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My Active and Healthy Aging (my-AHA)

Start date: Jan 1, 2016, End date: Dec 31, 2019,

BackgroundWe propose a holistic view of interrelated frailties: cognitive decline, physical frailty, depression and anxiety, social isolation and poor sleep quality, which are a major burden to older adults and social and health care systems. Early detection and intervention are crucial in sustaining active and healthy ageing (AHA) and slowing or reversing further decline.Aims and RelevanceThe mai ...
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3D printing technology becomes more and more popular and cheaper. Sale of 3D printing products and services around the world reached 3.7 billion USD in 2015 and it is assumed to be over 6 billion USD after 2019. Usefulness and implementation of 3D printing covers more and more areas, giving new opportunities. Mastering of 3D printing and implementation of this technology became recommended and ...
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... is formed by three universities and one research and technological centre: Universidad Católica de Valencia (Spain), Mikkeli University of Applied Sciences (Finland), University of Malta (Malta) and Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia (Spain). This consortium has been set up to guarantee the success of the project and its future exploitation beyond the project end. Project partners are experts in ...
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The global market for 3-D printing in medical application was valued $354.5 million worldwide in 2012 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.4 percent from 2013 to 2019 to reach $965.5 million by 2019. Considering that Europe dominated the additive manufacturing for medical devices market in 2012, these economic forecasts augur a promising future for those European M ...
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Worldwide, there is about 24 million Alzheimer's patients, 6 million in Europe, affecting 10% of the population over 65 and nearly 50% of those over 85. This disease affects not only the individual but also their families and caregivers.Therapies based on "SERIOUS GAMES" to stimulate cognitive abilities of Persons with Alzheimer (PwA) are exhibiting good results when they are used with persons wi ...
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Whereas the manufacturing and distribution of apparel has advanced in past years with the application of new CAM and ITC technologies, the design process is still very traditional. Sketching ideas, creating story boards, draping, and developing technical drawings (also known as technical sketches) are just some of the tasks that are still being done either in the old-fashioned way or with the aid ...
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Bodily harm is defined as the result of an aggression, exogenous or endogenous, in any body area and its origin can be due to a violent or natural event. The former group corresponds with accidents, and the latter refers to pathological processes that can lead to multiple diseases The manifestations of bodily harm are different but one of the most important are the musculoskeletal disorders, which ...
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Removing barriers to accessing Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by persons with Intellectual Disabilities (IDPs) is crucial. Being excluded from ICTs implies being shut down from the information society, but also from accessing essential public services, as well as from the opportunity of living an independent life. Application of ICTs for IDPs must be evaluated based their contri ...
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According to data gathered in ‘The Orthopaedic Industry Annual Report: 2009-2010’, nearly 2.9 million joint replacement procedures took place worldwide in 2009, being more than 1.4 million corresponding to hip (in Europe around 800,000 individuals suffer a hip fracture each year). Spine procedures volume exceeds 2.8 million worlwide in the same year (estimating that roughly 60% correspond to Europ ...
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asSIsted MobIlity for Older aNd impaired users (SIMON)

Start date: Jan 1, 2014, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

SIMON is a demonstration project with four large scale pilots in Madrid, Parma, Lisbon and Reading aiming to use ICT services to promote the independent living and societal participation of mobility impaired people in the context of public parking areas and multiple transport modes.The project will tackle two main challenges:- Reduction of fraud in the pre-ICT implementation of the European Disabl ...
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In today globalized world, companies are trying to remain competitive through the adoption of a strategy where high quantity production of goods is the leverage to reduce costs.By negating this approach, ADDFactor proposes the “Mini-factories” concept, which is conceived to be an innovative solution for most of the actors involved in the whole supply chain: the relationship between retailers and t ...
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Optician2020 will develop distributed manufacturing assets in mini-factories clustered in urban areas combining short series manufacturing technologies and ICT tools for design, process automation and on-line real time delivery management of personalised spectacles, a fashionable product combining health prescription, functional performance and aesthetical requirements. The key enabling technologi ...
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The With-Me ecosystem consists of a collection of embedded devices including multi-purpose consumer electronics (mobile phone, computer, TV, media centres, Kinect, etc), dedicated health equipment for personal or shared use (HR monitors, activity sensors, environment sensors, exercise equipment, blood pressure, and glucose analysis devices, etc.), external information sources providing sensor inpu ...
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"The MAN-MADE project aims at defining new socially sustainable workplaces where the human dimension is a key cornerstone. Workers are foreseen at the centre of the factory, on the one hand, in terms of workplace adaptation (and production planning, at large) to skills, expertise and characteristic of each single worker and, on the other hand, in terms of capability to make the most out of worker’ ...
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A (Meta-) product is now a customer driven customisable entity that integrates sensory/computing units, which are in turn connected to the cloud, leading to a paradigm shift from mass production to intelligent, over-the-web configurable products. Product design and production is however becoming highly complex and requires interdisciplinary expertise. The goal of EASY is to develop new methodologi ...
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This project will provide a more accurate and low cost tool for quantitative measurement of musculoskeletal conditions, one of the most widespread and costly illnesses in society today. It will provide physiotherapists with wireless, light and easy to use measuring units that will enable them to organize their time better and perform more accurate diagnosis, providing faster diagnosis and treatmen ...
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E-commerce has become a focal point of expansion and growth for the consumer goods industry. This rapidly expanding trend provides an opportunity for childrenswear manufacturers to introduce new commercialization channels, enabling to reach a global audience by selling their products directly to customers and being able to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, the childrenswear sector i ...
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Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND)

Start date: Mar 1, 2013, End date: Feb 29, 2016,

Description The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is a thematic network working with the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe. ProFouND comprises 21 partners from 12 countries, with associate m ...
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Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the highest cause of death in the post‐neonatal period (between 2nd and 6th month of life). Only in Europe, each year 2 400 infants still die of SIDS, an unexpected disease happening to infants who die in their sleep with no evidence of accidental asphysia, inflicted injury or organic disease; being a multifactorial syndrome mainly related to overheating, pro ...
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At present everyday sport is almost impossible or at least very circumstantial for blind people, especially if they want to enjoy their favorite sport alone in their free time. Therefore, our aim is to develop a track where they are able to run alone without any human guidance. The target of the project is to provide a system which satisfies this need. Modern hardware and software technologies hav ...
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Breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women and one of the leading causes of cancer-related mortality and early diagnosis is essential to reduce the risk of mortality. First diagnostic tool is clinical imaging (mainly Mammography and Ultrasound) but suspicious findings usually require a biopsy to confirm the diagnosis; 2% of women who undergo a screening mammogram will require some type ...
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The DemoShopInstantShoe (DemoSIS) is a direct follow on from the very successful ShopInstantShoe FP7-SME-2008-1 project, that came to promising conclusions in February 2012. ShopInstantShoe (SIS) aimed at developing a customizable and fashionable women footwear upper and an innovative service providing customers with personalization of the shoe fitting at retail shop.SIS results revealed positive ...
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Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is a progressive structural spinal deformity that affects around 2-3% of children aged between 10 and 16 in the world. Current conservative treatments (bracing and physiotherapy) are not sufficiently effective in stopping curve progression, so that more than 40.000 patients per year need an invasive fusion surgery that eliminates spine mobility. Recent studies ...
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Wheelchair users (over 5 Million) are prone to develop Pressure Ulcers (PU), especially Tetraplegic Spinal Cord Injury (T-SCI, 114.000) as they do not dispose of the natural mechanisms for prevention. T-SCI lack of pain perception, motor control, reduced tissue viability and alterations on the ANS affecting basal tissue status and response (hyperemia).Suffering a PU affects negatively health, need ...
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Augmented BNCI Communication (ABC)

Start date: Nov 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2015,

ABC aims at increasing human capabilities by means of Brain/Neural Computer Interfaces (BNCI). The project will develop applications addressed primarily to persons with Dyskinetic Cerebral Palsy (DCP). Due to DCP particular conditions, BNCI-based systems present a huge potential for improving the quality life and promotiing independent living of this target group. In particular, the project outcom ...
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ICT based System to Predict & Prevent Falls (iStoppFalls)

Start date: Oct 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

Description ISTOPPFALLS develops and implements ICT based technologies for fall prediction and prevention and integrates them in daily life practices of older people living at home. They allow for exercise training and fall risk assessment with discrete measuring technologies and adaptive assistance functions. The Senior Mobility Monitor (SM ...
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"A novel, integrated, wheelchair and hoist system" (HOMEHOIST)

Start date: Jan 1, 2013, End date: Dec 31, 2014,

"The objective of the project is to produce a wheelchair with an integral hoist system. This will allow for more independent living, a reduced need for lifting and manual handling from carers and a reduction in the number of costly disability aids within the home.The Homehoist system will function initially as an everyday wheelchair, but will also be capable of lifting the user at certain positio ...
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L'industrie du textile, de la mode et de la confection est l'une des plus grandes industries d'Europe, prédominante dans les pays de la zone SUDOE. Cependant, la délocalisation croissante de la production, l'application de systèmes de patronage basés sur des données et des proportions corporelles des années 1970, et la faible standardisation des systèmes de désignation des tailles, font que l'une ...
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FASHION-ABLE project aims at providing the European innovative and customization-concerned SMEs with the technological means that will enable the agile and eco-efficient production of personalised products addressing the complex individualised needs of growing market niches out of the scope of mass-produced goods in terms of health and performance. FASHION-ABLE vision is to provide the innovative ...
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"The aim of the project is to to develop a new system consisting on a new running shoe, a mobile phone application and a web portal, in order to prevent injuries, providing control training to runners.The running system will consist in a microelectronic measurement system embedded on both shoes, able to gather and transmit the main biomechanical parameters during running. The information will be w ...
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Heart and respiration in-car embedded nonintrusive sensors (HARKEN)

Start date: Jun 1, 2012, End date: May 31, 2014,

"Road accidents are a major safety problem in developed countries, and fatigue is one of the critical factors. In-vehicle fatigue detectors can reduce this problem, saving 4,000 lives and preventing tens of thousand injuries every year in the EU, which in economical terms would imply annual savings of €7 Billion. For this reason, automotive OEM and TIER 1 are striving to achieve good solutions for ...
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Over the last decades, human body metrics have been used to improve human-product interaction. Along this period, the use of 1D-measurements in "classic" ergonomic applications (e.g. workplace design) has been extended to consumer goods industries such as the automotive, apparel, furniture or orthopaedic sectors. New technologies for the gathering, storage and analysis of anthropometric data (i.e. ...
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The Footwear Industry in Europe changed in the last decade. Faced with the Far East competition (based on intensive, low-cost, unskilled manpower) there has been a downsizing of the industry which represents now less than half of the global production 10 years ago. The only way to survive is to ensure that the European Footwear Industry focuses on high-quality, high-end products with design and st ...
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In PreventDFU, we propose to develop an advanced prototype for prophylaxis and treatment of diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). This condition contributes to morbidity and loss of Quality of Life (QoL) of Diabetes Mellitus sufferers, most especially the elderly. We propose to develop a unit prototype, based on our proprietary pulsating negative pressure technology that can be used at home or nursing hom ...
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The main objective of the 4-year project is to develop intelligent personal protective equipment (PPE) system that will ensure active protection and information support for personnel in high risk and complex environments, in particular chemical rescue teams, firefighters and mine rescuers, who are exposed to fire, explosions, high temperature, dangerous substances, limited visibility, high humidit ...
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Over last years, childcare products industry (dominated by SMEs) has implemented new technologies into their products and processes to face pressure from low-labour countries. But focus on cost has not given us sustainable protectable advantage so we need to support our sector by focusing on the needs of end-users. Children’s comfort needs and products’ lifespan significantly differ from adults’, ...
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"Asbestos-related diseases are the leading cause of occupational death in Europe. 500,000 European workers, mostly within the construction, demolition and remediation industries, are expected to die by 2030. Despite a ban on asbestos use, our members’ workers are continually exposed to this potent, invisible carcinogen from legacy products such as insulation, water tanks, ceiling panels, floor til ...
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The SMEs in our consortium are established providers of access products, and wheelchair-into-car solutions. The United States dominates global supply, providing over 49% of access and support devices sold worldwide. Within Europe, they control 29% of the market, with European suppliers only holding 21% of the European market. Global sales of wheelchairs and access products are increasing at 5% pa, ...
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Health of people, safety of workers, sport performance, new cultures and lifestyles, customised fashion products will be drivers to promote European Consumer Goods on the global market, exploiting the European historical culture and knowledge on manufacturing processes and products as well as the proactive European consumer market, always looking for new frontiers in terms of comfort, satisfaction ...
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Stroke is the most common cause of adult disability in Europe. Roughly 75 % of the victims survive, but about half of these lose the ability to live independently in their own home. Rehabilitation and hospitalization represent a major economic burden for the EU of about €34Bn annually. Currently the annual incidence is approximately 2 per 1000 inhabitants in the EU, and the number is predicted to ...
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