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ICT services for Life Improvement for the Elderly

Almost 10 million Europeans live with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias today. As a result of ageing, the number of persons affected by one of those conditions is forecasted to double by 2030, making them major health challenges. Those persons want to live in their own homes but because of the symptoms they face difficulties in their daily life both in managing their own care and living independently.

ICT4Life will provide solutions. This three-year project co-financed under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation kicked-off in Madrid on 19 January 2016 with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients’ quality of life and autonomy at home.

To reach this goal, ICT4Life will conduct breakthrough research and radical innovation and will implement the ICT4Life Platform. Such a platform will deliver a series of innovative services to patients affected by Parkinson, Alzheimer and other dementias but also to health professionals and formal and informal carers. All solutions will be developed following a user-centred methodology and tested in real life scenarios

This initiative brings together nine partners representing academia, industry and users’ groups, all committed in improving patients’ lives and advancing Europe’s leadership role in personalised services for integrated care.

The partners of this well-balanced and multidisciplinary consortium are namely: Artica Telemedicina (Spain), Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), Madrid Parkinson Association (Spain), Netis Informatics Ltd. (Hungary), E-seniors (France), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Maastricht University (The Netherlands), European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (Belgium) and the University of Pécs (Hungary).