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eWALL

Project reference: 610658
Funded under

eWall for Active Long Living

From 2013-11-01 to 2016-10-31, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 806 395

EU contribution:

EUR 5 980 000

Coordinated in:

Denmark

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

eWALL will be an affordable, easy-to-install prefabricated wall that can be mounted on an existing wall and includes all the ICT needed to enable a number of services for the senior citizen to cover major challenges in Active and Healthy Ageing. The project will carry out high-risk and multi-disciplinary research and will have a large-scale demonstrator exercise for validating the wall concept with solid clinical evidence. This will include both technical, user and legal evaluation, to measure the impact on the Quality of Life. The eWALL system will extend the state-of-the-art of Assistive Platforms and will significantly increase the independent living of seniors, taking into account cardiopulmonary conditions, muscle functions, declines in neuromuscular control of movements which cause higher risks of fall, declines in memory, the ability to orientate and coping with complex situations. The project will also perform socio-economic studies to deliver recommendations for the health sector that will result in mid- and long-term benefits for the sustainability of national health systems.

Objective

Independent living of senior citizens is one of the main challenges linked to the ageing population, due to the impact on: (a) the life of the elderly people, (b) the national health systems, (c) the insurance companies, (d) the relatives and (e) the care-givers. Senior citizens may suffer from a number of diseases, including the decline in cardiopulmonary conditions, weaker muscle functions and a declined neuromuscular control of the movements, which result in a higher risk of fall and a higher vulnerability for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. With respect to cognitive functions, senior citizens may suffer from a decline of memory function, less ability to orientate and a declined ability to cope with complex situations. Mild dementia is another disease affecting this population, which requires either the institutionalization or the constant support from care-givers.<br/>eWALL will be an affordable, easy-to-install prefabricated wall that can be mounted on an existing wall and includes, into the background, all the ICT technology needed to enable a number of services for the senior citizen to cover the major ontologies of Active and Healthy Ageing. The project will carry out high-risk and multi-disciplinary research and will have a large-scale demonstrator exercise for validating the concept with solid clinical evidence. This will include both technical-, user- and legal-evaluation, to measure with advanced tools and methodologies the impact on the QoL. The eWALL system will extend the state-of-the-art of Assistive Platforms and will significantly increase the independent living of seniors. The project will also perform socio-economic studies to deliver recommendations for the health sector that will result in mid- and long-term benefits for the sustainability of national health systems.

Related information

Coordinator

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 1 468 893


Niels Jernes Vej 12
9220 Aalborg
Denmark
Administrative contact: Ramjee Prasad
Tel.: +45 9940 8695
E-mail

Participants

CURE CENTRUM FUR DIE UNTERSUCHUNG UND REALISIERUNG ENDBENUTZERORIENTIERTER INTERAKTIVER SYSTEME
Participation ended
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 67 567


MODECENTERSTRASSE 17/2
1110 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Gerhard Helletzgruber
Tel.: +4317435451100
Fax: +431743545130
E-mail
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 317 833


Donau-City-Strasse 1
1220 WIEN
Austria
Administrative contact: Felix Schröpfer
Tel.: +43 5 0550 2069
Fax: +43 5 0550 2097
E-mail
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF SOFIA
Bulgaria

EU contribution: EUR 376 200


Kliment Ohridsky Bd 8
1000 SOFIA
Bulgaria
Administrative contact: Vladimir Poulkov
Tel.: +359 2 882 270 402
Fax: +359 2 8683215
E-mail
STELAR SECURITY TECHNOLOGY LAW RESEARCH UG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 329 400


FANNY-LEWALD-RING 110
21035 HAMBURG
Germany
Administrative contact: Matthias Pocs
Tel.: +4932121347973
Fax: +4932121347973
E-mail
RESEARCH AND EDUCATION LABORATORY IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 373 750


Adrianiou 2 & Papada
11525 Athens
Greece
Administrative contact: Alexandra Spyropoulou
Tel.: +302106682717
Fax: +302106682719
E-mail
ERICSSON NIKOLA TESLA D.D.
Croatia

EU contribution: EUR 276 385


KRAPINSKA 45
10002 ZAGREB
Croatia
Administrative contact: Darko Huljenic
Tel.: +385 13654734
E-mail
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia

EU contribution: EUR 309 800


UNSKA 3
10000 ZAGREB
Croatia
Administrative contact: Olga Županić
Tel.: +385 1 6129 722
Fax: +38516170007
E-mail
HEWLETT PACKARD ITALIANA SRL
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 603 562


Via G Di Vittorio 9
20063 CERNUSCO SUL NAVIGLIO MI
Italy
Administrative contact: Alessandro Mamelli
Tel.: +390292123262
E-mail
SAN RAFFAELE S.p.A.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 297 276


VIA DI VAL CANNUTA 247
00166 ROMA
Italy
Administrative contact: Poli Guido
Tel.: +39 0652253012
Fax: +39 0652255668
E-mail
JAVNA USTANOVA UNIVERZITET CRNE GORE PODGORICA
Montenegro

EU contribution: EUR 159 300


CETINJSKA 2
81000 PODGORICA
Montenegro
Administrative contact: Milica Pejanovic-Djurisic
Tel.: +38220245839
Fax: +382 20245873
E-mail
Ss. CYRIL AND METHODIUS UNIVERSITY IN SKOPJE
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

EU contribution: EUR 420 440


Bul. Krste Misirkov bb
1000 SKOPJE
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Administrative contact: Liljana Gavrilovska
Tel.: +389 2 3099 114
Fax: +389 23064262
E-mail
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 611 194


Roessinghsbleekweg 33 b
7522 AH ENSCHEDE
Netherlands
Administrative contact: brigitte Benerink
Tel.: +31534875714
Fax: +31 534340849
E-mail
UNIVERSITATEA POLITEHNICA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania

EU contribution: EUR 368 400


SPLAIUL INDEPENDENTEI 313
060042 BUCURESTI
Romania
Administrative contact: Octavian Fratu
Tel.: +40 214024996
Fax: +40 213169622
E-mail
Record Number: 110560 / Last updated on: 2016-04-26