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Digital Environment for Cognitive Inclusion

Objective

The average human lifespan increase has significant impacts on healthcare organizations and on every aspect of citizens’ wellbeing. One of the main areas of intervention focuses on elderly people affected by Cognitive Impairment (CI). These people, especially when living alone, are significantly exposed to undeniable risks that can affect their health (falling, malnutrition, hygiene issues, etc.). Limitations regarding CI can also translate into social and physical limitations during daily activities (cooking, showering, ect.).
The DECI project aims to improve a healthy lifestyle for elderly people effected by CI, passing through a system monitoring vital signs, treating and managing diseases and, in general, supporting the adoption of a healthy and independent lifestyle. To achieve this, the project will revolve around the definition of a business model to supply assistance services (in-house for the elderly and with a remote-based approach supporting autonomy), allowing independent living for elderly people affected by CI, granting high levels of quality of life. The proposed business model will include an up-to-date organizational model, both modular, flexible and scalable, meant for regulators and service suppliers, and the support of an IT platform based on innovative and easy-to-replicate technologies.
In order to validate the business model inside real-life environments, four pilot projects will be kicked-off, by involving patients in four different countries: Israel, Italy, Spain and Sweden. Every pilot project will pass through the implementation of the organizational model and the IT solution defined as part of the DECI initiative, therefore allowing tuning of the model and of all implemented devices. Business plan and economic models (in private/ public sectors and in different countries) will be adopted in order to address cost coverage issues related to the implementation of new procedures and technological solutions inside real healthcare environments.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/business model
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /humanities/languages and literature/linguistics/phonetics
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 341 875

Participants (7)

CONSOFT SISTEMI S.P.A
Italy
EU contribution
€ 273 875
Address
Via Pio Vii 127
10127 Torino
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FONDAZIONE DON CARLO GNOCCHI ONLUS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 363 125
Address
Piazzale Rodolfo Morandi 6
20148 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 412 605
Address
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41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VASTRA GOTALANDS LANS LANDSTING
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 381 250
Address
Regionens Hus
462 80 Vanersborg
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MACCABI SHEIRUTEI BRIUT FOUNDATION
Israel
EU contribution
€ 531 875
Address
Hamered Street 27
68125 Tel Aviv
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
ROESSINGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 340 722
Address
Roessinghsbleekweg 33
7522 AH Enschede
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)