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ICT for Citizens and Businesses

e Inclusion

Find the most recent information on EU Funding activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by visiting our ICT in FP7 website , which covers ICT in the 7 th Framework Programme (FP7) 2007 - 2013.

Links & Context

At the level of this website, only a limited number of links to other sites are provided. These sites provide information about other organisations working in this domain. In addition, courtesy of these organisations, their sites usually include a "links" directory, referencing many sites relevant to the e Inclusion sector.

More links relevant to the e Inclusion sector can be found on the corresponding Europa site, CORDIS home page and links .


General terms are explained in the following glossaries:

However some missing or more sector-specific terms are described below. Although provided to ease comprehension of all the technical and administrative jargon used on this page, these explanations cannot be considered as reference definitions. For such definitions, visitors must refer to official texts.

Assistive system
Technology which can help compensate for functional limitation, facilitate independent living and which can enable disabled and older people to realize their potential.
Autonomous living
Technological developments can play a significant role in supporting older persons and persons with disabilities in their desire to remain in their own homes and live autonomously. Applications are developing which can assist older and disabled persons in carrying out activities of daily living, which can help them control their environment, manage their households and which allow them to summon help in emergencies. In addition, older and disabled persons can access many social and medical services from the home and have care delivered remotely to the home (e.g. active and passive monitoring, teleconsultation and support, etc).

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