On 19 January 2017, the ICT4Life Consortium hosted an event addressing “ICT4Life approach and contribution to the challenges of integrated care”. The event took place in Brussels, at the European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (HOPE) central office. It gathered policy making organisations representatives who actively participated at the discussion focused on presenting the ICT4Life technologies developed so far.
Mr. Pascal Garel, HOPE Chief Executive, presented HOPE position on integrated care and Ms. Vinciane Quoidbach, Public Health and Policy Project Consultant at EBC, presented the EBC’s Value of Treatment project. In the same session, an overview of the project and its objectives have been provided by Mr. Alejandro Sánchez-Rico de las Heras, ICT4Life coordinator.
During the event, the first project results were show-cased thanks to the contribution of ICT4Life researchers and representatives of end-users’ organisations, who worked closely during the first year of the project to test ICT4Life technologies and ensure their efficacy from the end-user’s point of view. Moreover, ICT4Life technical partners, supported by the ICT4Life partners representing end-users, put in place a demo and projected videos of the technologies developed so far.
During the demo, ICT4Life partners underlined the key features of ICT4Life technologies. Using several sensors, these will allow to gather simultaneous and synchronised data in real-time. Then, the focus shifted on the description of the personalisation of ICT4Life tools and on the end-users’ needs based approach adopted to make it happening.
Thus, the participants had the chance to know more about ICT4Life modalities of involvement of patients and their care-givers thanks to presentations by the end-users’ organisations E-Seniors and Madrid Parkinson Association (APM), as well as the projection of a video filmed at Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) laboratories during the first test of ICT4Life technologies conducted with APM patients.