AALOn the 27th of February 2015 the Active and Assisted Living Programme and JPI HDHL will organise a workshop in Vienna on how ICT can co-create the future of Nutrition and Health – with a special focus on the elderly.

 

The AAL Programme aims to enhance the quality of life of older people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Therefore, it fosters social innovation via technologies and services to enable active ageing among the population. Its main activity is launching an annual call for proposals, but it also supports the projects and the community via its accompanying measures, such as the annual AAL Forum. Projects must mandatorily include a business partner, SMEs and end-users as project partners and have expectancy that the outcomes reach the market within 3 years after project completion. 

ICT tools can provide consumers with tailored information about various health parameters, their physical activity and dietary intake and the origin and properties of their food. These developments have a potential to enable consumers to adopt a healthy diet and achieve a healthy lifestyle and to get closer to a more personalised advice regarding dietary behaviour and physical activity. Especially for the growing older population in Europe these tools could be a support to keep or regain a healthy life (both physically and mentally).

The objective of the workshop on the 27th of February is to share knowledge on the area where JPI HDHL and AAL come together, to identify gaps and recommend future joints actions and opportunities for collaboration. Participation for the workshop is on invite only. Please send an e-mail to jpihdhl@zonmw.nl if you would like to receive more information.