From 2016 Cluster TECHforLIFE, in cooperation with Regione Lombardia, become a 3 stars Reference Site. Regione Lombardia chose Cluster TECHforLIFE in order to fit to the quadruple helix model because Cluster TECforLIFE aims to develop highly innovative knowledge, technological solutions, plants, buildings, and products, and is composed by a multidisciplinary partnership comprising the whole development cycle: products and services innovation, integration, testing and promotion.
Since 2013 the ClusterTECHforLIFE is present in all six Action Groups of EIP on AHA (European Innovative Partnership for Active and Helathy Ageing). With the Innovation Union strategy the European Commission aims to enhance European competitiveness and to tackle societal challenges through research and innovation. Specifically, these Action Groups are:
•A1 Adherence to prescription
•A2 Falls prevention
•A3 Functional decline and frailty
•B3 Integrated care
•C2 Independent living solutions
•D4 Age friendly environments
Moreover, Cluster TECHforLIFE has been given the role of “expert” by the Lombardy Region and Finlombarda regarding the topic “Health and Tourism” within the EU Macro-regional Strategy for the Alpine Region - EUSALP.
During the whole period of life of the Cluster TECHforLIFE different intracluster projects were developped and they brought important results.
- [email protected] - RECOVERY POST-STROKE: PLATFORMS FOR NEURO-MOTOR REHABILITATION HOME ORIENTED.
[email protected] is a research project funded inside the framework agreement between Regione Lombardia and the National Council of Research (CNR). Project objective is the development of customized technological innovative platforms for neuro-motor rehabilitation post stroke. Focus is on the upper limb and its rehabilitation at home.
[email protected] answers to the need of introduce an effective rehabilitation paradigm «home center», able to facilitate: Improvement of rehabilitation quality in a more emphatic context, with direct support by family and care-giver; Rationalization of hospital resources
- DESIGN 4 ALL - SOFTWARE INTEGRATION AND ADVANCED HUMAN MACHINE INTERFACES IN DESIGN FOR AMBIENT ASSISTED LIVING
The project aims at developing a platform for information management and heterogeneous software tools integration. The goal is to foster the development of domotic environments for the real individual. Furthermore, the development of new methodologies and advanced Human Machine Interaction paradigms and technologies for Adaptive Interfaces design and implementation.
The overall projects consists of an education programme as well. It will train: Designer of architectures and adaptive interfaces for AAL; Technician supporting research for AAL; Expert on human/machine interaction in the field of AAL.
- SMARTA - AMBIENT MONITORING SYSTEM THROUGH SENSOR NETWORK AND WEARABLE TELEMONITORING SYSTEM SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE, PREVENTION AND SAFETY SERVICES FOR ACTIVE AGEING.
The SMARTA project aims at developing an ambient and personal system to build services on different layers: Vital signs and lifestyle (e.g. number of steps inside the house/environment); Support to embracing active lifestyles and support to rehabilitation; Ambient safety system (fall detection, anti-intrusione detection through sensing steps on the pavement)
- ABILITY - TELEREHABILITATION: INTEGRATED PLATFORM ENABLING THE REMOTE DELIVERY AND CONTROL OF PHYSICAL AND COGNITIVE REHABILITATION, AND SELF MANAGEMENT
The project aims at building a Personal Smart Health Community for managing, monitoring and providing interactive motor-cognitive exercises for rehabilitation. It is designed to provide for elderly suffering from dementia in their own favourite environment, their home.
The project Ability won the "Innovation award" at SMAU 2016 in Milano.
Working gorup. Nurturing a Collaborative Environment for Scientific Research is a participatory design project among the partners of the Technology Cluster for Living Environment of Region Lombardy, Italy, also known as Cluster TECHforLIFE. Cluster TAV has created 3 working groups to gather partners around shared research interests.
In order to translate the 3 spoken areas of interests into highly generative grounds where viable project ideas are created among partners, the Cluster stepped into a challenging, yet exciting phase of interaction, sharing and understanding among each other.
To enable this process, a workshop-paced participatory pathway has been designed where partners based experiment co-research methods and collectively shaped research ideas.