Thursday, February 20, 2014

New research project launched Miraculous-Life for Independent Elderly Living

A robot that is 'human' enough to communicate with, could be a great support partner for older people living alone. But is it possible? The recently launched EU-funded project Miraculous-Life for Elderly Independent Living will develop and test a Virtual Support Partner which will attend to the daily activities and safety needs of the elderly citizens (65+) in their everyday lives.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Video: Funding opportunities in health, ageing and wellbeing

In this video PhD. Ilias Iakovidis and Dr. Terje Peetso speak about the EU funding opportunities for ICT research and innovation to improve health, ageing and wellbeing tools, in the recently launched Horizon 2020 framework programme.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Awareness of Single European Emergency Service Number 112

Special Eurobarometer 414 - E-communications household survey and telecom single market survey


9 million euros for healthier teens

Smartphones, wearable devices, a virtual community and a game: The EU has granted nearly €9 Million to the Pegaso project for educating teens about a healthy lifestyle.


Video: Amputee can feel with bionic hand

Dennis Aabo Sørensen is the first amputee in the world to feel sensory rich information – in real time – with a prosthetic hand wired to nerves in his upper arm.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

Call for Papers: 4th International Conference on Wireless Mobile Communication and Healthcare

Transforming healthcare through innovations in mobile and wireless technologies

November 3–5, 2014 Athens, Greece

Full Paper Submission deadline: 29 June 2014

The 4th edition of MobiHealth proposes to continue and extend the focus areas of the first three editions, emphasizing on specific research and scientific challenges in the Healthcare Technology domain faced in Europe and globally and hence more interactive input from industry. The objectives of the conference are to advance medical diagnosis, treatment, and patient care through application of wireless communications, mobile computing and sensing technologies. Contributions will be solicited regarding the interdisciplinary design of efficient protocols and technologies to help implement and provide advanced mobile health care applications. The essence of the conference lies in its interdisciplinary nature, with original contributions cutting across boundaries but all within the ambit of the application of mobile communications (technologies, standards, solutions, methodologies, …) aiming at the improvement of human health.


• Advances in sensor devices for biomedical monitoring

• Miniaturization of wireless devices and micro sensors for medical applications

• RF Integrated Circuits for Low Power Medical Applications

• Printable-flexible-stretchable electronics for wearable systems

• Personal area networks and body area sensor networks

• High data rate wireless protocols for biosignals

• Heterogeneous wireless technologies and their co-existence in clinical environments

• Ad hoc wireless networks for enhanced monitoring

• Health monitoring

• Healthcare telemetry and telemedicine

• Remote diagnosis and patient management

• Biomedical devices for remote monitoring

• Energy scavenging for wireless biomedical applications

• Energy management and optimisation issues in biomedical devices and networks

• E-textile integrated biosensors and circuits

• Wearable, outdoor and home-based applications

• Intra-body communication issues (propagation & transmission)

• Wearable medical devices and sensors

• Implantable and ingestible medical devices and sensors

• Decision support algorithms for data analysis

• Accuracy, reliability, security, protection, identity, privacy, of diagnoses and data

• Radio-Frequency Wireless Technology in Medical Devices and Safety

• Microwave interaction with biological tissues

• All-pervasive wireless systems for health applications

• Factoring in the environment (hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living…)

New opportunities to work with the European Institute of Innovation and Technology

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) launches a selection process today to set up two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs), with partners from higher education, research and business. The two KICs will focus on innovation for healthy living and active ageing, and on raw materials – sustainable exploration, extraction processing, recycling and substitution. The application process is open until 10 September. Following an independent evaluation of the proposals, guided by specific selection criteria, one KIC in each field will be designated. The EIT is part of the EU's Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation.