Cáritas Coimbra participated in the General Assembly of the DIANA project

The General Assembly of the DIANA project took place, online, on July 15, 2021. The main objectives of this meeting were, together with all its partners: to analyse the state of implementation of the DIANA project; mitigate problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic (financial and technical), as well as strategically redefine and validate goals for project implementation.

Cáritas Coimbra, in this project, has the role of developing and implementing the Portuguese pilot, leading the tasks related to ethical compliance and the research of the questionnaires to be used for collection of scientific information during the project.

DIANA (Digital Intelligent Assistant for Nursing Applications) project aims to respond this issue, creating a new solution for optimising the nursing process by relieving nursing staff of routine tasks which could be managed by an AI-powered digital assistant.

  • In particular, the system will support the nursing team in complex tasks such as:
  • monitoring patient’s safety 24/7.
  • controlling walks during the night.
  • reacting to alarms from existing sensors, preventing false alarms.
  • supporting activities of daily living.
  • observing health trends of patients and recording of such data for later assessment by clinical experts.

DIANA is co-funded by the European Active Assisted Living (ICT for Ageing, 2017) programme and, in Portuguese, by the Foundation for Science and Technology. The partners are, in Portugal, Cáritas Coimbra and the Portuguese Catholic University, in Austria Cogvis (Project Coordinator) and Technische Universität Wien; in Romania, the Bluepoint and in Switzerland the EET Europarts and the St. Gallen Geriatric Clinic in Switzerland. This last partner, along with Cáritas Coimbra, will implement the trials.

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