Born from the merger of Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Université Paris Sorbonne, whose campuses are in the heart of Paris, Sorbonne Université covers all major disciplinary fields and offers new transversal academic and research programs. Sorbonne Université becomes a fully multidisciplinary research-intensive university with three faculties: Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine and Sciences & Engineering.
With more than 53 400 students (among 10 200 international students), 4400 doctoral students and 6300 researchers, Sorbonne Université is one of the leading French universities.
The university is involved in numerous European and International partnership agreements and has France’s largest scientific library and infrastructures bringing together the best talent in a wide array of these disciplines. With 8,500 publications per year (approx. 10% of all publications in France), Sorbonne Université is a major player in international knowledge and innovation economy, offering transversal academic and research programs.
Associate professor in Geriatrics with MD and PhD, Kiyoka Kinugawa has a strong expertise in neuro-geriatrics, sleep disorders and neurosciences. She is interested in sarcopenia, responsible of many geriatric morbidities, and is leading this EIT Health project in order to tackle this problem as soon as possible, by proposing an innovative device detecting motor functional age.
Université de technologie de Compiègne
UTC is both a French national university and an engineering school, created, in 1972, with autonomous training and pedagogy and an innovation-intensive, interdisciplinary technological research program. UTC produces graduates (engineers, Master’s degree, PhDs). UTC is one of the best and selective French engineering school. UTC, with its 8 research units, is expert in technology design, a provider of well-qualified and demanded engineers (bioengineering and biotechnologies, computer science, mechanics) and strongly involved in developing health technologies. Moreover, UTC was awarded in Dec. 2016 by the European Commission with the « Human Resources Excellence in Resarch » award, in accordance with the Charter and Code.
Dr. Sofiane BOUDAOUD
Dr. Boudaoud’s research is related to the design of signal processing and multiphysics and multiscale modeling methods applied to electrophysiological data, with a focus to high density surface electromyography (HD-sEMG), for a better understanding of the underlying processes in the neuromuscular system during muscle contraction in several physiological contexts and strong interface with biomechanics. The principal objective is to provide new ambulatory and efficient tools for helping practitioners in refining their diagnosis concerning both functional and physiological aspects (as in CHRONOS project, co-lead). The actual clinical application is the characterization and modelling of muscle aging and sarcopenia for monitoring functional rehabilitation programs.
Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP) is the biggest teaching hospital in Europe, federating 39 different hospitals and groups of hospitals mainly located in Paris and its suburban area. By the way, this is also the largest employer in the Paris region with 90,000 people working for this public institution representing more than 150 different jobs. With more than 19,000 medical staff, 3000 hospital physicians, including 1000 professors and more than 6000 residents and medical students, AP-HP’s staff cover all the major medical specialties.
As public health institution, AP-HP pursues 3 main missions: healthcare delivery, medical and paramedical teaching and biomedical and clinical research. AP-HP' teams develop high quality research activities, including European and International Research projects. In particular, AP-HP is involved and/or co-ordinates more than 80 European research projects supported by the Research and Technological Development Research Programme from the European Union.
IESE – Business School, University of Navarra
IESE is the graduate business school of the University of Navarra, at the forefront of management education, developing and inspiring business leaders who strive to make a deep, positive and lasting impact on the people, companies and society they serve. The Center for Research in Healthcare Innovation Management (CRHIM) at IESE Business School implements excellent research in innovation management in healthcare, bringing together faculty and experts in the field of innovation in healthcare. The centre undertakes research and develops tools to facilitate the uptake of innovation in technologies and managerial practices across the entire health care value chain. By increasing managerial knowledge and capacity, CRHIM enables health sector actors to address challenges and realize opportunities to deliver better, more effective and affordable healthcare. The research, analysis, and debate CRHIM generates contribute to shaping real practice and policy throughout its large network of institutions, public and private actors.
Chiara Baudracco, Project Coordinator at IESE – CRHIM
Research advocate, her fields of interest are quality of healthcare, citizen-centric health services and patients’ privacy. She looks forward to work with European partners aiming to ensure innovative healthcare solutions accelerating entrepeneurship and innovation for healthy living and active aging in Europe.
Abbott is an international healthcare company. Abbott creates breakthrough products -in diagnostics, medical devices, nutrition and branded generic pharmaceuticals -that help people lead healthier lives with full unlimited possibilities. Today, we are 99,000 people working in more than 150 countries to generate a long-lasting impact on health. Abbott develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages. We partner with healthcare professionals worldwide to offer the most trusted names in nutrition products for every stage of life.
Chus Martin, Manager Partner Development EMEA
Dr. Chus Martin is Manager Partner Development for EMEA at Abbott Nutrition R&D. She earned a doctorate in Biology at the University of Salamanca, and joined Abbott Nutrition’s Discovery Department in 2005. Since 2015, she is involved in EIT Health activities and supervises all current projects in which Abbott participates. Besides, in May 2017 she was elected as the chair of the Governing Board of EIT Health Spain.
Whether you want to measure EEG, HD EMG, or other electrophysiological parameters of the human body, TMSi provides the optimal solution for your (medical) research. TMSi is specialized in electrophysiological measurement solutions and provides this to researchers all around the globe. Our electrophysiological amplifiers, electrodes and sensors are medically CE certified, FDA510k approved, and are developed and manufactured under a stringent ISO 13485-2016 quality system. Our solutions can therefore be used by universities or research institutes, or equally well by clinicians in for example the ICU and OR. Our unique technology combined with actively shielded cables enables the highest data quality even under adverse circumstances.
Benjamin de Jonge, Product-Marketing Manager.
Benjamin de Jonge is Product-Marketing Manager at TMSi. He holds an M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Twente, which means that he understands both the clinical needs and the technological constraints. With over 7 years’ experience in medical device development, he spends most of his time in composing user requirements, performing usability engineering, writing user documentation and in the development of user interfaces. His focus is mainly on making TMSi products viable to use for both research customers as well as clinicians. Benjamin will have the technical lead role for TMSi within Chronis regarding the sensor configurations for the project, including optimal interfacing to the TMSi amplifiers.
Marzieh Hamdast, Project Manager – External Projects.
Marzieh Hamdast is Project Manager External Projects at TMSi. She holds an M.SC. in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven, in which her focus was on signal processing solutions in medical systems. After her graduation in 2017, Marzieh joined TMSi as a Project Manager. Marzieh manages the projects in which TMSi is the lead partner and coordinates other projects in which TMSi participates. In this role, Marzieh will also be coordinating TMSi’s role within Chronos.
E-Seniors is a non-profit association, founded in 2004 by Monique EPSTEIN, who holds a degree in computer science and is the current director of the association. E-Seniors aims at fighting against e-exclusion by providing access to and training in ICT to seniors and/or disabled people. Its main objectives are: bridging and shrinking the digital gap between generations, caring for elders by fighting against senior isolation, and opening new horizons for efficient use of free time. Since its creation E-Seniors has provided courses on ICT usage for seniors in various public locations and is constantly opening new locations all over the region in order to provide a “proximity” service, which takes into account the rhythm, interests, and needs of its target public. Besides teaching “basic computer skills”, E-Seniors has opened more thematically-oriented workshops for “advanced” students, dealing with, for example, digital images and sounds, interactive messaging and chat, “writing memories”, and meetings dealing with the fight against e-exclusion. Through its work for elderly people and with them, the association tries as well to enhance awareness of the importance of ICT solutions in everyday life.
Monique Epstein, General Manager of E-Seniors
Senior Consultant, Ms Epstein has strong expertise in application design consulting services and project management and she has a MA in computer science. She looks forward to work with the latest technologies and is eager to learn new skills on various technical training courses. Since 2004, she has created several non-profit organizations, as E-Seniors, whose common aims are helping e-excluded people (seniors, disabled people and juniors) to get familiar with new technologies.