SET - Chronic PainProject ID: 729291
H2020-EU.2.3.1. - Mainstreaming SME support, especially through a dedicated instrument
H2020-EU.3.1. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Health, demographic change and well-being
H2020-EU.3.1.4. - Active ageing and self-management of health
H2020-EU.3.1.6. - Health care provision and integrated care
SET – The defibrillator for Chronic Pain
Total cost:EUR 71 429
EU contribution:EUR 50 000
Topic(s):SMEInst-06-2016-2017 - Accelerating market introduction of ICT solutions for Health, Well-Being and Ageing Well
Call for proposal:H2020-SMEINST-1-2016-2017See other projects for this call
Funding scheme:SME-1 - SME instrument phase 1
SET solution for chronic pain.
100 million EU sufferers, €300 billion, Age related.
Current solutions do not look at data, biomarkers, or take into consideration the individual differences between patients. With real data from large groups of patients, for the first time we can characterize the autonomic nervous system, which is depreciated in chronic pain patients, and use it to fight chronic pain. With the therapy, we attack the underlying psychological cause for the pain. The SET device allows us to do this efficiently. Using ICT data, we will be able to a real progress on this large social problem. By iterating, continuing to add data, measuring results, and adjusting approaches, we can attack chronic pain and make people pain free.
SET was tested at the University of Marburg with 120 patients that included 2 sham protocols. Of the non-control participants, 100% of fibromyalgia patients became pain free for six months, and 82% at the 12-month follow-up.
The data, which includes all the EKG and blood pressure data from each patient session as well as the patients' initial interview and progress data from the E-learning system, will be uploaded to a MySQL database hosted on a medical grade cloud server. Data mining and analytics software will only have read access and only anonymized access will be available, so that it will not be possible to identify any individual patient.
Patent protection, a highly experienced team, a clear strongly motivated market will make the company successful. In the process many therapy based SMEs will be formed and enhanced.
A real solution for a debilitating social problem which invloves ICT, big data, and job creation.
EU contribution: EUR 50 000