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Pasykaf calling for survey participants

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Pasykaf charity on Friday called on people aged 50 and older with cancer or cancer survivors to participate in a survey about smart risk solutions for early risk detention and intervention amongst elderly populations.

The survey, under the title Smart living homes – whole interventions demonstrator for people at health and social risks, is conducted as part of the EU-funded GATEKEEPER project which aims to ensure healthier independent lives for the ageing populations. It also investigates whether the use of electronic devices in health monitoring improves the quality of life of individuals.

The aim of the survey is to collect and analyse data to find innovative solutions that will improve the life of elderly people with cancer in Cyprus and abroad.

Participants must be permanent residents of Cyprus aged 50 and older who have experienced cancer, Pasykaf said.

The project is implemented by the Research and innovation centre of the charity, which specialises on funding research on health and social issues at an international and European level.

According to the European Commission’s website, the EU-funded GATEKEEPER will connect healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly people and the communities they live in with the goal to create an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes.

The project will also incorporate data protection while underpinning value creation using advanced marketing patterns. The solutions deployed will involve 40 000 elderly people, as well as authorities, institutions, companies, associations and academics, and eight regional communities from seven EU member states.

Pasykaf participates as a coordinator and partner in various EU funded projects in an effort to enhance the knowledge of its staff and develop its services provided to people with cancer.

Other programmes include HORIZON 2020, ERASMUS + EEA Grants and Cyprus research and innovation foundation.

Established in Cyprus in 1986, Pasykaf aims to improve and ensure the quality of life of people and families who are experiencing cancer at all stages of the disease from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation to bereavement.

People wishing to participate in the study can contact the director of research and development of PasykaF Maria Krini on 22 050 813 or via email [email protected].

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