Welcome to FARSEEING

FARSEEING is a collaborative European Commission funded research project with 10 partners distributed in 5 EU countries. It aims to provide a thematic network focusing on the issue of promoting healthy, independent living for older adults. FARSEEING aims to promote better prediction, identification and prevention of falls with a focus on ICT devices and the unique […]

Read more

FARSEEING members publish new systematic review

  FARSEEING members have published a systematic review of older adults’ perceptions of technologies aimed at falls prevention, detection or monitoring in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. Follow this link for access to the full paper: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1386505614000586 and read the abstract below: Background Over recent years a number of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) […]

Read more

FARSEEING presented to journalists in Cologne

  At German Sport University Cologne, the two EU-funded research projects FARSEEING and iStoppFalls were presented by Professor Wiebren Zijlstra (FARSEEING, German Sport University) and Dr. Rainer Wieching (iStoppFalls, University of Siegen) to 20 Journalists of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.       The purpose of the journalist’s tour was to inform the general population afterwards about […]

Read more

Interim Project Results First Release

The White Paper on the interim results of the FARSEEING project has now been released. The white paper presents a series of issues which the FARSEEING project aims to tackle and then provides the recommended solutions for these issues, if available, or the work that has been done so far by the project to respond to each […]

Read more

Virtual reality, gaming systems and physical activity

Systematic review of the use of virtual reality and gaming systems to increase physical activity,  published in Age and Ageing. Read the abstract here: http://ageing.oxfordjournals.org/content/43/2/188.abstract

Read more

EIP-AHA-A2 Action Group Publish January Newsletter

The European Innovation Partnership on Active Healthy Ageing A2 Action Group has published a newsletter reporting on the work of the group and its partners. Click on the link to download the PDF: EIP AHA A2 newsletter 28JAN2014

Read more

FARSEEING at MobEx 2014 Cologne

The work of the FARSEEING partners was presented at the MobEx (Mobility and Exercise) meeting on 17th and 18th January in Cologne. The meeting was hosted by the Deutsche Sporthochschule (DSHS) Köln, at the Institute of Sport Gerontology. Presentations were given by researchers from DSHS, EPFL, NTNU, RBMF, the University of Bologna and the University […]

Read more

FARSEEING project members publish review of body worn sensors

A review of body worn fall detection sensors recently published by members of the FARSEEING project is now available. This article identifies the main drawbacks associated with previous research in this area and recommends future courses of action. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00391-013-0559-8  

Read more