Home Care Lab, in addition to the Basque Country’s leading technology corporation, Tecnalia.
The aims of the ICT4SILVER workshop are to present the project to the attendees, and to give examples of the support provided to participating stakeholders in the form of pilot projects and living labs. Following the presentation of testimonials, we will discuss the methodologies used, the support received by the project and the identification of possible improvements for the future.
Ideable will focus on Kwido, as one of the solutions selected to be tested in real environments in different European countries. The tests have focused on remote health monitoring functionalities, part of telemedicine services, and the pilot tests have been carried out at the Agence de Développement et d’Innovation de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France) and Santa Casa Da Misericórdia Barcelos (Portugal) organisations.
To do this, Kwido has adapted to different versions and languages for the testing process in its international expansion, in order to achieve the same success that it already has in the national market.
EVENT INFORMATION: “SME experiences when testing their products/services in transnational markets”
📍 Place: Bilbao. Edificio del Ensanche, Aula 1A, Plaza del Ensanche, Bilbao.
📅 Date and time: Tuesday, 4 December at 09:30am.
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The international event AAL Forum will be held at the Euskalduna Conference Centre in Bilbao from 24th to 26th September and Ideable, currently a European benchmark in the application of technology for care of the elderly and in the design of health telemonitoring systems, just couldn’t miss it this year.
The AAL Forum, which coincides with the Silver Week that Bizkaia will dedicate to the Silver Economy sector, aims to expand the AAL community of change makers and develop more efficient systems which will allow us all – local stakeholders (municipalities, provinces, regions, health and social care providers, etc.), SMEs and the industrial sector responsible for planning tomorrow’s digital technology today – to build the services for an ageing society together.
As part of this event, Ideable will have its own stand where we will present our Kwido elderly care platform, as well as various innovations in this field that we are currently developing in the areas of cognitive stimulation, indoor and out-of-home monitoring for the elderly, virtual reality, etc.
In line with the AAL Forum’s objective of creating an interactive and inspiring event based on creativity and a commitment to the AAL community, our newly developed virtual reality games for cognitive stimulation will be available to those attending the event who come to our stand.
Ideable will also participate in a variety of activities:
- It will present zocaalo, the new international marketplace for apps available for the elderly, both at our stand and at a side event. The zocaloo workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 26 at 11:00 am in Room C Level 3 of the Euskalduna Palace.
- Furthermore, Iñaki Bartolomé, CEO of Ideable Solutions, will participate in Workshop 10 – Growing the AAL market: ensuring effective deployment of real life solutions on Tuesday 26th at 16:00 pm. The workshop will analyse how to contribute to the market success of AAL and Silver Economy solutions.
- In the poster section, Iñaki Bartolomé will also present the first advances of the IOANNA project on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:40 am, focused on offering geolocation products and services to the elderly from mobile phones.
- In addition, prior to the AAL Forum, our CEO will also give a presentation about zocaalo to hackathon Hack4Elder advantAGE participants on Sunday at 11:00 am.
Ideable and AAL
AAL is a European programme to promote research into the use of technology to improve the quality of life of the elderly.
One of Ideable’s most distinctive characteristics is innovation, as it has already demonstrated in several of its projects. Examples of this are the creation of the elderly care line (Kwido), which is now a benchmark in Europe, and the digital cognitive stimulation platform (Kwido Mementia).
Ideable is very active in the Silver Economy sector and in the AAL programme, taking part at present in four different AAL projects with partners all around Europe.
And Ideable was also chosen to design the event’s website, so we couldn’t be more involved or happy for it to be a success.
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Iñaki Bartolomé, Kwido CEO, to take part in the UPV/EHU Summer Courses with the presentation entitled “Kwido: platform for monitoring health, cognitive stimulation and social skills. A success story”. on Friday 22 June at 10:10.
Iñaki Bartolomé will highlight the different areas that Kwido has specialised in, both in communication (tele-consultation) and in terms of monitoring health, with a very special mention being given to the Kwido Mementia cognitive stimulation platform, where he will discuss the praxia and gnosia engines and the results obtained from the studies carried out with Kwido Mementia.
He will also discuss the new projects that Kwido is working on, such as using virtual and augmented reality, monitoring the elderly at home and its participation in different R&D projects in Europe, where Ideable and Kwido are already leaders in the Silver Economy.
For Ideable it is an honour to be part of this major prestigious national event, which is celebrating its 37th edition in 2018. These UPV/EHU Summer Courses provide a forum to debate and think critically about a society which is constantly changing.
Objectives of the Summer Course on Research and Innovation into frailty and ageing:
- Examining the impact that an ageing population has on society.
- Looking at the frailty syndrome from different fields and focal points.
- Stimulating debate between the different players in our field.
- Presenting the different evaluation and prevention strategies being developed at regional, national and European levels.
- Showing the most recent results from research and innovation in the field of ageing at regional, national and European levels.
The objective of the course that we are going to take part in is to focus on the frailty syndrome, a situation that combines various factors that are very common in the elderly and in which the functional reserve and ability to adapt are reduced.
A common precursor to loss of autonomy and, therefore, the dependency threshold, frailty, unlike dependency, is reversible. Early identification of those suffering from it, as well as accurate evaluation, will therefore prevent or slow down dependency. This will improve the quality of life for these people and help to control the social, family and health costs associated with dependency.
During the workshops, the latest advances in research and innovation will be presented in different fields such as Biology, Medicine, Primary Care, and Technology, and with Kwido cited as a success story.
The Summer Course is organised by the consortium comprised of the Biodonostia Institute, Tecnalia, the University of the Basque Country/ Eukal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Vicomtech, Cidetec, IK4-Tekniker and the Matia Institute.
You can find the Course programme here.
There’s still time if you’d like to know more about us and discover the latest news about Kwido there’s still time, here is the link to register for the UPV/EHU Summer School.
See you on June 22 at the Mirarmar de Donosti Palace for the UPV/EHU Summer Courses!
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Ideable will pitch zocaalo (www.zocaalo.eu) ) in the first AAL2Business Venture Academy (Vienna, 6 June 2018).
It is a way to help to build accessible and usable apps for these end-users and certify that they fulfill with the basic requirements for this sector.
What are the goals for the zocaalo marketplace?
- To facilitate the widespread uptake of accessible and easy-to-use apps for elderly users and/or caregivers. These apps are certified as suitable for the needs and requirements of elderly people
- To provide eldercare sector professionals with apps to adopt for helping their current services or build new ones.
- To provide validated tools and experts for the apps developers to improve efficiency and synergetic development of apps for eldercare sector and elderly users.
In this pitch, we will also offer access to the webinar in which everyone can know more about zocaalo, and can apply with their apps for the certification process that will be for free only for some weeks during this summer.
AAL2Business is a three-year support action launched by the AAL Joint Programme. Its main objective is to help companies in their business development and commercialisation challenges related to solutions developed under AAL projects.
It offers a wide variety of support actions addressing AAL JP projects in different stages of their lifecycle: from before obtaining the funding until after the end of the project.
This session is supported by the AAL Programme. The Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Programme promotes innovative technological product ideas and services for active and healthy ageing, supporting them until they launch on the market.
Ideable will present zocaalo 6th June 2018 in Vienna
Everyone can know more about zocaalo and can apply with their apps for the certification process that will be for free only for some weeks during this summer.
Ideable, nominated in Europe and worldwide for Kwido in various awards for Silver Economy initiatives.
Blog / 06.03.2018
We are very proud that Ideable’s Kwido has been nominated for two of the most important international
awards for Silver Economy initiatives.
Kwido is a candidate to win one of the European Union-funded Silver Economy Awards, which promote and reward innovative and creative ideas that are beneficial to people aged 50 and over in Europe.
Ideable’s Kwido is also nominated in the SilverEco and Ageing Well International Awards, this being a worldwide competition that will be held in France this year.
Kwido has been selected from all the innovative solutions presented as one of the best European applications in the private organizations category.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 3 May in Brussels organised by the European Committee of the Regions.
Developed by the SEED project funded by the European Union, the European Silver Economy Awards aim to catalyse a sustainable European digital Silver Economy movement by promoting and rewarding innovative solutions to improve the quality of life for over 50s in all areas that contribute to improving the quality of life of this group of people. These awards are a perfect opportunity to promote and strengthen the European Silver Economy.
The ceremony in Brussels where Kwido will be present will be a unique opportunity to exchange ideas with European Silver Economy leaders.
The Silver Economy Awards and Ageing Well International awards aim to bring together all international Silver Economy stakeholders for an awards event in Paris at the end of March.
In addition to the participation of an international jury, you can also support Ideable and Kwido candidacy
with online votes here.
We are very excited to have been chosen as one of the best European applications, out of thousands of others, by members of the Alliance on Demographic Change, which European public authorities committed to the Silver Economy form a part of.
These nominations are further recognition of our work, this time internationally, as to be one of the nominees we have had to satisfy the jury’s selection criteria, which were based on different features in which we beat other products and services presented:
• Innovation – rewarding our efforts to create an innovative product.
• Benefits – this recognizes Kwido’s positive impact and benefits in promoting environments that support active and healthy ageing, improving the independent living and well-being of the elderly, and creating a society for all ages.
• Economy – the jury took into account the economic value that Kwido creates in terms of the financial aspects and resources that we have had to prove.
• Maturity – the members of the jury reward the level of maturity that Kwido has achieved, both in terms of technology and in the target market.
• Business model – to nominate us they have taken into account the economic sustainability that we have achieved with the Kwido business model, and the profitability we have achieved thanks to market income.
• Replicability y scalability – these assess Kwido’s ability to be replicated beyond the original application and how, thanks to the benefits of that scalability in terms of processes, cost, etc., Kwido can be adapted to other cultural or geographic contexts. Kwido is a product that is already available
in Spanish, English, French, Italian and soon in Portuguese. We currently have a geographical presence in Spain, the UK and Switzerland.
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