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Report on the workshop Demographic Change

Within the framework of the Thematic Programme Capitalisation initiative of the Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC a targeted thematic workshop on Demographic Change was organised on the 7th of November in Brussels. INNOVAGE was presented on this workshop under the Demographic change thematic area, jointly with other European projects related to this topic such as CASA and DAA projects which are close related with INNOVAge. At the following link you can find the final report of the workshop.

 

FRENCH INNOVAGE EVENT: DETECTION AND ALERT OF A PERSON FALL AT HOME: WHAT OPPORTUNITITES FOR NEW OFFERS?

The event brought together more than 40 participants (technological providers, researchers, telecare professionals, private health insurance). The workshop drew the state of the art of the situation regarding fall detection at home and the service/technology offer available on the market at the moment. Then, a discussion among the participants was initiated on the potential services/solution to develop to prevent fall and/or improve fall detection.

TNO DEVELOPS A BUSINESS CASE TOOL FOR ANALYZING THE EFFECTS OF INNOVATIONS IN LONG-TERM CARE

The healthcare sector is currently facing a number of major challenges. Due to the increasing demand for care and the decreasing number of healthcare professionals, the balance within the sector is under threat. One of the ways to solve this problem is to continually implement innovations which, for example, enable greater efficiency, increased productivity or reduction of the demand for care. But how effective are these innovations? Using this instrument, you can create a business case relating to innovations in long-term care.

The lithuanian innovation centre held a national event to inform about INNOVAGE

On 30th November 2012, the Lithuanian partner LIC held their INNOVAGE national event related to the European Year of Active Ageing. This conference was addressed to the elderly and companies from a smart homes cluster with the aim to let these different target groups interact and learn about each other.

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