inCASA Danish event announcementOn 6th June 2013, inCASA will be represented by In-JeT at The Danish Welfare Technology Exhibition and Conference. In-JeT will have an exhibition stand demonstrating the project’s technical solution and results. Specifically, the transferability capabilities of inCASA will be demonstrated using the results from the municipality of Skive who is currently testing the inCASA solution. The demonstration will include the touch screen and some of the devices used by chronic elderly patients in Skive and visitors to the stand will have the opportunity to try the devices themselves. In addition to the exhibition, representatives from Skive municipality will, in cooperation with In-JeT, give a presentation at the conference about their experiences with using the inCASA solution.
The annual conference is aimed at Danish municipal and regional healthcare and social care staff working with telemedicine. The Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior, Margrethe Vestager, and former Health Minister, Arne Rolighed, are among the many prominent speakers at the conference. The programme can be downloaded here (in Danish).
inCASA Italian event announcement
The Italian national Exploitation Event will be organized in the framework of the eHealth conference that will be held on 28th of May in Rome. REPLY, INVENT and ATC will sponsor the event all day, by placing an inCASA stand. inCASA results will be disseminated by brochures, demos and open discussions with the audience interested to the inCASA solution. Moreover, a specific inCASA workshop will be organized within the event demonstrating the inCASA approach, the technical solution, the services and evidence of inCASA results, presented by involved end-users.
The full agenda of the inCASA session in the eHealth Forum is available online
inCASA participation at the ASCO Annual Meeting
INSERM, along with TID and REPLY, submitted an abstract paper for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The paper was accepted and inCASA project was presented at a very important event in the healthcare domain on 2nd of June 2012 at Chicago. The inCASA poster can be found here.
The submitted work is focused on the French pilot study and is entitled 'The European inCASA telecare-telehealth electronic platform for the daily assessment of symptoms, weight and activity in cancer patients on chronotherapy at home.'
Additional information regarding the INSERM pilot site activities can be viewed at http://rbc.vjf.inserm.fr
Hot Spot ATCFirst pilot in planning
The first inCASA pilot is being planned with the partner Agenzia Territoriale per la casa della Provincia di Torino. ATC Torino is the public body with responsibility for social and public housing in the area of Torino and its surroundings. The Pilot will focus on user behaviour, providing an useful profile to search and determine behaviour that could lead to health problems.
The inCASA project supports the Commissions activities in ICT for Health: eHealth.
The inCASA platform allows for the creation of inclusive applications with accessibility for all. The project supports the Commissions campaign: eInclusion - be part of it!
The inCASA project supports the Ageing Well Thematic Network which aims at creating a Community of Actors interested in improving the life of Elderly People by promoting the market uptake of ICT solutions for Ageing Well!
The UK national exploitation event was organized by CHC and Brunel University on Tuesday 29th March in Birmingham.
The event was undertaken within a Public Service Event: “Co-ordinated Care: Meeting the Needs of Patients, Driving Better Integration”.
The event was chosen as a place to present the inCASA project as it was specifically focused on showcasing real life examples, initiatives and best practice case studies in order for delegates to explore how to turn the integration rhetoric into a reality.
The Greek national exploitation event, entitled “e-Health Services: The inCASA project” was co-organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Konstantopouleio General Hospital of Nea Ionia (KGHNI) at the KGHNI premises on the 8th of February, 2013 under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Health and the 1st Regional Health Authority of Attiki.
Participators included Municipal (local) authorities, Health Care Authorities, SMEs providing services in the Health sector, Professors, Doctors, ICT researchers, Social workers, Psychologists and the project coordinator Massimo Caprino.
A total number of 163 persons were registered to the event which finally had a great impact on the audience, on the hospital, on the local society and on the involved authorities.
The main objective is to test the transferability capabilities of the technical platform and services already developed for the inCASA pilots. A number of completely new devices and services will be installed in Skive which will allow the project team to really test and evaluate how easily transferable the inCASA solution is. The new devices and services include:
- A smoke detector to monitor when a user is smoking which will be used to analyse the indoor air quality
- A window sensor to monitor if users open windows when smoking in order to increase the indoor air quality
- A blood glucose device to measure and monitor daily blood glucose levels
- A pedometer to measure daily activity level
In addition to these new devices and services, weight and oxygen saturation (SpO2) will also be measured and finally a video conferencing system between users and a Contact Centre will be set up.
A flyer in Danish is available here.
VALUE AGEING pursuits the purpose of educating a new generation of researchers in the field of ICT for ageing, by considering ethical aspects, human right, societal needs within emerging ICT solutions for ageing, close to the inCASA purpose.
Read more at the Downloads section.
The SMART City exhibition proposes a new vision of city characterised by: information flows, physical and digital relationships and communications networks, capability to create social capital, wellness for people and a better quality of life.
The paper, written by Santer Reply partner, is entitled "inCASA project - Smart telemonitoring" and was presented in the Desio Hospital, where the conference was organised.
The present workshop has focused on the eHealth sector and it has been an opportunity to disseminate the inCASA project results (with a particular focus on the user involvement during the project development and user-centricity of the deployed services) and share opinions and experiences with other EC co-funded projects, such as: Home Sweet Home (ICT-PSP project), AgeingWell (ICT-PSP project), Care at Home (AAL project), ValueAgeing (Marie Curie action), CUPID (FP7 ICT project) and Stroke Back (FP7 ICT project).
ATC prepared a video presentation of the inCASA project, in which there are demonstrated the goals, the organization, the target users, the technology used and the involved human resources of the Italian pilot.
The produced video about the ATC pilot is a very useful tool for the dissemination of the project - aiming at facilitating the acceptance of the technological solution.
ATC provided merchandising material (Mug, pen, T-shirt and block-notes with inCASA Logo) for free to elderly people involved in the video production.
The video can be viewed at youtube!
Even if not all Pilot requirements are identical, a strong common set of requirements has been compiled along with common intervention protocols.
All Pilots focus now not only on data collection but on patient's feedback in order to improve elderly user's experience with the inCASA ICT platform