FICHe – a European Program to encourage eHealth development

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FICHe (“Future Internet Challenge eHealth”) is a European program that challenges SMEs and start-ups to develop and imagine e-health applications using FIWARE technology. Ideable is a young Spanish start up that was selected to continue the program, thanks to its teleassistance Platform for the elderly: Kwido.

The “Future Internet Challenge eHealth”

More than 300 companies acting in the field of eHealth applied for the challenge, but only 80 of them participated to the first phase of the competition. Only 40 of them were selected to continue, and 20 finalists are to enter the third and last phase. The selection criteria are based on technical execution, the innovation of the solution and the strengths of the working team.FICHe

The 80 start-ups were offered mentoring, training, technical support, a real live field lab, but also a financial support up to 217 thousands euros. Their inventions cover many markets such as the Health/Medical, eHealth, Health Economics, Healthcare, Prevention or Wellbeing sectors.

FICHe was co-funded by the European Union’s Program for research, technological development and demonstration.

Kwido, an application for the elderly get qualified on the second phase

IIdeabledeable is a Spanish company from Bilbao. They were qualified to the second phase of the FICHe program, thanks to their application Kido. Kwido is a tele-assistance platform for the elderly, most especially dependent people.

The application, which was specially conceived for the elderly use, can help manage different functionalities of the smartphone very easily:

  • Video call
  • Sharing photos, videos or music
  • Health condition monitoring

The application is simple to use. On a daily basis, it becomes a true helping tool for the elderly, their families or the caregivers.

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