Eurostars is a European joint programme, co-funded from the nationwide budgets of 36 EUREKA international locations and by the European Union by means of Horizon 2020. Innovate UK may also sponsor my mhealth to develop a part of its myHeart app to help cardiac rehabilitation in Europe.
The programme gives funding and help and is aimed toward R&D-performing SMEs which might be involved in worldwide collaboration. The utility course of is aggressive, with 506 functions submitted from throughout 36 international locations. The analysis course of considers high quality, impression and excellence for evaluation.
WHY IT MATTERS
Together with three European companions; Ospedale Malcantonese (OSCAM) in Switzerland, Games for Health within the Netherlands and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), the venture goals to utilise the cardiac rehabilitation aspect of the myHeart app and incorporate biofeedback, clever algorithms and gamification options.
“Each organisation brings a very unique perspective to the table, allowing for a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to tackling heart health.”
-Dr Simon Bourne, chief govt officer of my mhealth
During the three years of planning and improvement, the platform will likely be formally researched within the UK and a number of other European international locations by means of formal scientific trials.
The CUOREMA venture will deal with creating a brand new, patient-centred cardiac rehabilitation help system. The expertise will present a brand new systematic technique of social and organic suggestions from wearable gadgets and the app will embrace built-in behaviour change help techniques, with blended actuality and immersive expertise to enhance medical adherence and scientific outcomes.
With COPD as a major space of focus, my mhealth was recognised by the judging panel for its array of scientific and technological specialists on this space, in addition to expertise in digital therapeutics. The venture achieved the best scores within the Innovation and R&D class.
Once developed, the app will likely be appropriate to be used throughout the European Union and will likely be out there in French, Italian, Portuguese, German and Spanish.
THE LARGER CONTEXT
In current information throughout the area, plans for the EU-wide “Digital Green Certificates” have moved a step forward, with member states agreeing on the principle technical specs for the plans.
The European Commission has published its draft on the satisfactory safety of non-public knowledge within the UK, which will likely be formally applied if authorised by member states.
ON THE RECORD
Dr Simon Bourne, chief govt officer of my mhealth, mentioned: “We are thrilled to be partnering with such talented and diverse teams on this innovative and important project over the next few years. Each organisation brings a very unique perspective to the table, allowing for a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to tackling heart health. I am extremely passionate about digital health and this has the potential to change many lives for the better, helping us transform cardiac rehabilitation for patients across Europe.”