During January 2017, ICT4Life established new collaborations with other projects and organisations working in the field of Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing.
Creating synergies with other initiatives in the field is essential to build a real community of patients and carers and empower them to shape policies and research on the basis of their own needs. Indeed, this is also one of the objectives of the two European Projects that joined forced with ICT4Life, namely:
i-PROGNOSIS project, Intelligent Parkinson early detection guiding novel supportive interventions, a research project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. It aims to develop early and unobtrusive Parkinson’s disease detection tests based on the interaction of users with their everyday technological devices. Eleven organisations, including academic institutions and companies, from six EU countries, led by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Greece, has joined forces in order to provide technology-based solutions against Parkinson’s, as well as raise awareness on the disease and self-health management. You can find additional information on the i-Prognosis project here or follow them on Twitter, Facebook.
FrailSafe, receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, aims to better understand frailty and its relation to other health conditions, identify measures of frailty through advanced data mining approaches, develop real life sensing and an intervention platform, create “prevent-frailty” evidence-based recommendations for the elderly, deliver personalised treatment programmes. It brings together nine partners from different countries of the EU and different backgrounds. More information about the project is available here, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.
Moreover, the Spanish organisation CENTAC (Centro Nacional de Tecnologías de la Accesibilidad) confirmed its interest in ICT4Life project results by signing a letter of support for the project. CENTAC is a centre dedicated to promoting the development of accessibility technology within the business, industry and services sectors, so as to facilitate access to the same and enhance the quality of life of the elderly and the disabled, as well as their families.