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19 January 2016

Policies for Ageing Well with ICT

Policies for Ageing Well with ICT ICT can help older people to stay healthy, independent and active at work or in their community. The European Commission funds several research projects in the field. One in three Europeans will be over 65 by 2060. The ra ...

9 May 2017

Research and innovation for ageing well with ICT

Research and innovation for ageing well with ICT Ageing is one of our major societal challenges and ICT is key for tackling it. The EU actively supports and provides funding for research and innovation in ICT and ageing well. Research on ICT for ageing we ...

11 May 2017

ICT and fall prevention for elderly

ICT and fall prevention for elderly Each year, one in three people over 65 has a serious fall, mostly in their home. Often their quality of life is severely diminished: loss of mobility, severe dependency and physical disability. The cost of falls is high ...

16 March 2015

Ageing as an opportunity: Coimbra shows how it's done

31 October 2014 Ageing as an opportunity: Coimbra shows how it's done Coimbra is Portugal's city of reference for health. It provides healthcare services through the largest hospital in the country and it's where a lot of academic work and ...

17 August 2017

Creating a digital society

Creating a digital society Team responsible DG CONNECT The European Commission aims for an inclusive digital society which benefits from the digital single market. Building smarter cities, improving access to eGovernment, eHealth services and digital skil ...

29 September 2015

How would you like to have your own ELF@Home to monitor your health and fitness?

29 September 2015 How would you like to have your own ELF@Home to monitor your health and fitness? ELF@Home is sELF-care system for the elderly based on sELF-check of health conditions and sELF-fitness at Home This is a guest blog post written by Juan Lui ...

1 October 2015

A Europe that Cares – International Day of Older Persons

1 October 2015 A Europe that Cares – International Day of Older Persons Today is the 25th UN International Day of Older Persons. And keeping up with tradition I want to use my blog to highlight this day. Beyond the fact that we're all getting a year ...

17 June 2015

How Europe makes you happy

Policy How Europe makes you happy 6 May 2014 Nonna Lea is an outspoken lady of 94 years from Rome. She lives together with Mister Robin. Today the European Council decided to continue the Ambient Assisted Living programme for another seven years. These tw ...