Almost 10 million Europeans live with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias today. As a result of ageing, the number of people affected by one of those conditions is forecasted to double by 2030, making them a major health challenges. Those people want to live at their own homes, but because of their symptoms, they face difficulties in the daily life both in managing their own care and in living independently.
ICT4Life is a three-year project funded under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with the ambition of providing new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients’ quality of life and autonomy at home.
To reach this goal, ICT4Life is conducting breakthrough research and radical innovation and will implement the ICT4Life Platform. Such a platform will deliver a series of innovative services to patients affected by Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias but also to health professionals and formal and informal carers. All solutions are developed following a user-centred methodology and tested in real life scenarios.
The real case scenarios concern three European countries -France, Hungary and Spain to test ICT4Life services, measure the effects of treatment and evaluate project developments and acquired knowledge about co-morbidities related to these diseases.
The project consortium brings together nine partners representing academia, industry and users’ groups, all committed in improving patients’ lives and advancing Europe leadership role in personalised services for integrated care.