The Cantabrian Health Service is a public body whose function is to exercise the competencies of the Autonomous Community of Cantabria in the field of health care management. Its general purpose is the provision of health services and the management of health centres, services and establishments in Cantabria. Its functions are:

  • The development of all areas that shape the integral concept of health, managing health in all of them: education in health and information, health promotion, disease prevention, health care, rehabilitation and social reintegration
  • The management and administration of health centres and related services
  • The provision of health care in health centres and services, in the primary and specialized areas
  • The implementation and development of teaching and research programs related to health

The Center for Information Technology and Communication (CTIC) is a private, non-profit foundation of cultural, social and charitable education. The main objective of CTIC is to promote and stimulate activities related to the development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in all aspects of life, with a special interest in the health and wellness areas to offer innovative responses adjusted to the needs and contextual social realities. The present project focuses on the use of ICT as a significant tool for the integral improvement of the health of children and adolescents. In this line, CTIC presents a long research activity in the application of technology for the development of customizable and adaptable solutions for formal and informal patients and caregivers.

Future Balloons has participated as an external specialist and management consultant in about ten projects, international and national, in different financing programs. The transversal theme of these projects is education, although they include a wide range of topics – entrepreneurship, virtual learning, learning difficulties, intergenerational skills, mental health, cultural exchange, among others. More than half of Future Balloons’ commercial services are software production, especially web platforms using different server technologies (ASP.NET (c #), php, Java) and next-generation client technologies (HTML5, jQuery, bootstrap, etc.). Future Balloons’ mission is to support the transition between the information society and the understanding society, because personally stored information and knowledge are only needed up to a critical amount; from that amount it can grow with creativity.

It has state-of-the-art laboratories for basic and translational clinical research, including a partnership with the Hospital de Braga in the creation of the Academic-Braga Clinical Centre which accounts for 30% of clinical trials in Portugal. It has financial support of 0.8 M € per year. Has actively contributed to multiple national projects (e.g. MyHealth) and is an integral partner in the Switchbox project (FP7), relevant in the formation of a cohort of 3000+ individuals with extensive clinical characterization, and longitudinal imaging, validation subpopulations, validation of new clinical instruments, among others. Has experience in European Networks (e.g. Marie Curie, NINA), and doctoral programs in Ageing Research.

For several years, MEDES has developed flexible mobile telemedicine solutions, particularly adapted to monitoring patients at home or with reduced mobility. MEDES has participated in several projects and several operational deployments, for example, a mobile network for the detection of complications of operational diabetes for several years. MEDES also developed a mobile application to promote physical activity among overweight adolescents and a personal nutritional monitoring assistant. MEDES therefore has a great experience in integrating physiological sensor data, such as the SUDOE TEMIS project. These experiences and ongoing cooperation with innovative SMEs will enable MEDES to respond to the project’s technological objectives.

ACCOMIP-RéPPOP (Association for the treatment of obesity in the MIdi-Pyrénées region – Network for the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity in Midi-Pyrénées) is an association (Law 1901), whose main objective is the structuring of detection, prevention and treatment overweight and childhood obesity (0-18 years) in the Midi-Pyrenees region. Thus, ACCOMIP-RéPPOP is a health network that seeks to link health services between the city and the hospital, made up of professionals from the health, education and social sectors (doctors, psychologists, nutritionists, physical education teachers, nurses, teachers, social workers, etc.) or linked to an institution (hospitals, rehabilitation centres, national education, etc.) or working on their own. The ACCOMIP-RéPPOP coordination team works at the endocrinology unit of Children’s Hospital -University Centre (CHU) in Toulouse.

Associated Partners

Federación Cántabra de Personas con Discapacidad Física y Orgánica
Telefonica España S.A.U
Consejería de Educación, Cultura y centros educativos, Red de escuelas promotoras de salud
creSco – Université Paul Sabatier, Toulouse
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Toulouse
Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra
Enfance Adolescence et Diabète – C. H. U de Toulouse