Computational BioMedicine Laboratory


Category: european

Project Title: Remote health and social care for independent living of isolated elderly with chronic conditions

Funding Organization: EC

Programme: Call AAL-2008-1

Coordinator: Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH/IAB)

Partners: TSB Tecnologías (SP), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (SP), Fundación para la Investigación Médica Aplicada (SP), Saliwell Ltd. (IS), Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (GR), Netscouts gemeinnützige GmbH (GE), ALTANA Technologies S.L. (SP), University Hospital of North-Norway (UNN) - Norwegian Centre for Telemedicine (NO), The European Older People´s Platform (BE), Bluepoint IT Solutions (RO), Medea SRL (IT), Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik (GE), Ortholine Ltd. (IS)

Duration: 1/7/2009-31/10/2012

Expiration Date: 2012

FORTH ICS budget: 68000

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Project Objective: REMOTE is a pan-European research project concerned with the needs of elderly and individuals with chronic conditions. The focus is especially on those living in geographical or social isolation whose independent life is at risk with chronic conditions or lifestyle risk factors. The project will provide support for an independent life at home with the aid of AmI (Ambient intelligence) and tele-healthcare. The elderly’s personal environment will be enhanced with various kinds of monitoring and automation abilities for tracing activity and health condition, as well as detecting risks or critical situations. For this purpose the project will use and scale-up existing research prototypes and new systems for collecting human- and context-related data (including sensors attached to a person’s body, or sensors and actuators installed in houses or cars). As a growing number of elderly in urban as well as in rural areas live on their own, monitoring activity and medical data at anytime and from anywhere can ensure autonomy and a better quality of care and thus close the growing gap between urban and rural areas.

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