Open Call PHC-21-2015 Advancing Active and Healthy Ageing with ICT: Early Risk Detection and Intervention

European CommissionCitizens in an ageing European population are at greater risk of cognitive impairment, frailty and social exclusion with considerable negative consequences for their quality of life, that of those who care for them, and for the sustainability of health and care systems. The earlier detection of risks associated with ageing, using ICT approaches, can enable earlier intervention to ameliorate their negative consequences.

Opening Date 30-07-2014
Publication date 11-12-2013 Deadline Date 21-04-2015 17:00:00 (Brussels local time)
Total Call Budget €104,500,000 Main Pillar Societal Challenges
Status Open OJ reference OJ C 361 of 11 December 2013

Proposals should focus on early risk detection and intervention: specifically ICT based solutions which support active and healthy ageing by enabling early detection and minimisation of risks associated with ageing, including (but not limited to) cognitive impairment, frailty, depression and falls.

Proposals should demonstrate the link between changes in behaviour and subsequent negative consequences of ageing by unobtrusive behavioural sensing, and large scale collection of data readily available in the daily living environment of older individuals.

Proposals should also design ICT based interventions countering identified risks, as well as innovative treatments and therapies based on early detection.

Proposals should build on multi-disciplinary research involving behavioural, sociological, health and other relevant disciplines, and on stakeholder engagement in order to be driven by relevant user needs to ensure end-user acceptance (including gender aspects). Full account should be taken of relevant data protection aspects.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 3 and 4 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:

  • Evidence for the benefits of risk detection and intervention, based on proof of concept and involvement of relevant stakeholders
  • Clear improvements of outcomes for individuals, care systems and wider society from new therapies and interventions based on early risk detection in comparison with current practices.
  • Global leadership in ICT based innovation for active and healthy ageing.

Type of action: Research and innovation actions

For further information, documents and submission service, please visit:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/2268-phc-21-2015.html

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