• Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme (AAL JP) is a funding activity running from 2008 to 2013 (new programme AAL II launched in 2014), with the aim of enhancing the quality of life of older people and strengthening the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

    • CONTRAST | The human (inter)face of ICT to recover after a stroke
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The CONTRAST project tries to help the millions of people who experience a stroke recover their cognitive functions through the Human Comuputer Interface (HCI). CONTRAST has developed an easy-to-use auto-adaptive human-machine interface for the sub-acute rehabilitation phase. How does it work in practice? The patient sets up a headset with electrodes, while the computer is Connected to the doctor's headset. The HCI gives "bio/neurofeedback" – i.e. sends information aggregated from different sources (EEG, heart rate,) to the doctor.

    • PASSPORT | A virtual liver for real patient safety
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      The virtual liver consists of a patient-specific model that combines anatomical, mechanical, appearance and biological preoperative modelled information. It is a virtual reproduction of the patient liver that enables the surgeon to obtain much of the needed information to decide on the treatment and programme the patient's recovery. The virtual software used in the project is based on open source technology available online making it easier for surgeons to collaborate and share their analysis.

    • EPILEPSIAE | A brain-computer interface to help you stay in control
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      Epilepsy causes unforeseen epileptic seizures, the transitory disturbance in the electrical activity of the brain. If epileptic patients could know in advance that a seizure is coming, they could immediately take action and seek assistance when needed. This was precisely the objective of the EPILEPSIAE project, which worked to improve the safety and the overall quality of life of epilepsy sufferers.

    • SAFROS | Safe in robot surgeons' hands
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      SAFROS research project is the adaptation of an existing safety framework to address the needs of robotic surgery and foster its potential to improve the level of patient safety currently achievable by traditional surgery. In this framework the project also worked on specific methods. For example: the project developed methods to produce "organ phantoms" and "virtual surgical simulators", computer test environments reproducing the real life conditions to train doctors and robot operators.

    • EU-funded projects on eHealth
      PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

      This page offers an overview of the most current (on-going or recently finished) European funded research and innovation projects in the field of ICT for health and wellbeing ("eHealth").