Projects
Name
LLMcare (Long Lasting Memories Care) : innovative elderly health care services by means of new technologies and neuroscience tools
University
Greece (HelMSIC) - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Domain
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Departement
Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Head
Anastasios Siountas
Tutor
Panagiotis Bamidis
Languages
English
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The project will involve testing different technologies that may be used for promoting the quality of life and health of elderly people. LLMcare is a program that offers many plysical and mental exercises for empowering elderly people through a fun environment. It has already been tested by pilot researchers for 2 years, in 5 EU countries and proven to be effective in improving the quality of mental and physical well-being, the quality of life and the prevention of senility in elderly people. Experiments will be conducted within an electronic home/lab for active and health aging.
Different technologies for cognitive and physical training as well as assisted living will be installed and trialed out with normal (young) as well as elderly subjects. Some electrophysiological recordings with portable as well as high density EEG equipment will also be envisaged for some of the students (as an option).

The aim is to provide evidence on the feasibility of these technologies, as well as other measures like usability, effectiveness and health status improvement. We aim to accurately measure the impact this technology has on the lives and health of elderly people and how it can be implemented for improving their quality of life.

We use technologies like tablets, (bio)sensors, SmartTVs, and standardised protocols for data acquisition, assessment and analysis.
What is the aim of the project?
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What techniques and methods are used?
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What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Assist the professor throughout the program.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
No
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
-computer/technology skills plus some basic understanding of health care services;

additional knowledge on ageing will be an asset
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
8
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
Articles
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24705268
- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24697325
- http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?reload=true&arnumber=6980053