INTRAS Foundation Headquarter
17 and 18 of July, 2019
Morning steering committe : PROCURA is making good progress
As part of our regular meetings, the partners of PROCURA project have celebrated a steering committee, where different aspects of the project have been treated, such as relevant elements for the piloting, current achievements, co-creation activities and workshops’ results and the next steps for pilot design and legal/procedural framework.
As part of the goal for training and knowledge transfer, the training and transference plan has been updated and training and transference actions were shown. The advances in the creation of the multimedia toolkit has been presented.
To continue with the steering committee, the partners have talked about the Strategy and sustainability plan for the PROCURA Community of Regions and the digital platform current development. Additionally, the partners will have updated in communication issues, such as web development, Communication Strategy and the Communication dossier. Finally, the consortium had time to analyse the Ex-Ante Evaluation Update Report from the Experts Committee and prepare the consortium to move ahead in the next tasks.
This meeting was the opportunity to settle the date of the next learning journey. Make your calendars ! It will be in Limoges, at Autonom'lab's place the second week of november.
Supportive coffee break and lunch time
The coffee break had a special term. A permaculture project held by INTRAS, called PERMIND has been presented. The partners had the opportunity to see and walk in our small ecologic vegetable garden and listen for the manager in charge the best results of this project which uses the permaculture applied in the recovery process of people with mental illness. The food proposed to the partners was from the garden.
The lunch was a special Tapa’s menu, in an informal atmosphere, outside the building, prepare for foundation’s catering Zetallones, another successful project of INTRAS to provide with work and help to have a life project to some of the foundation’s users.
A user-centric and Technology afternoon
Once finished the Steering Committee, the partner have visited the centre in Parquesol where they had the opportunity to participate in a hands-on-session on assistive technologies applied to improve the quality of life of our users (people with cognitive deterioration, mental health diseases and other disabilities). At the same time, this learning journey was intended to offer the partners some perspectives on how the users have to be involved in the research and innovation cycles and the positive impacts this approach has.
The learning objectives are understanding how user centric design is applied to the development of new technologies and services, discover the way user experience helps to orient designers to improve their work and reflect on what is it and what it isn’t Participatory Design. At the end of the sessions, the partners had gained some insights on basic principles of user centric/user lead design and how this approach unveils interesting hidden opportunities for innovation and potential design value through co-creation processes.
For this purpose, the partners have visited the innovation & living lab at INTRAS centre, and enjoyed a technologies hands-on-session though the “THE MEMORY CITY”: Virtual Reality Applied to memory training and rehabilitation, the “MINDLAB”: Augmented reality labyrinths for improving cognitive functioning: attention and executive function, and finally, the team explored “INTERABLE”: a physical training and “dual task” system for Active and Healthy Ageing.
To continue with the evening venue, the partners had a conference regarding the “User centric design” by D. Carlos Bezos Daleske (IEXP), who has talked about the Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) as a key aspect in European projects, and the citizen collaboration as one of the dimensions to be taken into account. Also, he introduced the methodologies that consider used patient reported outcomes measures (PROMS) and patient reported experience measures (PREMS), very useful to link the technical developments to clinical impacts and quality of life, guaranteeing the successful development of the technologies.
The partners has a great suprised at the end of the day with a very special social event. Intras had organise for them the visit of Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro.
First the partners had the opporunity to visit the University of Valladolid FABLAB, a production space on a personal scale, which brings together leading-edge technology and machinery in advanced manufacturing for the development of functional prototypes and R & D. Some healthcare projects using FABLAB facilities were shown.
After that, the team went to the Reference Centre for Alzheimer (CREA) treatment in Spain and finally, have visited the Hospital Los Montalvos, where an innovative project aimed at helping palliative care/end of life patients to improve their quality of life will be presented.
As learning objectives, the partners had to discover FABLABS as learning communities fostering citizens’ creativeness and innovation around the world; also, some social and health care initiatives in this network were shown; to know the advances on Alzheimer disease treatment in a National Reference Centre as well as some innovative projects and pilots in this field, and understand how technology and care meet to offer solutions for advancing treatment and intervention.
At the end of the day, the consortium had an overview of new innovative solutions in the social and health field that, both invite to explore the possibilities of people participation as well as the open innovation paradigm.
With this Learning Journey, INTRAs hoped linking social and health innovation through technology and cooperation between professionals, designers and not forgetting essential role of the users.