Hiking safety with AlzNav

During these recent days, we walked the streets of Porto to test the AlzNav. And once again we relied on the collaboration of seniors from our user network COLABORAR. The seniors were guided by AlzNav, an application that consists of a navigation system developed for the elderly population. All arrived at preselected destination!

To learn more about the AlzNav project, please click here.

COLABORAR card

As of today, seniors registered in our user network COLABORAR will receive a card upon their registration. The card contains the user name, the logo of COLABORAR and a map with landmarks to help get to Fraunhofer AICOS’ facilities.

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Seniors visit at Fraunhofer

For three days, Fraunhofer held the evaluation of participants in usability tests of cognitive games developed in the thesis entitled Mobile Serious Games for Seniors. Among the questionnaires and assessments, we talked and laughed a lot together. We loved hosting our senior friends at Fraunhofer!

Dance. Don’t Fall! at Centro Social das Antas

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At the request of the elders of Centro Social das Antas, we have organized jointly with the responsible of the Center an afternoon themed dance! The aim was to celebrate the arrival of summer and provide elderly fun times. Some of the elderly already knew Dance. Don’t Fall! (DDF) after taking part in the usability test phase.

After the tests, they headed back to the Center and commented with colleagues how much fun they had with participating in the tests. So, the other seniors also wanted to try the game out! Thus, we took all the necessary equipment to the Center and inaugurated the dance floor! Then, one by one, all of the seniors danced.
It was a nice afternoon at Centro Social das Antas!

Usability tests at Fraunhofer’s facilities

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For the first time, we welcomed two groups of seniors at Fraunhofer’s facilities in order to participate in usability tests for two projects. This way, we opened the Living Lab that was purposefully built for testing and user research in an environment rendering reality.