Friday, October 2, 2015

ALFRED Beat back pain with a game

The ALFRED system comes with a game for people with lower back pain. It is a real serious game to help people reduce pain in their lower back, which is a common disorder.

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Using mobile devices to detect early-stage dementia and to improve care

There is currently no cure for dementia, but an earlier, more accurate diagnosis as well as better, personalised treatment can improve the quality of life of dementia patients. With the mobile, wearable Dem@Care sensors for example.

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EU Code Week 2015 videos Check out why coding skills are good to learn and the Ode to Code robot dance

During EU Code Week, 10 - 18 October, hundreds of thousands of people children as well as adults will celebrate creating with code. Check out some EU Code Week videos.

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eHealth must benefit both doctors and patients

'Parliament Magazine' published, in the framework of the EU Health Forum Gastein summit, three opinion articles on eHealth written by influencial parliamentarians. They also interviewed Commissioner Andriukaitis (Health and Food Safety) about his fascination for eHealth.

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mHealth on demand - debate on the mHealth Code of Conduct

On 16 September, EU representatives, NGOs, trade associations and the industry attended a lunch discussion on the forthcoming Code of Conduct on mobile health (mHealth) applications, an industry-led initiative launched with the support of the European Commission.

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Should doctors only use apps with a CE certificate?

The Royal College of Physicians has recommended that medical doctors should only use apps with a CE certificate. You can find a discussion on this topic, including a statement by Head of Unit Pteris Zilgalvis (DG Connect, European Commission) in the latest 'Himss Insights' (page 4).

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Safer Internet Forum 2015

Safer Internet Forum (SIF) is a key annual international conference in Europe where policy makers, researchers, law enforcement bodies, youth, parents and carers, teachers, NGOs, industry representatives, experts and other relevant actors come together to discuss the latest trends, risks and solutions related to child online safety.

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TEAM @ 22nd ITS World Congress, 5-9 October 2015, Bordeaux

The EU FP7 funded TEAM project (Tomorrows Elastic Adaptive Mobility) turns static into elastic mobility by joining drivers, travellers and infrastructure operators together into one collaborative network. Thereby TEAM explicitly takes into account the needs and constraints of all participants and the network itself. The project will be present at the ITS World Congress 2015, the worlds largest event in intelligent transport systems and services.

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Europe's health information systems to be modernised

The European Commission (EC) wants public health information systems across the region to be improved and will continue its efforts to establish an EU health information system, 'PMLive' reports. Therefore, the EC is collaborating with the World Health Organization.

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CAPS - events and upcoming calls

Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation (CAPS) have been featured twice in the European Commission's ICT Work Programmes (2013 and 2015), and new calls are coming up in the 2016-17 Work Programme. CAPS is addressing the (digital) social innovation emerging from the network effect, and addressed to researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs through multiple different instruments.

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Improving our knowledge about hearing loss

By creating computer models of the inner ear, the EU-funded SIFEM project enhances the accuracy of diagnosis and the efficiency of treating patients suffering from hearing loss.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

European film Forum Event: Panel at MIPCOM

A panel on "Boosting Coproduction" in Europe will focus on the current and future engagement of Creative Europe MEDIA with the TV industry.

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Virtual stenting is now possible

Thanks to a new tool developed by the EU-funded project Cardioproof, cardiologists can implant stents in a virtual environment.

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Portable scanner to reveal nutritional value of foods

A personal scanner that reveals the nutritional value of your food could soon be helping you to eat healthily, thanks to a EUR 1 million prize that is being offered to the inventors who come up with the best working prototype.

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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Open knowledge technologies: Mapping and validating knowledge

The overall objective of this pilot project is to use open digital teaching, learning and assessmnet technologies and networks, empowering people to take more responsibilities for their own learning. It also aims to deliver employability skills for young people. The European Commission adopted on 11/08/2015 a financing decision for this pilot project in the field of online learning and skills. It is an extension of the 2014 Pilot Project.

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New premises for CERT-EU

Vice-President Andrus Ansip and Commissioner Gnther H. Oettinger inaugurated CERT-EU's new state of the art offices today. The Computer Security Incident Response Team of the EU institutions moved into new premises to accommodate its increase in staffing and expansion of activity.

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Have your say on equal access to healthcare in the EU

The European Commission and the Expert Panel on Effective Ways of Investing in Health (EXPH) have launched a public consultation on the preliminary opinion on the Access to health services in the European Union.

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Horizon 2020 Info Day: Videos and slides available

The Info Day about funding opportunities for eHealth and healthy ageing projects ('Societal Challenge 1') took place on 18 September in Brussels. You can still watch the presentation video's online.

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Information and Stakeholders' Day on Smart Wearables

At this event challenges and opportunities of the smart wearables sector will be discussed, as well as the launch of the 2016 call on the Internet of Things. Anyone interested in the event is encouraged to register as soon as possible.

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

eHealth security workshop

ENISA, the EU Agency for Network and Information Security, is organising together with the European Commission the first eHealth security workshop. The workshop will focus on the criticality of the information systems that support eHealth.

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European Cyber Security Month: during October, find out how to be safe online

October is European Cyber Security Month.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Digital Heritage 2015

Digital Heritage 2015 invites you to participate in and contribute to the second international forum for the dissemination and exchange of cutting-edge scientific knowledge on theoretical, generic and applied areas of digital heritage.

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Mid-term Evaluation of the e-Government Action Plan 20112015 Implementation SMART 2012-0060/20

The "Study for the mid-term evaluation of the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 implementation" was launched to examine the extent to which the objectives of the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015 have been achieved, the progress made and the difficulties encountered at mid-term.

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EAI International Conference on Ambient Assisted Living Technologies based on Internet of Things

The Ambient Assisted Living domain offers the perfect setup for IoT-based technologies since it touches on the very important social issue of the ageing population while offering the ability to really test telecare services for home-based setups. The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15th January 2016.

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Vacancies for ICT- Online RepositorY (VICTORY): Data Collection

This publication is made pursuant to Article 124.1 (b) of the Rules of Application of the Financial Regulation that provides for an ex-ante publication on the Institutions' websites of contracts with a value up to 60.000 EUR.

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Improving the quality of life in the elderly using robotic assistive technology: benefits, limitations, and challenges

The aim of this workshop is to widen the debate on how best to ensure that robotics fully enters the mainstream of well-being, health and social care service provision for the rapidly rising proportion of the elderly in the developed and developing countries.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Meeting of the Media Literacy Expert Group

The Media Literacy Expert Group meeting will address various topics such as the scope of the Group, the synergies of Media Literacy with EU policies and two panel discussions.

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Media Literacy - Background Documents

Background information on EU activities related to Media Literacy

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