Welcome to the 1st International Summer School on eCare - Integrated, sustainable home care, organized August 25 - 29, 2014 in Ghent, Belgium.

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The 1st International Summer School on eCare is first in its kind within Ghent University focusing specifically on eCare challenges and technologies. It presents a good combination of societal aspects and future needs within the home care sector and a technology overview of commonly applied technologies including some basic hands-on exercises. The participants will have the opportunity to present their own research during a poster session and deploy the proposed exercises on the existing home lab facility within iMinds.

Additionally, a visit to the research centre of Cretecs, Catholic College Vives will provide for a more practical view on the user experience and requirements within home and elderly care.

The summer school will incorporate a mix of industry testimonials, smart textiles and wearable technology lectures and a guest lecture on ambient intelligence from a principal researcher at the Computation Medicine Laboratory of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH (ICS-FORTH) in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. The laboratory's main research directions are (a) biomedical informatics in support of individualized medicine and, (b) ambient intelligence eHealth environments. The Computational Medicine Laboratory provides for one of the most renowned research activities within patient care in Europe.

Best Poster Award

Best poster award goes to "MyHealthAvatar: The digital patient perspective

Emmanouil G. Spanakis, CML, FORTH-ICS
Vangelis Sakkalis, CML, FORTH-ICS
Kostas Marias, CML, FORTH-ICS
Feng Dong, University of bedfordshire
Manolis Tsiknakis, CML, FORTH-ICS and TEI-CRETE








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