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    Everything ready for the real tests!

Goals

The population of the advanced countries is ageing. This simple and widely recognised fact has important implications for health, society and economics. The most evident is in the number of people who report activity limitations, which grows significantly with age as clearly shown in the following chart. Activity limitations have an adverse effect on a person’s productivity...

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Impact

The challenges posed to western society by the ageing population are of unprecedented complexity and range from securing acceptable levels of Quality of Life (QoL) to older adults and their families to the development of sustainable economic models for welfare state, National Health Systems (NHS) and social security. In this context, ACANTO offers ...

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Consortium

The consortium consists of nine full-time partners from the six European countries Italy, Spain, Greece, United Kingdom, France, and Austria. Three of these partners are higher education institutions, two partners are national research centres, four partners are industrial entreprises with a renowned presence in Active Ageing and in related market segments ...

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The FriWalk at the Bayern Barrier-Free event

[Munich, October 20th 2017] – The FriWalk at the Bayern Barrier-Free event Siemens was awarded by the Bavarian government for successful inclusion (“Bayern barrierefrei – wir sind dabei” and “Inklusion in Bayern – wir arbeiten miteinander”). Our ACANTO FriWalk was showcased at…
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Evaluating the FriWalk with real participants

[Trento, September 28th 2017] – Real feedback for the Acanto Walker Various citizens from the Trentino region participated in a set of validation experiments of the Acanto FriWalk. The results obtained from these experiments will be directly applied into the…
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