Longer Independent Living

Longer Independent Living


June 30 - July 13, 2019

Longer life expectancy creates new challenges for societies worldwide. Public budgets in the healthcare systems are under unprecedented pressure to maintain quality of care to an aging society.

Policy makers need to find ways of providing a wide range of elderly assistance services dealing with both psychological and neurological diseases to conditions of frailty and loneliness. ICT-based solutions could reduce expensive healthcare services by detecting early stage (mental and physical) problems thus avoiding larger health problems by suitable lifestyle interventions.

In this Summer School the Longer Independent Living theme will be introduced through interactive lectures and workshops on topics in the health value chain. There are many different stakeholders involved to deliver services that support independent living, at home and in the wider urban areas.

In this programme you will learn:

  • to understand and critically debate the full implications of Loner indepentend living, as well as its idiosyncrasies that make assisted living challenging but at the same promising. 
  • to develop a compelling value proposition for investors for the cases assigned, by building a sound and realistic marketing strategy & business plan. 

Location: This Summer School programme will be organized by the ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.

Organizing committee: Organizing committee: Gonçalo Amorim (BGI), Sofia Fernandes (BGI), Claudia Costa (Católica-Lisbon), Carlos Sá da Costa (ISCTE Technology School), José Paulo Esperança (ISCTE Business School), and Begonya Otal (Action Line Lead Digital Wellbeing).

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What happened at this location in the previous year

  • Participants tackled cases aimed at developing solutions to extend physiotherapy programs to homes, bringing freedom of action to people with motor impairments, assisting the diagnosis, analysis and supporting treatment planning for mobility disorders and improving home hospitalization as an alternative to in-hospital care.
  • Speakers included academics as well as business development, medical and industry professionals from companies like Kinetikos, Home Hospitalization, Brain Answer and Physio@Home.
  • Students were also able to visit the Champalimaud Foundation and Fraunhofer Portugal where they interacted with researchers working on advanced biomedical research and technological innovations aimed at improving quality of life.

Summer School Portugal

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