Kwido Mementia’s cognitive stimulation and virtual reality for elderly people arrive in Romania

 November 5, 2020

The Spanish SME Ideable is happy to announce the implementation of Kwido’s cognitive stimulation platform in Romania. The Ana Aslan Foundation will be the organization that will collaborate in the adoption of this platform in Romania.

 

 

Kwido Mementia is a disruptive and innovative solution specially designed for cognitive stimulation and training for adults above 65 years old, based on the combination of cognitive training and games through new technologies such as a dedicated app for touchscreens and virtual reality, focusing on attention, calculation, executive functions, language, memory and orientation.

 

Neuro-degenerative conditions are a common challenge faced by citizens at all Member States of the European Commission, being dementia and moderate cognitive impairment two of the most common geriatric neuro-degenerative syndromes. The number of older adults living with dementia and cognitive decline is expected to increase dramatically. Dementia for example is suffered by about 46,8 million people worldwide, 10,5 million in Europe, and in 2050 they will be 131 million, 18,7 million in Europe. The aim of this project is to combat cognitive impairment and dementia at senior patients within the Ana Aslan memory centre and at the GP’s cabinets, following these therapeutic sessions at home, especially for the serious games on tablets. The goal of this project is to allow Ana Aslan International reaching more than 25,000 citizens in a three-year period after the first implementation. Ana Aslan will also test the new Kwido VR solution for using Virtual Reality in Oculus Quest VR glasses for cognitive stimulation that was first developed during the AAL Project VirtuAAL.

Ana Aslan International Foundation (ANA)  is a non-profit Research, Education and High-profile medical services organization, with special expertise in Aging and Brain Aging. Its mission is to integrate scientific progress into the medical and social practice of elderly care. This is achieved through promoting the holistic, integrated and personalized approach of aging, brain aging and related pathologies. Furthermore, the ANA has expanded its expertise in the field of applied ICT technologies for frail and dependent elderly, so that it not only helps prevent the aging-related pathologies but promotes active and healthy aging.

 

For funding the adoption of Kwido, ANA Aslan applied successfully to the Twinnings call from Digital Health Europe. Twinnings are a mechanism for facilitating the transfer and implementation of digitally-enabled innovative practices from one region to another. The approach has been successfully tested in a number of EU projects and studies, including the ScaleAHA study.