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Sound Of Vision: A vision of sounds for the visually-impaired

The EU-backed Sound Of Vision project developed a solution for visually-impaired people: composed of 3D cameras and sensors, the device processes data from surrounding objects and feeds it back to the user in the form of spatial sounds and vibration from a wearable belt.

European Cross-Border Cooperation on Health: Theory and Practice

This study, coordinated by the European Commission, not only provides an overview of the development of the existing European legislation that enables cross-border health cooperation, but also offers a useful insight into the obstacles and success factors of cooperation in different geographical contexts.

'Transforming eHealth Training - The Transatlantic Way'

A new EU-funded transatlantic project is developing what’s been described as a 'ground-breaking' interactive training tool. The EU∗US eHealth Work Project is working on a new digital platform to boost access to eHealth education. The aim is to create a highly skilled eHealth workforce for global deployment. Himss Insights has published an article about it.

Info Days Horizon 2020 'Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing'

To explain the new calls of the Horizon 2020 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' funding programme, two info days will be held, a general one and one focusing specifically on innovation procurement. They will also be live web-streamed.

Webinar: Why and how to apply for the Silver Economy Awards

The Silver Economy Awards is an initiative to award the most innovative digital solutions improving the lives of seniors. In the upcoming webinar SEED consortium members will explain the aim of the Award Scheme and where and how to apply for its first edition.

COCIR Digital Health Summit

This event, organised by the European Coordination Committee of Radiological, Electronical and Healthcare IT Industry (COCIR), aims to support developing measures in the digital health and care domains that will advance the Digital Single Market. The outcomes of the panel discussions may define some measures that could be included in a multi-stakeholder Digital Health Roadmap.

4th European Congress on eCardiology and eHealth

This congress is about implementing eHealth in daily clinical practice. To improve their work and for the benefit of their patients, cardiologists and other clinicians will learn how to apply the most important digital tools, whilst researchers, technicians, industry partners, health authorities and regulators will learn from clinicians what their real needs are.

European Big Data Value Forum

The European Data Forum (EDF) is a key European event for industry professionals, business developers, researchers, and policy makers to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the European data economy and data-driven innovation in Europe. Likewise, the Big Data Value Association Summit (BDVA) has quickly grown into a renowned event for all stakeholders in the European data economy.

Smart inhaler to help asthma sufferers breathe easier

According to Dr Konstantinos Votis (Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece), many asthma patients don't use their inhalers correctly, which can cause serious health problems. To prevent this, the smart inhaler, developed by MyAirCoach, records physiological and environmental data and collects information about how the device is being used. This data is then fed back to the patient's smart phone.

Smartphones to ease the burden of heart failure

A new app developed by the EU-funded HeartMan project is designed to give heart failure patients extra support in everyday tasks and routine. According to Sofia Marchã from the European Heart Network, this contributes to improving patients' overall quality of life.

Human Brain Project Open Day

Join this free access event to learn more on this EU project. It aims to a better understanding of the brain, its diseases and its capabilities by providing researchers worldwide with digital tools and platforms for sharing and analysing large brain data sets.

CYBERLEGs Plus Plus at Tallinn Digital Summit 2017

The CYBERLEGs Plus Plus project aims to tackle the need of a more active prosthesis for trans-femoral (above knee) amputees. CYBERLEGs Plus Plus project will be presenting its prototypes at the Digital Summit 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Innovation Radar Prize 2017

The European Commission has just launched the Innovation Radar Prize 2017. Vote now for your favourite innovator!

Lean Startup Academy for eHealth businesses

The second Lean Startup Academy will support 10 European eHealth startups to improve their business model. The intensive, free-of-charge programme will be delivered by experienced trainers and will take place online from 25 September until 1 December, and during a live session at eHealth Forum in Athens (19–20 October). Apply before 13 September.

eHealth Hub event: Impact of new regulation on medical device software

This workshop for startups and SMEs in the digital health sector will focus on the medical device regulatory landscape. It will help developers of medical and health-related apps and software to understand the importance of considering the medical device regulatory framework in the digital health sector.

MIDAS workshops on co-design, consent, ethics and GDPR

The MIDAS project is working on delivering a unified big data platform for health policy. On 16 November they will host a Co-Design Workshop, which will provide insight into how participatory design methods can make technology more effective and meaningful for individuals and organisations. The next day, a Consent, Ethics & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Workshop will take place.

Webinar BigData@Heart - Big Data for Better Hearts

This online webinar (14:00-15:00 CEST) will introduce and outline the objective of the BigData@Heart project: develop a data-driven translational research platform of unparalleled scale and phenotypical resolution, with the aim to improve patient outcomes and reduce societal burden of atrial fibrillation (AF), heart failure (HF) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS).

Technology and healthcare: Threat or opportunity?

'Debating Europe' has asked the opinion of three eHealth experts about privacy risks of health tech. In the article you can also find an infographic summarizing the risks and opportunities of eHealth. At the same time, the think tank 'Friends of Europe' has launched a report with seven recommendations on how to meet the challenges that come with ageing populations, unhealthy lifestyles, shortages of healthcare workers and increased demand for care.