Friday, January 30, 2015

Childrens' engagement with digital technologies - Better Internet for Kids evidence base

Children between zero and eight have limited or no perception of online risk. Parents seem still to have little knowledge of the actual digital activities of their children and moreover some parents seem to underestimate the risks of the use of technology by their children. The authors of the study recommend addressing industries and public services on the development of content and services that empower children by design and support children's right online.


Thursday, January 29, 2015

Smart Homecare: investing in skills and service delivery

This conference brings together experts and decision-makers, practitioners and policy-makers to talk about digital competence development in the field of care and social care. It will be a one day free and open event with online registration.


Falls festival: Technology in the prediction, detection and prevention of falls

The Falls Festival brings together leading academics, researchers, health care practitioners, clinicians, industry representatives and key stakeholders from across the globe to celebrate best practice research and innovation in the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people.


EU research project will develop app to boost dementia sufferers' quality of life

The recently launched project will develop an electronic platform, called Medical Intelligence for Assistive Management Interface - Mild Dementia, or MIAMI-MD, the first assistive technology designed specifically for mild dementia sufferers.


Launch of the UK's NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

The NHS Innovation Accelerator invites leading healthcare pioneers from around the world to bring their tried and tested innovations to the NHS. The programme aims to select a broad range of innovations – products, processes and technologies – to be more rapidly developed and scaled across the health service, to improve patient care, and reduce costs.


Monday, January 26, 2015

Global Safer Internet Day - a better Internet is #Up2Us!

The Safer Internet Day is celebrated around the world for the 12th consecutive year. It is the flagship event of the Safer Internet Programme supported by the European Commission, reaching millions of people in over 100 countries. On this occasion, schoolkids, parents, teachers, policy makers take time to learn, engage or discuss ways for creating a better Internet for kids. And this better Internet is #Up2Us!


SME eHealth Competition

The EU SME eHealth Competition, supported by the European Commission, recognizes the best eHealth SMEs of Europe. This year's Competition Final will take place as a satellite event of the eHealth Week conference in Riga. SMEs that match the criteria can apply until 15 February.


Mapping of effective technology-based services for independent living for older people at home

This report identifies and maps technology-based services which have successfully enhanced the independent living of older adults at home in and outside Europe.