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New AgeingWell Supporter: ICT4Life Project

ICT4Life is a three-year project financed under Horizon2020. It kicked-off in January 2016 with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients’ quality of life and autonomy at home. To reach this goal, ICT4Life will conduct breakthrough research and radical innovation and will implement the ICT4Life Platform. Such a platform will deliver a series of innovative services to patients affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias but also to health professionals and formal and informal carers. All solutions will be developed following a user-centred methodology and tested in real life scenarios. This initiative brings together nine partners representing academia, industry and users’ groups, all committed in improving patients’ lives and advancing Europe’s leadership role in personalised services for integrated care.


For more information about the project, please visit ICT4Life website or contact the project’s coordinator Mr. Alejandro Sánchez-Rico de las Heras sending an email to the address ict4life@articatelemedicina.com.


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Join-Event promoted by LiveWell Project & AgeingWell Network - "Parkinson: How can we take care of ourselves"

Organized by APM, this event gathered over 100 professionals of different European countries to present and share information on accessibility, cognitive stimulation, training, communication, mobility and quality of life in Parkinson's disease. The event took place in “La Casa Encendida” on 23rd September 2014, in Madrid, Spain.

 

      

The event had the participation of the General-Director of Research, Training and Health Infrastructure from the Health Department of the Community of Madrid – Mrs. Paloma Martín who stated that “Celebrations like this event what they come to reveal is that it is necessary to bring together the daily needs of those patients affected by Parkinson's disease, the impulse and the determination that the Autonomous Administration, in this case the Community of Madrid, has for supporting all those initiatives that tend to look for solutions through the investigation and also the development of new technologies that allows to give a new step probably of giant to solve many of their problems”. 

See full programme of the event here.


 

Keep Safe Project - Wristband Heart Rate Monitor


In the last 1.5 years, IncreaseTime has been working on KeepSafe Project which aims to develop a wristband device to continuously monitor the heart rate and daily activity. The device is able to generate dynamic alerts (based on the correlation of these parameters) to a caregiver in case of an emergency episode and was specially designed for people with chronic diseases and elderly people that need special care and vigilance.

The wristband is non-invasive for continuous use and make users feel safer by knowing that they are being monitored and can call for help pressing the SOS button available at the top of the wristband.

 

                                   

 

This first version of KeepSafe wristband is for use paired with a smartphone. The smartphone receives, processes and forwards data to a remote server and, in case of an alert, it sends it to the caregiver by SMS or e-mail. In addition, this information is available in real time on the KeepSafe web application.

The future goal is to make the device autonomous by adding a GSM communication module in order to eliminate the smartphone requirement.

At this moment, IncreaseTime is developing other hardware devices for wireless monitoring of elderly people in order to extend its offers in this area. For more information, please contact us through itime@itime.pt.    


 

The 3rd International Event of the AgeingWell Network

 

Took place in Athens, Greece, within the eHealth Forum, on the 14th of May 2014.

The Event was focused on presenting and discussing “ICT Solutions for Independent Living in Own Home” and their impact on quality of life of the elder population and their carers.

 

              

 

The conference was divided in two sessions, Session A on ”ICT and mHealth solutions for improving the quality of life of older people” and session B on “Promoting older people adoption of ICT and mHealth Solutions”.

Over 40 stakeholders, among health and ICT researchers, developers / providers of assistive technologies, and end-user organisations, attended the event.

 


 

AgeingWell Supporter´s Activities

 

A remarkable number of results have been generated by research and innovation projects in the domains of eHealth, Active Ageing and Independent Living.

 

HAIVISIO project is an ambitious Coordination and Support Action project aimed at enhancing visibility and awareness of the results generated by community members, and supporting them around these results, through a series of communication and synergy exploitation activities.

 

In case your project deals with eHealth, Active Ageing and Independent Living, you are welcome to join HAIVISIO community by registering to the project website. Sharing your project details and assets through the HAIVISIO website you will have the opportunity to increase the visibility of your project results and reach more people and create synergies.

In order to register to HAIVISIO website, please log in at the project website http://www.haivisio.eu/


 

 ForAge Project

In the last 2,5 years 50plus Hellas has been     participating in the European Project ForAge. ForAge is a European multi-lateral network with the central aim of communicating and promoting experiences of learning for older people. The goal is to help raise standards of practice throughout Europe and beyond.

       

 

Since the first European Year of Older People and Intergenerational Solidarity in 1993 there have been many exchanges, projects, training events, seminars, programs and networks concerned with learning in later life. The ForAge project aims to make best use of these rich experiences by building upon them, sharing information, creating networks, relating them to research evidence and analyzing and assessing their value and impact. Outputs will include:

 

The ForAge database
Website and newsletters
Reports and commentaries 
Annual conferences on later-life learning 
Workshops to address priority themes
Glossary of relevant terms
 

 

Secure Active Ageing: Participation and Health for the Old - SAAPHO

 

SAAPHO is an R&D European collaborative project lead by Barcelona Digital which focuses in the challenge of improving senior’s quality of life. Traditional solutions based on public health resources evidences critical gaps in the current context of global economic crisis and in the rapidly aging society.

 

 

Several ICT alternatives address this problematic but collide with senior’s low receptivity to sophisticated technologies. Therefore, easiness of use along with deployability into an existing life is a major issue to take into account.

The aim of SAAPHO is to stimulate and support seniors to participate in the self-serve society by preserving and enhancing their independence and dignity from home through a novel system that promotes Active Aging. Thus, SAAPHO creates an ecosystem of intelligent services and sensor devices related to health, participation and security. Those are integrated and provided to the elderly in an accessible, intuitive and user-friendly tablet application.

Initial evaluation outcomes concluded that the system was useful and easy to handle. End pilots are currently underway in several houses of different users in different countries. Results expect to consolidate previous outcomes, to refine the exploitation plan and to extend project's life with the ultimate objective to reach the market. 

 


 

HEALTH C - Free Training Course "Communication in health emergency: all you need to know"

The Health C Project is delivering its final results and very soon the training course and the training materials will be available. The course targets health communication managers who wish to become more actively engaged in the communication activities within their organization.

The course “Communication in health emergency: all you need to know” is composed of the following three core modules: 

a) M1: Communication competences and processes;

b) M2: Use of the traditional media: interacting and communicating with traditional media;

c) M3: Use of the social media.

 

 

 

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If you are aware of a project, initiative and/or event related to ICT for Ageing feel free to send us the information (ageingwell@inovamais.pt) and we will consider it for future issues of the newsletter.

 

 

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