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Intelligent personal health assistant

Objective

The objective of the h-Life (healthy Life) project is to develop an easy-to-use system, which provides patients and citizens in general with a tool, which can be used for the monitoring of their lifestyle. It aims to create an intelligent environment, which can be used as a personal health assistant. It provides a technologically innovative platform for monitoring and interaction with the customer. More specifically h-Life aims to integrate a health knowledge - based environment, with a personal health record by means of an intelligent mechanism. h-Life intends to allow easy access for the citizen to "certified" lifestyle information, providing him/her with the necessary information and alerts for a healthy life. The h-Life project intends to create an innovation platform for the provision of healthy lifestyle information and advice to citizens through the establishment of links with healthy products and services providers. This has to be achieved in a personalised manner and combination of various sources of "certified" information. It will define a coherent "user-oriented" system and a secure and expandable technological platform

Objectives:
The h-Life System aims to integrate all actors (Citizens, Patients, Medical Doctors, Nutrition Companies, Gym Chains, Hospitals) involved in promoting a healthy lifestyle. It will be based on the latest findings of the healthy lifestyle, which can always be adapted through knowledge based and intelligent advisor mechanism to the individual needs. It will support a personal health record which will be fed by the user and provide all personal date. This data can be further processed by a knowledge-based environment, which is fed by lifestyle professionals. The information delivery is possible through various devices via the customer facing module and a mechanism for the management of customers.

Work description:
According to the user needs analysis the system architecture and the detailed functional specification of the system will be prepared. The identification of specific user needs and the existing related technologies and infrastructure will lead to the design of a coherent system architecture that will ensure the functionality and interoperability of all system components. Then, the health knowledge repository will be designed and implemented. This is combined with the development of the Personal Health record, which along with the User Profiling System form the basis of the Intelligent Advisor Module. The Alert and Remaining Mechanism will be developed next. The access to the system can be achieved through various means but it requires different interfaces and communication protocols, which will be developed. The customer-facing module will be implemented as an intelligent access environment. The alerting mechanism is crucial since it should include the use of a personal computer or mobile platform of the next generation. All system components will be integrated, tested, assessed and final refinements will take place. Finally, dissemination of the Project achievements and commercial exploitation of the final h-Life System will take place. The dissemination part is designed to ensure that "key players" in the European IT, medical, healthy products and services, nutrition and fitness industries are informed about the Project at an early stage in order to obtain helpful input. Exploitation will be carefully planned in order to maximize return on investment and secure financial viability of the system and commercial success in the future.

Milestones:
The h-Life project intends to create an innovation platform for the provision of healthy lifestyle information and advice to citizens through the establishment of links with healthy products and services providers. This has to be achieved in a personalised manner and combination of various sources of "certified" information. It will define a coherent "user-oriented" system and a secure and expandable technological platform.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY - HELLAS
Address
Vassilika Vouton
17671 Iraklio, Crete
Greece

Participants (8)

ELYROS S.A.
Belgium
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 20
1000 Bruxelles
GREENGAGE COMPUTERS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
45/47 Albert Street
CV21 2SG Rugby - Warwickshire
HELLENIC CARDIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Greece
Address
6 Potamianou Street
115 28 Athens
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES H.M.C. (ISRAEL) LTD
Israel
Address
Ramat-yam 7
46851 Herzliya-on-sea
SSM COMPUTER SYSTEMS LIMITED
Cyprus
Address
Kyrenias 101, Office A12-13
2114 Aglandjia, Nicosia
SYMPER IT & BUSINESS CONSULTANTS S.A.
Greece
Address
I. Metaxa 8
17343 Ag. Dimitrios - Athens
THE DOCTORS LABORATORY LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
58 Wimpole Street
W1M 8LQ London
VITA PLUS LTD AG PARASKEVI
Greece
Address
Mesofion Avenue 455 & Patroklou 2
15343 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens