Our City Interventions

We played an active role in the City4Age project (European Commission). The aim of this project was two-fold:

  • To enhance the development of age-friendly services in cities

  • To support the expansion of the World Health Organization concept of the Age Friendly City

In City4Age, we focused on the unobtrusive collection of data to detect the risks of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Frailty

  • We used an ecosystem of mobile applications, fixed sensors, wearables and personal devices

  • We identified behavior changes correlated with the risks of MCI or Frailty

  • We developed a risk algorithm for amnestic MCI (the type of MCI that can progress to Alzheimer’s Disease)

  • Our risk algorithm encompasses both associative risks (risks known to correlate with MCI) and predictive risks (risks known to precede the onset of MCI)

  • We designed interventions aimed at maintaining existing ‘cognitive reserve’ in elderly citizens

  • Our Digital Behavior Change Interventions (DBCIs) are intended to support and redirect the behavior of elderly citizens, keeping them safe and healthy

Home vs Mobility and Social Connection

We focus on mobile applications and augmented objects to support social connection and mobility for elderly citizens to manage the challenges of aging

  • We believe in the vision of a 'connected health' continuum across the lifespan

  • We believe in Value-Based Health Care (VBHC) and the quadruple aim (better health, better care, lower costs, and greater satisfaction for patients, their families and healthcare providers)