Healthy living and ageing

eHealth and Wellbeing

We apply our Artificial Intelligence technologies to promote a healthy life and active ageing

Healthy living and ageing

The population in the world is ageing dramatically and therefore the economic and social effort required to maintain the quality of life is being increased. Assistive technologies are progressively expanding and present great opportunities, however, given the sensitivity of health issues and the vulnerability of older individuals some considerations need to be considered. 

As the result of more than 20 years of experience in the health digital sector, VICOMTECH presents DigiHEALTH Suite, a life library of digital solutions that have been co-designed with the private sector (companies), academia, governments and end-users by following a continuous reflexive approach.  

The digital suite presents eight digital solutions that: 

  • minimise digital barriers for older people (authentication system based on face recognition and digital voice assistant)
  • facilitate active and healthy living (wellbeing assessment module, recommendation system, and personalized nutritional system) 
  • mitigate specific impairments (heart failure decompensation, mobility assessment and correction, orofacial gesture trainer).

Contact us to explore the following digital solutions:

  • Face recognition solution
  • Digital voice assistante and natural language processing
  • Wellbeing assessment for active and healthy living
  • Recommendation system for wellbeing
  • Personalised nutritional guidance 
  • Hearth failure decompensation predictive model
  • Gait analysis for motion quality assessment
  • Orofacial gesture training
  • Wearable device data capture system
  • Patient tracking and data capture system

Face Recognition Solution

Older adults especially need user-friendly and secure face enrolment and verification mechanisms, as they will probably have reduced interaction capabilities, and might need the assistance of caregivers. We develop software solutions to assist the user during the facial biometric data extraction process,
preventing impostors from accessing sensitive user data (i.e., medical data). We provide feedback, if required, to improve the pose or the capturing conditions, and automatically capture the biometric data in the optimal moment to get the best recognition result.

Related Software Libraries


Related scientific publications

Digital Voice Assistant and Natural Language Processing

Digital Voice Assistant and Natural Language Processing

As the healthcare industry gradually adopts the concept of industry 4.0 (and/or 4IR) the introduction of healthcare Robots in health related services for older adults represents an emerging, viable and promising intervention. Indeed, digital assistants are tremendously useful in the sense that: they can check daily general health and wellbeing aspects, they can be used as powerful data captures by interacting naturally with end-users, they can provide feedback to older people suggesting them exercises or healty habits. 

Related Software Libraries: 


Related Scientific Publications:

Related research projects:

Wellbeing Assessment for active and healthy living

Our digital solution assesses daily activities in terms of regular condition (RC), abnormal condition (AC) and critical condition (CC). The computational engine uses end users records of last 15 days and evaluates the 'normality' of the results by using the z-score. The results are validated by end-users and will be displayed on a dashboard that has been designed with research purposes.

We have developed multiple wellbeing assessment solutions at clinical and health care contexts. They have been successfully applied for accompanying old people at home, for ensuring wellbeing, or preventing cognitive problems or even for detecting anomalies at earlier stages of Alzheimer. 

Related Software Libraries and IP assets:

  • AROA- Digital Suite for virtual coach
  • VATH- Visual Analytics Toolkit for healthcare

Related scientific publications:

Related research projects:

Recommendation system for wellbeing

The current trend of population aging poses several challenges to nowadays society. The necessity of promoting health is becoming more and more urgent. In this sense, different approaches have been carried out in the last years to promote wellbeing and ensure healthy lives. One of the most popular technique is the use of healthy plans with specific objectives which usually gets along with recommender systems. The decision support system for wellbeing is a decision support system that provides personalized wellbeing recommendations for older adults. At the current stage of development, the recommender system provides outcomes with respect to daily physical activity, sleep records and liquid intake.

Relates scientific publications:

Related research projects:

Personalised nutritional guidance

Several factors may contribute to an older individual suffering from nutrient deficiencies and other imbalances. For example, sensory disturbances,
functional disabilities, and social isolation that typically accompany aging all increase the likelihood that a person will develop unhealthy eating habits.
This digital tool facilitates personalized nutritional guidance to prevent malnutrition in pluri-pathological older patients.

The solution digitalizes nutritional guidelines that have been developed to fulfil the nutritional needs derived from certain pathologies. The digital tool
can facilitate the daily work in real clinical scenarios where hundreds of patients need to be attended every day. Current solutions are designed
around a single pathology or specific scenario, but NUTRIGEP works at a pluripathologic scenario where several challenges need to be considered

Related scientific publications

Related research projects:

Heart failure decompensation predictive model

Current estimates are that nearly 6.5 million Americans over the age of 20 have heart failure. One major study estimates there are 960,000
new heart failure cases annually. Not only is heart failure a major problem affecting many people, heart failure is also a major killer.

HFPred is a service that estimates the probability of suffering a cardiac decompensation in the next 7 days in patients monitored with heart
failure. In addition to the baseline data, it requires as input the values monitored over the previous 7 days for weight, diastolic/systolic blood
pressure, blood oxygen saturation, heart rate and the response to an 8-question questionnaire.

Related scientific publications

Related research projects

  • INCAR 

Gait Analysis for Motion Quality Assessment

The promotion of physical activity for the elder population living in nursing homes is an important tool to prevent the premature decline in their fitness and
autonomy. Specialized tools are required to help the caregivers to motivate, guide and assess the practice of exercise.

A digital solution that estimates the gait parameters of older adults in nursing homes from data captured using low-cost devices, namely inertial measurement
units. The solution estimates relevant gait parameters from a motion capture of the resident while walking 12 meters in a straight line, using his/her regular
walking aid (cane, walker, parallel bars, etc.). This solution requires to use only one or two inertial sensors located at the ankles of the individual/older adult to
output a set of objective metrics that allow to perform a follow-up of the subject’s gait performance. The resulting metrics are posted with a FHIR- compliant message to the Shapes ecosystem.

Related scientific publications

Related research projects


Orofacial Gesture Training

It is applicable to anyone that wants to exercise the orofacial musculature to improve overall facial muscle tone, correct tongue posture, decrease muscular tension, and establish a lip seal and nasal breathing pattern. This kind of exercises can benefit people with disorders such as sleep apnoea, bruxism, temporomandibular joint disorder, malocclusion.

During an orofacial rehabilitation session, the trainee would exercise these gestures several times, starting from a neutral facial expression until the maximum gesture intensity is reached and then relaxing again.

Related Software Library:


Related scientific publications:

Related research project:


Wearable device data capture system

Wearable device data capture system

It offers a complete system for capturing and storing data from different brands of portable (or wearable) devices, facilitating the connection with different commercial brands. The data is stored on a centralised and secure server, which also provides a common data model, facilitating the analysis of the collected data. The use of this solution allows participating users to use their own devices, facilitating the scalability of the solution, as well as its extensive use. In this way, the management of multiple devices is facilitated from a single application as the brand and model of each wearable can be selected, providing access to a central repository of information and an administrator interface for visual analytics. It is a living solution that will be updated over time to include different models and new devices.

Related publications:

Related asset:

  • REWARD - Toolkit for capturing real-world data using handheld devices 

Related projects:

This digital solution has been developed and tested by Vicomtech in:

Patient tracking and data capture system

This solution provides an application for tracking and reporting user data in terms of quality of life. The data collected includes weight records and user-reported activity and diet questionnaires, in addition to wearable data capture performed automatically. To increase user adherence to the app and improve user reporting, the app features an automated notification system and adherence techniques that promote behavioural change.   

It also includes an administrator tool for professionals, allowing them to manage users, modify their diet and weight goals, and adjust the challenges or targets to be met. In addition, it generates statistics and visualisations of application usage for complete user tracking.

Related publications:

Related asset:

  • REWARD - Toolkit for capturing real-world data using handheld devices

Related projects:

This digital solution has been developed and tested by Vicomtech in:

Looking for support for your next project? Contact us, we are looking forward to helping you.


Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa,
Paseo Mikeletegi 57,
20009 Donostia / San Sebastián (Spain)

+(34) 943 309 230

Zorrotzaurreko Erribera 2, Deusto,
48014 Bilbao (Spain)

close overlay

Behavioral advertising cookies are necessary to load this content

Accept behavioral advertising cookies