AMICA aims to emulate medical consultation at home: auscultation and interview.
To achieve this, a series of physiological signals are obtained on a daily basis by means of an ad-hoc sensor. This information is then added to the one provided by the patient interacting with a Dedicated Mobile Device (watch the TV report). By combining information coming from sensors and provided by the patient, the system is able to set off medical alarms, modify small aspects of the patients’ treatment program or lifestyle, or even suggest hospitalisation.
- Allows early detection of COPD exacerbations;
- Offers a user-friendly design for the elderly;
- Provides remote monitoring and home-based care;
- Fosters prevention and self-management;
- Increases levels of therapy compliance.
Expected results and impact:
- Measurable indicators for early detection of exacerbations:
Design of AMICA Dedicated Mobile Device, Medical questionnaire and ad hoc sensor.
- Measurable indicators for a better quality of life by means of drops in hospitalisations and subsequent:
Decrease in costs associated to COPD
- Effects upon quality of life of patients and family environment.
- Identify measurable indicator for AMICA services and business concept viability.
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Coordinator: Luis Felipe Crespo Foix University of Cadiz (Spain)
Duration: 36 Months
Starting Date: 01 April 2009
Total budget: € 2.941.362
Public contribution: € 2.784.181
Luis Felipe Crespo Foix
Phone: +0034 956015710
Biomedical Engineering & Telemedicine Lab
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería
11003 Cadiz (Spain)
University of Cadiz