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The BIOTELEKINESY home-care service : a communication platform for the tele-monitoring and the tele-management of the elderly to detect locomotion disabilities and prevent fall (BIOTELEKINESY)
Start date: Jun 1, 2009, End date: May 31, 2011 PROJECT  FINISHED 

"The context of our ageing population and the expenses explosion linked up with healthcare request for the elderly, innovative solutions strongly related to prevention, to an improvment of the quality of life and to an upholding of an independent life as long as possible. Therefore, the core of the BIOTELEKINESY project is to provide an innovative ICT based interface with a holistic approach to detect and prevent as earlier as possible in the daily environement of the elderly person, motion disabilities and as a consequence fall risks. It will consist of a monitoring and assessing devices, to gather biomechanics data that can be indicators of locomotion impairments, related to a secure interopearbility system that connect the elderly, the healthcare providers and the family to early implement appropriate rehabilitation therapies. The method will deal with three main goals such as : firstly, the creation of a kinematic database through a clinical gait analysis to highlight and identify the biomechanics predictors of locomotion deficits ; secondly, the implementation of a real time motion recognition system for an accurate classification of elderly actions in different levels of locomotion deficits and thus the development of a treshold algorythm for the elderly activity classification ; thirdly, the development of a secure and friendly-user interface. This home-care service promise to improve healthcare management procedures with benefits both for seniors, healthcare providers and healthcare systems. In particular, it will enable to prevent fall in an effective manner in term of quality and cost by an accurate and personalized follow-up of the seniors motion capacity; a more personal and efficient interaction between them and the medical staff to implement in real time relevant rehabilitation therapy ; an improvement of the elderly compliance with the provide therapy. According to that, this project will have clear benefits for Greece and the European community."

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