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Personalised Remote Monitoring and Guiding of Obesity Patients with IoT Devices

Keywords: Clinical Data, Healthcare Delivery, Medical Device, Telecare, Telehealth, Telemonitoring
Digital solution and service (e.g. application/digital health portal/platform/AI based system/etc.)
We will accelerate innovation in remote health services with Tele-Health Project. The project addresses emerging applications and technologies that offer exciting new opportunities for the E-health industry. The project will play a key role in expanding dietitian and psychologist services using technology. Tele-Health aims to bridge the gap between healthcare professionals and patients, always ensuring accessibility for everyone. To achieve this, Tele-Health is divided into two separate platforms: Tele-Health Pro and Tele-Health.
Short description
Many nations in Europe are grappling with acute staffing shortfalls in health and care sectors, a situation worsened by the Covid-19 crisis. Approximately two million workers are estimated to be lacking across the continent, as almost all EU nations experience healthcare staff shortages. Factors such as an aging society, a surge in chronic diseases and injuries, and increased demands for quality and safety in life contribute to escalating healthcare expenses. Coupled with diminishing availability of trained staff, these factors heighten the stress on healthcare systems and challenge hospitals in delivering high-quality, affordable care. The health workforce predicament is not only restricted to Europe but is a global issue. The World Health Organization (WHO) foresees a deficit of 10 million health workers by 2030, predominantly in low and lower-middle-income nations. Nevertheless, countries across all socio-economic levels confront challenges related to the education, employment, deployment, retention, and performance of their workforce. In response, we promotes innovation in perpetual health monitoring to mitigate the strain on healthcare systems and personnel. Continuous health monitoring devices, designed for use on the body and in home settings, aim to detect early signs of diseases. Notable examples of such devices, which can perpetually monitor the user’s health, monitor critical health parameters like heart rate, rhythm, physical activity, and sleep, while the technologies for persistent monitoring of core body temperature and blood pressure are advancing. Moreover, continuous monitoring technologies for aspects like blood oxygenation, respiratory patterns, and sweat analysis remain in their developmental infancy. Preventive Care: Focused on monitoring health parameters in both the general populace and those at an elevated risk for certain diseases, enabling individuals to discern trends in their general health and to enhance their health, potentially through adopting healthier lifestyles. The goal is to enhance the overall health of the populace and thereby diminish the demand for healthcare. Transitional Care: This refers to the care provided as patients transition between different healthcare settings. Especially focusing on transitions from home to hospital and vice versa, REMO aims to utilize continuous monitoring to keep hospital stays as brief and safe as possible, enabling efficient use of healthcare resources. Chronic Care: Targeting long-term ailments like heart failure, COPD, and diabetes, chronic care aims to maintain symptom remission while balancing treatment protocols and quality of life. The aspiration is to decelerate disease progression in chronically ill patients through enhanced self-management and timely detection of health deterioration. Wearable health monitoring systems present a substantial promise by allowing individuals to meticulously monitor their vital signs and provide feedback to maintain or retrieve optimal health status. Monitoring various health parameters can minimize the risk of injuries and related treatment costs, thus enhancing the quality of life. For this, we will foster innovation in wearable device ecosystems by propelling emerging E-health applications and technologies. Focusing on developing Open technology platforms for vital sign monitoring, Sorentum intends to enable accurate, continuous monitoring of patients and athletes, aiding in bridging “the Valley of Death” efficiently and cost-effectively. Further, Sorentum aspires to build towards the pinnacle of remote monitoring, following the framework established by the preceding project Inno4Health.
Economic value to patients, Impact on the health system’s capacity and resilience (e.g., health and care efficiency, continuity of care)
The idea has been formulated and/or research and experiments are underway to test a “proof of concept”
Geographical scope
English, Turkish
Evital is a telehealth platform in Turkey, developed by Sorentum, connecting patients with over 1.500 healthcare professionals. Available via web and mobile. It offers two different platforms for patients and healthcare professionals: For patients it offers: Transparent health ecosystem with easy bookings, Online/onsite doctor consultations, View doctor profiles, languages, and expertise, Engage with articles, reviews, and make secure payments. It offers for professionals: service for various medical specialists, customize schedules and consultation types, manage patient records and appointments, set service details and process payments. Sorentum Technology is tasked with developing and integrating a Tele-Health solution by integrating its solution. By synergizing obesity patient data with IoT devices (especially their physical activities) via the Tele-Health platform, we will enable doctors (tele) monitor and guide obesity patients through evidence-based best practice guidelines remotely and in an automated way.
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical decision support
Health data analytics (Artificial Intelligence/algorithm development and calibration/machine learning/risk stratification tools/etc.)
Clinical team care planning and collaboration tools (e.g. digital shared care plan)
to patients / citizens
Remote monitoring apps/health outcomes tracking
Telehealth and telemedicine
Primary target patient group (age)
Children (5-14), Youth and young adults (15-24), Adults (25-64), Older adults (65+)
Addressed prevention area(s)
Nutrition and diet, Fitness and physical activity, Health screenings, Vaccination and immunisation
Use case and care pathway positioning
Disease monitoring, treatment compliance, self-management, Prevention and wellness, Functional support and independent living (e.g., for frailty), Rehabilitation
Ready to be transferred to
Ready for transfer, but the practice has not been transferred yet.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Have been developed but not implemented