September 2017

New report states virtual reality computer game could help diagnose dementia

Research scientists at University College London, University of East Anglia and ETH Zurich have been working with computer game developers Glitchers to transform a smartphone app into a virtual reality (VR) game to enable some of the most detailed investigations into dementia, reports the BBC. At the end of 2016 at the Neuroscience conference, scientists presented findings from the world’s largest dementia research experiment. The game has indicated the ability to spot declines in an individual throughout their life and spot the early signs of Alzheimer’s. Nearly three million-people downloaded the game, Sea Hero Quest, which is a nautical adventure whereby players captain a boat and have the challenge of using their sense of direction to chart a course, memorise...
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Active and Assisted Living Investors’ Event

The Active and Assisted Living Programme is organising its second investors’ event to be hosted during the AAL Forum, in the framework of its new AAL Market Observatory initiative. This invitation-only Investors’ Event will take place on Tuesday 3 October at 14:00-15:30, and will offer seven dynamic young companies with credible solutions for ageing the opportunity to present their work to investors.  AAL Director, Klaus Niederlander will be opening the event by introducing and welcoming everyone before attendees have the chance to network and discuss potential business opportunities. A new framework, AAL Market Observatory is a project that will run until December 2018 and aims to contribute to communication and dissemination activities of market and investment trends, events and new...
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