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Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly

Objective

One out of six people in the European Union has a disability, usually caused by an acute episode or a chronic disease. Providing a suitable rehabilitation is the main issue for people as they age as it helps people to live independently and enhance their Quality of Life. However, as the rehabilitation period usually last some months, the continuity of care often is interrupted in the transition from the hospital to the home. Virtual Coaches can help these patients to proceed with a personalized rehabilitation that complies to age-related conditions, as the key technology for empowering patients through the enhancement of the adherence to the care plan and the risk prevention. The project “vCare” (Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly) addresses two major shortcomings of the status quo: a participatory design driven by users’ needs and the personalization of the care pathways enabled by technology. In fact that rehabilitation is an ideal setting as “users” (physicians and patients) interact together for a “long” period into the clinic (from two weeks to two months): this is a good opportunity to embed into the knowledge of the system the clinical profiles and the pathways that will drive the behaviour of the virtual coach at home. Well-elaborated services for tele-rehabilitation of former EU projects, such as eWall or Miracolus Life, will be adapted. Therefore, the system will integrate a semantic layer (universAAL) including a reasoning engine that merges all patient-related and context information together. The advanced services of vCare will be deployed on a reference platform of MYSPHERA (FIWARE-based) and implemented in four reference sites, dealing with commonly impacted domains (neurological and cardiological). The results of vCare shall stimulate the European Healthcare & ICT sector for innovations in the field of integrated care. In sum, vCare will contribute to the EU goal to increase healthy life years of Europeans by two until 2020.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-SC1-2017-CNECT-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 495 375

Participants (11)

CASA DI CURA PRIVATA DEL POLICLINICO SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 384 475
Address
Via Dezza 48
20144 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 489 315
Address
Haid Und Neu Strasse 10-14
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Research Organisations
AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 602 077,50
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
MYSPHERA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 388 937,81
Address
Ronda Auguste Y Louis Lumiere 23 Nave 13 Parque Tecnologico Valencia
46980 Paterna
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza
Spain
EU contribution
€ 245 835,09
Address
Alava 45
01006 Vitoria-gasteiz
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
IMAGINARY SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 233 437,50
Address
Via Mauro Macchi 50
20124 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SIVECO ROMANIA SA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 276 250
Address
Soseaua Bucuresti-ploiesti 73-81 Complex Victoria Park Corp Cladire C4 Sector 1
013685 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE CAROL DAVILA DIN BUCURESTI
Romania
EU contribution
€ 160 666,25
Address
Dionisie Lupu 37
020021 Bucuresti
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 341 562,50
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INNOVATION SPRINT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 213 160,40
Address
Rue Clos Chapelle-aux-champs 30 Bte 1.3.30
1200 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN HEALTH TELEMATICS ASSOCIATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 213 125
Address
Avenue De Tervuren 168 Boite 2
1150 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations