"COGNIVITRA is led by IPN, through its Laboratory of Automation and Systems, in a consortium involving partners from Portugal, Spain and Luxembourg," announced the institute linked to the University of Coimbra.
The start-up meeting of the project, which aims to develop a technology tool to support the training of cognitive vitality at home, took place on Monday, reveals the IPN.
"The COGNIVITRA solution integrates components to support cognitive and physical exercises with web-based tools and motion sensors, in a centralized platform that will facilitate the interface and communication between patients and health professionals," the IPN said in a statement released today.
The growth in the incidence of different neurodegenerative diseases that leads to cognitive impairment is a growing problem worldwide, says IPN, adding that "current care systems lack the resources to meet the growing number of patients requiring intervention," highlighting the need for new solutions.
Portugal, one of the oldest countries in the world
Portugal is one of the oldest countries in Europe and the world, and it is estimated that in the next 30 years it will occupy the 4th place in the world, says the Institute.
"Although cognitive decline stems from the natural aging process, it does not mean that it can not be retarded," explains John Quintas, principal investigator for Active and Assisted Living.