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  • Automatic hospital beds to make life easier for hampered patients

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    03/12/2013
    EPOSBED has developed a solution to help patients with their mobility problems, as well as make work easier for care-givers. The project team – whose 10 partners include eight SMEs – has designed an automated, adjustable bed that allows patients with limited mobility to change their position without needing assistance from medical staff.
  • Commission welcomes EU Member States' adoption of Horizon 2020

    03/12/2013
    The European Commission welcomed the adoption by EU Member States of Horizon 2020, the next EU research and innovation programme. With a budget of nearly EUR 80 billion euro over seven years, Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research programme yet, and one of the biggest publicly funded worldwide.
  • MSCA: Fighting the brain drain in Europe

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    02/12/2013

    Katarzyna Kalita is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow with research focused on the identification of genes involved in epilepsy. The MSCA allows her to cover research costs, have an employment contract and work close to her family and friends. In addition to offering generous fellowships, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions give researchers the possibility to gain experience abroad and in the private sector, and to complete their training with competences or disciplines useful for their careers.

  • MSCA fellowships: creating a research group

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    02/12/2013

    Video showcasing a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, Johan Richard, who thanks to an MSCA grant managed to set up his own research group.

  • Diamonds - A cancer patient's best friend

    02/12/2013

    The EU-funded research project DINAMO has used the unique properties of diamonds to develop a radical new way to study molecular processes in living cells.

    This new technology can, for example, detect the onset of cancer far earlier than was previously possible, opening the path to more effective treatment and potentially saving the lives of countless cancer patients.

  • ISU-DEP – Patient hygiene: a new bedside manner

    02/12/2013

    The ISU-DEP project aims to increase the autonomy of elderly and bedridden people by supporting caregivers, and restoring dignity and self-esteem through sensitive personal hygiene.

  • EU-funded OPTIX project makes breakthrough in explosives detection

    29/11/2013

    Based on advanced optic technology, device can detect quantities of less than 1 mg of explosives at a 20-metre distance.

  • New device VIGI'FALL will make growing older safer thanks to EU funding

    29/11/2013

    The FallWatch Consortium brings together a wealth of European technology and expertise in a tiny triangular patch called Vigi’Fall that can be worn by the user in a non-intrusive, permanent manner.

    Unique Vigi’Fall fall detection solution could help save 500,000 hospitalisations and 40,000 premature deaths caused by falls in Europe every year.

  • Advances in design thanks to technology from Belgian company Materialise supported by EU funding

    29/11/2013
    Materialise is a pioneer in Additive Manufacturing software and solutions, more commonly known as 3D printing, which has grown in size from a university spin-off to a multinational thanks in part to EU research funding.

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