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 inCASA consortium consists of 13 organisations from eight different countries
representing a wide taste of Europe in terms of population, culture and economic
power. The consortium unifies a number of technology groups that have a world
leading position in their respective fields.
Santer Reply is a company
focus on healthcare, nutrition and local public administration sectors,
operating as a system integrator that provides IT services and solutions
able to fulfil the increasing information and access needs of the citizens.
It also excels in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) tools and services with a
competence group established by the acquisition of the Motorola Competence
Centre of Turin in February 2009. Santer Reply is a subsidiary of Reply
S.p.a, a leading Consulting, Systems Integration, Application Management
and Business Process Outsourcing company, specialized in the creation
and implementation of solutions based on new communication networks
and digital media. Reply was founded in 1996 and closed 2008 with consolidated
sales of 330.2 million Euro, and about 2700 employees.
|The Chorleywood Health Centre was established in the 1920s and has been serving the community in Chorleywood and its surrounding villages in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire ever since.
The purpose-built surgery was opened in 1997 and provides comprehensive general medical services including treatment and prevention of illness,
health promotion and screening services. We are active in medical and
nursing research, training and education. The practice works within the
National Health Service and is a member of the Watford and Three Rivers
Primary Care Trust who manage the provision of general practice in the
|CNet Svenska AB is a leading-edge software
house specialising in semantic-based knowledge and content systems. We
are developing systems to acquire, organise, personalise and share the
knowledge embedded in web, databases and multimedia content. Our technologies
achieve semantic interoperability between heterogeneous information sources
and services, and allow our customers to maximise automation of the knowledge
life cycle. The core in our offering is Visual Net Server, a semantic
annotation server. It is used to capture knowledge from raw information
and multimedia content in webs and other distributed repositories to turn
poorly structured information into machine-processable knowledge.
|In-JeT ApS has been engaged as concept
and technology developer in Pervasive Computing since 1998 and has extensive
knowledge about wireless technologies, networks, Semantic Web Services,
ontologies, and Knowledge Management. Since 2000, In-JeT has specifically
been working with eBusiness and eHealth services in heterogeneous networks.
In-JeT has increasingly been incorporating socio-economic and cross-disciplinary
research tasks in technology development and is working with sociologists
and anthropologists to define boundary conditions and analyse and integrate
ecosystems in technology development. We have also pioneered methodological
techniques such as scenario thinking for deriving comprehensive user requirements.
|National Institute of Health and Medical Research
(INSERM) has a long standing experience in the regulation of
tolerability and efficacy of cancer treatments by the circadian timing
system, ranging from rodents to patients. It has conceived and implemented
chronomodulated treatment delivery to take advantage of the control mechanisms
through which the circadian clock modulates normal tissue physiology and
tumour growth. The present research work focuses on the control of normal and malignant
cellular proliferation by the circadian clock as a determinant of cancer
treatment success. The interactions between circadian physiology, molecular
clocks and cell cycle and apoptosis processes have emerged as crucial
in the further improvement of human diseases. We further address the relevance
of circadian clock mechanisms in the efficiency of compensatory cell proliferation.
A close cooperation with the 5 academic teams and one SME in this consortium
over the past 5 years has led to this STREP proposal for uncovering the
mechanisms of the tight interactions between circadian clock, cell division
and drug pharmacology as a new paradigm for cancer and many other human
|INVENT SAS is a seed-capital Company,
based in Paris and set up in 2001, it is specialised in innovation consulting,
business administration, development and financing of high-tech projects
and start-ups creation. Since January 2006 Invent opened a new branch
in Italy whose ole is to contribute in international project aiming
at new and innovative firms’ creation. INVENT supports development
projects of high-tech companies thanks to its experience in technology
transfer activity e availability of financial resources, providing funds
both public and private and ensuring a consolidated and focused strategy
and a qualified expertise to improve and exploit research results and
enhance the introduction of new technologies. Its core business consists
in two main activities: Development and exploitation - INVENT gives
its contribution to the growth and promotion of innovation and new technologies
market creating business and employment. Venture Capital investments
- Through its strong investment capabilities and solid/reliable shareholders
|The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) is well known in Greece and abroad for the research achievements of its faculty members and the good reputation of its students and alumni. NTUA is divided into nine academic Schools, eight being for the engineering sciences, including architecture, and one for the general sciences. The Intelligent Communications and Broadband Networks (ICBNet) Laboratory is a lab of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. ICBNet draws on a pool of expert personnel including faculty, researchers and students. The lab carries out research and development activities in all areas of telecommunication and computer systems, services and applications. ICBNet actively contributes to international forums and standardization bodies, including Parlay, IETF, ITU-T and ETSI. ICBNet is a member of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) and the e-Mobility platform. It has co-operated successfully with leading industrial, research and academic institutions throughout Europe.
|Konstantopouleio General Hospital of Nea Ionia (KGHNI) is a Hospital with more than 500
employees (doctors, nurses, physicians and administrative personnel).
It offers almost all medical specialities. Surgery department is fully
equipped and has participated in numerous National and European medical research projects. During the last years Konstantopouleio General Hospital of Nea Ionia has been carrying out extensive research in improving frail elderly people's quality of life, exploiting the technological advances.
|Steinbeis Innovation Center Embedded Design and
Networking (stzedn) at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State
University Loerrach, Germany is a R&D partner in the field of embedded
networking. It is part of the Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH, the research
branch of the Steinbeis Foundation for Technology Transfer, which operates
more than 700 R&D and consulting centers in Baden-Württemberg
with subsidies in other parts of Germany and the world. The system and
software development expertise is a profound basis for ubiquitous and
distributed computing applications. Since its foundation in 2002, more
than 100 R&D projects with academic and application background were
processed at stzedn.
|Telefónica, S.A. is the world’s
leading telecom operator in Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries
(193+ million customers). Telefónica I+D (TID) is the R&D arm of Telefónica S.A. It employs over 1200 persons
and is the most important private company in Spain devoted to R&D.
TID has facilities in Madrid, Valladolid, Barcelona, Huesca and Granada
(Spain) and a subsidiary company in Sao Paulo (Telefónica Pesquisa
e Desenvolvimento do Brasil) and in Mexico. TID focuses on the creation
of services, the management of networks, services and businesses, with
particular attention to technological innovation of a strategic nature
or non-existent in the market. TID was created in 1988 to identify factors
shaping the future of telecommunications and the development of Telefónica's
businesses through R&D. Its mission is to improve Telefónica's
competitiveness through technological innovation, broadening the range
and quality of services on offer and making it possible to reduce operating
|The Department of Information Systems and Computing at
Brunel University is one of the largest departments of
its type in the UK and members of the Department were awarded a rating
of '5' in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The department
is particularly known for three key areas underlying this vision: advanced
information technology, interaction between human and computer, and information
systems. There is a critical mass within each area that makes significant
progress on its own, and importantly, the synergy and interaction between
the three areas have enabled fundamentally challenging issues across traditional
boundaries to be addressed in an interdisciplinary way.
|Fundación Hospital de Calahorra (FHC) is
a non-profit-making organization. It operates within the national healthcare
system, in particular providing assistance to frail people. It is involved
in disease prevention and rehabilitation. FHC participates in programs
of promotion and protection of healthcare, training, as well as research
projects. Many papers in the biomedicine field have been published in
international journals by members of FHC. Many collaborate with the hospital
that has been classified
as one of the best Spanish hospitals in the Respiratory and Nervous system
areas. FHC is very interested in e-health and has developed several actions
to promote this area. Currently the hospital has 400 employees.
|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.
ATC's mission is to supply low-cost housing to underprivileged citizens,
to manage its own real estate and that entrusted to them by other public
bodies. Furthermore, ATC undertakes the refurbishing and conservation
of public housing and provides related services. ATC Torino in general
supplies and manages public and private real estate; proposes and outlines
programmes and strategies for urban and territorial planning; and supplies
and manages networks and services for relatives.
Its renovation activities are financed in various ways: government; Regione Piemonte and other institutes; self-financed; participation in consortiums; and mixed capital companies for the development, implementation and management of integrated building and urban planning programmes. ATC Torino was established in 1907, by the Torino City Council. The company is now under the Regional Law number 11 that provides that the Agency reports to the Regione Piemonte, with specific duties within each province for organisation, administration and finance of its properties. Its duties and functions are established by law.