May 29th , 2012
Workshop Venue: Genova, IT
International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare
March 06th - 08th, 2012
Congress Venue: London, UK
CHRONIOUS greatly contributes to the creation of the European Research Area which aims to give Europe the resources with which to fully exploit its potential and to become the world's most competitive and dynamic economy. On the other hand CHRONIOUS emphasizes and underlines the vital alliance between science and society in the European Union. It will solve societal problems by enhancing the quality of life with context-aware computing, personalized information processing and secure broadband communications.
The CHRONIOUS project aims at having a strategic impact in increasing European Union market competitiveness and supporting economic development at a European and international level by guaranteeing that participation actors (current and future partners) fully exploit the potential of new generation multisensorial, tele-monitoring chronic disease management systems.
CHRONIOUS also aims at contributing to new directions, methods, algorithms and tools for improving the quality of life of people suffering from chronic diseases, in an intelligent and proactive manner. The contribution of the consortium of CHRONIOUS project will provide and reinforce the international cooperation in the research fields of the project. It will enhance the competitiveness of European industries, in order to produce products related to the implementation of the CHRONIOUS platform such as advanced biomedical, context and environmental sensor systems, and software companies that will take ideas for the creation of intelligent systems and innovative algorithms that will perform context and data fusion on multiple signals and decision support systems.
The proposed project will support multidisciplinary research, will investigate and experiment with future visions and emerging technologies in the ubiquitous health and lifestyle-monitoring domain. This highly complex venture requires the jointed forces (experience and expertise) of various key players in the related technological and scientific research areas, throughout Europe. Research will be assessed through prototype building, testing and demonstration activities. The outcome of the proposed project will be based on the pan-European research background, will be implemented by utilising diverse sensors and algorithms and will impact the next generation initiatives of the intelligent residences.
Due to the highly research intensive and the high-risk (due to the project's multidisciplinary objectives) nature, the proposed initiative could only be accomplished under a long-term implementation plan, coordination, funding and support, at a European level. Furthermore, it is important to bear in mind that a coherent and yet visionary research initiative, as that proposed by the CHRONIOUS project, should address the integration of life-cycle approaches encompassing all business processes, including manufacturing, design and engineering.