• Overview of HaptiMap project - Haptic, Audio and Visual Interfaces for Maps and Location Based Services
      Law6 July 2011

      If you are walking or cycling, and don’t want to (or are unable to) spend most of the time focusing on a screen, the use of mobile devices tends to be a frustrating experience. The same is true in bright sunlight or if your eyesight just isn’t good enough to see every detail on the mobile screen. The HaptiMap project will enable digital maps and mobile location based services to be accessible to a wide range of users by using several senses like touch, hearing and vision. HaptiMap is a project which receives financial support from the Seventh Framework Programme. An overview of work done in the second year of the project is now available.

    • Report of the Stakeholder event on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing of 26 November 2010
      Law14 January 2011

      The event was a first occasion for stakeholders to put forward their views and, most importantly their ideas, on the pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. It gathered more than 150 stakeholders from along the entire innovation chain, including public authorities, patients and senior citizens' organisations, health professionals associations, industry and other organisations active in aged related issues, who exchanged views on the need for the Partnership, possible areas where the Partnership could have an impact, what it could achieve and how.

    • Report of the ePractice workshop on Inclusive eGovernment
      Law11 January 2011

      This workshop, held on 13 October 2010, aimed to encourage the sharing of good practice in the area of Inclusive eGovernment. The report documents the presentations made during the workshop session. Topics of discussion were: eGovernment policies targeted at groups at risk of exclusion; User segmentation in eGovernment services; Inclusive eGovernment in healthcare; Multichannel delivery services; eGovernment services: the ‘value chain’ dimension; Design, production, delivery, access and use of inclusive eGovernment services; “Inclusive by design” versus specific assistance - tailored services; Marketing, targeting and promotion of eGovernment services for specific disadvantaged groups. (You find the report under file name SMART 0109 SC01-eInclusion Days-Inclusive eGovernment workshop report.doc).

    • eSignature and Digital Agenda for Europe
      Law26 August 2010

      Action : Revision of the eSignature Directive with a view to provide a legal framework for cross-border recognition and interoperability of secure eAuthentication systems

    • El reto de la telemedicina en Europa
      Law1 July 2010

      Este número especial tiene como finalidad ayudarle a analizar el desarrollo de la telemedicina en sus diferentes aspectos, en entornos diferentes. Es un conjunto de testimonios y análisis llevados a cabo por responsables políticos e industriales, por pacientes y representantes de los profesionales sanitarios, lo que nos parece el mejor modo de transmitir mensajes breves y comprensibles por todos los públicos. De igual modo, tiene como finalidad enunciar los problemas que siguen frenando el desarrollo de la telemedicina y trazar ciertas pinceladas sobre lo que será la telemedicina del mañana.

    • European Council conclusions on Digital Agenda for Europe
      Law31 May 2010

      Ministers welcomed the "Digital Agenda", endorsing the seven main areas for action identified in it and emphasizing the importance of digital technologies for employment and economic growth. Several delegations highlighted support for the development of a digital single market with fast internet and interoperable applications, as well as the environmental added value of the agenda. The digital agenda for Europe is the first of the seven flagship initiatives of the Europe 2020 strategy for jobs and growth. Concrete proposals still have to follow as the Commission will report annually on the implementation of the agenda. The conclusions acknowledge the importance of the "digital agenda" in economic, social and cultural contexts. They endorse the establishment of an ambitious action agenda for instance to create a fully functioning digital Single Market to the benefit of European businesses -in particular SMEs- and European consumers and to take coordinated measures on network and information security in order to increase trust and confidence in cyberspace.

    • Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap - 2nd edition as a book
      Law14 April 2010

      The Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap is produced by the European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance, funded under the 7th European Framework Programme. In the first chapter new developing trends in AAL are looked at from different perspectives and barriers to their implementation are discussed. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the application domains; AAL4persons (Chapter 2), AAL@community (Chapter 3), AAL@work (Chapter 4) and a detailed presentation of the enabling technologies - sensing, reasoning, acting, interaction and communication - (Chapter 5). The final chapter presents a way to set up an AAL system (Chapter 6). This results in a document that can be considered as the technology roadmap for AAL. This updated version 2 is available only as a printed book.

    • Roadmap for Research on Ambient Assisted Living
      Law7 September 2009

      The FP7 funded AALIANCE initiative – “The European Ambient Assisted Living Innovation Alliance” - aims to coordinate the European AAL R&D community and to develop a common strategic vision for short-, mid- and long-term R&D approaches in the AAL context. An important step towards this aim is the release of the Ambient Assisted Living Roadmap for research and innovation. This initiative is part of the EU action plan for Ageing Well in the Information Society which aims to provide new solutions to help Europe tackle the challenges of the ageing population. The full document of 120 pages (including a foreword from Florin Lupescu, Director of Directorate ICT addressing Societal Challenges in DG Information Society and Media of the European Commission) provides an in-depth look into the future of AAL application areas, concepts and technologies until 2025.

    • Report of the meeting of the e-inclusion Subgroup on future e-inclusion policy orientations
      Law24 August 2009

      The e-inclusion Subgroup of the i2010 High Level Group held its 11th meeting in Limassol, Cyprus, on 7 and 8 April 2009. The meeting was well attended by delegates from 21 European countries as well as representatives of major user organisations and industry. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss and form a consensus on future e-inclusion policy orientations. The ‘Limassol report’ produced as the result of the meeting will contribute to the preparations of the next European strategy on the information society, to succeed the i2010 initiative. In the conclusions of the report, the e-inclusion Subgroup recommends that the European Commission and European Member States, together with other European Institutions, continue working together and intensify efforts in e-inclusion in order to: Provide strategic leadership by ensuring digital inclusion is a cornerstone of future European information society policy; Review the vision and goals set out in the Riga Declaration; Mainstream digital inclusion into key policy areas, such as education, economic recovery strategy, social cohesion, and health/social care; Consider the proposals and suggestions made in the Limassol report when shaping future programmes and investments at European and national levels.