On the 15th and 16th of January, Materia Group, an end-user partner in the IOANNA project and responsible for the evaluation phases, organized a two-day event with the purpose of demonstrating the features of the IOANNA application to healthcare students from the Medical School of the University of Nicosia (UNIC). 

The events were focused on informing the public about Materia Group’s participation in EU research projects targeting rehabilitation, third age and technology. Both presentations aimed to increase the general public’s awareness on the activities and benefits of the IOANNA project.

After presenting the objectives and the progress of the project so far, IOANNA’s project team made a live demonstration of the application’s latest features, such as finding nearby businesses and commercial products online. This feature aims to facilitate older adults’ mobility and everyday routines and increase their self-independency.

In total, 40 students from the Medical School attended the presentations. Students had the opportunity to see and discuss about the application and get their questions resolved. Their feedback on the application, its objectives and purpose was positive and a lot of them showed interest to be recruited in the next trial phase of the project as secondary users to assist us in improving the application.