MARIO news article on CORDIS

Published: Friday, 11 May 2018 16:36

CORDIS published a news article on the MARIO project this week. CORDIS (Community Research and Development Information Service) is the European Commission's primary public repository and portal to disseminate information on all EU-funded research projects and their results. 

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MARIO featured in NUIG Newsletter

Published: Thursday, 03 May 2018 15:12

The success of the MARIO Project continues to be recognised, with MARIO featured in the Spring issue of NUIG's Newsletter, Ollscéala.This newsletter looks back at the past three months of staff news, events, and successes across campus in the National University of Ireland, Galway. 

"When MARIO met Mary: At a care home in east Galway, Mary Gannon is helping to test the MARIO robot, which has been developed by staff in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. MARIO is designed to help combat loneliness in old age by enabling elderly people to express themselves creatively and to connect with friends and family. The project, which is coordinated by Professor Dympna Casey, has been named by the European Commission as one of the Top 25 most influential ICT projects for active and healthy ageing."

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MARIO in the Irish Medical Times

Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:15

Irish Medical Times MARIOMARIO is featured in the Irish Medical Times as one of the European research programmes aiming to help people with dementia stay connected and socially active.

MARIO on EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.

Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:07

MARIO on Euronews FuturisMARIO was featured across Europe on the EuroNews TV channel’s Futuris science programme.

Professor Casey stressed that: “MARIO was an ambitious project from the beginning. We managed to combine an array of expertise through pan-European partnerships. We brought together expertise in robotics, semantic data analytics, artificial intelligence and interactive touchscreen technology, as well as healthcare and nursing knowledge. However, the most critical element were the older people with dementia and their caregivers, who welcomed MARIO into their lives and allowed us, through their insights and knowledge, to make MARIO into the success he has become.”

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MARIO Project Among Top 25 Projects in European Commission Studies

Published: Tuesday, 01 May 2018 15:02

EU Top 25 ICT Projects

MARIO project has established that companion robots can have a positive impact on older people living with dementia. Such is the impact of this research, it has been featured in a new European Commission study analysing the impact on society of EU-funded research and innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing. The MARIO project is among 25 projects credited, and the only one in Ireland, with having had the most influence in Europe over the last 11 years. 

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