ACTIVE AND ASSISTED LIVING PROGRAMME

ICT for ageing well.

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AMICA

AMICA

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.

Objectives:
The Autonomy Motivation & Individual Self-Management for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients (AMICA) is  targeting disease management and medical care of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease COPD patients. Its main goal is to provide medical management and medical care to patients suffering from COPD. COPD is the major cause of mortality and increased levels of disability, particularly in the  elderly. AMICA’S main objective is to develop and assess long-term COPD management solutions based on innovative Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that:
  • 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:
  1. Measurable indicators for early detection of exacerbations:
    Design of AMICA Dedicated Mobile Device, Medical questionnaire and ad hoc sensor.
  2. Measurable indicators for a better quality of life by means of drops in hospitalisations and subsequent:
    Decrease in costs associated to COPD
  3. Effects upon quality of life of patients and family environment.
  4. Identify measurable indicator for AMICA services and business concept viability.
Parnters:

AMICA

OrganisationTypeCountryWebsite
Umeå University, Dept.
of Informatics
R&DSwedenwww.umu.se
Can ControlsSMEGermanywww.cancontrols.com
Athens Information
Technology
R&DGreecewww.ait.gr
Graz University of
Technology
R&DAustriawww.portal.tugraz.at
Universidad Nacional de
Educación a Distancia
End-users, R&DSpainwww.uned.es
Kendro Merimnas
Oikoyennias kai Pediou
End-usersGreecewww.kmop.gr
ONDA Communication
S.p.A
BusinessItalywww.ondacommunication.com
Fundacion Instituto
Gerontologico Matia
End-usersSpainwww.ingema.es
Skellefteå KommunEnd-usersSwedenwww.skelleftea.se

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

Contacts:

Luis Felipe Crespo Foix
E-mail: luis.crespo@uca.es
Phone: +0034 956015710
Biomedical Engineering & Telemedicine Lab
Escuela Superior de Ingeniería
C/ Chile,3
11003 Cadiz (Spain)
University of Cadiz
Spain

http://www.amica-aal.com/