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Integrated prevention and Detection sOlutioNs Tailored to the population and Risk Factors associated with FALLs

Project description


ICT Solutions for Fall prevention, and ICT and Ageing network

Falls are the most prominent among the external causes of unintentional injury, since they account for approximately 40% of all injury deaths. Fall rates (and related mortality rates) vary depending on the country and the studied population. At the same time, falls are also associated with various risk factors, spanning the areas of biological, behavioral, environmental, and socioeconomic factors. In addition to this broad categorization, studies show that falls are commonly a result of the elderly/patients conditions and status including for example conditions associated with balance / gait, cardiovascular, medication, feet / footwear, vision, medical, depression, as well as other risk factors. In the recent years, ICT technologies have manifested their potential to enhance the autonomy and quality of life of elderly people, through boosting detection and/or prevention of elderly falls. Likewise, ICT solutions for fall detection and prevention could significantly reduce the cost associated with elderly care.

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The value and effectiveness of these solutions could be maximized on the basis of their further integration and combination, but mainly on their tailoring to specific target groups and risk factors. This tailoring could allow potential fallers to use the most appropriate devices, modalities and program (e.g. in terms of proper frequencies/combinations for using certain devices). I-DONT-FALL project tackles this problem by testing integrated and fall management solutions, while allowing the tailoring of fall technological solutions to the specific needs, root causes, risk factors and cultural factors associated with fall incidents.

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The main goal of the I-DONT-FALL project is to deploy, pilot and evaluate a range of innovative ICT solutions for fall detection and prevention management. The platform will be flexibly configured to the needs of specific target groups and risk factors associated with fall incidents. Based on the I-DONT-FALL integrated platform: (a) End-users will enjoy tailored fall technological solutions, while (b) Medical experts and health professionals will be offered a wide range of tools, enabling them to customize fall solutions to the end-users’ needs. The effectiveness of the solutions will be tested by over 500 elderly users/ patients across different countries, cultures, age groups and fall risk factors. From a policy perspective, the project will elicit best practices for tailoring fall management solutions to specific risk factors, root causes and users’ (fallers’) needs.

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In particular, the I-DONT-FALL project will contribute to:
1. Substantially prolonging the time that elderly people can live independently at home by providing ICT-based safety and fall prevention/detection services;
2. Delivering evidence of improvements in the quality of life of older people and their families, as well as for health and social care systems and services;
3. Facilitating wide take-up of ICT based fall prevention solutions across Europe;
4. Ensuring a world leading position of European industry in innovative markets for ICT based solutions that support independent living and the ageing population

Call for proposal

CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5
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Funding Scheme

PB - Pilot Type B

Coordinator

ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA
Address
Piazzale Dell'agricoltura 24
00144 Roma
Italy

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Matteo Melideo (Mr)
EU contribution
€ 483 748

Participants (18)

Klinisk Informatik
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 61 200
Address
Ny Munkegade
8000 Aarhus C

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Boye (Prof.)
Hermanas Hospitalarias Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Benito Menni Complejo Asistencial en Salud Mental
Spain
EU contribution
€ 9 195
Address
Calle Doctor Antoni Pujadas 38
08830 Sant Boi De Llobregat Barcelona

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Sarro Salvador (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 186 900
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Cristina COSTA (Ms.)
FUNDACION PRIVADA HOSPITAL ASIL DEGRANOLLERS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 68 254
Address
Avenida Francesc Ribas S N
08402 Granollers

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
diana navarro llobet (Dr.)
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain
EU contribution
€ 163 820
Address
Plaza Carlos Trias Bertran 7
28020 Madrid

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Luis Julián Fernández Vera (Mr.)
APHOI KOUMANAKOU & SIA EE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 70 450
Address
Patron Pyrgou 115
25002 Achaia

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jace Kristjana (Ms.)
SOCIAL POLICY CENTER OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF KIFISSIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 76 404
Address
Dionisou And Gortinas
14562 Athens-kifissia

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria KEFALA (Ms.)
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 446 602
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Stelios Pantelopoulos (Mr.)
ELETTRONICA BIO MEDICALE SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 184 970
Address
Via Francesco Bettini 13
06034 Foligno

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Rosso (Dr.)
TESAN S.P.A.

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Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Via Zamenhof 200
36100 Vicenza

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Roberto Rosso (Dr.)
FONDAZIONE SANTA LUCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 181 284
Address
Via Ardeatina 306
00179 Roma

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Ierna (Dr.)
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO S ANNA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 299 251
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta 33
56127 Pisa

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paolo Dario (Prof.)
FONDAZIONE SALVATORE MAUGERI CLINICA DEL LAVORO E DELLA RIABILITAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 77 246
Address
Via Salvatore Maugeri 4
27100 Pavia

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franco Rengo (Prof.)
AZIENDA USL DI FORLI

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 31 272
Address
C So Repubblica
47100 Forli

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giulio Cirillo (Mr.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

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Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 29 464
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carolina Quinta Goy (Ms.)
STICHTING NATIONAAL OUDERENFONDS

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 4 075
Address
Smallepad 30E
3811 MG Amersfoort

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Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Gerard van Loon (Mr.)
Municipality of Stari Grad
Serbia
EU contribution
€ 63 760
Address
Makedonska 42
11000 Beograd

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Milo Kovačević (Mr.)
DOCOBO LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 196 100
Address
The Old Granary High Street 21
KT23 4AA Bookham

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Richard Plumbridge (Mr.)