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CHRONIOUS

Project reference: 216461
Funded under: FP7-ICT

An Open, Ubiquitous and Adaptive Chronic Disease Management Platform for COPD and Renal Insufficiency [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2008-02-01 to 2012-05-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 10 284 963

EU contribution:

EUR 7 249 995

Coordinated in:

Italy

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2007-1

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Health and lifestyle monitoring of people with chronic diseases at a European level. The project developed for example a smart T-shirt to monitor and help the chronically ill

Chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability for a large amount of people in most industrialized nations.  Chronic diseases have also a deep impact on today’s society costs. Adopting healthy behaviours can prevent or control the devastating effects of these diseases.

CHRONIOUS implements a system architecture that offers continuous monitoring easily adaptable to any chronic disease management programme.

The project goals will be achieved by developing a  modular and flexible system design that integrates state of the art sensors and services in order to cover both patients and healthcare professional’s needs.
Data will be collected by using monitoring sensors, mostly wearable, that control continuously vital signals, dietary habits and plans, drug intake, environmental parameters, biochemical parameters, activity and social context.
Every abnormal health condition will be noticed and reported by the system. In particular the CHRONIOUS system will report deviations and all conditions differing from those that are expected.
Healthcare professionals on the other hand will be provided with supporting decision support and data analysis tools.

CHRONIOUS, in its very final form, will be a universal solution to healthcare facilities and professionals for managing all different kind of chronic diseases increasing the quality of patients’ life and reducing health assistance costs.

Objective

Chronic diseases are those that occur across the whole spectrum of illness, mental health problems and injuries. Management includes medication and/or lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise. At the same time, it should be noted that chronic diseases may get worse, lead to death, be cured, remain dormant or require continual monitoring. CHRONIOUS primary goal is to define a European framework for a generic health status monitoring platform schema addressing people with chronic health conditions. This will be achieved by developing an intelligent, ubiquitous and adaptive chronic disease platform to be used by both patients and healthcare professionals. CHRONIOUS addresses a smart wearable platform, based on multi-parametric sensor data processing, for monitoring people suffering from chronic diseases in long-stay setting. It is constantly monitoring their activity using audio observation methods and activity sensors while at the same time tracking their medical condition via vital signs sensors. Any trait of abnormal health status and possible alerting incidents are detected by CHRONIOUS Intelligence. The system generates alerts in case of invalid medical data or if current activity and behaviour lay outside the well established activity patterns and locomotion behaviour. Furthermore, CHRONIOUS objective is to face Europe's challenge for delivering quality healthcare to all its citizens by offering a ubiquitous and more personalised care solution that addresses the user needs, personal data security, confidentiality and privacy of information and all that at an affordable cost. Our proposed solution will be applied to the chronic diseases of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Renal Insufficiency.

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Coordinator

TESAN S.P.A.
Italy
VIA ZAMENHOF 200
VICENZA, Italy
Administrative contact: ROBERTO ROSSO
Tel.: +39 0444 914700
Fax: +39 0444 912826
E-mail

Participants

CURE CENTRUM FUR DIE UNTERSUCHUNG UND REALISIERUNG ENDBENUTZERORIENTIERTER INTERAKTIVER SYSTEME
Austria
MODECENTERSTRASSE
WIEN, Austria
Administrative contact: Gerhard Helletzgruber
Tel.: +43 1 7435451 100
Fax: +43 1 7435451 30
E-mail
IXTENT S.R.O.
Czech Republic
JANKOVCOVA 1569/2C,LIGHTOUSE TOWERS
PRAHA 7, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Jakub Humpolec
Tel.: +420 234 379330
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Bibliothekstrasse
BREMEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Miriam Weißenborn
Tel.: +49 421 218 63520
Fax: +49 421 218 3319
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Hansastrasse
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 12052713
Fax: +49 89 12057534
E-mail
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
GRAN VIA DE LES CORTS CATALANES
BARCELONA, Spain
Administrative contact: Xavier Gutierrez
Tel.: +34934035385
Fax: +34934035400
E-mail
Velti Anonymos Etairia Proionton Logismikou & Synafon Proionton & Ypiresion
Greece
KIFISSIAS AVENUE
ATHENS, Greece
Administrative contact: George Karantonis
Tel.: +30 210637894
Fax: +30 210637899
E-mail
KENTRO EREVNAS TECHNOLOGIAS KAI ANAPTYXIS THESSALIAS
Greece
TECHNOLOGIKO PARKO A VIPE
VOLOS, Greece
Administrative contact: Niki Briasouli
Tel.: +30 2410258880
Fax: +30 2410258889
E-mail
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
N PLASTIRA STR
HERAKLION, Greece
Administrative contact: THEODOROS FOTSIS
Tel.: +30 2651007560
Fax: +30 2651007077
E-mail
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
PIAZZALE ALDO MORO
ROMA, Italy
Administrative contact: Luca Papi
Tel.: +39 0649932332
Fax: +39 0649933842
E-mail
AZIENDA OSPEDALIERO-UNIVERSITARIA CAREGGI
Italy
via delle Oblate
FIRENZE, Italy
Administrative contact: DANIELA MATARRESE
Tel.: +39 3471101768
Fax: +39 0557949854
E-mail
MIP - CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE
Italy
PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
MILANO, Italy
Administrative contact: STEFANO ARICI
Tel.: +39 02 23999191
Fax: +39 02 23992844
E-mail
LINK CONSULTING - TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMACAO S.A.
Portugal
AVENIDA DUQUE D'AVILA 23
LISBOA, Portugal
Administrative contact: Paula Baeta
Tel.: +351 213100081
Fax: +351 213100104
E-mail
UNISCAN INSTRUMENTS LIMITED
United Kingdom
SIGMA HOUSE - BURLOW ROAD
BUXTON, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Graham Johnson
Tel.: +44 1298 70981
Fax: +44 1298 70886
E-mail
Record Number: 85452 / Last updated on: 2014-10-14