Last 19 October 2017, the i-PROGNOSIS partner Hugo Plácido da Silva contributed as a speaker to the stakeholder workshop on “ICT standardisation fit for Active and Healthy Ageing” in Brussels, Belgium. He highlighted the needs of including and listening carefully to older people in order to develop successful solutions.
Working as lecturer at the EST/IPS – Escola Superior de Tecnologia do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal and Chief Innovation Officer at PLUX – Wireless Biosignals, S.A., Hugo is a recognised professional in the field of biosignal research, system engineering, signal processing and pattern recognition. He was thus invited to bring into the debate an industry and designer’s perspective on what should be the standardisation priorities in the field of ICT so as to meet the challenges brought by Europe’s ageing population.
Based on his extensive experience in innovation projects such as Polycare and i-PROGNOSIS, Hugo supported the argument that Horizon2020 projects could benefit from standards that would streamline innovation. For standards to be successful though, they should act as multipliers to help push the ICT field forward.