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R&D&i

At Salumedia we believe in creating a better future by investing heavily in research, development and innovation (R&D&i). Through R&D&i we know earlier the coming market trends in eHealth and mHealth, and we understand them better. We have evidence based solutions and experience in life-changing eHealth methods. 

 

InAdvance: Patient-centred pathways of early palliative care, supportive ecosystems and appraisal standard

InAdvance project is funded in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission with 4.2 million euros. The project started on 1st January 2019 and has a duration of four years.

InAdvance project introduces a new model of early palliative care aimed to older people. The project focuses on the impact acute and chronic pain, life-threatening non-communicable diseases, side effects and consequences of diseases and their treatments have on Quality of Life.

CAPTAIN - Coach Assistant via Projected and Tangible Interface

CAPTAIN is a €3.9M H2020 funded research project in personalised coaching for well-being and care of people as they age. It is a three years project that started in December 2017 and connects 14 partners in 10 countries. 

In CAPTAIN Salumedia is heavily involved in behaviour design and AI algorithms development, as well as in data pilot evaluation.

Older adults typically prefer living at their homes as long as possible. However, they often need to be institutionalized due to the age related problems. Homecare can benefit today from a range of existing technologies including smartphones, sensors, etc., however, their effectiveness is limited by the sense of fear and uncomfortableness that many older adults feel. Most current technologies, in fact, are often not designed for older adults, least of all for users with memory impairments. The derivative limitations become a major barrier, severely limiting use of technological assistance in a home environment. CAPTAIN proposes a “transparent” technology designed to turn the home of the older adult into a ubiquitous assistant specifically designed to compensate for their physical and memory impairments during their daily living. To do so, it leverages on a few state of the art technologies, as follows: “Projected augmented reality” to project, through use of micro-projectors, contextualised (directly on walls, floor, tables, etc.) information and instructions on top of the real environment. Real-time 3D sensing technologies to comprehend the “indoor space” (nature and position of objects and actions of the persons) and to allow transforming it into a ubiquitous tangible interface. 3D sensing, together with speech analysis, will allow device-free comprehension of the environment and of the behaviour of the adults (including its changes). Non-invasive physiological and emotional data analysis from facial micro-expressions and human body pose thanks to scalable, robust, and accurate deep learning and artificial intelligence. The coach will leverage on a motivational engine to promote correct nutrition, physical activity, cognitive and physical training, risk avoidance, and social participation. To achieve this CAPTAIN will foster a truly user-centered co-design philosophy -based on constant involvement of older adult in the design, development, and testing stages.

CATCH - Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health

CATCH is a research project joining together 6 consortium members from academia, clinical and industrial environments, 8 PhD students and 5 partner organisations. The project started in September 2016. CATCH aims to activate technology in bridging the gap between cancer survivors’ depleted physical and emotional state, and their ultimate ability to return to a fully functional societal role through technology-supported physical exercise.

In CATCH Salumedia is hosting one PhD student, and leading the Dissemination work.

CHESS - Connected Health Early Stage Researcher Support System

CHESS won €3.9M funding under the Horizon2020 People Programme and the project commenced in September 2015. It is Europe’s first networked Connected Health PhD training programme and will recruit 15 PhD students internationally to cover 4 main areas of research and training in Connected Health: Care, Data, Change, and Sustainability. There are 18 partner organisations involved in CHESS, from 8 European countries including universities, companies and healthcare providers.

In CHESS Salumedia is leading the Training work, and hosting 1 PhD student.

SmokeFreeBrain

SmokeFreeBrain has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme. SmokeFreeBrain aims to address the effectiveness of a multi-level variety of interventions aiming at smoking cessation in high risk target groups within High Middle Income Countries (HMIC) such as unemployed young adults, COPD and asthma patients, as well as within the general population in Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC). The project addresses existing approaches aiming to prevent lung diseases caused by tobacco while at the same time it develops new treatments and analyses their contextual adaptability to the local and global health care system.

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