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i-PROGNOSIS Newsletter #10: A human rights-based approach to technology

19th of January 2022

A human rights-based approach to technology


Hi reader,

Living with a chronic disease can put your capacity to live independently at stake. This is why i-PROGNOSIS takes up this opportunity to reaffirm its commitment to work hand in hand with citizens and patients for their wellbeing and dignity no matter age or health status they are.

This December, the international community will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the UN General Assembly. Seventy years after its adoption, the Declaration is just as powerfully relevant as it was on its first day.

In i-PROGNOSIS, partners are committed to ensure the human rights of older persons and people living with Parkinson’s disease are respected and that technology is developed as an enabler contributing to people's independent living and quality of life.

The different policy frameworks in place, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), are driving the way forward towards a better public health for all. The recently established European Commission Steering Group on Health Promotion, Disease Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Diseases is exploring how to provide relevant health data and intelligence to support decision-making.

However, to unleash the full potential of these intelligent systems, those designing, developing and operating these systems will need to get rid of the ageist stereotypes that hinder our capacity to develop fair, accountable and transparent artificial intelligence.

Keep spreading the word about our early detection app! Data collection to help us refine algorithms screening for Parkinson’s early symptoms will keep going until October 2019. Download the iPrognosis mobile application for free on Google Play Store in Germany, Greece, Portugal and the UK (and soon in Spain!).



PRESS RELEASE (EL) - Πρωτοπορεί και πάλι το ΑΠΘ

Relationship of typing patterns with Parkinson's disease: i-PROGNOSIS research findings

i-PROGNOSIS researchers published two scientific papers providing evidence of the impact of Parkinson's disease on touchscreen typing and the potential for early detection of Parkinson's motor symptoms based on this relationship. Click on the links below to read the relevant publications.

Paper #1 on Scientific Reports | Paper #2 on Frontiers in ICT.

Hong Kong: International Congress of Parkinson’ s Disease and Movement Disorders

i-PROGNOSIS was a proud participant at the exhibition of the 2018 International Congress of Parkinson’ s Disease and Movement Disorders that took place in Hong Kong, October 5-9, 2018 and was organised by the Movement Disorder Society (MDS). 

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i-PROGNOSIS meets German Parkinsons Association

i-PROGNOSIS meets German Parkinsons Association

On 26 July 2018, more than 30 persons living with Parkinson’s from Leipzig visited the Dresden University Hospital together with their families. i-PROGNOSIS, including all its features, was vividly presented by our German medical partners as one of the current research activities the Technical University of Dresden is involved in. 

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i-PROGNOSIS Co-Creation Approach at Games for Health Europe Conference

i-PROGNOSIS was happy to participate at the Games for Health Europe Conference on 8-9 October 2018 in Eindhoven/the Netherlands where the project representatives were able to meet game developers and researchers involved in cutting-edge digital game development. 

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i-PROGNOSIS was featured in a couple of media over the past months, including on Portuguese TV! Check out the press review articles below to get the views of opinion leaders, journalists, and columnists about i-PROGNOSIS in your language.



i-PROGNOSIS partners will be attending and contributing to several events across Europe and beyond in the next few months. If you know any other relevant events, please do not hesitate to email us and ask for a presentation of our research and innovations.



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