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Project: Smart self-assessment of muscle fatigability

Acronym: FORTO
Main Objective:
FORTO is a new tool allowing to (self)test the level of muscle fatigability as measure for intrinsic capacity and resilience. WHO states that an essential condition to achieve healthy ageing is a sufficient intrinsic capacity, which is the composite of all the physical and mental capacities that an individual can draw on. Unfortunately, the current health systems and technologies available focus on diagnosis when symptoms or age related problems like frailty and dependency are already a fact. The concept of FORTO is exactly to avoid this and to develop a device that measures the capacity to recruit reserves available in persons, acting as an early warning system for diminishing resistance to and delayed recovery from health stressors. All end-users are involved in the process including community-dwelling older persons, hospitalized older patients and clinicians.
Reference: AAL-2019-6-165-SCP
Funding: Active and Assisted Living (AAL)
Start Date: 01-07-2020
End Date: 30-11-2020
Team: Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Groups: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Partners: Department of Geriatrics of the University Hospital (UZ Brussel), Radboud University Medical Centre, UniWeb, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Ziekenhuisgroep Twente (ZGT)
Local Coordinator: Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
Links: https://forto-aal.eu/
Associated Publications