The aim of this project is to improve the continuity of care, to prevent the disruption of monitoring in the home environment and to test future technologies in practice. The necessary change of behaviour and physical activity during and after rehabilitation is a long process, which is at the beginning accompanied by many caregivers in hospital or rehabilitation facilities, but this undertaking often stops by returning to the home environment.
Objective of “vCare” (Virtual Coaching Activities for Rehabilitation in Elderly) is therefore to develop a virtual coach, that assists, advises and motivates the patients according to his/her personal needs and skills on the way back to their home, providing user-friendly and personalised exercises, games and feedback-functions. The virtual coach is able to adapt to initially define physical, cognitive and social aims over time and to keep an eye on personal rehabilitation pathways.
With an international team of researchers under the leadership of experienced scientists of the TU Dresden (Germany), the EU-funded project “vCare” investigates how data from the living environment, appropriate health information and a regular interaction with the affected patients can be linked intelligently to design a personalised transition from rehabilitation into home environment.
Under these premises, Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico will coordinate the clinical practice acting into the project, developing a pilot action focused both in neuro and cardio-rehabilitation in four different European Countries (Italy, Spain, Romania and Denmark)
- Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Wirtschaftsinformatik, esp. Systems Development (TUD), Germany
- Casa di Cura Privata del Policlinico Spa (CCPP), Milan, Italy
- Stiftung FZI, Forschungszentrum Informatik am Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (FZI), Germany
- Imaginary SRL (IMA), Milan, Italy
- AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (AIT), Vienna, Austria
- TSB Real Time Location Systems SL (MYS), Valencia, Spain
- Servicio Vasco de Salud Osakidetza (OSA), Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
- Siveco Romania SA (SIV), Bucharest, Romania
- Universitatea de Medicina si Farmacie “Carol DaVila” din Bucuresti (UMFCD), Bucharest, Romania
- Aarhus Universitet (AU), Aarhus, Denmark
- Innovation Sprint (iSPRINT), Brussels, Belgium
- European Health Telematics Association (EHTEL), Brussels, Belgium
Further information is avalable on the following website.
Note: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769807