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HeartWays - Advanced Solutions for Supporting Cardiac Patients in Rehabilitation

Objective

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by an accumulation of plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium with oxygen and nutrients. After decades of progression, some of these plaques may rupture and along with the activation of the blood clotting system limit blood flow to the myocardium, resulting in an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). This may be either a heart attack (myocardial infarction) meaning that muscle cell necrosis in the affected regions of the myocardium has occurred) or unstable angina (meaning that the patient has persistent or recurrent chest pain at rest but without evidence of myocardial necrosis). Risk factors comprise age, sex, family history but also lifestyle-related aspects such as smoking habits, physical inactivity, overweight/obesity etc. Despite the advantages, utilization of cardiac rehabilitation phase III remains low. Recent research is supportive of the beneficial effects of cardiac rehabilitation in patients with heart failure as well as in older patients. Unfortunately, cardiac rehabilitation continues to be considerably underutilized with poor referral and enrollment rates. Implementing quality performance measures, automated referral systems, and the option of home-based cardiac rehabilitation for some patients may all help to increase participation. In addition, innovative exercise training regimens may help to enhance the beneficial effects of cardiac rehabilitation. HEARTWAYS has the objective to develop an advanced modular solution for supporting cardiac patients in rehabilitation outside a medicalized centre with the aid of wearable sensors and intelligent algorithms that personalize the management and the follow-up for patients and professionals.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

SOLUCIONES TECNOLOGICAS PARA LA SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR SA
Address
Ronda Auguste Y Louis Lumiere 23 Nave 13 Parque Tecnologico De Valencia
46980 Paterna Valencia
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 242 950
Administrative Contact
Juan Pablo Lázaro Ramos (Mr.)

Participants (7)

FORUS SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 295 950
Address
Via Bernardo Quaranta 112
80146 Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Edoardo Benelli (Mr.)
S.D. INFORMATIKA DOO INFORMATICKI INZENJERING, POSLOVNE USLUGE I TRGOVINA
Croatia
EU contribution
€ 271 150
Address
Andrije Stampara 8A
10410 Velika Gorica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sinisa Drobnjak (Mr.)
WEARABLE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES SL

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 188 950
Address
Calle Musico Plasencia 1 2 5
46180 Benaguasil
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angel Blanch Esteve (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
Camino De Vera Sn Edificio 3A
46022 Valencia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jose Antonio Pérez García (Mr.)
TRACS SRL
Italy
Address
Via Giovanni Xxiii 10
80035 Nola Napoli
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Giuseppe Bosso (Mr.)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatia
Address
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Olga Zupanic (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal
Address
Paco Das Escolas
3004-531 Coimbra
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sergio Vicente (Mr.)