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Machine intelligence for the analysis of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Wed, 17/01/2018 - 10:05
By employing Ambient Intelligence (AmI) techniques and constant sensory monitoring, the European ICT4Life project has developed a system for analysing motion and behaviour patterns of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s patients.

Commission proposes to invest EUR 1 billion in world-class European supercomputers

Thu, 11/01/2018 - 09:15
The European Commission unveiled its plans to invest jointly with the Member States in building a world-class European supercomputers infrastructure.

Webinar 'Funding opportunities for health data research and European e-infrastructures'

Tue, 09/01/2018 - 08:40
This webinar, organised by DG Connect, is meant for all those interested in funding for health research, big data, cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC). Registration is open until Tuesday 23 January.

Procurement of eHealth Solutions: where does the demand meet the offer?

Mon, 08/01/2018 - 09:33
Aline Noizet, Solution Match Service leader at the EU-funded eHealth HUB project, explains why matching between SME's and medical institutions is essential for the future of digital health.

How soundscapes and vibrations are helping blind people see the world

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 13:09
Glasses that translate images of physical objects into soundscapes and a belt that turns images into vibrations are helping blind people build up a real-time 3D picture of the world around them, and the technology could hit the market as soon as next year.

Pooling data to combat rare diseases

Mon, 18/12/2017 - 12:52
The Commission has defined a uniform standard for the collection of data on rare diseases in Europe. This is a first step towards ensuring that the data collected by European registries is comparable and the data registries are interoperable – both preconditions for improving the treatment and outcomes for patients suffering from rare diseases.

Beyond the Horizon: foresight in support of future EU Research and Innovation Policy

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 11:56
This foresight study in support of future EU Research and Innovation Policy (BOHEMIA), aims to support the deliberations on future Commission proposals for a post-2020 Research and Innovation Framework.

CURE will cure asthma

Mon, 11/12/2017 - 07:31
Asthma has become a major health and economic burden in Europe affecting 30 million Europeans and one quarter of European children. Current therapies are limited to temporary improvements of the conditions of asthmatic patients but none tackle the underlying causes of the disease. There is no cure for asthma and so far no developments are recorded for new cures but what if this complex disease requires out-of-the box thinking?

Three new opportunities for digital health startups and SMEs

Sun, 10/12/2017 - 21:30
The EU-funded eHealth HUB initiative is organising another Lean Startup Academy, an eHealth Roadshow and a Solution Match. This helps European start-ups or SMEs working on digital health solutions to enter the market and find potential customers. Apply now!

EU Council adopts conclusions on digital health care

Fri, 08/12/2017 - 14:17
By consensus between all EU member states, the EU Council has adopted conclusions on digital health and care. This will improve sustainability of European health care systems, secure access to data and pool infrastructure and expertise. It also means more personalised health care.

Save the Date: the ICT 2018 event will take place on 4-6 December 2018 in Vienna

Wed, 06/12/2017 - 13:41
ICT 2018, the key European ICT research and innovation event organised by the European Commission, will be back next year and hosted in Vienna on 4-6 December 2018.

The 2018 Ageing Report: Underlying Assumptions and Projection Methodologies

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 14:41
The long-term projections show where (in which countries), when, and to what extent ageing pressures will accelerate as the baby-boom generation retires and as the EU population continues to extend its life span in the future. Hence, the projections are helpful in highlighting the immediate and future policy challenges for governments posed by demographic trends. The report provides a very rich set of information at the individual country level, compiled in a comparable manner. Comparable and reliable underlying projections are crucial since they cover a long time-span (until 2070).

96 Million for cybersecurity of hospitals and connected care services

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 16:10
For 2018, 36 Million of Horizon 2020 funding is available for reducing cyber risks in hospitals. For 2019, another 60 Million will go to trusted connected care services.

Mobile health system helps to better manage Parkinson's disease

Wed, 29/11/2017 - 09:09
PD_manager is an mHealth platform for the monitoring and management of patients suffering from Parkinson’s. "It is the first of its kind," says project coordinator Prof. Jadran Lenarčič (University of Ljubljana).

Big data paves the way for more personalised diagnosis

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 15:31
IASiS is an EU-funded project that uses big data to enable more personalised diagnosis and treatment approaches to lung cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

Workshop on Open Research Data

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:55
The Directive on the re-use of Public Sector Information (the “PSI Directive” ) stipulated that all accessible information produced and collected by public sector institutions must be made available for reuse under open terms. Given the growing importance of open research data in the economy, the European Commission wishes to engage in a debate concerning the possible extension of the Directive to publicly-funded research data.

Webinar Horizon 2020 innovation procurement funding

Tue, 28/11/2017 - 11:20
Horizon 2020 provides EUR 124 million of EU funding for innovation procurement in 2018-2019 across different areas such as ICT, health, security and energy. Participate in this webinar to get up to speed about the Horizon 2020 funding conditions for pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions projects. Learn also about the open call that provides funding for pre-commercial procurements in any domain of public interest.

'The State of Health in the EU' report recommends digital transformation of health and care

Mon, 27/11/2017 - 10:22
The report concludes that the digital transformation of health and care has great potential for strengthening the effectiveness of health systems. The healthcare workforce has to be prepared for technical innovation and patients should be at the centre of better health data for policy and practice.

EU funded positioning kit for visually impaired smartphone owners

Sun, 26/11/2017 - 15:29
The French SME Navocap has created a smartphone-based navigation aid for cognitively-impaired and visually-impaired persons suffering from spatial disorientation. Funded by Horizon 2020, the positioning kit is both reliable and safe for urban pedestrian mobility.

Artificial limbs allowing amputees to touch and sense again

Fri, 24/11/2017 - 13:36
The EU project NEBIAS has developed a novel neuro-controlled prosthesis that feels by the amputee as the natural one.