The CONNECARE consortium is pleased to announce that it has developed strong links with another European Project, ICT4Life. As with CONNECARE, ICT4Life works to improve quality of life of patients affected by chronic conditions by assisting their independent living at home.

More About ICT4Life

ICT4Life is a three-year project financed by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, that kicked-off in Madrid on the 19th of January 2016 with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers’ quality of life and autonomy at home.

This initiative brings together nine partners representing Academia, industry and users’ groups, all committed in improving patients’ lives and advancing Europe’s leadership role in personalised services for integrated care.

The partners of this well-balanced and multidisciplinary consortium are namely: Artica Telemedicina (Spain) which leads the project, Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain), Madrid Parkinson Association (Spain), Netis Informatics Ltd. (Hungary), E-seniors (France), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Maastricht University (Netherlands), European Hospital and Healthcare Federation (Belgium) and the University of Pécs (Hungary).

The motivation behind ICT4Life comes from the need to find solutions aimed at developing the concepts of self-care, active patients and integrated care. To reach this goal, ICT4Life will conduct breakthrough research and radical innovation and will implement the ICT4Life Platform.

• ICT4Life Platform will deliver services, aimed at increasing the quality of life and the autonomy of elders in their own homes, nursing homes, day care centres and hospitals;
• ICT4Life Platform will support health professionals and formal and informal caregivers in the provision of integrated care to people affected by cognitive impairments at an early stage;
• ICT4Life Platform will provide proactive and patient-centred care using robust and secure communication channels and dedicated digital interfaces;
• ICT4Life Platform will be tested in real operating environments, through extensive pilots.

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