What future for wearable sensors in clinics?

The paper “Mobile Phone and Wearable Sensor-Based mHealth Approaches for Psychiatric Disorders and Symptoms: Systematic Review” has been recently published by JMIR Mental Health ( Ab.Acus was leading its preparation and highly contributing both to the search phase and results analysis. The review, based on our research work during the m-RESIST project ( addresses ten years (2009-2018) of research on use of wearable sensors and smartphone in psychiatry. On a total of non-duplicated 2604 hits, only 35 deals with

March 5th, 2019|Categories: Innovation, News, Research & Development|

Silverway: the new way of walking the city

The increasing spread of ubiquitous computing is contributing in the improvement of the people’s quality of life thanks to the large amount of data made available by the customary use of technological devices as support tools for everyday tasks. As the full integration of the citizens in the urban fabric represents one of the challenges of tomorrow, innovative solutions are needed in order to radically change how the people experience the city in terms of accessibility, social inclusion, security

May 3rd, 2018|Categories: Innovation|Tags: , , , , |

ERF workshop: “Robot development and design: what about ethical aspects?” Details and results

Ab.Acus participates to the European Robotic Forum (ERF) 2018 in Tampere on 13th-15th March. The ERF is “the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe” bringing together more than 900 roboticists since 2010. We hold a workshop named: “Robot development and design: what about ethical aspects?” as part of the REELER project. REELER is an EU funded project in the H2020 program with the aim of enabling ethical and responsible robot design. REELER

April 4th, 2018|Categories: Design, Horizon 2020, Innovation|Tags: , , |

Robot development and design: what about ethical aspects?

Next week, on 13th-15th March 2018, in Tampere, Finland, will take place the European Robotics Forum (ERF2018), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe. Under the theme "Robots and Us", ERF2018 covers current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. Interesting subjects will be discussed, including human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations. Researchers, engineers, managers, and a growing number of entrepreneurs, business people, and public funding officers from

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Design, Horizon 2020, Innovation, News|Tags: |

Design Process: Trends and Future

Agile, Lean Thinking, DevOps, Design Thinking, User Centered Design, Continuous Integration. This is only a brief list of the terms and concepts that in the last few years are swiftly climbing the trending topics rank of the internal debate about how product development process can be improved. These frameworks are mainly focused in connecting different activities within a project such as planning, analysis, design and programming. Thus, several new approaches based on the philosophy ‘release early, release often’ are even

Object-driven rehabilitation: Ab.Acus development of a novel concept

Upper limb hemiparesis is widely reported in the literature as one of the primary impairments following stroke. While many patients recover ambulatory function after dense hemiplegia, restoration of arm motor skills is often incomplete. Rehabilitation’s outcomes often conclude in incomplete motor recovery and over 60% of patients cannot use their paretic hand in functional activities [1]. Nevertheless, the recovery of voluntary arm movements is one of the most important goals during stroke rehabilitation in order to avoid long-term disability in

January 11th, 2018|Categories: Biomedical, ICT, Research & Development|