April, 1st, 2014.- As customary in previous years, the European Knowledge Tree Group, lead by the London School of Economics, organized an international and multidisciplinary event about ICT for Health and Aging. This edition took place in London on March, the 24th and 25th under the title: What is your contribution to an ageing population? The event, which counted on speeches by EC representatives and included presentations about national initiatives, research results of R&D projects and several industrial experiences, was well-attended by a fully diverse audience.
The two days event was structured around four plenary sessions and six parallel sessions in three tracks. The topics addressed during these two days were: Setting the Scene with Policy Makers; Addressing User Needs; Community Care and Users, Robots, Systems, Sensors; Community Living – User Needs; Making Policies Work in Practice, Publicity and getting the message across; European business, Finance; Apps what is the link? Making Mobile Technology effective; Building partnerships for successful implementation - the Impact Planning and Measurement Framework (IPMF) for Assisted Living Projects; Communicating with Vulnerable people in Emergencies: calling for help!; Delivery of good practice for Long-term conditions and health care workers.
FIRE was presented by Sofía Moreno in the last plenary session: Transfer of High Tech to Daily Living, Making Real Impact. She focused on the FIRE outcomes which were better linked to the audience interests, that is the work carried out on social barriers and recommendations. She also expounded other results of the project and invited delegates to take a look at the project breakthroughs. Fire was very well accepted by the attendees, which congratulated Sofía on the result achieved by now.