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European project Inno4Health

Sportbizz BV (co-founder of Orange Sports Forum) is a member of the EU project “ITEA 19008 INNO4HEALTH”, which is partly funded by the Dutch ministry RVO and was launched 1 November 2020. The consortium covers 39 organisations in 7 European countries and Canada. From the Netherlands, Philips Electronics Netherlands, PSV Eindhoven, St. Anna Hospital, Maxima medical Centre, Datenna, IMEC, TU/e and TNO Holst Centre are involved in INNO4HEALTH.

The goal of INNO4HEALTH is to leverage the potential of wearables, smart body patches and technology to monitor patients and athletes at home. Based on this, an open platform will be created in which data-driven and personalized solutions are offered.

Philips is currently undergoing a transformation to become a service provider of various solutions and with this they are leveraging new business models. This strategy enables Philips to positively impact healthcare based on four key goals, namely cost savings, improve treatment outcome, increase staff safety and improve the patient experience. With INNO4HEALTH, Philips can extend care beyond the hospital.

INNO4HEALTH strives to build a platform that includes various components and technical capabilities, such as algorithms and decision support systems, which can be used for both healthcare and sports applications.

The Dutch partners want to demonstrate its value by:

  • Improving the way patients prepare for surgery
  • Improving the way athletes prepare for sports competitions
  • Support professionals to remotely manage post-hospital discharge patients ‘health and identify athletes’ risk of injury in a timely manner

The project will run for three years and started in November 2020. It will ultimately result in wearables and products, such as smart clothing, for long-term monitoring of patients and athletes. In addition, the project will lead to an open platform for continuous monitoring and software applications for healthcare providers and sports coaches.

See more information about this project via: Article Inno4Health.