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Joining innovative Approaches for the integration and Development of transnational knowledge of clusters policies related to independent of Elderly (JADE)
Start date: Feb 1, 2011, End date: Jan 31, 2014 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"Citizens are getting older and are increasingly living with chronic diseases, because although their health condition is better than that of earlier generations, they live longer helped by advanced medical care ending up to chronic conditions and minor disabilities well manageable by home care. This has highlighted shared concerns by regional Governments about implications for future provision of welfare, health services. This demographic change poses significant challenges to Europe’s society and economy.JADE project concept is to develop and promote a Common Research Agenda and Joint Action Plan addressing one of the most promising cluster applications of Ambient Intelligence technologies in everyday life categorized according to the needs of a healthy ageing population: Independent living services and Telecare.They embrace eHealth as enabler for range activities: tele-consultations, transfer of records,telehomecare, telehealth and vital sign monitoring, interpersonal communication, remote care and social support (home monitoring, navigation and tracking, etc).JADE S&T objectives are:t definition of a common research agenda, driven by elderly needs, on new research drivers’ topics assessing emerging ambient intelligence in healthcare at home science and technologies and the development of joint action plan to improve the cost-effectiveness of research and policy coordination;fostering transnational scientific joint cooperation and collaborations, in emerging and evolving ambient intelligence in healthcare technologies to promote uptake of integrated research agenda, between regional authorities, legal entities conducting research and local business community and improve their capacity in enhancing cooperation of transnational regional clusters;raising, sharing and disseminating knowledge awareness on relevant understanding, common approaches and experiences to enhance research and policy effort and improve integration at research, policy and business actors levels"
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