Therapists and patients from the Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit of the Virgen Macarena Hospital in Seville, started together an adventure in 2008 that has exceeded their expectations. They created a blog to express themselves and speak about their emotions and what it is like to live with a mental disorder. This blog has already received over half a million visits and has awakened a literary vocation in some of its authors.
Alejandro Fuertes is from Cádiz and a motor racing enthusiast who ha turn his hobby into an entrepreneurial adventure. Through the Brain initiative, Alejandro has created a professional app that is at everyone’s reach. It’s called BeRacing and it works with any type of vehicle. It measures times and analyses driving techniques. The project was boosted by the Minerva Programme of technological entrepreneurship, promoted by Vodafone and the Andalusian Government.
A study conducted by the University of Jaén, in collaboration with the University of Granada and the Jaén Hospital Complex, has proved that eating organic extra virgin olive oil alleviated the symptoms caused by fibromyalgia. 36 patients from the Fibromyalgia Association of Jaén have participated in this study. They formed two groups that followed similar diets, but one group consumed organic olive oil whilst the other didn’t. Both the analyses and the control tests conducted on patients confirmed a reduction of fatigue and muscle stiffness in patients.
Combining games and technology as tools for teaching: Isaac J Perez,a professor from the University of Granada, is making learning fun again by using gamification to spice up his classroom routine. He hopes to prepare future educators with innovative lesson plans using interactive games, audiovisual references, and more.