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May 3, 2017
eHealth, Wellbeing & Ageing Newsletter – April 2017

This is the newsletter of the European Commission’s eHealth, Wellbeing and Ageing team. It is hosted by the Digital Agenda for Europe Newsroom. In this issue, April 2017: Top news, Policy, Audiovisual, Research & Innovation, Calls and Events.

Top news

  • Top 10 things not to miss at eHealth Week
    2017 10 – 12 May 2017 — St George’s Bay, St Julian’s, Malta
    These are the top ten things not to miss at the annual European eHealth Week in Malta.
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  • Meet the finalists of the eHealth Adoption Awards 2017
    What are the best success stories when it comes to deploying eHealth in Europe? The eHealth Adoption Awards, supported by the European Commission, recognise the work of both adopters and their technological suppliers in implementing digital health innovation for the benefit of patients.
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Policy

  • ECDC report shows strong potential of eHealth to increase vaccination coverage in Europe
    According to a new report of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), 21 EU/EEA countries have developed or are in the process of developing systems to digitally record information about vaccination. Five of these digital systems automatically generate lists that identify the to be vaccinated populations, determine which vaccines are due or overdue, and generate reminders.
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Research & Innovation

  • #UniteForParkinsons and its early detection
    April was Parkinson’s Awareness Month. On this occasion, the EU-funded i-PROGNOSIS project released a mobile app in Germany, Greece and the UK. By using the app you can help creating an algorithm for early detection of Parkinson’s Disease.
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  • Interaction project: A sensor-fitted suit to analyse stroke patients’ movements
    The moment when stroke patients return home after treatment has always been a source of concern for both themselves and their physicians, as the latter are left blind without any feedback. But this is now a thing of the past: a novel suit fitted with 41 sensors is finally ready for commercialisation.
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  • Interaction project: A sensor-fitted suit to analyse stroke patients’ movements
    The moment when stroke patients return home after treatment has always been a source of concern for both themselves and their physicians, as the latter are left blind without any feedback. But this is now a thing of the past: a novel suit fitted with 41 sensors is finally ready for commercialisation.
    Read more…
  • Blog post: ‘Robots helping seniors & seniors helping robots: Thinking out of the box!’
    “We have just entered our third and final year, and what a journey it has been!” writes GrowMeUp project coordinator Jorge Dias in his blog post. “Guess what? During this challenging period, seniors, who we aim to assist in the first place, decided that they can be of help to the robots.”
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  • Two SMEs resulting from EU projects have been shortlisted as ‘Best eHealth solution in Europe’
    The finalists of the eHealth Competition for SMEs of 2017 are known. Among them are two SMEs resulting from the work of EU-funded projects: the Danish mHealth solution for mental health Monsenso, and the Eodyne tool for rehabilitation of neuromuscular diseases. The award will be given during the opening ceremony of Health 2.0 in Barcelona, Spain (3-5 of May 2017).
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  • Your body modelled in a computer?
    In an interview in BIOVOX, Director Thierry Marchal (Ansys representative in the Avicenna Alliance board) gives an overview of the current state of the art of computer modelling in healthcare. Despite the great progress over the past decade, the application of this technology is still limited. Marchal shares his view on this matter.
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  • EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
    A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables or e-textile ideas.
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  • AAL Programme appoints new Director
    The Executive Board of the Active Assisted Living (AAL) Association selected Mr Klaus Niederländer as the new Director of its Central Management Unit. The AAL Programme funds applied research for developing ICT-based innovation in order to enhance the quality of life of older people.
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Audiovisial

  • NoHoW video: How to maintain a healthy weight with eHealth
    Helping people to lose weight has been very much examined. The NoHoW project however focusses on keeping the weight off in the long term. While collecting evidence about what works and what doesn’t, the NoHoW researchers have developed a weight loss maintenance toolkit consisting of mobile apps, web-based tools, smart scales, activity trackers etc.
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Calls

  • Apply for free of charge assistance to implement your innovation procurement
    The European Assistance for Innovation Procurement (eafip) iniative provides free assistance to European public procurers for implementing pre-commercial procurements and public procurements of innovative solutions to bring innovative ICT solutions to the market. Apply now to receive this hands-on local assistance which includes also legal support. The new call is open until 15 June 2017!
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