NEWEL/Predimed attended the Digital Technology and Health Industries Symposium, 2012.
“Autonomy, new organisations, new economy, new industrial offers”
The CNSA (French National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy), responsible for providing financial support to increase independence among the elderly and people with disabilities, supports the deployment of national centres of expertise (CEN) bringing together researchers, organisations and compensation professionals (disability and dependency) in one project. Combined with human resources, assistive technologies promote autonomy and improvement in the quality of life of the elderly.
The aim of these national centres of expertise is to accelerate the development and use of these assistive technologies or innovative devices, integrating information and communication technologies and compensating for one or more disabilities.
They cover five major topics: housing, mobility, cognitive stimulation, robotics and interfaces that use information and communication technologies and information from the centres of expertise.
This workshop presents the expertise of its centres through the organisation and local networking, the resources and means implemented, available to compensation professionals, manufacturers and innovation for health and autonomy.
Moderator: Sylvie Ervé, Director of Innovation and Research at the Mutualité Française Anjou Mayenne, Director of CENTICH – An Information and Communication Technologies National Centre of Expertise for Autonomy
Contributors: Régis Bonneto – CSTB (French Scientific and Technical Centre for Building) Housing NCE, Serge Reingewirtz – Cognitive Stimulation NCE, Claude Dumas- CEREMH (Resource and Innovation Centre for Mobility and Disability) Mobility NCE, Sylvie Erve – MFAM, Information and Communication Technologies National Centre of Expertise for Autonomy, Mohammed Hajjam – NEWEL E-care project.