Parkinson Disease (PD) is a type of neurodegenerative disease mainly characterised by the progressive declination of motor and cognitive skills. Physical therapies have been shown to be helpful to mitigate the degenerative impact of PD patients by stimulating the patient to maintain activity. However, problems associated to these therapies such as subjective evaluations or lack of accessibility, rise some barriers to professionals and related stakeholders to reach fully functional integrated healthcare systems. In the paper presented by Belmonte, a novel framework to continuously monitor and assess PD patients in their therapies is presented. This framework is composed of a sensorial system that captures movement information from patients while they perform physical rehabilitation therapies and a tool for processing this information, extracting movement patterns and providing an objective evaluation of the performed exercises. The system has been deployed and tested in a real-world environment with PD patients at different stages of the disease. The evaluation of the system underlined the added value of objective data in measuring patient movement evolution and how this helps in personalizing treatment according to patients needs.
The mid-term review of H2020 Project 5G-Media took place in Madrid in the Headquarters of the Spanish Broadcaster RTVE during the dates 29th and 30th May 2019, with the attendance of representatives of all entities, including Javier Serrano and David Jiménez from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Partners of the Project presented the last advances of 5G-Media to the Project Officer and to the Experts Commitee.
Demonstrators corresponding to the different Use Cases (UC) of the 5G-Media project and based on innovative technologies are presented in the review. The three use cases are the following:
- UC1: Immersive media and Virtual Reality
- UC2: Smart Production and User-generated Content
- UC3: Ultra High Definition over Content Delivery Network
Business Innovation is an important point to keep in mind because 5G-MEDIA aims to step from innovation to a truly exploitable solution. 5G-MEDIA platform enables not only efficient microservice development, management and orchestration, but it pioneers innovative Streaming as a Service (StraaS) business models, over nodes that belong to different administrative domains. 5G-MEDIA network applications also enables fully transparent, seamless and scalable traceability of each individual microservice instantiation throughout its lifetime and monitor the execution time and resources consumed at each node. Another novel feature of the services is the ability to modify, at any time, the permissions granted or the SLA negotiated during initial deployment, with a new set of permissions or new SLAs, or revoke service or VNF execution permission.
More information in the following link: 5G-Media.
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) participated in the event through the figure of Federico Álvarez García. Federico Álvarez and Mario Montagud (from i2Cat) discussed in a roundtable (Session B-2) with different speakers about accessibility in Europe towards the creation of a platform for inclusive media, as partners of the Accessibility Cluster Projects: ImAc, EasyTV, Content4All and SIGN-HUB. EasyTV is coordinated by UPM. Additionally, Federico Álvarez collaborated in another roundtable (Session A-1) about Artificial Intelligence for media and creative industries, presenting some of the works developed in his research group in this field.
On the other side, researcher Massimo Magaldi from the italian company Engineering talked about Advanced analytics services developed in the environment of FANDANGO H2020 Project to detect disinformartion and fake news. UPM is also partner of FANDANGO Project.
José Manuel Menéndez, director of research group GATV, attended to the event, and collaborated in the session “All in the media & Creative Industries”.
For more information about the event. Please, check the following link.
- Mid-term Review of H2020 Project 5G-Media, RTVE Headquarters, Madrid, 29-30th May 201930 May, 2019 - 09:00
- 1st Plenary Meeting of REBUILD Project in Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, 13-14th May 201914 May, 2019 - 09:00
- Marcos Quintana defends his Doctoral Thesis about modeling human behaviour, E.T.S.I.T (UPM), Madrid, 10th May 201911 May, 2019 - 09:00
- RTVE’s Chair at UPM takes part in “5G at the audiovisual sector” workshop20 November, 2019 - 17:36
- New audiovisual testing session of the 5G Pilot in the environment of Chair RTVE, ETSIT-UPM, Madrid, 7th June 20197 June, 2019 - 09:00
- Advances of ICT4LIFE Project in the International Symposium PETRA 2019 in Rhodes (Greece), 5th-7th June 20196 June, 2019 - 10:12