The expected impacts of ESSENCE include the following:

  • To contribute to the public health preparedness and response in the context of the ongoing epidemic of COVID-19 and to ensure the availability of critical technologies and tools.
  • To contribute to the acceptability, adoption, appropriateness, feasibility, fidelity, implementation cost, coverage, and sustainability of diagnosis and clinical management of patients and survivors of COVID-19.
  • To contribute to proposing recommendations for changes that would allow a fast recovery and better preparedness, including in the health care systems, for future health emergencies.
  • To accelerate the deployment and market uptake of mature health technologies for the prevention and optimised treatment of the COVID-19 disease, by delivering results within 3-24 months to end-users at scale.

The ESSENCE project is aimed at transforming the psychological, social and economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in a huge opportunity towards a profound evolution of the services, in which technological innovation should assume a crucial role.

New technologies are pervasive, autonomous and interconnected and thus suitable to be used to support the actual care system, enabling ESSENCE to create a virtual holistic environment built around the user needs trying to boost homeostasis and resilience in its users: seniors and children.