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Cancer: Activating Technology for Connected Health

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722012

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 120 806,44

  • EU contribution

    € 2 120 806,44

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland

Objective

Advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have been groundbreaking, and we are now considering some cancers as chronic disease rather than fatal illness. This moves the point of focus in the fight against cancer from sustaining life towards maximizing functional capacity and quality of life (QOL). A critical element in this shift has been the rise of active rehabilitation in the management of cancer. In the past 10-15 years we have seen the emergence of significant evidence for the clinical effectiveness of active rehabilitation in cancer care, both in maximizing functional capacity and QOL, and preventing secondary recurrence. However, many barriers to implementation of active rehabilitation in cancer care exist due to its profound physical and psychological implications.
Technology advances such as gamification based on biofeedback, and neuromuscular electrical stimulation, can help address some of these barriers but much must be done before we can effectively marry the technological capability to the unmet clinical need. In particular we need to understand specific challenges and patient journeys associated with cancer care and how we can help patients to leverage psychological tools to better engage in their own care. We then need to optimize technological tools to meet patients’ rehabilitation needs, and finally, to understand how to bring resultant solutions to market where they can have maximal impact on quality of care. This can only be done by a multidisciplinary programme of research involving close collaboration between researchers in academic, clinical and industry settings.
CATCH is a deep collaboration across academic, business and clinical sectors. Students will benefit from intersectoral secondments, interdisciplinary communication skills, public engagement and outreach while working on a programme of interrelated core research projects addressing gaps in the knowledge and evidence base for technology enabled cancer rehabilitation mentioned above.
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Address

Belfield
4 Dublin

Ireland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 531 349,20

Participants (5)

UNIVERSIDAD DE LA IGLESIA DE DEUSTO ENTIDAD RELIGIOSA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

SYDDANSK UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 580 163,76

SALUMEDIA TECNOLOGIAS SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

BEACON HOSPITAL SANDYFORD LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 265 674,60

VALERO Y ARBIZU SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 247 872,96

Partners (5)

LARDIER PASCAL GEORGES

France

UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT

Netherlands

IRISH PLATFORM FOR PATIENTS' ORGANISATIONS SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE

Ireland

ESCUELA ANDALUZA DE SALUD PUBLICA SA

Spain

EUROPEAN CANCER PATIENT COALITION

Belgium

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 722012

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 September 2016

  • End date

    31 August 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 120 806,44

  • EU contribution

    € 2 120 806,44

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN

Ireland