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Your body modelled in a computer?

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 14:56
In an interview in BIOVOX, Director Thierry Marchal (Ansys representative in the Avicenna Alliance board) gives an overview of the current state of the art of computer modelling in healthcare. Despite the great progress over the past decade, the application of this technology is still limited. Marchal shares his view on this matter.

EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 14:51
A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables or e-textile ideas.

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 13:24
Following the success of the first workshop, the European PEPPER consortium will run the Second Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Diabetes (AID) as part of the 16th Conference of Artificial Intelligence in MEdicine (AIME).

Blog post: 'Robots helping seniors & seniors helping robots: Thinking out of the box!'

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:32
"We have just entered our third and final year, and what a journey it has been!" writes GrowMeUp project coordinator Jorge Dias in his blog post. "Guess what? During this challenging period, seniors, who we aim to assist in the first place, decided that they can be of help to the robots."

Workshop MAFEIP tool for monitoring and assessing eHealth and eCare investments

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 09:10
The new online monitoring tool called MAFEIP, financed by the European Commission, can be used for decision-making by public and industry stakeholders investing in innovative solutions for health and care. You can learn how it works on 11 May during eHealth Week in Malta.

AAL Programme appoints new Director

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 09:09
The Executive Board of the Active Assisted Living (AAL) Association selected Mr Klaus Niederländer as the new Director of its Central Management Unit. The AAL Programme funds applied research for developing ICT-based innovation in order to enhance the quality of life of older people.

#UniteForParkinsons and its early detection

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 08:59
April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. On this occasion, the EU-funded i-PROGNOSIS project released a mobile app in Germany, Greece and the UK. By using the app you can help creating an algorithm for early detection of Parkinson's Disease.

Nordic toolbox to convert pilot projects in welfare tech into implemented solutions

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 14:29
The more than 1200 municipalities in the Nordic region have struggled to convert their increasing interest and multiple pilot projects within welfare technology into implemented solutions. That's where a new practical toolbox comes in, to be demonstrated at the Week of Health and Innovation (WHINN 2017).

Project "Interaction": A sensor-fitted suit to analyse stroke patients’ movements

Mon, 10/04/2017 - 14:05
The moment when stroke patients return home after treatment has always been a source of concern for both themselves and their physicians, as the latter are left blind without any feedback. But this is now a thing of the past: a novel suit fitted with 41 sensors is finally ready for commercialisation.

Blog: Helping Europe tackle obesity, diabetes, food allergies and hypersensitivities

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 08:09
The European Commission has awarded Spectral Engines a Horizon 2020 prize worth €800,000 for cracking the challenge of developing an affordable and non-invasive mobile food scanner. CEO of Spectral Engines Jarkko Antila wrote a guest blog post.

Smart Regions with Smart Robots: a winning formula

Tue, 04/04/2017 - 12:23
A conference on how the local economy and society can benefit from the services offered by robotics technologies is taking place on May 10, 2017 in Brussels.

First eHealth Hub -Lean Startup Academy will train 10 EU eHealth startups

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 10:40
Apply for the first Lean Startup Academy to improve your business model through an intensive programme delivered by experienced trainers.This project can help mature your business by testing your ideas against the market with the support of experts or finding your priority customers are and how to reach them.

Final report with recommendations for the European Reference Framework for Age-friendly Housing

Mon, 03/04/2017 - 09:06
This report summarizes the major findings and recommendations from a Europe wide stakeholder consultation process, the Neighbourhoods of the Future Roadshow.

Multicollaborative growth model for the health and care sector: a reflection on the state of the art

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 13:39
What are the benefits of multistakeholder and policy collaboration for the health and care sector? Policy Officer Jaakko Aarnio analyses this and more in a pre-publication of the DG Connect Open Innovation Yearbook 2017.

Monitoring vital signs with artificial intelligence

Fri, 31/03/2017 - 13:32
Wireless patient monitors are being hooked up to a centralised artificial intelligence system by researchers who say the technology will be able to decide which patients need doctors’ attention first.

IC-HEALTH survey: How digitally literate are you when it comes to your health?

Thu, 30/03/2017 - 11:48
The recently launched IC-HEALTH project is working on a series of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to help improve the digital health literacy of European citizens. They would also like to hear from you on this topic.

EU Falls Festival

Wed, 29/03/2017 - 12:40
This event brings together researchers, health and care professionals, industry representatives and other key stakeholders to celebrate best practice research and innovation in the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people.

Open Market Consultation PROEMPOWER Pre-Commercial Procurement

Tue, 28/03/2017 - 14:25
Healthcare procurers from Turkey, Portugal, Spain and Italy have bundled forces in PROEMPOWER to buy together the development of personalised diabetes management solutions for more effective management of diabetes type2 patients. The open market consultation for their PCP procurement will take the form of meetings in Ankara on 31 May, Lisbon on 22 May, Murcia on 24 May, Naples on 6 June and through a webinar on 18 May 2017.

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.

ICT Proposers' Day 2017

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 15:00
This networking event centres on European ICT Research and Innovation with a special focus on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2018-20.