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Smart health

Introduction

Smart sports, smart foods, smart hospitals … there is a seemingly unending trend evident today as health and a healthy lifestyle have become paramount to keeping the healthcare system affordable and manageable. 'Smart' has become imperative in dealing with an ever-growing proportion of elderly people, increasing obesity and a doubling in the number of diabetic patients. How can Software Innovation help tackle the issues? Some of the answers lie in our ITEA projects. Global economic growth will see increased spending on health related services; in developed countries chronic diseases continue to increase and in developing countries a larger number of people will gain access to healthcare and more awareness of the healthcare options available to them. An ageing population will increase demand for healthcare as staffing capacity declines and lead to a greater need for software and embedded systems in healthcare support.


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Imagine…

Imagine a hospital where you do not have to wait during multiple visits. Where your privacy and security are secured when doctors or health insurers share the data generated by wireless sensors to a computer that analyses your state of health, diagnoses problems and suggests a course of action. Where diagnosis by your doctor, specialist, clinic or hospital leads to personalised treatment, reducing your time spent in hospital and accelerating your recovery. Imagine a healthcare system that is more affordable, more customised, more effective, more comfortable, less painful. Where surgeons boldly go where no surgeon has gone before and the hardware tools are given a beating software heart. Where anxiety and risk are minimised and where health is a means to life not a goal in itself.

Imagine what is possible when we dare to dream, when we reach for the stars in a galaxy full of opportunities …


References

[14] Healthcare's Digital future. McKinsey Global Institute article (S. Biesdorf and F. Niedermann), July 2014.

[15] Roland Berger Trend Compendium 2030 – Megatrend 5: dynamic technology and innovation. Roland Berger Strategy consultants, March 2017.

[16] Black box thinking: why most most people never learn from their mistakes – but some do. Matthew Syed, November 2015. [17] International customer & enduser workshop on Smart Health – results report. ITEA, July 2016.

Projects related to the challenge Smart health

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Food Friend

ITEA 3 Call 5

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ITEA 3 Call 3

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ITEA 3 Call 3

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ITEA 3 Call 2

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ITEA 3 Call 2

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ITEA 3 Call 2

Panacea Gaming Platform

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ITEA 3 Call 1

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ITEA 3 Call 1

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ITEA 2 Call 8

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ITEA 2 Call 6

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ITEA 2 Call 4

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ITEA 2 Call 4

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ITEA 2 Call 4

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ITEA 2 Call 3

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AIMES

AIMES

ITEA 2 Call 2

Advanced Infrastructure for Medical Equipment Management and Services

Edafmis

Edafmis

ITEA 2 Call 2

Embedded Decision and Data Fusion for Medical Intervention Support

HiPiP

HiPiP

ITEA 2 Call 2

High Performance image Processing

MIDAS

MIDAS

ITEA 2 Call 2

Multimodal Interfaces for Disabled and Ageing Society

AmIE

AmIE

ITEA 2 Call 1

Ambient Intelligence for the Elderly