iStoppFalls

ICT based System to Predict & Prevent Falls

 Coordinatore UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN 

 Organization address city: Siegen
postcode: 57068

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rainer
Cognome: Wieching
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 271 7404036
Fax: +49 271 7403384

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Totale costo 5˙792˙486 €
 EC contributo 3˙291˙000 €
 Programma FP7-ICT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Information and communication technologies
 Code Call FP7-ICT-2011-7
 Funding Scheme CP
 Anno di inizio 2011
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2011-10-01   -   2014-12-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITAET SIEGEN

 Organization address city: Siegen
postcode: 57068

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Rainer
Cognome: Wieching
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 271 7404036
Fax: +49 271 7403384

DE (Siegen) coordinator 0.00
2    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH

 Organization address address: Donau-City-Strasse 1
city: WIEN
postcode: 1220

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Mario
Cognome: Drobics
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 505 50 4810

AT (WIEN) participant 0.00
3    DEUTSCHE SPORTHOCHSCHULE KOLN

 Organization address address: AM SPORTPARK MUENGERSDORF 6
city: KOLN
postcode: 50933

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Sabine
Cognome: Eichberg
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 221 4982 6145
Fax: +49 221 4982 6143

DE (KOLN) participant 0.00
4    INSTITUTO DE BIOMECANICA DE VALENCIA

 Organization address address: UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA EDIFICIO 9C CAMINO DE VE
city: VALENCIA
postcode: 46022

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Clara
Cognome: Bollaín
Email: send email
Telefono: +34 963879160
Fax: +34 963879169

ES (VALENCIA) participant 0.00
5    KAASA SOLUTION GMBH

 Organization address address: ZOLLHOF 13
city: DUSSELDORF
postcode: 40221

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Nico
Cognome: Kaartinen
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 211 73063550
Fax: +49 211 73063577

DE (DUSSELDORF) participant 0.00
6    PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND B.V.

 Organization address address: Boschdijk 525
city: EINDHOVEN
postcode: 5621JG

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Patrick
Cognome: Keur
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 402740361

NL (EINDHOVEN) participant 0.00
7    UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

 Organization address address: ANZAC PARADE
city: SYDNEY
postcode: 2052

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Kim
Cognome: Delbaere
Email: send email
Telefono: +61 2 9399 1066

AU (SYDNEY) participant 0.00

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living    health    healthcare    ageing    quality    population    impact    istoppfalls    preventing    proportion    individualized    related    community    people    prevention    disability    active    falls    solutions    home    older    fall   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

A demographic transformation is underway with a significant rise in the proportion of people aged 65 and older expected over the coming decades. It is therefore crucial to invest in research aimed at dealing with health challenges of an ageing population.nFalls represent a major age-related health challenge facing our society, with about one third of older community-living people falling at least once a year. Falls in older people can markedly change one's health trajectory, have debilitating and isolating consequences and can trigger a downward spiral of disability which can lead to institutionalization and premature death. Falls and fractures account for over half of all injury-related health care costs and have a major impact not only on older people, but also their carers, health services and the community. This impact will grow substantially in the near future due to the increased proportion of older people in the population. The prevention of falls and mobility-related disability among older people is an urgent public health challenge in Europe and internationally.nDespite robust evidence and availability of best-practice clinical guidelines to support interventions for preventing falls in older people, implementation of preventive measures remains low, mainly due to the accompanied high cost in both time and resources of the recommended individualized approach. Novel methods for delivery of quality healthcare are required to increase effectiveness of management while containing costs and using scarce human resources to maximum effect. Technology-based solutions have potential to reduce costs while maintaining individualized high quality healthcare. Fall prediction and prevention is a field of research where technology can be used to facilitate healthy ageing, well-being and independent living, but similar paradigms could potentially be used in other areas of geriatric medicine.nThe primary aim of the iStoppFalls project and its consortium partners is to develop and evaluate innovative home-based technologies to assist in preventing falls, and thus to improve quality of life of older adults living at home. iStoppFalls will develop unobtrusive technological solutions for continuous monitoring and prevention of fall risk factors that are required to coach people in tailored individualized prevention programs, including exercise and education. The emphasis is not on laboratory research but on active implementation of successful fall prevention strategies in people's own home.nA coordinated, active and multidisciplinary team is central to this project to face challenges related to the development of these technology-based solutions. iStoppFalls will involve representatives of world-leading technology and research experts from both university and industry partners in Europe and Australia. The program will strengthen collaboration between research and technology which will contribute to European excellence and competitiveness and will produce new insights.

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