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PROGRESSIVE H2020 Project

PROGRESSIVE project is – Full title – Progressive Standards around ICT (information and communication Technologies) for active and Healthy Ageing is a consortium of ten partners, led by De Montfort University (UK). It is a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) funded by the European Commission. Summary details of this CSA could be found here

The area of ICT and active and healthy ageing is vast, so the project focuses on 22 ‘fields’ that range from community safety to care homes, grouped into 4 main areas. Within these fields specific attention is being given to the way that standards help in the development of ‘age-friendly’ communities and facilities, and ‘smart homes’.

To find out more about this project: http://platform.progressivestandards.org/

British Society of Gerontology initiative Ageing Bites

Back in the Spring and with support and assistance from colleagues, the following video was created - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjWhJbqdRXc&t=4s This YouTube channel is part of the British Society of Gerontology initiative Ageing Bites and links to a paper that Dr Hannah R. Marston published in March...

Gaming will help future centenarians

Gamer Dr Hannah R. Marston presented her research at the billion-dollar tech company Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment. The health and wellbeing priority research area fellow was invited by the game designer, in Sweden, to talk about her work ‘From Arcade to World Wide Web – how intergenerational gaming can help you pick up an extra life’. It focuses on levels of immersion, or flow,...

Aging Well series of Public Talks

Jitka Vseteckova is delighted to announce a series of public talks with the title ‘Ageing Well’, which will be offered at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Many changes can be brought about by ageing. Most of the changes are physiological processes, they come naturally, and produce physical and mental deterioration. However, timely interventions such as nutrition, hydration,...

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