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Technology initiative for disabled and elderly people (TIDE) - synopses of projects funded

The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a report entitled "Technology initiative for disabled and elderly people - bridge phase synopses". The publication contains synopses of 55 projects funded under the European Commission's TIDE programme during its "bridge phase" (...
The European Commission, DG XIII, has published a report entitled "Technology initiative for disabled and elderly people - bridge phase synopses". The publication contains synopses of 55 projects funded under the European Commission's TIDE programme during its "bridge phase" (1993-1997).

An introduction to the TIDE programme is provided which outlines its objectives and scope The report includes information on the background to the programme and a summary of the response of sector actors to the bridge-phase call for proposals.

The report covers 55 projects grouped into the following six areas:

- Access to technology and related services;
- Life at home and remote care;
- Mobility and transport;
- Control and manipulation;
- Restoration and enhancement of function;
- User and market issues.

Each synopses includes a project description, a technical description, impact and expected results. The report also includes a synopses of two projects funded under the COPERNICUS programme which are being monitored under the TIDE office.
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