European Network fOr FALL Prevention, Intervention & Security E-NO FALLS

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Scope

This project is funded under the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme by the European Community.


E-NO FALLS thematic network is a forum for all stakeholders to share knowledge, expertise, resources, best practice experiences and to build consensus to highlight the remaining obstacles to be overcome and to eventually provide guidance for ICT-enabled solutions and their roll-out.

Objective

The main goal of E-NO FALLS thematic network is to integrate and bring together knowledge, experiences and best practices acquired at European and international level in the area of fall prevention, intervention and safety, with the aim of coordinating ongoing activities and creating the necessary conditions and consensus on action plans, standards and specifications in view to ensure the widest future replication and co-deployment of innovative solutions (with special emphasis on ICT-based ones).

E-No Falls Solution

E-NO FALLS is envisaged to act as a HUB in the sense that it will become a single point concentrating conclusions, references and links to all what is being/has been done in all issues (research results, policy recommendations, market uptake...) related to fall prevention, detection, intervention and safety.

Contribution

E-NO FALLS portal will provide links to other networks, projects and initiatives addressing Falls which will make easier to all stakeholders to have a view and gather information about trends and future initiatives and the opportunity to be involved in all the activities of the network. Furthermore, E-NO-FALLS will commit to the EIP AHA A2 action on fall prevention and will actively support the implementation of the action plan. In the same sense E-NO FALLS will collaborate with the other thematic network, PROFOUND, to ensure synergies and mutual collaboration. The output expectation of the network is to maximize the social and economic potential of ICT-based solutions, while promoting and accelerating wider deployments for improving quality of life and sustainability of care for the ageing population.


Project Name European Network for FALL Prevention, Intervention & Security
Project Acronym E-No Falls
Project Reference 325137
Total cost: €1.00m
EC funding: €1.00m
Project start date 28/01/2013
Project duration 36 months
Project Coordinator University Polytechnic of Catalonia - CETpD, Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living
Contact Person

Dr. Andreu Català Mallofré

Rambla de l'Exposició, 59-69 08800 Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain.

Tel. (+34) 934016742

E-mail: andreu.catala at upc.edu