Friday, November 28, 2014

Save the Date - European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing

This two day high-level summit and exhibition, organised by the European Commission, will offer a platform to discuss how demographic change can offer new opportunities for innovation, growth and jobs. It will bring together EU representatives across several portfolios, business leaders, national and regional authorities, leading global innovators and media. The Summit will also have a dedicated exhibition area to showcase the achievements of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy ageing (EIP on AHA) and other related research and innovation projects.



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Northern Ireland – A leading European region in healthcare system transformation

According to a Commission report on Northern Ireland, the region is one of EU's leading dynamic and forward looking supporters and implementers of eHealth initiatives aimed at creating more efficient, effective and patient-centric healthcare systems.



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Discussion big data and healthcare: 'A new knowledge era in the world of healthcare'

Will big data improve medical care, and if yes, how can we protect our personal health data?



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Europeans becoming enthusiastic users of online health information

A new EU-wide survey shows that Europeans are hungry for online information about health and healthy lifestyles.



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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Virtual reality and serious games to improve wellbeing of elderly and vulnerable groups

Experts of the EU-funded VERVE project have developed serious games and virtual reality scenarios that improve the lives of older adults and those living with conditions such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and phobias.



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'Health Professionals, it is time to upgrade your (e)Skills!'

The European Commission and the Member States should take steps to ensure that eHealth is part of the curricula of healthcare professionals, notably making use of the new possibilities provided by the updated Directive 2005/36 on regulated professions.



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Transport, Telecoms and Energy Council, Thursday 27 November 2014 in Brussels - background note

During the Council Meeting of the Telecommunications Ministers the following topics will be discussed: web accessibility , telecommunications regulatory framework (Connected Continent), Internet governance, network and information security (NIS) and the work programme of the incoming Latvian presidency.



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EPIWORK: Ebola forecasting uses model developed by EU project

Forecasters predicting the spread of Ebola are using one of the most sophisticated modeling systems in the world – the result of an EU research project.



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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Demo video of the PERSSILAA project: An ICT platform to assist with screening, preventing and monitoring of frailty in elderly

The project aims to develop and validate a new service model to screen for and prevent frailty in elderly.



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ACCOMPANY project - Integrated robot technologies for supporting elderly people in their homes

Robot companions integrated with intelligent environments can facilitate independent living of the elderly at home. Using the robotic home assistant Care-O-bot 3, the EU-funded ACCOMPANY project develops new solutions for providing services in a motivating and socially acceptable manner.



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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Cluster of FP7 Projects Proposes New Environmental Efficiency Metrics for Data Centres

6 FP7 Projects from the ICT-2013.6.2 Call on Data Centres Sustainability (DC4Cities, RenewIT, Dolfin, GENiC, GEYSER & GreenDataNet), aiming to increase renewable energies use, heat reuse and the utilization of Smart Grids, as well as 2 projects from a previous FP7 Call (All4Green, CoolEmAll), have combined efforts to form a 50 partner global Cluster to develop new environmental efficiency metrics and methodologies to be used to measure common variables, compare results and collectively support standards development.



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Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments

Call for Papers: 8th International Conference on Pervasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments


July 1-3, 2015 Island of Corfu, Greece


Important Dates


Workshop Proposal: Dec 15, 2014


Full Paper: Jan 15, 2015


Short Paper: Feb 15, 2015


Poster Paper: Mar 15, 2015


We would like to invite researchers working in the area of healthcare and assisted living to submit their original research findings to the PETRA conference.


Topics and areas of interest include, but are not limited to:


Healthcare Informatics


Big Data Management


Data Privacy and Remote Health Monitoring


Therapy Games and Rehabilitation


Tools, infrastructures, architectures and techniques for designing, implementing and deploying pervasive applications in assistive environments


Sensor networks for pervasive health care


Mobile and wireless technologies for healthcare information storage, transmission, processing, and feedback


Aging and Health smart devices


Wearable, ambient and home based health and wellness measurement and monitoring technologies


Context aware mobile networks


Healthcare privacy and data security


User interface design for assistive environments


Usability and HCI issues, multimodal interfaces


Reasoning systems and machine learning for assistive environments


Safety and home design for assistive environments


Social impact of the use of pervasive technologies on the user in pervasive assistive environments


Integrative user interfaces and visualization for monitoring and caregiver training


Sensor environments for rehabilitation


Game design for cognitive assessment and social interaction studies


Sensor data stream fusion, feature extraction and pattern analysis


Location tracking


Gesture and motion tracking


Sensing of affect, emotion and cognitive state


Behavior-driven assistance


Intelligent biomedical devices for assistive environments


Affect-aware interfaces


Human-robot interaction


Distributed robotics


Image processing tools and applications in healthcare and aging


User cognitive modeling


Virtual and augmented reality environments for assistive applications


Ambient assisted living and health monitoring


Navigation systems for healthcare


Data modeling, ontologies and information management for pervasive assistive environments


Collaboration and data sharing tools


Social, ethical, legal and e-government issues in pervasive healthcare and aging


Wearable devices, wellness measurement and monitoring technologies


Business cases and cost analysis of assistive environments


Development of standards


Home design for intelligent assistive environments


Drug evaluation and discovery through behavioral pattern analysis


Clinical and brain health correlation to behavior


Global Healthcare and the Citizen


Information Technology and Biomedicine


Telemedicine and biotechnology applications


Human Centered Computing and the Senior Citizen


Building smart environments and tools, for virtual and real spaces


Smart materials for rehabilitation


Machine learning and data mining tools for decision making


Devices and orthotics for physical therapy and rehabilitation


Eyetracking


Vocational, Safety and Health


Cognitive Remediation


Haptics


Open standards for ICT procurement: sharing of best practices

Under Action 23 of the Digital Agenda, the European Commission commits itself to provide guidance on the link between ICT Standardisation and Public Procurement in order to help public authorities use standards to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in.



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Monday, November 24, 2014

The Connected Car: Safe, Clean, Secure

This event, organised by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association, will feature speeches and panel debates on three key aspects of connected cars: safety, environmental performance and security.



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