After three years of intensive collaboration, the ICT4Life project concluded with visible and hopefully lasting effects on the everyday life of patients living with cognitive impairments.
As a technology partner, NETIS provided the necessary IT background for its eight partners, connecting patients and healthcare professionals with user-friendly ICT tools. For example, NETIS developed a digital interaction tracking solution, remote rehabilitation exercises, and an integrated social support palette. Also, NETIS built the IT platform for collaboration, that integrated heterogeneous systems, and services, such as cloud and local platforms, server-based and serverless architecture, six different programming languages and frameworks, and five database platforms.
During the ICT4Life project, we provided customized services to all stakeholders, built a service platform integrating social and health aspects, monitored patients with advanced and non-intrusive tools, that provided data and alerts. Our professionals created a secure communication channel between all stakeholders, ensuring the privacy of confidential health data, based on GDPR.
ICT4Life was a three-year project financed by Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation, that started on the 19th of January 2016 with the ambition to provide new services for integrated care employing user-friendly ICT tools, ultimately increasing patients with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and other dementias and their caregivers’ quality of life and autonomy at home.
The program shifted from reactive service delivery to a real preventive and patient-centered model of integrated care by enabling users’ education and empowerment. The initiative brought together nine partners – including NETIS – representing academia, industry and end-users’ groups, all committed to improving patients’ lives and advancing Europe’s leadership role in personalized services for integrated care.
Author: Eva Lajko