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Health throUgh teleMAtics for iNmates

Objective

The HUMAN Project aims at improving the quality and continuity of patient-prisoner care by designing, developing and validating in two different European sites an umbrella of health telemedicine and domotic services, tailored on the inmates needs, as well as on the requirements of the health professionals operating in the detention centres. The design and implementation of a new generation of healthcare services will be carried out in two different phases, namely the Feasibility Phase (FP) and the Deployment Phase (DP).
During the very first 14 months of the FP lifetime a set of services will be designed and implemented, including a Digital Inmate Diary (DID) for accessing to and exchanging medical information and data among health professionals, an ubiquitous access to the DID, using palm-size PC and UMTS, wearable devices for biological signal acquisition and processing, tele-consulting and distance learning for medical operators.
The DP, funded under the auspices of a second contract with the Commission, will be focused on the validation of the implemented services, a well as on the implementation of a second set of pilot applications, including a decision support system, an incremental knowledge base of facts, elicited by applying data mining algorithms, and a wearable, domotic enabled, system for drug testing.

Objectives:
The FP of HUMAN Project enrols following four parallel paths, focused on the development of four different telemedicine and domotic services. The outcome of the project is represented by:
(1) a DID for accessing to and exchanging medical information and data among health professionals and an ubiquitous access to the DID, using palm-size PC and UMTS;
(2) a core set of customised set-ups for smart environments (prison cells), tailored on the health requirements of inmates (including disabled and elderly persons);
(3) A Web based platform for supporting the provision of remote consulting from specialists, as well as second opinions from clinicians operating outside the prison;
(4) a Web based platform for supporting e-Learning of in-house clinicians.

Work description:
The HUMAN lifecycle enrols in two different phases, namely the Feasibility Phase (FP) and the Deployment Phase (DP). The 14 months of the FP will be focused on the development of a first generation of telematic services for inmates.

This generation will include:
(i) a Digital Patient Record, namely Digital Inmate Diary (DID), including the possibility to access to a subset of the information of the DID by utilising GPRS/PalmPC technologies;
(ii) a teleconsulting platform of services;
(iii) a Smart environment for inmates with special needs, including the following features:
(a) Microsystem for glucose blood monitoring;
(b) Microsystem for hearth arrhythmia monitoring;
(c) Assistive domotic devices;
(v) E-Learning platform of services.

A go-non go decision milestone will be established at the end of the FP in order to identify the actions to be carried out in order to achieve a preliminary set of marketable services. A second contract will then cover the validation of those services identified as suitable to be marketed during the FP, as well as a refinement (re-engineering) of the already implemented features. Moreover, the development and validation of a second generation of telematic services will be carried out.

This generation will include:
(i) a Decision support system service, including an incremental knowledge base of facts;
(ii) a Smart environment for inmates with special needs, including a domotic system for drug testing.

Milestones:
During the 14 months project, many different artefacts (telemedicine and domotic services, technical reports, dissemination material, business cases for the developed services) will be released, including a first generation of preliminary services at month M14.
A go-non go decision milestone will be established at the end of month M14, following the in-depth review planned at the end of month M11, in order to identify the actions to be carried out during the DP covered by a second contract with the Commission.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SYNAPSIS - SOCIETA A RESPONSABILITA LIMITATA
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Via Paganini Nicolo 3
57124 Livorno
Italy

Participants (8)

ATOS ORIGIN SA
Spain
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
CONSORCI SANITARI DE TERRASSA
Spain
Address
Carrettera De Torrebonica S/n
08227 Barcelona - Terassa
EUTELSAT S.A.
France
Address
Rue Balard 70
75015 Paris
GENERALITAT DE CATALUNYA
Spain
Address
Placa Sant Jaume 4
08002 Barcelona
M.B.I. S.R.L.
Italy
Address
Via Nino Bixio 56
94015 Piazza Armerina
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy
Address
Piazza Martiri Della Liberta, 33
56127 Pisa
SECONDA CASA CIRCONDARIALE PALERMO - PAGLIARELLI
Italy
Address
Via Vittorio Bachelet 2
90100 Palermo
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO - AZIENDA UNIVERSITARIA POLICLINICO
Italy
Address
Piazza Delle Cliniche 2
90127 Palermo