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Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: PHC-25-2015 | Award Amount: 4.88M | Year: 2016

ProACT targets Europes 50 million multimorbid patients to proactively self-manage and offset the EUs annual 700billion cost of chronic disease management. ProACT aims at providing and evaluating an open application programming interface to integrate a variety of new and existing technologies to advance home based integrated care (IC). Cloud based data analytics will determine correlations between technology use and the influence of support actors to impact on the health and quality of life of patients. Research will examine 4 models of care/support, central to implementing effective, continued and coordinated patient-centric care/self-management. Development of a novel data aggregation and cloud platform system will enable data analysis for improvement of IC, effective measurement of results and comparison of efficiency and costs, so that the relationship between patients and their personalized care network is optimized. Proof of concept trials (120 patients in total, with associated care/support actors) will be carried out within Health Services (Ireland and Belgium) with associated living lab facilities to ensure patient co-design technology approaches. Clinical status information, therapies and activity tools will be deployed for the conditions of: chronic heart failure (CHF), diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Tools to support mild cognitive impairment and detect early onset dementia are included. Commercial potential will be validated during the project supported by a European feasibility study to assess the cultural and political determinants for adoption and scalability of the ecosystem. ProACT engages a multidisciplinary EU consortium of 3 public and 9 private organizations (including 2 of the worlds leading ICT companies, the largest home care provider and 2 EU service provider and technology networks) to develop and validate the ecosystem. Individually partners could develop the components. Together we can develop the system.


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-12-2015 | Award Amount: 1.30M | Year: 2016

ARCFIRE will bring RINA from labs into the real-world. RINA, the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture, is an innovative back-to-basics network architecture that solves current limitations and facilitates full integration between distributed computing and networking. RINA addresses the challenges that drive the communications industry in moving from dedicated hardware to almost completely virtualised infrastructure. The next shift, 5G, on the horizon for 2020, will change the communication industry even more significantly. Now is the right time for ARCFIRE to provide experimental evidence of RINAs benefits, at large scale, in compelling and realistic business cases, thus motivating RINA adoption. ARCFIRE will experimentally demonstrate RINAs key benefits integrating current EC investment in advanced networks (IRATI, PRISTINE) and Future Internet testbeds (FIRE\) focusing on 5 goals: 1) Facilitate comparison of converged operator networks using RINA to operators current network designs; 2) Produce a robust RINA software suite ready for Europe to engage in large-scale deployments and long-living experiments; 3) Provide relevant experimental evidence of RINA benefits to network operators, their equipment vendors, application developers and end-users; 4) Build on the current EU Future Internet community and raise the number of organisations involved in RINA development and deployment; 5) Enhance the FIRE\ infrastructure with ready to use RINA software. ARCFIRE will have long-term sustainable impact on how we build infrastructure for the Networked Society. ARCFIREs deployed software suite will enable equipment vendors to shorten their innovation life cycle, network operators to run advanced networks addressing their needs in a future-proof fashion, European SMEs to find and exploit specialised markets and application developers to explore unseen opportunities. ARCFIREs consortium has the experience and resources to achieve these goals and provide this impact.


Patent
Koninklijke KPN N.V., Iminds and Ghent University | Date: 2015-01-14

A method for providing chunked content to a device having a streaming client, chunked content defined on the basis of a manifest file having chunk identifiers and associated chunk locators for locating delivery nodes configured to deliver chunks identified by the chunk identifiers. Whether a chunk identified by a chunk identifier in a chunk request message originating from the client can be delivered by a first delivery node is determined, the request message including a first network address associated with the first node. If the first node cannot deliver the chunk to the client, the first address is rewritten into a second network address associated with a delivery node capable of delivering the chunk before sending the request message to the second node. Before sending a chunk response message associated with the request message to the client, the second address in the response message is rewritten into the first address.


Patent
Koninklijke Kpn N.V., Iminds and Ghent University | Date: 2013-12-27

To alleviate constrained nodes (


Grant
Agency: Cordis | Branch: H2020 | Program: RIA | Phase: ICT-10-2015 | Award Amount: 1.19M | Year: 2016

Food waste has received global attention as a major sustainability challenge, with significant implications for the economy, society and the environment. At the same time, it represents a global paradox: whilst a large amount of the food produced each year is wasted, there are huge numbers of people suffering from hunger. SavingFood 2.0 offers a novel approach to tackle food waste by turning this environmental issue into an innovative solution to fight hunger. The project builds on the collaborative power of ICT networks and creates an online community of citizens, food waste stakeholders and policy makers that through knowledge creation and sharing they are empowered to take direct action and become part of the suggested food waste solution. Through the use of advanced open source tools connected to a social networking environment SavingFood2.0 facilitates the redistribution of surplus food to those in need, ensures that no food is wasted through lack of communication, supports the participation of people in organised as well as ad hoc events around food saving and encourages wide debate. Leveraging on the collaborative power of social networks and by activating the collective intelligence of citizens SavingFood 2.0 seeks to create a social movement for tackling food waste and influence lifestyles towards a more sustainable future.

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