Ageing population is steeply increasing worldwide. A consequence of age related decline is the clinical condition of frailty. Frailty is a biological syndrome of decreased reserve and resistance to stressors, resulting from cumulative declines across multiple physiologic systems and causing vulnerability to adverse outcomes. Susceptibility to stressors is influenced by biological, behavioral, environmental, and social risk factors, with the main consequence being an increased risk for multiple adverse health outcomes, including disability, morbidity, falls, hospitalization, institutionalization, and death. However, frailty is a dynamic and not an irreversible process; it seems preventable, may be delayed, or reversed. Our understanding of frailty has markedly improved over the last five years, yet there are many issues yet to be resolved. FrailSafe aims to better understand frailty and its relation to co-morbidities; to identify quantitative and qualitative measures of frailty through advanced data mining approaches on multiparametric data and
use them to predict short and long-term outcome and risk of frailty; to develop real life sensing (physical, cognitive, psychological, social) and intervention (guidelines, real-time feedback, Augmented Reality serious games) platform offering physiological reserve and external challenges; to provide a digital patient model of frailty sensitive to several dynamic parameters, including physiological, behavioural and contextual; this model being the key for developing and testing pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions; to create “prevent-frailty” evidence-based recommendations for the elderly; to strengthen the motor, cognitive, and other “anti-frailty” activities through the delivery of personalised treatment programmes, monitoring alerts, guidance and education; and to achieve all with a safe, unobtrusive and acceptable system for the ageing population while reducing the cost of health care systems.
University of Patras
UoP will participate in the project through three units (a) the Multidimensional Data Analysis and Knowledge Discovery (MDAKM) Laboratory Read More....
University of Patras acts as the project coordinator of FrailSafe.
Brainstorm Multimedia is a SME software development company with over fifteen years’ experience of 3D graphics and presentation within the broadcast television and multimedia industries.
Brainstorm was founded initially as a company to provide graphics services for broadcast television stations in Spain. Currently Brainstorm systems are being used all over the world in some of the most highly respected broadcast organisations. Read More....
SMARTEX s.r.l is a small limited liability company founded in 1999 with the aim of developing e-textile or new electronics structures compatible with textile processes and manufactures.
Core activity is the implementation of bio sensing apparels (Tshirts, bands, vests, etc.) able to monitor vital signals, as electrocardiograms, heart rate, respiration signal and rate, index of activity as well as bio-potentials like EMG. Read More....
AGE Platform Europe
AGE Platform Europe is a European network of more than 150 organisations of and for people aged 50+ representing directly over 40 million older people in Europe.
Our work focuses on a wide range of policy areas that impact on older and retired people.Read More....
Center for Research and Technology Hellas/Information Technologies Institute
GREECE, Research Institute
The Institute (ITI) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organisation under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece, with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Since 10.3.2000 it is a founding member of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) also supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). Read More....
Materia Group (www.materia.com.cy) is a private sector social enterprise in Cyprus. It is a multi-shareholder organization, with 20 shareholders at the moment.
It provides a wide range of Care, Nursing and Rehabilitation Services to the Elderly Population of Cyprus, either at the clients’ homes or at Materia’s three facilities in Nicosia. Read More....
Gruppo SIGLA Srl, established in 1990 in Genova (Italy), is an Italian SME consisting of 70 specialists with high technical expertise and experience in the field of ICT.
Gruppo SIGLA provides IT solutions, covering the entire lifecycle: from the analysis of the customer requirements to the implementation of feasibility studies, from the design (hardware and software) to the integration and configuration of the systems... Read More....
HYPERTECH, founded in 1997, is one of the pioneers in the Internet and Mobile applications area. The business strategy of HYPERTECH focuses on applied research and innovation activities to create a full suite of services and products appealing to enterprises and organisations while at the same time being able to meet real customer needs. Read More....
University Hospital of Nancy and INSERM U1116 Nancy
FRANCE, Research Institute
The territorial community hospital of Lorraine is composed by the University Hospital of Nancy and the Regional Hospital of Metz (the “sillon Lorrain” hospital). 2012 key figures of the university hospital of Nancy are the following: 1664 in-patient hospital beds and 68487 in-patient hospitalizations for an average stay of 7,1 days; 175 801 medical outpatient consultations. Read More....
FrailSafe Objectives are divided into Medical (MOs) and Technological Objectives (TOs). MOs are related to the identification of quantitative and qualitative measures of frailty and the associated co-morbidities while the TOs concern the development of an ICT solution that will deliver rehabilitation, and ultimately lead to prediction, prevention and self-management of frailty symptoms.View Objectives