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ISPO Munich 2015

ISPO Munich, Munich Messe, Germany 5-8th February 2015         ISPO is one of the world’s leading outdoor and sports exhibitions. TAGS attended ISPO to investigate what types of technology are currently in use in this industry sector which could also be transferred into the elderly market. Read the report here…>     [...]

TAGS 4th Mid-Year Meeting

The date for the TAGS 4th Mid-Year meeting has been set for 9-11th June 2015, Brussels, Belgium. The meeting will primarily focus on textiles for therapy however, there will be a session dedicated specially to WP4 which will focus on collaborations within and outside the consortium for new textile innovations in all areas of our [...]

Intel Demos a Button-Size Wearable Computer

Intel have designed a wearable button sized computer gadget, showcased at CES2015, Las Vegas. The design stems from ‘would-be’ users of such a products, have in the past, been put off by large, bulky wearable devices. Wearable technology is growing in popularity in the category of consumer electronics, with many companies developing such devices which [...]

Exoskeleton & Power Dressing

Article from the www.the engineer.co.uk that looks at technological and societal trends which have triggered a race to develop wearable exoskeletons that augment a user’s strength for a range of applications.                       Read the full article here

Happy New Year

TAGS would like to wish our partners and everyone involved in the project a successful start to 2015. 2015 sees us into the final year of our project in which we will begin intensive research in the area of therapeutic and recreational textiles and continue with our research in the area of hygiene. TAGS is [...]

AGE Annual Conference, 4th December 2014, Brussels

AGE Annual Conference, 4th December 2014, Brussels                  At the AGE Annual Conference it was discussed how EU, Member States, regions and local actors can adapt to the needs of their rapidly ageing populations in ways that are sustainable and fair to all generations and ensure equality between men [...]

TAGS Poster Session at the AGE Annual Conference – 3rd & 4th December 2014, Brussels

A TAGS poster will be present on Wednesday 3rd December at the AGE Annual Conference at the HUSA President in Brussels prior to the AGE Annual Conference which will take place on Thursday 4th December. The AGE Annual Conference will focus on: Supporting Europe 2020 objectives on inclusive growth Improving accessibility and promoting design-for-all Ensuring [...]

TAGS 3rd End-Year Meeting Summary

TAGs would like to thank project partners Democenter Sipe for hosting the 3rd End-Year Meeting. The focus of this meeting continued the topic of textiles for hygiene and we began discussing the final topic, therapeutic textiles. On the first day of the meeting, we discussed ideas for further projects in the field of hygiene and [...]

TAGS 3rd End-Year Meeting Announcement

15-16th October 2014 , Modena/Mirandola, Italy This meeting is hosted by Fondazione Democenter-Sipe and will be held in Modena, Italy on 15th October 2014. The second day of the meeting will conclude in Mirandola and coincide with the conference ‘Ageing Wealth’ which has also been organised by our Italian partners. The meeting will continue to [...]

TAGS Success at the ESA Conference, Klagenfurt

TAGS was a very well received at the 2014 Mid-term conference of the Research Network on Ageing in Europe, Sociological Association (ESA-RN1), 18-20th September 2014.               Tom Wright (UIBK) presented “TAGS – Project Overview” on Saturday 20th September, 2014. A detailed report can be found here. TAGS would like [...]