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REACH Newsletter
09.2016

Responsive Engagement of the Elderly promoting Activity and Customized Healthcare

The project abbreviation stands for Responsive Engagement of the Elderly Promoting Activity and Customized Healthcare. The proposal for this project was developed in 2015 and submitted under pillar 3 of H2020 in societal challenge 1 Personalized Healthcare (PHC). In the European consortium with 17 partners from higher education institutions and industry, the four EuroTech Universities along with the industry partners (including leading European health care technology, rehabilitation, and care and hospital firms) build the core of this project. The total grant amounts around 6 Million Euros.  

During the four year’s life span of the project, the consortium will work on modular, personalized medical and ethical acceptable solutions integrated in and around buildings (clinical environments, rehabilitation settings, care homes, and home care), which allow an intelligent prediction (considering both personal medical history as well as real-time gathered data from a series of embedded sensors) about the health status of people/patients. Based on forecast and analytic algorithms REACH will allow to provide novel, personalized interventions (customized services, products, and equipment for mobilization and rehabilitation, physical activity, training, food and nutrition, mobility, and patient motivation).

17.03.2016

Launch of the website
 
On March 17th we have officially launched the REACH 2020 website. REACH aims to develop a service system that will turn clinical and care environments into personalisable modular sensing, prevention, and intervention systems that encourage the elderly to become healthy via activity (physical, cognitive, mobility, personalized food, etc.)...
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30.05.2016

REACH backed by EuroTech Alliance
The Alliance is a strategic partnership of four leading European universities of science & technology: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Technical University of Munich (TUM). The Alliance sponsored and supported the application for a project under the H2020 PHC 21 track and associated activities such as consortium building and proposal development which finally led to the success of REACH in this track...
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30.05.2016

10th World Conference of Gerontotechnology
 
International Society for Gerontechnology (ISG) encourages and promotes technological innovations in products and services that address older peoples’ ambitions and needs on the basis of scientific knowledge about ageing processes including cultural and individual differences. The ISG is an international association with members both from industry and academia that organizes joint strategic activities, conferences, workshops and publishes a scientific journal...
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30.05.2016

Stakeholder Workshops in Eindhoven, Munich, Geneva, and Lyngby
 
As part of the project work and a requirements engineering process a series of REACH stakeholder workshops is planned to be held in Eindhoven, Munich, Geneva, and Lyngby between July and October 2016. The workshops will help to develop the initial value proposition for REACH’s Product Service System (PSS) concept and will therefore address stakeholders that are part of or linked to the consortium partners (doctors, care professionals, physical therapists, elderly, relatives, technology providers, etc.) as well as potential stakeholders beyond the REACH consortium. In case you consider yourself as a potential stakeholder and you are interested in participation please contact: Prof. Yuan Lu from Tu/e: Y.Lu@tue.nl...
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06.07.2016

1st REACH Consortium Meeting in Munich
 
The 1st Consortium Meeting was held from May 2nd to 4th in Munich at TUM (all 17 partners present, more than 40 participating persons). The meeting was scheduled in a way that allowed that outcome of T1.1/D1.1 (use case analysis) could be presented to all partners on the meeting (to kick off the actual development and requirements engineering processes). Previously (February 16th) a T1.1 work task in-person meeting was held at SK’s facilities (7 partners/22 participating persons) to kick-start the work in T1.1...
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06.07.2016

Early Trials with wearable sensors – interested to be become a test person?
 
The consortium start as part of WP1 work early trials and deploys wearable sensors in order to make contact with stakeholders, identify usage patterns, get familiar with the technology and the attitude of the stakeholders and users, and generate the first sets of data that can be used for analytics and prediction. Are you interested in becoming a test person? Please contact Dr.-Ing. Thomas Linner from TUM: thomas.linner@br2.ar.tum.de...
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06.07.2016

Tu/e and TUM participate jointly in Taipei WDC 2016 events
 
In that context and as part of the Taipei International Design Open Call Tu/e and TUM received funding for the development of a smart table equipped with sensors and mechatronics. The smart table will be exhibited in Taipei and both Tu/e (Prof. Lu) and Tum (Prof. Bock) will give lectures and talks in Taipei. It is planned to integrate the table later on with the REACH data gathering system as an additional ambient sensing system (e.g., for detection of nutrition habits and energy intake)...
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21.07.2016

REACH multi-stakeholder Workshop at Schön Klinik
 
A series of multi stakeholder workshops will be organised under the lead of TU/e, Philips and Sturrm (EDMP), at the use case partners’ sites (SK, ZZ, Lyngby and HUG), involving local patients and their caregivers, care professionals, industry partners, as well as potential investors (e.g. insurance companies), in order to introduce REACH to local communities and implicitly increase the local literacy regarding ICT based solutions and their benefits, as well as to adjust the project’s progress to various stakeholders’ needs and preferences...
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21.07.2016

REACH to be represented at the EuroTech Universities High Level Event in Brussels
 
The REACH Consortium will be represented  at the EuroTech Universities High Level Event “Opening up Science, Advancing Innovation”, which will take place on September 21, in Brussels. The Event agenda will include: ·Interactive high-level panel debate on future directions for Open Science as well as implications for EU policies and programmes, moderated by Jacki Davis...
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21.07.2016

The first public REACH Deliverable Report has been submitted to EU
 
The REACH first public Deliverable Report, D 1.1 – “Analysis of the current use-cases and practices at HUG, SK, ZZ and Lyngby and formulation of initial, concrete use case scenarios”, was successfully submitted to EU at the end of April 2016. The given Deliverable Report presents the outcomes of the analysis of the current situation and practices at the use case partner’s care settings and the formulation of first, initial use scenarios...
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690425.
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