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Market consultation for procurement of tech for lifestyle changes

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:52
Through the use of pre-commercial procurement, the European LIVE INCITE project both challenges and stimulates the market to develop patient-centred interactive IT-solutions, promoting lifestyle changes. An open market consultation will be open until 22 June 2017.

Video AAL Info Day 2017

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 14:05
Did you miss the Active and Assisted Living (AAL) Info Day 2017 on funding opportunities for ICT in Active and Healthy Ageing? You can still watch the recording of this event.

Cloud and High Performance Computing in Biomedicine

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 13:51
The Horizon 2020 Centre of Excellence in Computational Biomedicine is hosting a free one-day event to showcase and discuss Cloud and High Performance Computing capabilities.

18 high potential EU-funded innovators at CEBIT 2017

Wed, 15/03/2017 - 10:17
The European Commission puts the spotlight on some of the most promising digital innovations emerging from EU funded research and innovation projects by inviting 18 high-potential innovators to CeBit 2017

CHIC project at European Association for Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Congress

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 16:26
During the oncology session at the EACPT 2017 congress, project coordinator Georgios Stamatakos will present the results of the European CHIC project about cancer modelling.

Health tech with serious games for at-home pelvic floor rehabilitation

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 10:11
The European WOMEN-UP project has developed technology that allows women with incontinence to follow their treatment prescribed by physical therapists at home and in a correct way. The 21 women who already tried it rated it positively. They were more motivated to follow the programme.

Consultation on investment in innovative digital solutions for active and healthy ageing

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 15:45
Do you have any plans to invest in innovative solutions for active and healthy ageing? Have your say in the short online consultation launched by the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA).

Wearable tech can help tackle obesity when supervised by health professionals

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 14:05
Technology offers solutions to many health problems, but can the new generation of wearable sensors help patients manage their weight? Experience from the EU-funded DAPHNE project suggests that there are challenges and opportunities.

Info Day in Valletta reinforces the importance of European cooperation to enhance eHealth

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 13:38
The eHealth Week was formally launched by the Ministry for Health in Valletta (10-12 May 2017) on the open day held on 4 March. Maltese Health Minister Chris Fearne addressed the conference and said that it was an honour that Malta will be in holding such a prestigious event, in which technology in health will be discussed.

International Patient Summary Workshop

Thu, 09/03/2017 - 12:58
What is the state of play of the International Patient Summary? On 7 February 2017, the European Commission hosted a workshop on this topic. European countries, projects and initiatives related to this topic (eStandards, VALUeHEALTH, EU-US eHealth at Work, EURACARE, Trillium Bridge II and JAseHN) discussed policy, deployment, competencies, and standards.

900 medical teams connect across Europe for the benefit of patients

Wed, 08/03/2017 - 15:02
On 1 March the newly established European Reference Networks (ERNs) started their work. ERNs are virtual cross-border cooperation platforms between specialists for the diagnosis and treatment of rare or low prevalence complex diseases. In practice, ERNs will develop new innovative care models, eHealth tools, medical solutions and devices.

Call for tender for study on safety of non-embedded software; Service, data access, and legal issues of advanced robots, autonomous, connected, and AI-based vehicles and systems

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 09:56
The European Commission has re-launched a call for tender for a service contract to conduct a study on "The safety of non-embedded software; Service, data access, and legal issues of advanced robots, autonomous, connected, and AI-based vehicles and systems" with a total price that cannot exceed 400,000 Euros (study reference: SMART 2016/0071)

Save the date: AAL Forum 2017

Mon, 06/03/2017 - 14:16
The AAL Forum is the place to be for the European community dealing with technology and active ageing. This year the event will investigate how to bring demand and offer closer together.

Taskforce to take Health and Digital policies further

Mon, 27/02/2017 - 09:34
Putting the citizen at the centre of health and care re-design. The European Commission has set up a task force bringing together technology and health policy makers. Read the blog post by Roberto Viola (European Commission Director General DG Connect) and Xavier Prats Monné (European Commission, Director General DG Sante)

FET project SimpleSkin wins award for its smart fitness clothing

Fri, 24/02/2017 - 10:37
The personal virtual fitness trainer developped by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project SimpleSkin wins the Fashion Future Challenge 2017. Through the integration of electrical sensing modalities into fabrics, smart clothing captures the movements of the body and provides feedback for individual training.

Innovative digital health solutions at eHealth Roadshow

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 15:17
The second eHealth Roadshow, organised by the European eHealth Hub project, will take place as part of the Medtec Europe Stuttgart 2017 conference. SMEs will pitch their eHealth solution in front of leading medical technology buyers and other professionals. Applications should be submitted online before the 28th of February.

Blog post: "Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the healthiest of them all?"

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 14:25
"It may seem magic, but it is not, it is science and technology that allow us to see beyond the visible" SEMEOTICONS project coordinator Sara Colantonio (National Research Council of Italy) wrote a blog post about the 'Wize Mirror' that is able to read our face code, discover markers of cardio-metabolic risk, and guide us towards healthy lifestyles.

eHealth Adoption Awards 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 14:12
The eHealth Adoption Awards 2017 is a prize that recognises the work of adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing eHealth innovation for the benefit of patients. Both adopters and suppliers are invited to jointly apply and publicly present their success story at the eHealth Week in Malta.

MAFEIP user community: Assessing innovation in health and care together

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 13:16
MAFEIP ('Monitoring and Assessment Framework for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing') was initially developed in response to the specific monitoring needs of the EU Innovation Partnership. At present, it must be considered and used as a support to evidence-based decision-making for all institutions and users. You can join now.

Academics say that robots could help solve social care crisis

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 11:14
The need for cultural competence has been deeply investigated in the nursing literature. However, it has been neglected in Robotics. Not anymore: the EU-Japan co-funded CARESSES project aims to build care robots that are able to autonomously re-configure their way of acting and speaking, to match the culture, customs and etiquette of the person they are assisting. The BBC interviewed Dr. Chris Papadopoulos (University of Bedfordshire, UK) and published an article about it.