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MasterMind: depression treatment via your screen

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 11:48
Several European hospitals in Spain, Scotland and Denmark implemented 'computerised cognitive behaviour therapy' (cCBT) and video consultations as part of the EU-funded MasterMind project. "The project reached many more people than expected", says project coordinator Claus Duedal Pedersen. "Our target was 5,000 patients but the enthusiasm was so great that in the end we reached nearly 12,000 patients all over Europe."

Me and Mario: robots that care

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 09:04
Researchers acknowledge robots will never substitute human care. But, they say, machines can at certain moments, address loneliness or isolation associated with dementia. Futuris, the Euronews tech channel, travels to Ireland to see how a new robot could transform elderly care.

Big data advancing the way Parkinson’s disease is detected

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 14:49
The i-PROGNOSIS project takes part in the Parkinson’s Awareness Month to raise awareness on the possibilities brought by new technologies to earlier detect the disease.

Patient access to electronic health records: Differences across ten countries

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 14:08
Patient-accessible electronic health records are being implemented at international scale. This study, published by Elsevier Ltd, compares national policy and services in ten countries: Australia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and the United States. This allows countries to learn from each other to address global and nation-specific challenges.

New study maps 423 EU cross-border cooperation projects in healthcare

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 14:02
The study presents a practical guide and toolkit, and seven key lessons for those interested in starting a cross-border health-related cooperation project.

Launch of the EU’s Innovation Radar: getting innovations to the market faster

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 15:30
The European Commission launches the Innovation Radar: a data-driven online tool which provides easy access to innovations supported by EU funding and the innovators behind them.

EU countries will cooperate in linking genomic databases across borders

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 15:00
13 European countries have signed a declaration for delivering cross-border access to their genomic information. This is a game changer for European health research and clinical practice: sharing more genomic data will improve understanding and prevention of disease, allowing for more personalised treatments (and targeted drug prescription), in particular for rare diseases, cancer and brain related diseases.

European Union Falls Festival 2018

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 10:06
"New Solutions to Old Problems: ensuring sustainability of falls prevention interventions" is the theme of the 2018 European Falls Festival. The event brings together leading academics, researchers, health and care professionals, industry representatives and other key stakeholders to celebrate best practices in research and innovation in falls prevention of older people. A Call for Abstracts is open until 16th April 2018.

Digital Day 2018: EU-funded success stories

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 08:45
Digital Day 2018 hosts sessions on a number of key themes, including 5G, Artificial intelligence, Blockchain, eHealth and Digital Research. The European Commission funds several successful projects in these thematic areas.

Blockchain to enable medical data to be stored and transmitted safely and effectively

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 08:30
Medical data is generally stored in separate locations, and is not always easily accessible to patients and research institutions. It can be vulnerable to security breaches and identity theft – and at the same time scientists do not always have access to data for biomedical research and the development of new treatments. My Health My Data (MHMD) aims to use blockchain technology to enable medical data to be stored and transmitted safely and effectively.

Using artificial intelligence to detect cancer and other diseases

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 08:30
The MURAB (MRI and Ultrasound Robotic Assisted Biopsy) project is developing technology that will make it possible to take more precise and effective biopsies (tissue samples) in order to diagnose cancer.

Digital Day 2018: EU countries to commit doing more together on digital

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 10:00
Tomorrow the Commission will bring Ministers and representatives of EU countries together to encourage cooperation in artificial intelligence, blockchain, ehealth and innovation, building on progress made towards a Digital Single Market.

Sound of Vision: The sound shines for the visually impaired

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 07:27
Sound of Vision has created an original non-invasive hardware and software system to use technology for helping visually impaired people to move independently and improve their lifestyle and autonomy.

PredictND: A data-driven future to fight neurodegenerative diseases

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 07:07
PredictND is a 4-year European project focusing on developing tools and means for earlier, evidence- based diagnosis of a range of neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia.

Lombardy launches two new pre-commercial procurements in healthcare

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 11:41
The region of Lombardy has launched new call for tenders for pre-commercial procurements that will address two unmet needs of its regional healthcare providers and hospital institutes: to develop an exoskeletal mechatronic system and a broncho-aspiration system. Interested bidders are invited to submit offers by 7/8 August 2018 respectively. These procurements are supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds.

Privacy by Design contest for mobile Health applications

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 19:33
The initiative aims at promoting privacy engineering through the demonstration of a mHealth application implementing the “privacy by design and by default” principles, in order to create best practices that may constitute a reference for privacy-friendly development of mobile apps.

ORCHID: ORgan-on-CHip technology for personalized drug development

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 08:49
Organ-on-chip technology will revolutionize the healthcare domain by offering new and ground-breaking solutions to different industries and especially for regenerative medicine and medication. EU-funded project Organ-on-Chip In Development (ORCHID) will create a roadmap for organ-on-chip technology and will work on building a network of relevant stakeholders that will help bringing this new technology from lab into reality.

PredictND: A clinical decision support system for Dementia

Sun, 01/04/2018 - 08:59
PredicND is a 4-year EU-funded project focusing on developing tools and means for earlier, evidence-based diagnosis of a range of Neurodegenerative diseases. It is based on the principles of evidence-based data-driven medicine, building upon previous successful Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) projects.

Apply for a space at ICT 2018 Exhibition (4-6 December 2018, Vienna, Austria)

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 10:00
The European Commission's flagship event "Imagine digital, Connect Europe – ICT 2018" will include a 5 000m² exhibition area showcasing the best accomplishments and pioneering results of EU funded research and innovation actions.

Apply for a networking session at ICT 2018 (4-6 December 2018, Vienna, AT)

Fri, 30/03/2018 - 09:33
The European Commission is organising its next ICT 2018 conference "Imagine Digital" from 4 to 6 December 2018 in Vienna. A central element of this key event is the networking sessions which complement the conference programme and the exhibition. The networking sessions are organised by stakeholders attending ICT 2018 and aim to boost exchanges between all participants.