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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.

Robots for the elderly call for help after a fall

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 10:27
Falling in their own home and not being able to get up by themselves is one of the biggest worries for elderly people and their relatives. The GrowMu robot – which is also called Hugo - can detect such a dangerous situation and call for help.

Food Scanner Horizon Prize awards at CeBIT 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 10:21
Who has won the food scanner Horizon prize? We will know on 20 March when the award ceremony takes place at the opening of CeBIT 2017.

7 Robotics success stories to be shown at European Robotics Forum

Thu, 16/02/2017 - 15:30
The workshop organised during the European Robotics Forum in Edinburgh in March will showcase some of the best results achieved with EU funding in the last few years. Seven FP7 robotics projects have all shown amazing results and great potential for exploiting the results.

Addressing Chronic Diseases and Healthy Ageing Across Europe - Towards better prevention, management and care

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 15:24
This conference will not only explore how the outcomes of the European collaboration JA-CHRODIS can be taken up, it will also focus on the bigger picture: the challenge of chronic diseases and how to champion health policies across Europe.

Digital sensor pen detects Parkinson's disease

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 14:24
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a chronic, as yet incurable disease. Early diagnosis is a matter of increasing urgency, as prompt detection improves patient outcomes. Scientists of the EU-funded DIPAR project developed a digital sensor pen. By recording biomarkers, it enables diagnosis and monitoring of PD.

Survey on eHealth Workforce Development

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 12:39
Healthcare systems nowadays require a robust supply of both highly proficient eHealth/IT professionals as well as an overall workforce that has a sufficient level of digital skills to make the optimum use of eHealth information technology. You can now have your say on this matter: What are the needs, trends and gaps you are experiencing?

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:05
No snow white, seven dwarfs or evil queen: The mirror in this story doesn't know if you are good looking, but using multispectral face imagery and 3D reconstruction it could tell you something about your health.

Shaping the future of pediatrics

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 14:21
'Shaping the future of pediatrics' is the first conference on innovation in pediatrics in Europe. It will involve pediatricians, nurses, researchers, patients, entrepreneurs, and specialists in different areas in the field of innovation in pediatrics. The conference will include sessions on omics, Big Data, patient empowerment and the cycle of innovation in pediatrics.

EU-funded experts will build first EU Internet of Things ecosystem for ageing well

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 08:20
The newly launched ACTIVAGE project aims to build the first European Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem across nine deployment sites in seven European countries.

Public Consultation to evaluate Public-Public Partnerships such as the Active and Assisted Living funding programme

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 15:36
The Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) was launched for the period from 2014 to 2020. Together with its predecessor Ambient and Assisted Living Joint Programme (2008 – 2013), it has been investing about ‎€650 Million in ICT projects with an ageing dimension. This consultation aims to collect the views of the public about the implementation of Public-Public Partnerships in the context of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020.

Do you drink enough? Ask your shirt! Do you eat too much? Ask your glasses!

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 14:28
Scientists from a European research project work on clothing that could keep track of a person's food and drink intake.

Stroke rehabilitation gets personalised and interactive - RehabNet project

Mon, 06/02/2017 - 09:46
The significant socio-economic costs of stroke coupled with the rise in Europe's ageing population, highlights the need for effective but affordable stroke rehabilitation programmes. EU researchers made considerable headway in this regard through novel rehabilitation paradigms.

Open Market Consultation NIGHTINGALE pre-commercial procurement

Wed, 01/02/2017 - 10:23
The NIGHTINGALE buyers group of University Medical Center Utrecht (NL), Stockholms Laens Landsting (SE), University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and Catholic University Leuven (BE) is looking for robust early warning systems for acute deterioration of patients' health condition in and out of hospital that learn and adapt to individuals in different situations. NIGHTINGALE organises an open market consultation with industry and researchers in Brussels on 31 March 2017 and in Munich on 6 April 2017 to prepare their upcoming joint pre-commercial procurement on this topic.

Growing the EU Silver Economy: a workshop on policy recommendations

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 09:21
How can policy reform address the pressing needs of an ageing society through innovations and at the same time create new jobs and businesses? At this workshop key results of a study on this topic will be presented, including a macroeconomic analysis of the European Silver Economy.

SCIROCCO - Scaling Integrated Care in Context

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 15:42
Building on the extensive experience of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA), SCIROCCO aims to provide a tool that facilitates the successful scaling-up and transfer of good practices in integrated care across European regions.

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Health Ministers discuss 'The Next Generation of Health Reforms'

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 12:50
On 17 January 2017, Health Ministers from over 35 OECD and partner countries exchanged views on how to tackle ineffective health spending, modernise the role of health professionals, make good use of Big Data in health care and make the most of new technologies.