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Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly

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.
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Coordinator

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Address

Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 495 375

Participants (11)

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CASA DI CURA PRIVATA DEL POLICLINICO SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 384 475

FZI FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM INFORMATIK

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 489 315

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 602 077,50

MYSPHERA SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 388 937,81

Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 245 835,09

IMAGINARY SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 233 437,50

SIVECO ROMANIA SA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 276 250

UNIVERSITATEA DE MEDICINA SI FARMACIE'CAROL DAVILA' DIN BUCURESTI

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 160 666,25

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 341 562,50

INNOVATION SPRINT

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 213 160,40

EUROPEAN HEALTH TELEMATICS ASSOCIATION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 213 125

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 769807

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2017

  • End date

    31 August 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 044 217,05

  • EU contribution

    € 4 044 217,05

Coordinated by:

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN

Germany