PROJECT PROCURA: LET'S WORK TOGETHER!
PROCURA: Open Market Consultation to Procure Innovative Socio-health Solutions for Active Aging and Independent Living
Instituto Pedro Nunes, as partner of the Interreg – SUDOE “PROCURA” project and in partnership with Gerencia de Servicios Sociales de Castilla y León and Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, are looking for ICT solutions for addressing the needs of the aging population who loses autonomy. If you are interested on taking part, you can access to the on-line questionnaire
till August 16th, more information on the following Open Market Consultation
This procedure has two lots:
1. Looking for ICT solutions enabling to develop a Smart Walker to approach the user's position and avoid falls through a braking system. Possible integration of sensor technologies capable of offering other optional features. It is important because this solution will allow us to preserve personal autonomy, which is a key challenge in our opinion. The inability of the current walkers to approach the user automatically, makes the person needing the help of an assistant or simply suffer the risk of falls. For example, a person who gets out of bed and has the walker away.
2. Looking for ICT solutions enabling to develop a toilet capable of assisting the user to stand up once seated, in addition to washing and drying the user after use. Interesting because this solution will allow the user to preserve personal autonomy, which in our opinion is a key challenge. The inability to go to the toilet autonomously causes serious problems of intestinal transit in many elderly or physically disabled, in addition to the issue of preserving privacy.
This is part of a Public Procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI*) process and the application is based on an innovative integrated social-health care model in order to develop efficient solutions for addressing the needs of the aging population who loses autonomy, while increasing and improving the competitiveness of companies and innovative entities with the mobilisation of the regional ecosystems of innovation.
In addition to this transnational procedure for the public procurement of innovation, the PROCURA project is also creating a Community of Regions PROCURA and developing a training and specialized knowledge transfer program, open to agents involved in PCP/PPI
consortium is constituted by Gerencia de Servicios Sociales de Castilla y León (Leader), Fundación INTRAS, Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, Autonom'lab - GIP Autonom'Lab, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra e Instituto Pedro Nunes, and is funded by Interreg V SUDOE
* PPI means procurement where contracting authorities act as a launch customer of innovative goods or services which are not yet available on a commercial basis in the market to cover some specific identified needs, and it includes conformance testing.