Alvaro García-Soler

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VITAL (Vital Assistance for the elderly) is a EC funded 6<sup>th</sup> Framework program project whose objective is to develop a set of technologies and applications with the aim to provide remote assistance to active 60+ years old users with normal cognitive ageing to improve their social network and context interaction, preventing them of being isolated(More)
INTRODUCTION Pain in elderly people is considered a major concern in nursing home facilities affecting between 49% and 83% of the residents. Progression of Alzheimer's Disease causes more communication difficulties in patients with advanced dementia and therefore more problems to understand even the most simple pain evaluation scales. Identification and(More)
INTRODUCTION As the level of cognitive impairment in people with dementia increases, it seems that the interventions aimed at this group do not obtain the expected results. Thus, it is clear that there is a need to develop specific assessment tools. One of the important aspects in people with dementia is the engagement, involvement in task and activities.(More)
INTRODUCTION People with dementia in the residential care setting have a high level of apathy and disengagement. The lack of stimulation and customised activities, a common aspect in residential centres, could be contextual elements that promote these behaviours. The person-centred care model (PCCM) promotes the participation of people in their daily(More)
PURPOSE To present the AsTeRICS construction set, and examine different combinations of sensors installed in the platform and how users interact with them. METHOD Nearly 50 participants from Austria, Poland and Spain were included in the study. They had a heterogeneous range of diagnoses, but as a common feature all of them experienced motor limitations(More)
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