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Personal Assistant for healthy Lifestyle (PAL)

Personal Assistant for healthy Lifestyle (PAL)

Objective

Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (T1DM) portraits a high need and challenge for self-management by young patients: a complex illness with a high and increasing prevalence, a regimen that needs adaptation to patient’s condition and activities, and serious risks for complications and reduced life expectations. When patients do not acquire the knowledge, skills and habits to adhere to their diabetes regimen at childhood, these risks increase suddenly at adolescence. Current mHealth applications have their own specific value for self-management, but are unable to deliver the required comprehensive, prolonged, personalised and context-sensitive support and to reduce these risks persistently. We aim at a Personal Assistant for healthy Lifestyle (PAL) that provides such support, assisting the child, health professional and parent to advance the self-management of children with type 1 diabetes aged 7 - 14, so that an adequate shared patient-caregiver responsibility for child’s diabetes regimen is established before adolescence. The PAL system is composed of a social robot, its (mobile) avatar, and an extendable set of (mobile) health applications (diabetes diary, educational quizzes, sorting games, etc.), which all connect to a common knowledge-base and reasoning mechanism. The robot and avatar act as a child’s pal or companion, whereas health professionals and parents are supported by, respectively, an Authoring & Control and a Monitor & Inform tool. The PAL-project will assess the benefits of the behavioural change on patients’ health conditions, and the profits for the caregivers in longitudinal field experiments. The consortium provides the required network, expertise and tools for this research: (a) a knowledge-driven co-design methodology and tool, (b) medical, human factors and technical expertise, (c) end-user participation and (d) initial PAL building-blocks.
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Coordinator

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Address

Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 Da Den Haag

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 652 228,75

Participants (10)

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Fondazione Centro San Raffaele

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 605 000

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 776 531,25

MIXEL SCARL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 442 000

DEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 826 650

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 679 787,50

BIERMAN EGBERTUS PETRUS BARTHOLOMEUS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 177 500

STICHTING ZIEKENHUIS GELDERSE VALLEI

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

MEANDERMC

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 000

DIABETESVERENIGING NEDERLAND

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 70 825

SOSTEGNO 70 INSIEME AI RAGAZZI DIABETICI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 144 937,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 643783

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 March 2015

  • End date

    28 February 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.1.4.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 515 460

  • EU contribution

    € 4 515 460

Coordinated by:

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO

Netherlands