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EVidenced based management of hearing impairments: Public health pΟlicy making based on fusing big data analytics and simulaTION

10 November 2016

EVidenced based management of hearing impairments: Public health pΟlicy making based on fusing big data analytics and simulaTION. Or, in short, the EVOTION project, kicks-of this week, with funding from the EU under the Horizon 2020 e-Health Societal Challenge.

EVOTION aims to develop an integrated platform supporting:

(a) the analysis of relevant big datasets in order to to enable the identification of causal and other effects amongst them. These datasets are coming from five different organizations and involve: Hearing Aids usage, noise (TTS) episodes, audiological, physiological, cognitive, clinical and medication, personal, behavioral, life style, occupational and environmental data.
(b) policy decision making focusing on the selection of effective interventions related to the holistic management of Hearing Loss (HL), based on the outcomes of (a) and the formulation of related public health policies.
(c) the specification and monitoring of such policies in a sustainable manner.

To achieve this aim, EVOTION brings together public health policy organizations, experts and authorities supporting the formation of the targeted policies and the validation of the EVOTION support for it.

The EVOTION Consortium is coordinated by OTICON A/S (Denmark) and consists of University College London (United Kingdom), as the technical leader, Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece), The City University (United Kingdom), National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine (Poland), Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Trust (United Kingdom), Athens Medical Center SA (Greece), Institute of Public Health for the Osijek-Baranya County (Croatia), Pazardzhik Regional Administration (Bulgaria), Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy) and EMPELOR (Switzerland).

ATC will be heavily involved in the technical implementation of the project being responsible for the integration, the system requirements and the development of necessary mobile applications.

The project started in November 2016 and will have a duration of 36 months.

For more information contact: Mr Nikos Dimakopoulos, email: n.dimakopoulos [at] atc.gr