An AAL solution has been awarded as 1 of the 10 most innovative worldwide

The « Compagnon digital » (Digital Companion) is a touch screen with a thousand functions, especially for the elderly. This innovation launched by the Belgian start-up « CareSquare » has been awarded by the Netexplo Forum. Each year, the global observatory of digital innovation awards 10 projects that are the most promising and innovative. 

The « Digital Companion » was designed to extend and enhance the independence of the elderly and home care. It allows medical monitoring of patients suffering from certain diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or pulmonary disease.

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Belgium announces 8000 unfilled jobs in ICT

According to Agoria, the Belgian high tech employers’ federation, nearly 8000 jobs are currently vacant in the ICT segment which employs 150.500 country-wide, 15.000 more than 5 years ago.

The profiles most sought after are business ICT-analyst & consultant (2.080 job vacancies), ICT-sales & marketing representatives (1.350), infrastructure analyst & architect (1.340), webdesigners or web developers (810). To fill these vacancies, Agoria is looking into all options, including the re-training of older workers.

Sources: AgoriaTrends Tendances