Institut de recherche
Recherche partenaire principal
Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for Health and Quality of Life are key areas for our laboratory. Among the laboratory's wide portfolio of projects, special focus is given to innovative technological approaches for new products and services for these markets. We have been responsible for several initiatives in Portugal and the EU related to AAL and ICT for health. We have also participated in projects dealing with aspects of system design and architecture and the development of applications in the areas of eHealth and e-inclusion. Furthermore, our team has vast experience in technology transfer processes, transforming research technologies into market products, and also in coordinating multidisciplinary teams. This unique context represents a great potential for any partner collaborating with us given the innumerable opportunities that may arise from the vast network of contacts we can share.
Also, we are one of the founders of the Ageing@Coimbra () reference site of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA). As an EIP-AHA reference site it aims to develop a program of activities contributing to improve the functional independence of old people and to increase, by 2020, two years of active healthy life of the European citizens. Additionally, IPN is well positioned in European partnership networks for AHA. Particularly, IPN is member of InnoStars region from EIT Health, a consortium of more than 50 core partners (and in addition 90 associate organisations) of leading businesses, research centres and universities from 9 EU countries.