Do CHANGE (Do Cardiac Health: Advanced New Generation Ecosystem) is a research and development project funded by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 programme. The objective is to improve health and reduce risks, initially for patients with heart disease or heart failure. The patient will receive coaching designed by psychologists to encourage him or her to make the changes the cardiology team suggests. The system will take account of a range of near real-time measurements including the patient’s nutrition, health indices, and behaviour.
A key element of the Do CHANGE approach is that it dynamically integrates behaviour change with the gathering of real-time data. Devices to measure cooking and drinking behaviour are being developed by Onmi and its partners Eurecat and ITRI. Together with Do Something Different, Onmi also focusses on the interpretation of personal data to provide actionable behavioural prompts called Do’s. This includes behavioural, physiological and symptomatic patient data, but also input from healthcare professionals.
The consortium of the Do CHANGE project consists of partners from all over the world. We are a group of eleven partners coming from both the public and private sector. The group has expertise in health, technology and data-care. Within this diversity of cultures the project will create a globally relevant tool to improve health and wellbeing. This will also accompany economic and social advantages.
For more information on the project, please visit www.do-change.eu