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STOP+GO listed in top 25 most influential projects for active and healthy ageing

Posted on 16 May, 2018

A new study by the European Commission evaluates the impact on society of EU-funded Research and Innovation in technology for active and healthy ageing has listed STOPandGO (Sustainable Technologies for Older People – Get Organised) as a key project in terms of impact.

STOPandGO aligns with the European Commission’s Triple Win Strategy of improved quality of life, increased efficiency of health and long-term care, market growth and expansion of the EU industry.

By adopting an innovative procurement approach consisting of procurers looking for innovation and knowledge partners with expertise and networks able to disseminate and exploit the STOPandGO outputs.

Paul Finch, TSA Associate for Standards commented: “TSA were a knowledge partner in the project, writing a Reference Business Case, a European Specification template and to assist with dissemination of project outputs.”

The report, written by the European research and consultancy company Outsight, also includes recommendations for future projects related to active and healthy ageing.

The reports commissioner states: “Providing adequate care to the elderly is essential to ensure that Europe's senior citizens are able to spend their later years living a healthy, happy and independent life. But without support, many face loneliness, a lack of mobility and exercise, and forgetfulness on a daily basis. However, with the use of modern technology and particularly the development of robotic solutions, Europe’s elderly population can feel young again and lead a much safer and richer life."

STOPandGO is a Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions (PPI) Pilot project funded by the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme of the European Union.

The 36 month project, extended to 48 months to incorporate outcomes began in April 2014 and has shown that incorporating telehealth and telecare technology into care and cure services can lead to reductions in the need for people to access services, as well as improving their ability to improve their quality of life.

For further information on the report and the STOPandGO project visit:

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/top-25-influential-ict-active-and-healthy-ageing-projects

http://stopandgoproject.eu/