Technology for health, demographic change, and wellbeing
A matter of particular urgency on the agenda of many governments is to increase the quality of life, autonomy, and social participation of citizens in order to significantly reduce the costs of health and social care in the long term. Although such initiatives have considerably rushed the development and innovation activity of companies and research institutions towards new assistive technologies, it still failed to achieve large-scale social and economic impacts.
In this research stream, we therefore experiment with promising technologies to address the societal issue of health, demographic change, and wellbeing of citizens. In parallel, we seek to understand how government agencies can be more successful in the selection and deployment of the results of innovation projects.