Fundación MAPFRE supports research on health and accident prevention with more than 680,000 euros
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The objective of Research grants Ignacio H. de Larramendi is to develop protects related to health promotion, insurance and social protection, accident prevention and road safety

Fundación MAPFRE has awarded 681,000 euros to 21 research projects, which will mainly take place in centers, universities, companies and hospitals in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Columbia and Peru. The objective of this support (Research grants Ignacio H. de Larramendi) is to develop protects related to health promotion, insurance and social protection, accident prevention and road safety.

Particularly noteworthy among the health promotion projects is the University of Valencia project assessing the potential of microalgae in the development of foods or dietary supplements for preventing and treating obesity or diabetes. Also worthy of attention is the project launched by the University Pontificia Bolivariana (Columbia) to develop a home tele-monitoring service for health promotion among heart failure patients. 410 applications have been presented in this category.

One of the outstanding projects within the accident prevention and road safety field, is the grant given to the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction, which will carry out a study to analyze the factors that favor or dissuade young drivers from behaving safely behind the wheel.

A notable project among the grants offered for promotion of research in the insurance and social protection fields is one which will be developed by Alejandro Zornoza, Legal and New Technologies Expert, to develop a system to distribute responsibility as fairly as possible in accidents involving one or various driverless or connected vehicles.

Within this call for entries, which has seen 568 projects be presented, Fundación MAPFRE has also awarded the Primitivo de Vega Research Grant with 15,000 euros, which goes this year to the Research Institution of the University Hospital 12 de Octubre (Madrid). The winning project will analyze how to reduce the readmission rate among elderly patients admitted into Internal Medicine through active monitoring of their medication.

The results can be consulted in more detail at www.fundacionmapfre.org.