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SmartWork aims to support older workers and all workers in general in various aspects of their life spanning from the monitoring of their physical and cognitive health to the provision of assistance in their every job tasks. Part of the project’s mission is: (1) to keep......

“We call for the better recognition of the potential and the role of new technologies in keeping the older people at work and in good health in the Green Paper and the future policy responses” SmartWork together with four other Horizon 2020 projects: Ageing@Work, sustAGE,......

This news is provided by the seeFar project. The seeFar project was financed in the same call as SmartWork. We collaborate to bring the topic of the health and wellbeing of the older workers to the attention of policy makers and businesses together. Try to......

Incorrect strain on the musculoskeletal system, repetitive movements or an ergonomically unfavourable posture lead to complaints for many employees. Especially older employees often suffer from disorders of the musculoskeletal system or other age-related limitations due to their long-term activities. DFKI is coordinating the BIONIC project,......

Some time ago, I was visiting a friend at home and his older father was in the living room reading the news on his brand new iPad. The father suffered from presbyopia and cataracts, so in order to see the screen he used an old,......

On 1 October 2020, one of Caritas Coimbra’s Centers (Portugal) started the tests to evaluate the usability, utility and reliability of the first prototype of the SmartWork system, in order to provide practical feedback to its technological developers and improve the final version of the system.......

SmartWork aims to support older workers and all workers in general in various aspects of their life spanning from the monitoring of their physical and cognitive health to the provision of assistance in their every job tasks. A central component of the project is the......

This week, we had the opportunity to ask some questions to one of our partners from the University of Patras, Otilia Kocsis. Here below the full interview. What is the main role of the University of Patras in SmartWork? University of Patras has a leading......

The ambition of SmartWork’s holistic approach is to support active and healthy ageing at work for older office workers, through a suite of smart services, building a Worker-Centric AI System for work ability sustainability. In other words, keeping ageing people working for longer by supporting......

On July 3rd, SmartWork technical partners (Byte, UPAT, SPARKS, RRD, COIN, IPN, and RtF-I) met online to establish the roadmap towards the release of the SmartWork prototype that will be tested in a controlled environment in Portugal, at the CDC pilot site. The first prototype......

The Artificial Intelligence system of SmartWork aims at monitoring health, behaviour, cognitive and emotional status of the older worker. During the pilots’ phase that is going to start next month, older workers will be asked regularly to report their findings and wellbeing at work. By......

Ricoh, a global provider of technology that helps organisations to be more agile and productive through the transformation of business processes, has published a new report entitled “The Future of Work”. The report, researched and produced by Arup, explores how technology will shape our jobs,......

Last month, SmartWork participated in The Digital Economy Forum 2019, which took place in Athens on the 25th November. The event aimed to highlight the opportunities offered by Digital Transformation to Greece in terms of creating a modern and efficient state, as well as a......

Last week, Dr Otilia Kocsis, from the University of Patras, delivered the opening keynote session at the International Conference on Biomedical Innovations and Applications, which took place in Varna, Bulgaria, 8-10 November 2019. The conference was organised by the Technical University of Varna, IEEE Section......

The SmartWork project and partners enjoyed a busy couple of days at AAL Forum 2019, participating in workshops, exhibiting a prototype and networking with some of the 700 delegates gathered in Aarhus 23-25 September 2019....

SmartWork will be attending AAL Forum 23-25 September 2019 in Aarhus, Denmark. The overall topic for this year is “Smarter practical implementation of digital technology to enhance active and healthy living”, with a number of thematic areas directly relevant to SmartWork....

Two new SmartWork deliverables have just been published, bringing to five the number of public deliverables produced by the SmartWork project since it began in January 2019. ...

The SmartWork partners are delighted to bring you the first SmartWork project newsletter, with updates on our activities and achievements in the first six months of the project....


The SmartWork project has attracted the attention of the Dutch press in recent weeks......