Project Information

EuroAGE – Innovative Initiatives for the Promotion of Active Ageing in the EuroACE Region
Project Type: General Research Project
Research Field: Assistive Robotics to Promote Active and Healthy Aging
Sponsors: Interreg V A Spain – Portugal program (POCTEP 2014-2020, Reference POCTEP-0043_EUROAGE_4_E)

The EuroAGE project aims at fostering autonomous healthy life, mainly in elderly people but also in people with some degree of dependency, through the promotion of innovative initiatives based on information and communication technologies provided by the patterns participating in the project. The project involves Portugal-Spain cross-border cooperation of partners from EuroACE region, a region that covers Centro and Alentejo regions in Portugal, and Extremadura region in Spain, which is a territory in Iberian Peninsula heavily affected by the ageing of the population. The research team from ISR – University of Coimbra that participates in the EuroAGE project will demonstrate and validate with elderly people the use of social robots and smart homes as key technologies to promote active and healthy ageing, through cognitive, socio-emotional stimulation and physical activity promotion, thus contributing to quality of life enhancement and increased healthy life expectancy, mainly in the elderly population.


  • ISR – University of Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Universidad de Extremadura (Spain)
  • Centro de Cirugía de Mínima Invasión Jesús Usón (Spain, Coordinator)
  • Instituto Politécnico de Castelo Branco (Portugal)
  • Instituto Politécnico da Guarda (Portugal)
  • Cluster Sociosanitario de Extremadura (Spain)

Principal Investigator: Rui P. Rocha.

Related People

Paulo Menezes
Rui P. Rocha
Gonçalo S. Martins
Fernando Pais