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Interdisciplinary Network for Dementia Utilising Current Technology (INDUCT)

Objective

Dementia raises complex challenges for people with dementia, their families, and society. The European Parliament has called for investment in high quality, innovative technology research to improve dementia care but so far there has been little benefit because research has generally been limited, small scale and methodologically flawed. In particular: the poor understanding between research and business of how people with dementia use technology means new applications are designed without an in-depth appreciation of people’s needs, preferences and limitations; there is little knowledge about practical, psychological and social barriers and facilitators to implementation making it hard to get results into practice; there is a serious shortage of research trained professionals who combine expertise on dementia care research and technology. In conjunction with INTERDEM the world’s largest network of psychosocial research for people with dementia this ITN will: develop a European multi-disciplinary, intersectoral educational research framework for Europe, to comprehensively train 15 early stage researchers (ESRs) to PhD level; provide the research evidence to show how technology may improve care and quality of life for people with dementia; and provide the European workforce with a much needed new generation of excellent research trained professionals. The objectives of INDUCT are to: determine practical, cognitive & social factors to improve usability of technology; evaluate the effectiveness of specific contemporary technology; trace facilitators & barriers for implementation of technology in dementia care. Using advanced methods in applied health research (e.g. randomised controlled trials, qualitative studies) INDUCT will provide the evidence needed to demonstrate how to make dementia care technology more usable, more effective, and better implemented in practice, culminating in an international consensus guideline for improving policy and practice.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM
Address
University Park
NG7 2RD Nottingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76

Participants (8)

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 527 318,64
Address
Nobels Vag 5
17177 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 546 575,76
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 501 120
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERZITA KARLOVA
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 232 422,48
Address
Ovocny Trh 560/5
116 36 Praha 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 255 374,28
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
I MAS D Y EMPLEO SERVICONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 247 872,96
Address
Calle Santa Lucia 19
47005 Valladolid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STICHTING VUMC
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 510 748,56
Address
De Boelelaan 1117
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Research Organisations

Partners (7)

IDES
Spain
Address

Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WHO
Switzerland
Address

Geneva
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADI
United Kingdom
Address

Derbyshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WFOTs
United Kingdom
Address

London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SilverFit B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Gouwestraat 11
2407 BB Alphen Aan Den Rijn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Betawerk B.V.
Netherlands
Address
Smedestraat 2
6411 CR Heerlen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU Medianet
Netherlands
Address

Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)