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KINOPTIM: An ICT solution for the implementation of an innovating fall prevention and holistic management service for the elderly community

Objective

Falls are prominent among the causes of unintentional injury, particularly for the elderly. According to WHO, 28-35% of people aged of 65 and above fall each year increasing to 32-42% for those over 70. ICT is an excellent tool for addressing the situation briefly sketched above therefore KINOPTIM will develop, integrate and pilot an infrastructure for the implementation of a comprehensive fall prevention and holistic management service by means of innovative use of technology. This home-care solution will address older people living in the community in a preventative manner and rely on ICT and virtual reality gaming through the exploitation of haptic technologies, vision control and context awareness methods. A dedicated programme of service process innovation complemented by adapting existing technology will be pursued, thereby following an iterative and needs-driven approach which has been proven highly effective and efficient in comparable service development context. The foreseen qualities of KINOPTIM will be its affordability both in term of cost and human factors as well as its accuracy to assess indicators of fall risk level both for diagnosis and rehabilitation/training strategy orientation. The KINOPTIM platform and service intends to implement a life-course approach in order to help people adopt healthier behaviour earlier in life and adapt to age-associated changes. It promises to redefine fall prevention by motivating people to be more active, in a friendly way and with tele-supervision if necessary. By covering the entire value-chain (academics: National Technical University of Athens, University of Orléans, University of Barcelona; private research organization: CEIT; Industry: SingularLogic, BRAINSTORM, MEDeTIC, health service provider: MEDeTIC), KINOPTIM intends to create a “win-win” situation between the academic and private sector that will enhance the competitiveness of Europe in the bioengineering and healthcare domain.

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IAPP
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 588 745,76
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)

Participants (7)

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 686 455,53
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Xavier Gutierrez (Mr.)
ASOCIACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO CEIT

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 51 843,66
Address
Paseo Manuel De Lardizabal 15
20018 San Sebastian
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Sara Solozabal (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
France
EU contribution
€ 415 566,60
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sylvie Legroux
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 378 576,07
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stelios Pantelopoulos (Mr.)
BRAINSTORM MULTIMEDIA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 183 076,34
Address
Calle Maestro Gozalbo 23 Planta 1 Puerta 3
46005 Valencia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francisco Ibanez (Dr.)
MEDETIC SA - MEDECINE ET DEVELOPPEMENT DES TECHNOLOGIES DE L'INFORMATIONET DE LA COMMUNICATION

Participation ended

France
EU contribution
€ 229 037,65
Address
Rue Du Rhin 10
68320 Muntzenheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Claude Deroussent (Dr.)
STREAM VISION
France
EU contribution
€ 400 719,28
Address
12 Rue Pajol
75018 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mohamed Rebiai (Dr.)