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Support, Monitoring and Reminder Technology for Mild Dementia

Objetivo

As Europe’s population is ageing, long-term care for elderly citizens will become an increasing cost for society. To manage this transition healthcare policies in the EU and individual Member States are heavily focussed on extending the independent life of the elderly, with the dual aim of increasing their quality of life and reducing the costs of care. Dementia affects more than 6% of people aged 60+ and has a devastating effect on their independence – to date, there is no proven intervention to help dementia patients live a fulfilling life for longer.

In this project we will build on an innovative patient support tool to develop a mHealth application that is specifically targeted to patients with mild dementia. The tool will help patients to adhere to their treatment and share data with their carers and doctors; carers will use the same application to monitor patients more easily and share their own well-being with doctors. This will slow the patients’ cognitive and functional decline, avoid carers getting exhausted and reduce costs of emergency care.

Our project will comprise two phases: first we will use digital accessibility tools to re-design the existing application for dementia patients. The development will be steered by patients, carers and doctors, through user-centric design: we will collect feedback on each new version of the application until the design is perfectly adapted to the users’ needs. In the second phase we will pilot the optimised application with 1,100 users (patients + carers) and 1,100 controls. This will show the clinical and social benefits for patients and carers, as well as financial benefits for the healthcare system.

Successful delivery of the pilot will increase patients’ adherence to treatment (10 %-points), while improving the quality of life of carers and patients. It will save healthcare providers €1,818 / patient / year in care costs and will generate revenue of over €18 million / year for the consortium (Year 5).

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-PHC-2014-single-stage
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Régimen de financiación

IA - Innovation action

Coordinador

ANGLIA RUSKIN UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
Dirección
Bishop Hall Lane
CM1 1SQ Chelmsford
United Kingdom
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 537 265

Participantes (11)

ALZHEIMER EUROPE

La participación finalizó

Luxemburgo
Aportación de la UE
€ 67 620
Dirección
Rue Dicks 14
1417 Luxembourg
Tipo de actividad
Other
ATHENA I.C.T. LTD
Israel
Aportación de la UE
€ 115 150
Dirección
Nahal Dolev St. 48
9962140 Beit Shemesh
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HANDLE MY HEALTH LIMITED

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 0
Dirección
Lower Court 3 Copley Hill Innovation Park
CB22 3GN Cambridge
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 207 875
Dirección
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SOUTH ESSEX PARTNERSHIP UNIVERSITYNHS FOUNDATION TRUST

La participación finalizó

United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 78 016,18
Dirección
Trust Head Office The Lodge The Chase
SS11 7XX Wickford
Tipo de actividad
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
CONSORCI SANITARI DE TERRASSA
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 358 498,12
Dirección
Carretera De Torrebonica S/n
08227 Terrassa
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
DEX INNOVATION CENTRE
Chequia
Aportación de la UE
€ 169 187,50
Dirección
Rumjancevova 696/3
460 01 Liberec
Tipo de actividad
Other
SERVICIO ANDALUZ DE SALUD
España
Aportación de la UE
€ 585 270
Dirección
Avenida De La Constitucion 18
41071 Sevilla
Tipo de actividad
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BLEKINGE TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA
Suecia
Aportación de la UE
€ 902 583,12
Dirección
Campus Grasvik
371 79 Karlskrona
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UC LIMBURG
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 346 901,25
Dirección
Campus Diepenbeek Agoralaan Gebouw B Bus 1
3590 Diepenbeek
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HEALTHBIT LTD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 291 787,13
Dirección
Kajaine House 57 - 67 High Street
HA8 7DD Edgware
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)