The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the important role that ICT plays during lockdowns and when restrictions are imposed on citizens. ICT are essential for working from home, serve to diminish social distance and avoid isolation. The pandemic has also exposed weaknesses in European health and...

The Italian pilot of the Pharaon project organised a second stakeholder webinar on 1st of December. The first webinar had focused on social sector representatives, whereas the latest edition engaged stakeholders from universities and the research world. It was another important opportunity to discuss and grow because a...

Technological innovations have the potential to support the ageing society, by providing tools to improve quality of life, overall health, preserving independence and reducing loneliness. Acceptance of such innovations and long-term user engagement, however, depends highly on a proper fit between the technology and different...

Pharaon Coordinator Filippo Cavallo, BioRobotics Institute at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Italy, and Cáritas Coimbra, represented by its Innovation Director, Carina Dantas participated in the Sustainable Housing Supporting Health and Well-being Workshop on the 4th day of the “Sustainable Places 2020” digital conference. The workshop brought together...

Longer life expectancies in Europe present a clear success of our society, but also requires addressing the associated care needs of a rapidly ageing population with limited resources. This demographic trend has intensified in recent decades, forcing adjustments to the traditional human-intensive approach to assistance...

Neenzaam means “no loneliness”, which is a blend of the two Dutch words “nee” and “eenzaam”. The project was initiated with the intention to invite older adults as co-designers to come up with solutions to counter loneliness. However, rather than traditional co-design sessions, it was...

Adoption of new services in social and healthcare domain is a complex and dynamic process, involving different stakeholders. This is particularly true if the innovation includes the implementation of digital solutions whose deployment is linked to the digital market and industrial growth as in the...

Five million older people are estimated to develop infections within healthcare centres in the European Union each year. In addition, also caregivers and healthcare professionals are at risk of developing infections when taking care of the patients. Scientific studies have shown that about 50% of...

Who we are ORTHOKEY is an SME with highly qualified experience and skills in the socio-health sector, a context in which it has been developing advanced solutions and providing innovative services for about twenty years. It is a company certified since 2008 for the production of...