«Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic» - Arthur C. Clarke

Projects on development


The FRED game is a technological solution designed as a type of exergame for improvement in frailty in elderly persons, in which the physiotherapist, designed the contents of the game while at the same time taking into account both specific movements for developing physical exercise and the devising of different scenarios in which these movements could be developed, including biofeedback to ensure that the game is performed under cardio-healthy conditions. These scenarios ...are developed in a logical order to ensure that the individuals who perform them find a meaning to the activity. Each movement is designed by taking into account both biomechanical and neuromotor parameters and evidence features of sufficient extent to be recognised by the Kinect sensor.

Thesis - Grade: Cum Laude

Contributions made by physiotherapy to the design of a game-based technology solution as therapy for improvement in frailty in elderly persons. Iranzu Mugueta-Aguinaga, Ph.D.


1. Mugueta-Aguinaga, I., & Garcia-Zapirain, B. (2017). Is technology present in frailty? Technology a back-up tool for dealing with frailty in the elderly: a systematic review. Aging Dis, 8(2), 176;
2. Mugueta-Aguinaga, I., & Garcia-Zapirain, B. (2017). FRED: Exergame to Prevent Dependence and Functional Deterioration Associated with Ageing. A Pilot Three-Week Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 14(12), 1439;
3. Mugueta-Aguinaga, I., & Garcia-Zapirain, B. (2019). Frailty Level Monitoring and Analysis after a Pilot Six-Week Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Using the FRED Exergame Including Biofeedback Supervision in an Elderly Day Care Centre. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health, 16(5), 729;


During the DAPAS project we will build up an innovative solution, which is based on the needs of older adults and their relatives. DAPAS combines successful functions of different service partners. These innovative solutions will be combined and refined into one product that can be distributed on a larger scale, to improve quality of life of older people and their relatives. The product of DAPAS will be constructed as a tablet app with a cloud backend and include smart hardware components and a voice assi...stant. Additionally, during the project, DAPAS will develop the organizational and technical structures, and framework around the packages that allow a distribution and plug & play installation at a bigger scale. With the execution of a one-year trail phase, the product will be evaluated and tested. A scope of 120 older adults will participate in the 3 pilot sites (Austria, Luxembourg and Portugal), as well as their formal and informal caregivers. The product will be assessed and evaluated during the whole trail phase, combining participants who use the product with a control group.Two of the facts which are analysed during the project are the (cost-)effectiveness and acceptance of the distribution process. As a result of the project, scientific statements to these facts should be clear. In addition, the effectiveness of service packages on the daily life of the users and their relatives from a user perspective shall be documented and the results will be utilised for further improvements. The acceptance of the different service packages from a market perspective is also an important measurement of the project and should be evident at the end of the project. The goal of the project is a market-ready product which does include all the predefined features.


AMIS is an original project concerning the second call: Human Language Understanding; Grounding Language Learning. This project acts on different data: video, audio and text. We consider the understanding process, to be the aptitude to capture the most important ideas contained in a media expressed in a foreign language, which would be compared to an equivalent document in the mother tongue of a user. In other words, the understanding will be approached by the global meaning of the content of a supp...ort and not by the meaning of each fragment of a video, audio or text. The idea of AMIS is to facilitate the comprehension of the huge amount of information available in TV shows, internet etc. One of the possibilities to reach this objective is to summarize the amount of information and then to translate it into the end-user language. Another objective of this project is to access to the underlying emotion or opinion contained in two medias. To do this, we propose to compare the opinion of two media supports, concerning the same topic, expressed in two different languages. The idea is to study the divergence and the convergence of opinions of two documents whatever their supports. Several skills are necessary to achieve this objective: video summarization, automatic speech recognition, machine translation, language modelling, sentiment-analysis, etc. Each of them, in our consortium, is treated by machine learning techniques; nevertheless human language processing is necessary for identifying the relevant opinions and for evaluating the quality of video, audio and text summarization by the end-user.

Areas of activity

In eVIDA Research Group we collaborate at a local (Basque Country), national (Spain) and international (Europe) level concernig research and application projects with public funding and with leading organizations and companies in its sector. We also collaborate in projects with private entities, mostly local ones, with private funding.

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