Project summary

The central European health and care systems are facing great challenges because of an ageing population, higher occurrences of neurodegenerative and chronic diseases that lead to social exclusion of citizens, and the slow integration of new technologies, but also because of the limited interoperability of solutions across borders. 

The niCE-life project will foster social inclusion and care coordination of the elderly with cognitive medium-low deficits, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other chronic diseases. It will develop an innovative health care model by using progressive, key enabling technologies such as sensor technologies, ICT and data analysis techniques.

This will prevent frailty of the elderly, enhance their quality of care and support independent living, social contacts and assistance after hospital discharges. 

The intelligent monitoring platform, new health and care solutions and the organizational changes to care practice will be designed and tested in pilot actions. This will be complemented by local action plans that take into account national health and social care systems and local conditions. Together with targeted trainings this will contribute to strengthening capacities and competencies of public authorities and health and care providers to efficiently address pressing social challenges and foster an independent living of the elderly.

Development of an integrated concept for the deployment of innovative technologies

and services allowing independent living of frail elderly 

Project main objective

The main objective of the niCE-life project is to advance social innovations in health and care practise and support social integration and independent living of frail elderly suffering from different stages of cognitive deficits (including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases) and chronical diseases through the introduction and pilot testing of transnationally applicable model of health and care services building on the e-Care network operated in Italy and other best practises and the development and testing of novel technical ICT-based support solutions and revamping of organizational, economic and care conditions for frailty patients discharged from hospitals and assistance continuity. The designed novel technical and care models and targeted trainings will aim to reinforce competences of public authorities and health and care centres to tackle social challenges posed by the demographic change. Local action plans encompassing practical implementation steps will pave a way for efficient and smooth introduction of the new health and care models, services and technical solutions in other regions not involved in the project. Finally, the niCE-life project also strives for averting social segregation of the frail elderly and increasing of their autarky by the development of solutions enabling their independent living and reduction of risk related to the frailty.

Expected project results

The project seeks to change the attitude of public authorities and care providers and prove that the introduction of novel health and care models and solutions can be also based on inexpensive technical solutions and offer a roadmap for their introduction through the local action plans. Above that the niCE-life project will aim to overcome defiance of frail elderly towards the application novel solutions and prove their benefit for them by their testing in daily practise and foster their social interactions, contacts and self-confidence. The developed transnationally replicable health and care model, powered by intelligent monitoring platform and novel technological solutions in health and care of frail elderly, but also targeted trainings and local action plans will strengthen capacity of local/regional authorities and care providers to efficiently tackle social challenges stemming from the ageing of the society and increased frailty of elderly persons. Additionally, new health and care models will allow more efficient coordination of health and care of frail elderly and chronically ill patients discharged from hospital and better communication with them.

project duration

Start Date

01.07.2019

End Date

30.06.2022

PROJECT NEWS

31.03.2022

News

Nice-Life cares!

Benefits of Music for Seniors Did you know that music offers incredible benefits to yourself? And also to your senior loved ones? Music can be used to improve health, enhance moods, and even improve memory! Learn more about the benefits of music therapy for seniors and how it can be beneficial to your mom and dad on https://www.enlivant.com/blog/4-benefits-of-music-for-seniors


31.03.2022

News

Nice-Life cares!

How to Integrate Music into Your Senior Loved One’s Life? •Create a personalized playlist with songs you know your parents love •Take your loved one to a live concert in your area •Introduce your parent to YouTube Source: www.enlivant.com


14.03.2022

News

NICE-life cares

We bring to our oldest some interesting types. Folow us on Facebook or Twitter. Photo: www.buckber.org


14.03.2022

News

NICE-life cares

We use our social media also to bring something interesting in seniors daily life. This month is about reading books. We found 10 books seniors will enjoy. More on our Facebook, Twitter. Enjoy! Foto: www.enlivant.com


21.12.2021

EVENT

Christmas with our dearest

The event took place in the Social Services Center at Mlynarovičova st. in Bratislava, Slovakia. Because it´s important to spend time with the old ones.


21.12.2021

Event

The Samaritan Burgenland Department of Home Care 

On December 21, 2021, the Samaritan Burgenland Department of Home Care organized a performance art event together with the municipality of Draßburg, which aimed to inform the main target group of the niCE-life project, namely the older population, about the progress of the project. A total of 15 people took part in the event. The older people welcomed the project very much and at the same time expressed their interest in being informed about the further course of the project. In order to make the project presentation entertaining for the older people, a young singer was invited to who presented a few songs.



25.11.2021

EVENT

Lepida and LHA of Bologna will present the new tool for seniors

Lepida and LHA of Bologna will present the new tool for seniors, YouBOS, to political and professional stakeholders.
We underline the seniors' difficulties to reach health and services because of to digital divide.


25.11.2021

Event

A 2-day conference was held at the Alzheimer's Center on the occasion of its 10th anniversary

In September 2021, The conference title was: 10 years of the Alzheimer's Centre - a decade of non-pharmacological approaches to the care of people with neurocognitive disorders. The “niCE-life project” which is implemented at the Alzheimer Centre, was also presented on this occasion. The AP-Nurse tool is currently being tested there to help carers of people with Alzheimer's disease. The presentation was given by the project coordinator, Ms Magdalena Wieczorek, and Mr Jerzy Pawłowski, acting as IT support in the project, responsible for the proper course of testing. In the presentation, the whole project was presented, the tasks carried out and the tools that are being tested at particular partners. Mr Pawłowski focused on presenting the details of testing the AP-Nurse tool.


25.11.2021

News

Monument of inter-constitutional cooperation

Monument of inter-constitutional cooperation at FEI STU BA between the Institute of Electrical Power Engineering and Applied Electrical Engineering FEI STU BA, the Institute of Nuclear and Physical Engineering and the Institute of Electronics and Photonics FEI STU BA.

A painting was painted by a patient suffering from Alzheimer's disease from the Social Services Home in Warsaw. The management of the home donated a picture to the FEI STU team as part of testing the AP-NURSE device in the niCE-life project. The image of prof. Janíček is handed over to Ing. Štefan Čerba from ÚJFI.



18.11.2021

Event

Presentation of the niCE Life project to Italian Technical Culture Festival

Presentation of the niCE Life project to Italian Technical Culture Festival with about 40 participants.

50% of them from private organizations
37% from associations
13% were citizens
10% from Institutions



21.09.2021

EVENT

Villa Smeraldi in Bentivoglio

The event was outdoor, in a beautiful park with a restaurant and a little museum. It was a moment of sharing, conviviality and eating together. All the members of the YouBOS staff took part and gave a speech to all the people present.
Also, a writing group was started and a calendar of mixed meetings (in presence and online) was scheduled.


10.09.2021

Event

Bologna
June 2021

"At the beginning of 2021 the niCe-life project was publicly introduced to a group of frail elders already known by the municipality and by the LHA of Bologna. The aim of the meeting was to illustrate to the elders the benefits of having computer skills and being able to use digital technologies, in order to keep themselves informed in an independet way, and also to keep in touch with their peers and friends even in case of illnesses, convalescence, isolation or even vacation. Only 14 people were able to participate due to the restrictions related to the pandemic that in Italy forbid to gather until June 2021. We were able though to extend the recruitment with word of mouth".


01.09.2021

News

Information about the project in the newspaper

JULY 2021 - Presentation of project activities to the general public in Slovakia


01.09.2021

NEWS

Testing of AP-NURSE
in Warsaw
9-17th May 2021

TexAs the development of modular devices in the WP T3 working package of the niCE-Life INTEREG CE project progresses, the AP-NURSE platform has also arrived at the stage of testing in real environment. This consisted of two phases, the first one was performed in Bratislava and the second one in Warsaw, in the Social Care Home in Warsaw. The testing was performed by the STU staff, involving 8 testers, more than 40 patients and 50 AP-NURSE devices. These nodes were installed in the patients´ rooms, booth under their bed and on the doors to the balcony, corridors, exits as well as kitchens. All devices were after putting into operation connected to the dedicated information system that provides notifications for caregivers in case of any danger or hazardous event.


30.08.2021

EVENT

Invitiation to the 7th Congress of preventive medicine in Maribor, Slovenia

Within the 7th Congress of preventive medicine, which will be held in Maribor, Slovenia (2.-4.12.2021), the niCE-life project results will be presented to the general public. More information is available at www.spm.si/7-kongres.


28.07.2021

NEWS

Samaritan Burgenland tests the „Monitoring Grid“

The Samaritan Burgenland Department of Home Care developed the so-called “Monitoring Grid” together with the project partner, Brno University of Technology. The Monitoring Grid is a web application that aims to support the independent life of older people for as long as possible. Since April 2021, nurses have been questioning older people on a regular basis with the help of a standardized questionnaire, entering the results in the Monitoring Grid and thus having the opportunity to observe the health status of older people.


27.07.2021

News

ONLINE SLEEP MONITORING SYSTEM

Nowadays, the diagnosis and monitoring of sleep disorders is conventionally performed using expensive, disruptive method called polysomnography at a hospital/sleep clinic. Brno University of Technology (PP2) has developed the Online Sleep Monitoring System, using actigraphy, digital signal processing techniques, state-of-the-art machine learning and statistical modeling algorithms to create a web application that enables a remote assessment and monitoring of sleep disorders. The system is being tested within various countries across the EU. 


30.06.2021

NEWS

YouBOS platform in Bologna

The YouBOS platform of the niCElife pilot in Bologna is actively used to communicate initiatives to all stakeholders and citizens, especially those operating around the Ecare network and at a regional level.


10.06.2021

EVENT

DIGI2Health meeting

The niCE-life was introduced to DIGI2Health team in National Telemedicine Center, University Hospital Olomouc .


09.06.2021

Event

Inovations in social care in Olomouc district work group meeting

During second meeting of work group for Inovations in social care the project niCE-life was introduced to the stakeholders in social care facilities in Olomouc region.


17.05.2021

News

Testing of AP-NURSE in Warsaw

The Monitoring tool "AP-NURSE" has also arrived at the stage of testing in real environment in Warsaw (PL). The testing was performed by the STU staff  in the Social Care Home in Warsaw, involving 8 testers, more than 40 patients and 50 AP-NURSE devices. These nodes were installed in the patients´ rooms, booth under their bed and on the doors to the balcony, corridors, exits as well as kitchens. All devices were after putting into operation connected to the dedicated IS that provides notifications for caregivers in case of any danger or hazardous event.


10.05.2021

Event

Breakfast meeting with elderly in Bologna

At the beginning of 2021 the niCE-life project was publicly introduced to a group of frail elders already known by the municipality and by the LHA of Bologna. The aim of the meeting was to illustrate to the elders the benefits of having computer skills and being able to use digital technologies, in order to keep themselves informed in an independet way, and also to keep in touch with their peers and friends even in case of illnesses, convalescence, isolation or even vacation.


07.05.2021

News

Online Sleep Monitoring System

PP2 (Brno University of Technology, CZ) created a short instructional video showing the main features of the developed digital tool.


22.04.2021

News

End-user interview on the use of technology

PP7 (ISRAA Treviso, IT) recorded a SHORT VIDEO with elderly residents of Treviso who talked about the role of technology in their lives and their relationship to it.


11.02.2021

News

AP-NURSE digital tool

PP4 presented the project and the AP-NURSE digital tool in the promotional article published in the STU newsletter Spectrum. For more information click HERE (Pages 54-57).


22.01.2021

NEWS

After 1 year project implementation

In spite of unforeseen circumstances (pandemic situation) the partnership has made significant progress towards reaching the objective of creating new support infrastructure, care models and practices - with usage of existing capacities and acquired know-how.


12.11.2020

EVENT

Treviso Health & Social Care Innovation Ecosystem

ISRAA & ECH Alliance will be launching the new "Treviso Health & Social Care Innovation Ecosystem" on Thursday 12 November 2020, from 12pm to 2pm CET. Within the international network of ECH Alliance Digital Ecosystems, the new Treviso Ecosystem intends to develop and implement innovative solutions aiming to increase the quality of life and welfare of older people in the area of Treviso (Italy) and to find new ways to ameliorate the effectiveness of local and national health and social care systems. The event take place online through the GoToMeeting digital platform.


29.10.2020

NEWS

Thematic Workshop (online) in Bologna

On October 28, Italian project partners Lepida ScpA and the Local Health Authority of Bologna hosted an online workshop for active seniors and volunteers from various elderly associations, foundations and unions of retired people to present the niCE-life project, its partners and objectives, in general, and to introduce pilot activities related to the new digital tool YouBOS, in particular. Developed by Italian partners, the aim of YouBOS is to foster socialisation among elderly and reduce digital divide and isolation, which is especially important as a counterbalance to physical distancing caused by COVID-19.


01.10.2020

News

International day of older persons

1 October is the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS (designated by the UN General Assembly in 1990, resolution 45/106). Over the next three decades, the number of older persons worldwide will more than double, reaching over 1.5 billion in 2050. We need to respond to various challenges of population ageing now. niCE-life project, in particular, aims at improving quality and efficiency of elderly care.
ELDERLY PEOPLE DESERVE THE HIGHEST RESPECT.


21.09.2020

NEWS

September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day

An estimated 44 million people in the world have Alzheimer’s disease, with 10 million in Europe and over 2 million in all six partner countries involved in the niCE-life project that focuses on care coordination and social inclusion of frail elderly suffering from cognitive medium-low deficits, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. During World Alzheimer’s Month health organizations across the globe focus their efforts on raising awareness about this disease and challenging the stigma that surrounds dementia, most commonly caused by Alzheimer’s disease.


03.09.2020

News

Meeting to design of the AP-NURSE monitoring tool

On August 14, Lead Partner Petržalka and technological project partner STU visited Petržalka’s Social Care Services Center at Mlynarovičova street / Stredisko sociálnych služieb Petržalka (in Bratislava), where the new monitoring tool AP-NURSE will be tested over the course of the project. Specific requirements and technological specifications of AP-NURSE were discussed to meet the needs of caregivers.


17.08.2020

NEWS

WP T2 follow-up meeting

Lead Partner (LP) Petržalka and two technological partners, BUT - Brno University of Technology (PP2) and STU - Slovenská technická univerzita v Bratislave (PP4) held a follow-up meeting to evaluate progress of the niCE-life project thematic work package WP T2. BUT presented current status of WP T2, its milestones and responsibility matrix. LP and STU focused on the review of reports and approval steps required by the national controller in Slovakia.


24.01.2020

EVENT

Project Kick-off Meeting

The Kick-off meeting of the niCE-life project took place on January 22-23, 2020. Petržalka as the Lead Partner welcomed all nine project partners on the premises of the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava. Project partners met together not only to discuss basic points of the project, but also to get to know each other / TAKING COOPERATION FORWARD. The niCE-life project will foster social inclusion and care coordination of the elderly with cognitive medium-low deficits, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other chronic diseases. It will develop an innovative health care model by using progressive, key enabling technologies such as sensor technologies, ICT and data analysis techniques. It will prevent frailty of the elderly, enhance their quality of care and support independent living, social contacts and assistance after hospital discharges.


22.01.2020

News

Welcome Dinner

Petržalka as the Lead Partner of the niCE-life project hosted a welcome dinner for all project partners on January 21, 2020, the evening before the Kick-off meeting. The Mayor of Petržalka, Mr. Ján Hrčka, and the Deputy Mayor, Ms. Jana Hrehorová, both welcomed the guests. They emphasized the project's great importance and wished all project partners success in delivering practical results and solutions to ease the life of frail elderly.


Project Partners

niCE-life project has 10 partners from 6 countries

Thematic Work packages

PROJECT IN NUMBERS

10
PROJECT partners

6
countries

2 117 580,95 €
TOTAL BUDGET 

7
strategies & 
action plans

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