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Exchange of Excellence in Ubiquitous Computing Technologies to Address Healthcare Challenges

Objective

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.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES
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Funding Scheme

MC-IRSES - International research staff exchange scheme (IRSES)

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE BRUNO KESSLER
Address
Via Santa Croce 77
38122 Trento
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margherita Onofrio (Dr.)

Participants (6)

CREATE-NET (CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND TELECOMMUNICATION EXPERIMENTATION FOR NETWORKED COMMUNITIES)

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 241 500
Address
Via Alla Cascata 56 D
38100 Trento
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Margherita Onofrio (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH

Participation ended

Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 2 100
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Troester (Prof.)
IT-UNIVERSITETET I KOBENHAVN

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Rued Langgaardsvej 7
2300 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georg Dam Steffensen (Mr.)
UCL Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 226 800
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Giles Machell (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CASTILLA - LA MANCHA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 191 100
Address
Calle Altagracia 50
13071 Ciudad Real
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Llanos Carrión Varela (Ms.)
BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 153 300
Address
Bebek
34342 Istanbul
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dilek Akgun (Ms.)