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WELCOME

Project reference: 611223
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WELCOME - Wearable Sensing and Smart Cloud Computing for Integrated Care to COPD Patients with Co-morbidities

From 2013-11-01 to 2017-10-31, ongoing project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 8 272 080

EU contribution:

EUR 6 170 975

Coordinated in:

Greece

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Innovative solutions for COPD multi-morbid patients

To help Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) patients with comorbidities and to reduce the burden on our health systems, the WELCOME project aims to create innovative solutions such as an integrated care management tool and a monitoring vest.
Great attention will be paid to the small-scale validation of the project and its impact on healthcare in five countries (Greece, UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands).

Objective

WELCOME is an ambitious project aiming to develop an integrated care approach for continuous monitoring, early diagnosis and detection of worsening events and treatment of patients suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with comorbidities Chronic Heart Failure, Diabetes, Anxiety and Depression.<br/>The WELCOME solution for the patient will be based on:1. An adjustable, wearable and washable vest providing continuous monitoring of a large number of sensors each one measuring various physiological signals, like chest sounds, pleural effusion, tachycardia or arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation etc,. The vest will be comfortable, inconspicuous, and easy to put on by the patient, it will require simple maintenance (simultaneous sensor recharging, normal washing procedure) and can be modified according to each patient's individual needs.2. Wearable sensors for measuring blood trends like glucose, cholesterols, triglycerides, potassium, serum creatinine, blood pressure etc in a periodic basis.3. Inhaler devices for measuring and evaluating the medical adherence of the patients.<br/>Remote, continuous monitoring and analysis of patient multi-parametric data, such as physiological, environmental, emotional and genetic data, will be used for designing the personalized integrated care programs ranging from self-care guidance and regulation (e.g e-coaching) at home and outdoors to professional primary and secondary health-care support (e.g including telemonitoring and remote support or comprehensive expert support at the clinic). The process will be facilitated by a cloud based Decision Support System, providing statistical/intelligent analysis of the therapy policies and patient conditions enhanced by multiple patients' data fusion and discovery of patterns on the patient's disease progress.<br/>Great attention will be paid to the small-scale validation of the project and its impact on healthcare in five countries (Greece, UK, Ireland, Germany and Nethelands).

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Coordinator

EXODUS ANONYMOS ETAIREIA PLIROFORIKIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 872 337


ESTIAS 1 & MESOGEION 73-75
11526 ATHINA
Greece
Administrative contact: Andreas Raptopoulos
Tel.: +30 2107450325
E-mail

Participants

CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 1 321 193


RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
2002 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Administrative contact: Olivier Chetelat
Tel.: +41 327205313
Fax: +41 327205720
E-mail
KRISTRONICS GMBH
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 342 800


GEWERBEGRUND 5 9
24955 HARRISLEE
Germany
Administrative contact: Bruno Scholz
Tel.: +49 4617741675
E-mail
CHRISTIAN-ALBRECHTS-UNIVERSITAET ZU KIEL
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 586 295


OLSHAUSENSTRASSE 40
24118 KIEL
Germany
Administrative contact: Anja Uhlenbrok
Tel.: +494318804924
Fax: +494318801560
E-mail
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 551 400


Administration Building, University Campus
54124 THESSALONIKI
Greece
Administrative contact: Nicos Maglaveras
Tel.: +30 2310999281
Fax: +30 2310999263
E-mail
ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND
Ireland

EU contribution: EUR 275 000


Saint Stephen's Green 123
2 DUBLIN
Ireland
Administrative contact: Richard Costello
Tel.: +353 18093166
E-mail
SMARTEX S.R.L.
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 485 850


VIA LUNGO IL FICARELLO 3
59100 PRATO
Italy
Administrative contact: Roberto Orselli
Tel.: +39 050754352
Fax: +39 050754351
E-mail
CIRO+ BV
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 244 800


HORNERHEIDE 1
6085 NM HORN
Netherlands
Administrative contact: Jeroen Beerens
Tel.: +31475587654
E-mail
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 372 866


PACO DAS ESCOLAS
3004 531 COIMBRA
Portugal
Administrative contact: Jorge Tavares
Tel.: +351 239 410 016
E-mail
KINGSTON UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 631 351


RIVER HOUSE HIGH STREET 53-57
KT1 1LQ KINGSTON UPON THAMES
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Bee Tang
Tel.: +44 2084177451
Fax: +442084172562
E-mail
INVENTYA LTD
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 167 323


KECKWICK LANE VANGUARD HOUSE
WA4 4AB DARESBURY
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Aldo De Leonibus
Tel.: +44 8450559844
Fax: +44 1925607398
E-mail
CROYDON HEALTH SERVICES NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE TRUST
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 233 760


LONDON ROAD 530 CROYDON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
CR7 7YE CROYDON SURREY
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Francis Maietta
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM SCHLESWIG-HOLSTEIN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 86 000


Ratzeburger Allee 160
23538 Lübeck
Germany
Administrative contact: Maren Williams
Tel.: +494315972130
Fax: +494315974218
E-mail
Record Number: 111360 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11