Project

MoSHCA - Project

The number of persons experiencing chronic diseases is increasing dramatically around the globe. For diabetes, the prevalence is approximately 350 million persons, and it is projected to become one of the world’s main disablers and killers within the next 25 years. COPD is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality worldwide, expected to become the third leading cause of death by 2020.

Chronic diseases come at a great cost to individuals and society, in the form of massive health expenditure through the medical and health care systems. It is estimated that the global economic impact of five of the major chronic illnesses could reach $47 trillion over the next 20 years. It has also been estimated that chronic diseases would claim almost 400 million lives in 10 years.

MoSHCA project will develop technological set ups which greatly improve self-management of chronic illnesses, promote patient-health provider communication, and support health staff in providing better clinical follow up. It is aligned with EUs roadmap for eHealth and addresses the issues with connecting individuals remotely with HIN, the wish to getting the full picture of the individual’s health status and support of patient empowerment.

Typically the MoSHCA set up consists of a patient with a chronic disease using a MoSHCA enabled smartphone. The set up involves a number of body- and other sensors which communicates wirelessly with the smartphone, transmitting relevant physiological- and activity data such as different cardiac- and vascular information, glucose levels, etc. The intelligent MoSHCA software installed on the mobile terminal receives this information, along with subjective patient generated data such as pain- and mood levels, stiffness, medication taken, etc.


Sitac - Innovación

The overall innovation of MoSHCA project is to develop remarkable and measurable advances in the intelligent healthcare system solutions for patients with diabetes, epilepsy, pregnancy-related disorders and COPD, and baby monitoring and general health monitoring using low cost smart phones and medical sensors. The advances, contributing measurably to more effective healthcare and more cost-effective medical practices, include especially:

Better user-friendliness of medical applications by using mobile phones and usability enhancements to sensor technologies and information systems.

Increased intelligence taking into account the various parameters involved in chronic diseases, and coupling subjective user and objective inputs through sensors.

Increased reliability and energy consumption of medical sensors.

Better understanding on the balance of privacy and security needed for healthcare data-mining and data communications, and systematic means to privacy and security assurance.

Increased context awareness of healthcare applications, and increased interoperability with health information systems.

Sitac - Structure

Consortium

MoSHCA consortium, led by Evalan, represents a good balance of key actors from The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Luxemburg and South Korea, needed for the realization of the MoSHCA objectives in practice, namely industries, SMEs, research centres and medical competence centres.

All key areas of research within the project are covered by one or more partners, which are among the leading companies or institutes in their field. In most cases, development teams encompass mixed teams of industries and/or SMEs and research centres, thus guaranteing a good transfer of knowledge. Furthermore, the participants cover well all target areas of the project.

Dissemination

Dissemination work performed during the project.

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