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
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.
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.
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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
CV21 2SG Rugby - Warwickshire
115 28 Athens
2114 Aglandjia, Nicosia
17343 Ag. Dimitrios - Athens
W1M 8LQ London
15343 Aghia Paraskevi, Athens