Seed Meeting 2020 - Assistive technologies for frail older people: facilitating the continuity of integrated care for ageing in place

The Seed Meetings programme of the French Embassy in the United Kingdom aims to facilitate international cooperation between researchers in the UK and France.

This seed meeting took place in March 2020 and is part of the 2020-1 call for applications.

Due to the pandemic, the meeting could not take place on site. It was organized online.

The presentations of the day were shared amongst the participants: University of Glasgow, University Cergy-Pontoise, University of Lisboa, SOMFY, Bluelinea, University Savoie-Mont Blanc, King’s College London, GHT NOVO, Robertson Centre of Biostatistics.

The subjects addressed covered: 5G, Radar sensing for assisted living, ambient intelligence, medical device design and implementation, clinical trials, health policies, cyclostationarity, ETIS presentation, return on experience from Blulinea on what to look after when designing solutions for the elderly.

Two main outcomes have emerged from the meeting:

  1. Stakeholders have identified the need to either produce or identify evidence to prove the efficacy of their solution and that the objectivisation of measurements to monitor the elderly should bring efficiency and give back to the person sharing the data.
  2. Researchers have also identified areas to strengthen in the fields of ethics, both legal and philosophical, psychological wellbeing, health economics, and living lab approach. The idea is to put the patient at the heart of the design and the intervention by providing a personalised and modular solution that evolves as care needs change.

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Published on 16/06/2020

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