Empathic Promotional Video

The EMPATHIC virtual coach will promote healthy habits and behaviour, by challenging each user to transform their personal goals and needs into actions. It will engage the healthy-senior user to take care of potential chronic diseases, maintain a healthy diet, have adequate physical activity as well as encourage social engagement, thus contributing to the older adults’ ability to maintain a satisfying and independent lifestyle.

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Job offer to work part-time (60% of dedication) in the European project EMPATHIC. We are looking for a person with a degree in one of the following areas: computer science, electronics engineering, telecommunications engineering, physical sciences (specialty electronics/automation), mathematics, or similar in the field of information and communications technologies.

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Personalized Virtual Assistants for the Elderly: Acapela is working on adapted expressive voices for the Empathic Research project.

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The Empathic project focuses on Personalised Virtual Coaches to assist elderly people living independently at and around their home. Acapela Group is working on the voice synthesis part, to provide users with advanced voice-first interface, based on Deep Learning.

Entrevista a María Inés Torres: “Tenemos que dar el siguiente paso, transferir toda nuestra investigación a la sociedad y la empresa”

Hablamos con María Inés Torres, profesora a tiempo completo de la Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología, ponente de Women in Progress y directora del proyecto europeo Horizon 2020. Una iniciativa que ha derivado en “Empathic”, un coach virtual que ayudará a personas mayores de 65 años durante el día a día.

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