Research & Innovation supported by the NanoSTIMA project will:

  • improve our ability to monitor health and to prevent, detect, treat and manage disease;
  • support older persons to remain active and healthy;
  • test and demonstrate new models and tools for health and care delivery.

NanoSTIMA will connect the accumulated skills of the partner institutions (and of its team members) in the areas of ICT leading to future solutions for real-world health and well-being problems in the north region of Portugal, aiming towards gains in efficiency and effectiveness. At the same time, this will in the future, as this research areas, matures, enable the development and deployment of solutions to advanced users in the Region, such as major hospitals and health administrations. In addition, this poses an excellent opportunity for local, highly innovative SME’s to further collaborate with this project, aiming to the long term development of products and services related to clinical and health services research or health management, either for regional stakeholders or for multinational companies (through nearshore outsourcing), as the attained knowledge is able to be re-used in different settings.

The proposed aims from the Active aging holistic interventions: data collection are fine-tuned with the H2020 focus on Health, Demographic change and Well-being. Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing is a very hot topic for current society, however, policy makers are taking decisions based the on very few data available and of, at least, questionable quality. It is a real opportunity to develop and translate innovation into economic growth and job-creation in active and healthy ageing. Within this presented framework, we also approach differently the multidisciplinary issue and geopolitical constraints and develop sensor-based solutions that address simultaneously aging in home based settings (where the subjects are very familiar with the environment but face a progressive decline in functionality and independence) and non-home based, where the subjects are required to adapt constantly to dynamic environments maintaining social integration.