Lindos, Rhodes (Greece)

Advances of ICT4LIFE Project in the International Symposium PETRA 2019 in Rhodes (Greece), 5th-7th June 2019

Alberto Belmonte presented last friday 7th June 2019 in the 12th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments (PETRA 2019) in Rhodes (Greece) the paper entitled “A Novel Framework for Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Monitoring and Assessment in Parkinson Disease Patients using Depth Information”.

Aldemar Amilia Mare, PETRA 2019 Conference venue

Aldemar Amilia Mare, PETRA 2019 Conference venue

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 work was developed in the framework of ICT4Life H2020 Project in collaboration with the greek research company CERTH and the spanish Parkinson Madrid Association.

ICT4LIFE: This project has received funding from the European Commision
RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

Mid-term Review of H2020 Project 5G-Media, RTVE Headquarters, Madrid, 29-30th May 2019

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.

Preparing the Mid-term Review in RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña (Madrid)

Preparing the Mid-term Review in RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña (Madrid)

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
RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

RTVE Headquarters in Torrespaña, Madrid

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.


Nem Summit 2019, Zagreb (Croatia)

Nem Summit 2019, Zagreb, Croatia, 22th-23th May 2019

The 11th edition of NEM Initiative annual conference Nem European Media Summit (Nem Summit) 2019 is organized this year in The Mimara Museum of Zagrab (Croatia) from 22 to 23 May 2019. NEM Initiative is the New European Media Technology Platform that organizes the NEM Summit 2019 conference, consisting in keynote presentations and an exhibition focused on presentating results of various research projects.

Members of the NEM Initiative, including José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez from UPM

Members of the NEM Initiative, including José Manuel Menéndez and Federico Álvarez from UPM

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.