Thursday, October 20, 2016

EU Research project on eHealth for visually impaired wins award

Researchers of the EU-funded Sound of Vision project have won the Best Paper Award at XXI CIM, the 21st Colloquium on Music Informatics. The project is working on digital solutions that create and convey an auditory representation of the surrounding environment. This could assist visually impaired people.

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Cardiac patients show high interest in technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation

E-cardiology, eHealth and digital solutions for physical activity uptake and monitoring have evolved rapidly, they also have potential in cardiovascular disease management. A survey among 310 cardiac patients made it clear what the current technology usage is of these patients, and their needs and interests for technology enabled cardiovascular rehabilitation.

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Online Webinar about Service Store

The STRATEGIC consortium invites you to join the online webinar that will demonstrate the usage of their marketplace called "Service Store". The webinar will take place on October 25 at 11:00 AM CET.

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Birth Day Prize - Win up to €1 million

This prize will be awarded to a novel solution that best demonstrates a reduction in maternal and/or newborn morbidity and mortality and/or stillbirths during facility-based deliveries. The European Commission has committed €1 million, with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledging another €1 million and a further €500,000 donated by the MSD for Mothers programme of Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation.

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Smart tools to measure your feet for creating insoles

Which specific shoe-insole combinations and which corresponding materials are most suitable? This was addressed by an EU-funded initiative that developed a series of computer tools to help podiatrists make the best possible therapeutic prescription for their patients.

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SIMPATHY project: Innovation for appropriate polypharmacy in the elderly

An increasing number of older people use multiple medicines (polypharmacy). Ensuring that they receive the most appropriate combinations of medications (appropriate polypharmacy) is a significant challenge. The EU-funded SIMPATHY project is working to innovate this field across the EU and is looking to join forces with other interested parties. You can also have your say in their stakeholder survey.

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Journalism under threat – The need to shout the truth

On 7 October 2016, on the occasion of the annual conference of the European Centre for Press and Media freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig, Lorena Boix Alonso, Head of the European Commission's Audiovisual and Media services Policy Unit gave the following speech on "Journalism under threat - the need to shout the truth".

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

4th Age Annual Conference

AGE Platform Europe, the voice of older persons at EU level, will hold its fourth Annual Conference. It will focus on how the EU should address age discrimination, while strengthening both economic and social rights of older people.

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Blueprint to innovate health and care - Have your say

How can we best innovate health and care provision in our ageing society? Called upon by Commissioner G√ľnther Oettinger, the European Commission and the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing have started working on a European blueprint, a "shared vision", to address this challenge. A draft of the blueprint has now been published, have your say and share your ideas!

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Monday, October 17, 2016

What is needed to make integrated care work?

The EU-funded research project INTEGRATE did four integrated care case studies in Europe, in the areas of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, mental health, geriatric conditions and diabetes. The studies showed that integrated care improves patient experiences, generates better care outcomes and provides cost-effectiveness. But what constitutes good quality integrated care provision, and how can integrated care systems be most effectively built? This video explains.

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Hope for a good start in life for premature babies

Born too soon? One of the biggest apprehensions of parents is having a premature baby. With BabyLux, their baby is in good hands.

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Call for submissions: Med-e-Tel presentation proposals and 'Women in eHealth'

You can now submit your presentation proposal for the annual eHealth and telemedicine conference Med-e-Tel 2017. On this occasion, the Journal of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth is calling for paper submissions about women's engagement in eHealth.

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