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PERSSILAA is a European project (FP7-ICT- 610359) that develops and validates a new service model, to screen for and prevent frailty in community dwelling older adults, integrating nutrition, physical and cognitive function. PERSSILAA develops remote service modules for screening, monitoring and training.

  • Screening – easy to use tools to get an overall picture of a person’s health status.
  • Monitoring – unobtrusive monitoring of everyday functioning.
  • Training – remotely available health promotion programs.

PERSSILAA innovates the way our care services are organised from fragmented reactive disease management into preventive personalized services offered through local community services, supported by a proactive team of caregivers and health professionals and integrated into existing healthcare services. PERSSILAA realizes a technical service infrastructure to support these multiple services and users in an efficient, reliable, easy to use way and therefore works on gamification, interoperability and clinical decision support.

PERSSILAA builds on activities within EIP-AHA/Action plan A3 and commitments of two reference sites (Campania Region, Municipal Enschede). It builds on European projects Myotel (eTEN 046230) and Clear (ICT-PSP 224985) showing that remote service provision can be cost-effective, MobiGuide (FP7 287811) focusing on intelligent decision-support systems. The platform of PERSSILAA exploits results of OASIS (FP7 215754) and universAAL (FP7 247950).

There is continuous end user involvement and evaluation with 350 older adults in real implementation environments to ensure increasing system efficiency and easy end user acceptance. Outcomes focus on daily activities, quality of life and risk of hospitalisation. PERSSILAA builds business models for sustainable implementation and develops recommendations for European guidelines. The consortium (8 partners/5 countries) provides a unique skills mix, merging social, medical and technological sciences with industry, academia and end user organisations.

For more information, please watch the video below, visit the description of work packages, or take a look at the academic output of the project.

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