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Appendix 1

Abstract of the selected projects

Project Title Principal Investigator
【Japanese side】
Organization Abstract of Project
Principal Investigator
【Swedish side】
1 Continuous health status monitoring of elderly people using flexible skin patch sensors Takao SOMEYA Professor Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering the University of Tokyo 【Academia】
the University of Tokyo
NEC Corporation
The purpose of this research is to develop a sensor platform to monitor the health of the elderly from the physical and psychological aspects. Based on the evaluation results of strain sensor and wearable pulse wave sensor conducted in Phase 1, we focus on a leg edema as a physical indicator and loneliness and emotions as psychological index, and aim to build a system that can measure these indices on a daily life. The Japanese side will mainly develop physical sensors to measure the status of leg edema, collect vital data in cooperation with the clinical and nursing care facilities of both countries and develop an algorithm to estimate loneliness and emotions from the collected data. The Swedish side mainly constructs a chemical sensor to measure the status of leg edema and to acquire vital data, and verifies the effect of measuring leg edema in the aged care facility. Tools for deeply understanding the relationship between health and daily life of elderly people developed through collaborative research by both teams are expected to lead to the creation of new services to support the health of the elderly.
Magnus BERGGREN Professor Laboratory of Organic Electronics Linköping University 【Academia】
Linköping University
Cuviva AB
2 Solutions for independence and social participation of active,Solutions for independence and social participation of active, pre-frail and frail seniors by innovative food and monitoring technology systems combining with physical exercise program Koichiro MATSUO Professor and Chair School of Medicine Fujita Health University 【Academia】
Fujita Health University
Food Care Co., Ltd 
This project aims to invent the integrated program combining preferred food intake and exercises in older adults, and to test its efficacy. In Phase 1, we invented munchy texture lunch box and elderly preferable dysphagia diet. According to those results, in Phase 2, we expand the scope of our project, investigating the intervention effects of diet and exercises on prevention of frailty and dependency in both countries. That is, Japan team will conduct 【1】 implementation of the comprehensive program 【eating munchy food + oral health + physical exercise + social activities】, 【2】 invention of digital automatic monitoring system for eating motions of older adults, and 【3】 invention of “soft munchy” diet. Sweden team will conduct 【1】 testing of the efficacy of modified frail prevention program invested by the Japan team for pre-frail older individuals 【2】 invention of 3D printing techniques for dysphagia diet for home use, and 【3】 invention of dysphagia diet with older adult preferable flavor. The joint project by two teams will be expected to prevent frailty and dependency, and to extend the healthy life span for elderly individuals.
Mats STADING Professor, Agrifood and Bioscience Research Institutes of Sweden 【Academia】
Research Institutes of Sweden
Findus R&D

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