HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Spanish project 'AmIVital' creates intelligent communication devices for elderly and disabled people

By the year 2026, 21.6 per cent of the worlds population will be older than 65, 32 per cent of which will have some kind of disability. Official data confirm that the percentage of elderly people will increase dramatically within the next years: by 2050 there will be 180 per cent more people older than 80 than today.

Guided by these figures, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade through its CENIT programme, targeted at fostering cooperation between the private and the public sectors for the development of technological innovations, has granted a 20 million euro subsidy to the research and development project "AmIVital: digital personal environment for health and wellbeing".

Seventeen Spanish top Information and Communication Technology companies and research groups participate in AmIVital. From the private side, SIEMENS will be the leader of this project in which other companies take part, such as Telefnica R&D, Telvent Interactiva, Ericsson Spain, Eptron, CPI Central de Procesos Informticos, Acerca Comunicaciones y Sistemas and Arizone. Public stakeholders will include the association ITACA Instituto de Aplicaciones de las TIC Avanzadas (TSB Group), CARTIF Foundation, Hospital Universitario Puerta de Hierro Biomedical Research Foundation, Rioja Salud Foundation, Carlos III Health Institute and the universities of Malaga, Polytechnic of Madrid, Saragossa and Granada, through its department of Computer Architecture headed by professor Alberto Prieto Espinosa.

The official presentation of the project took place on May 8th, at the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada [http://www.ugr.es/]), where the head of the University Department of Research, professor Rafael Pay Albert, highlighted that AmIVital is the second economic project in the history of this institution, with an investment of more than 850,000 euros.

A breakthrough in remote assistance

Accor
'"/>

Contact: Alberto Prieto Espinosa
aprieto@ugr.es
34-958-243-226
Universidad de Granada
10-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Analysis of Spanish flu cases in 1918-1920 suggests transfusions might help in bird flu pandemic
2. Medical Spanish course helps physician assistants examine, communicate with Hispanic patients
3. Childrens Hospital Pittsburgh doctors at Cardiac World Congress; Only US doctors to present in Spanish
4. Test project of patient-centered medical home model endorsed by American College of Physicians
5. Healthy schools project gets an A
6. New project to analyze why Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and insulin resistance are so closely linked
7. Liverpool launches 20 million project to develop medicines for children
8. New family health history projects focus on Alaska Native, Appalachian communities
9. ESSP launches project on the effects of global environmental change on human health
10. Global Environmental Change and Human Health: New project launched at GEC Conference in Beijing
11. Clean water project hit by funding drought

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... issues and applications at AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the ... several important health care topics including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency ... its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. Ogunleye ... M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. Ogunleye ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) , ... June 25, ... ... to helping both athletes and non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented ... for the Oklahoma City area —Johnson is one of the first doctors to ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of indulgence ... high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the bar ... from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)...   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: PULM ... announced today that it was added to the Russell ... comprehensive set of U.S. and global equity indexes on ... milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive Officer Robert ... progress in developing drugs for crucial unmet medical needs, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the ... to 2022" report to their offering. ... patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function of kidneys ... blood and thus the treatment helps to keep the patient ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: ... its Elecsys BRAHMS PCT (procalcitonin) assay as a dedicated ... shock. With this clearance, Roche is the first IVD ... solution for sepsis risk assessment and management. ... and PCT levels in blood can aid clinicians in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: