Pervasive Healthcare is focused on working out how to cope with the next generation challenges in healthcare. Addressing these challenges will require expertise and knowledge exchange with countries beyond European borders as well as training of the next generation of researchers in order to gain the expertise necessary to be able to address the upcoming challenges. Moreover, research on Pervasive Healthcare has been conducted in several areas, ranging from assisting independent living at home, supporting hospital staff, promotion healthy habits, or providing care to for people with special needs. Each of the members of the consortium has worked in one or more of these areas and they will bring this expertise to the Consortium in terms of multi-disciplinary, methodological and technical approaches.
The UBI-HEALTH program will create a stimulating research exchange foundation that will equip students from different continents with expertise in Pervasive Healthcare. The knowledge of requirements and available technologies for healthcare will be shared and become complementary between students, researchers and host institutions from Europe and the associated third countries including Mexico, Chile, China and USA (this last not funded by EU). This will allow students to put this knowledge in use in their own context, improving healthcare provisioning and impacting on both preventative medicine and alternative means of treatment.
In summary, the main focus of the exchange program is in one hand to consolidate the Pervasive Health domain by interaction of Experienced Researchers in identification of challenges, setting of roadmaps and production of relevant didactic materials such as a course syllabus and textbook in the topic and to enable new generation of researchers to adapt novel technologies in different healthcare contexts and establish a network of knowledge dissemination between Europe and third countries.
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Funding SchemeMC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)