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Τhe Audi-o-Mentia Group of the University of Thessaly (Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics) was awarded at the international IEEE Region 8 (54 countries)

Τhe Audi-o-Mentia Group of the University of Thessaly (Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics) was awarded at the international IEEE Region 8 (54 countries)

The Audi-o-Mentia team of the University of Thessaly (Department of Computer Science and Biomedical Informatics) was awarded at the international IEEE Region 8 (54 countries) competition. The distinguished students of the University of Thessaly are Lena Bouba, Argyris Gkogidis, Ioanna Charalambou and the Ph.D. candidate Evi Kokkinou, while Argyro Daliani (Department of Informatics, University of Piraeus) also participated. Mentor of the group is the Assistant Professor Athanasios Kakaroundas. The group's proposal concerns the development of a home-based support system for people with dementia and their relatives, and is based on the principles of music therapy, extending the tools of health care professionals outside the clinic, throughout the day. The technology is based on intelligent speakers and an application to associate people with sensible sounds / music by the dementia sufferer. The first prize amounts to a $ 750 cash prize and a $ 10,000 funding through EPICS to students for the realization of their idea. It should also be mentioned that the whole project was realized with the the assistance of the scientific advisor Dr. Vasileios Kokkinos of the Department of Neurosurgery, Medical School, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA) who contributed significantly to the scientific documentation of the idea. Please note that the Audi-o-Mantia is a group member of the A2rTEST creative team with approximately 50 students from the School of Sciences of the University of Thessaly (and not only) participating in numerous exhibitions and competitions.