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Computer aided rehabilitation of respiratory disabilities

Objective

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic asthma cause chronic airflow limitation (CAL), which is a leading worldwide cause of disability due to inability to exercise and carry out daily activities. This severely compromises quality of life. Objectives: a) to determine the pathophysiological mechanisms limiting exercise in each patient by developing more precise diagnostic tests; b) to design rehabilitation programs Customized for each patient to improve exercise performance and, thereby, quality of life; c) to evaluate other pharmacologic and surgical treatments; d) to define criteria for selecting optimal settings of mechanical ventilators e) to optimise weaning procedures for CAL patients being mechanically ventilated; f) to disseminate results by linking with CAL patients' , associations; g) to transfer technology developed by our research to European industries.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

POLYTECHNIC OF MILAN
Address
Via Golgi, 39
20133 Milano
Italy

Participants (8)

ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA PAZIENTI BPCO (BRONCOPNEUMOPATIA CRONICA OSTRUTTIVA)
Italy
Address
Via G. Martinotti, 20 C/o Divisione Di Pneumologia
00135 Roma
BIOENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS SRL
Italy
Address
Via C. Colombo 1A
20094 Corsico
BRITISH LUNG FOUNDATION
United Kingdom
Address
Hatton Garden 78
ECIN 8LD London
FONDAZIONE OSPEDALE MAGGIORE POLICLINICO
Italy
Address
Via Francesco Sforza 35
20122 Milano
GREEK MINISTRY OF HEALTH
Greece
Address
A. Averop Str. 12
10433 Athens
INSTITUTE OF TUBERCOLOSIS AND LUNG DISEASES
Poland
Address
Plocka, 26
01-138 Warsaw
Institut Jozef Stefan
Slovenia
Address
Jamova, 39
1001 Ljubljana
THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL
United Kingdom
Address
Duncan Building, Daulby Street
L69 3GA Liverpool