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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 2016

Speeding up the innovation process in order to foster active and healthy ageing for all

DSM blog post 1 October 2012 Speeding up the innovation process in order to foster active and healthy ageing for all The pilot European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP on AHA) was presented at the Innovation Union Convention this ...

28 July 2015

It is time for action now! Join the European Innovation Partnership & talk about it!

DSM blog post 28 March 2012 It is time for action now! Join the European Innovation Partnership & talk about it!---  Posted by Paul Timmers, DG INFSO, Director "ICT for Societal Challenges", & by Maria Iglesia Gomez, DG SANCO, Head of Un ...

31 July 2015

Subjective Well-being

31 July 2015 Subjective Well-being For those of you not enjoying a well-deserved Summer holiday and still in the office, I want to cheer you up by writing about the well-known concept of "happiness". I briefly touched upon "happiness" ...

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 ...