Smart Big Data Platform to Offer Evidence-based Personalised Support for Healthy (SmartBear)
The aim of the SMART BEAR platform is to integrate heterogeneous sensors, assistive medical and mobile devices to enable the continuous data collection from the everyday life of the elderly, which will be analysed to obtain the evidence needed in order to offer personalised interventions promoting their healthy and independent living. The platform will also be connected to hospital and other health care service systems to obtain data of the end users (e.g., medical history) that will need to be considered in making decisions for interventions.
Sensors to provide personalised healthcare for the elderly
Ageing is a central challenge for EU societies as the number of elderlies is on the rise. Ageing has significant social and financial impacts due to higher incidence of health disturbances such as hearing loss, cardiovascular diseases, mental and balance disorders. The trend in elderly care is to search for solutions for the prevention and effective treatment of age-related ailments. The EU-funded SMART BEAR project will develop a platform based on a variety of sensors and mobile instruments that will permanently collect data on their daily life and analyse these to provide personalised interventions. The SMART BEAR solution will be tested in large-scale pilots involving 5 000 elderly people living at home in France, Greece, Italy, Romania and Spain.