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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.  

3rd REACH Consortium Meeting held successfully in Berlin
The 3rd Consortium Meeting was held successfully on the 6th and 7th of September 2018 in Berlin, Germany. 27 people participated in the meeting. Each Touchpoint has presented its work of the last year. Noticeable progress has been made: Several prototypes, software and sensors have been developed and evaluated in first trials and test. A special focus of the Interventions lied on the successful implementation of behaviour change techniques to motivate elderlies to execute physical activation and balanced nutrition. Important decisions were made on topics such as medical outcome and testing strategies, standardization and data platform...
Planned REACH conference in Copenhagen in May 2019
For the week of 13th-16th of May 2019 a major REACH event at DTU is planned that integrates a) REACH meeting, b) REACH exhibition + on-site demo visit, and c) an international REACH symposium. In the interactive exhibition, the contents of each touchpoint should be brought to the visitors through an interesting mix of posters and prototypes. The local elderly citizens will be invited to test and comment on issues such as usability regarding the REACH Prototypes. Simultaneously, there will be a symposium which includes guests, elderly citizens and experts from topics such as data analytics and for behavior change...
Behavior Change Workshop in Berlin 
In the Behavior Change Workshop on the 5th of September 2018 the first evaluation of behavior change strategies over different Touchpoints was presented. The consortium tries to connect and bring theory to action in a way REACH design the interventionsI. In group work, the results of each Touchpoint were summarized. The most promising Behavior Change Techniques so far were “gamification” and “recommendation”...
Machine Learning/Prediction
A basic understanding of the data analysis of all partners is very important for a successful collaboration of data producing and data processing partners. Because of this the consortium is planning a Data Analytics Workshop in December 2018. EPFL is organizing this event with support from TUM. The main focus of the data analysis in REACH is the Human Activity Recognition (Fraunhofer) and the Prediction of behavior change (EPFL)...
Medical Testing and Outcome
In order to develop a holistic REACH concept which delivers quantifiable values it is necessary to follow a standardized and yet adaptable roadmap covering testing and outcomes of all use cases and touch-points. Medical outcomes play a key role because REACH is addressing patients and elderly to improve their physical and mental health, and therefore enhance their overall quality of life. The value of the system itself and its impact can only be assessed with comparable data over all test scenarios on an European level. The change induced by the REACH system will be proved by measuring in relevant units, e. g., savings in €, steps per day, independence level...
Business Models
The consortium is progressing regarding development of the business model and is targeting to bring the final REACH outcome to the market. There was a Business Model Workshop in TUM on the 28th of March 2018. Review, analysis of the input and receiving expert feedback on the input was performed in this workshop. The next Business Model Workshop will be in Eindhoven on the 31st of October 2018 where the different REACH partners will send their business experts to Eindhoven. The business model of each use case setting will be further developed before January 2019 and will be presented clearly in the review to the EU...
Major sensing, Monitoring and analysis activities in REACH
In regards to the sensors and PI2Us development in the REACH project, the first set of prototypes of these systems were designed and implemented. ECG Sensing, Thermal Camera, Pressure Mattress, Kinect for Motion Detection, Alreh Medical Step Counter, PI2U-Bed, PI2U-MiniArc and PI2U-SilverArc are under development and refinement ...
TU/e presented new scietific paper on REACH in Academic Design Management Conference, London

TU/e presented a new scientific paper entitled “Designing for Technology Acceptance of Wearable and Mobile Technologies for Senior Citizen Users” in the Academic Design Management Conference, London (ADMC2018)...

REACH covered by Dutch radio and television channel Studio040
REACH covered by Dutch radio and television channel Studio040
Please click the following link to watch the television show about REACH from the Dutch radio and television channel Studio040...
New deliverables and reports available for download
Please click the following link to view and download the public deliverables and reports of REACH...
New scientific paper on REACH published in Systematic Reviews
On May 23rd – 25th 2018, the workshop on testing and medical outcomes related to early detection and intervention hosted by DTU and TU/e was successfully completed...

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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