Scientific Excellence in Connected Health in the School of Health and Human Performance [PATHway, €4.9m from H2020: 2015-2018]
On the 5th March Minister Damien English TD, the Minister of State for Skills, Research and Innovation (Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation), launched PATHway, a Horizon 2020 European Funded project (€4.9 million over 4 years) that targets personalised health care for cardiac rehabilitation, through technology enabled Connected Health. It is coordinated by DCU’s Dr Kieran Moran, with Dr Catherine Woods as Clinical Coordinator and both Dr Noel McCaffrey and Prof Niall Moyna (all from the School of Health and Human Performance) and involves 8 European partners.
Dr Kieran Moran, Project Coordinator; Dr Catherine Woods, Clinical Coordinator (both School of Health and Human Performance) and Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English T.D
Along with other key partners within DCU from Insight Centre for Data Analytics (Prof Noel O’Connor, Dr Dave Monaghan, Dr Suzanne Little, Zhenxing Zhang) and the Business School (Prof Regina Connelly, Dr Paul Davis) this funding reflects our scientific and technological excellence in Connected Health, and our ability to attract large-scale Research and Innovation funding to both improve the health of our nation (through effective cardiac rehabilitation) and supporting sustainable growth and new jobs.
Dr Kieran Moran (School of Health and Human Performance) delivering the opening address at the launch of PATHway
PATHway: Technology enabled behavioural change as a pathway towards better self-management of cardio-vascular disease
Dr Kieran Moran, Project Coordinator, DCU’s School of Health & Human Performance; Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English T.D.; Jim Dowling, Vice-President, DCU and Noel Hickey, MedEx participant.
PATHway will provide individualized cardiac rehabilitation programs that use regular, socially inclusive exercise sessions as the basis upon which to provide a personalized comprehensive lifestyle intervention program (exercise/physical activity (PA), smoking, diet, stress management, alcohol use, medication compliance) to enable patients to both better understand and deal with their own condition and to lead a healthier lifestyle in general. This will be made possible by the provision of an internet-enabled sensor-based home exercise platform that allows remote participation in Cardiac Rehabilitation exercise programs at any time, by a small number of patients from the comfort of their own living room.
European Partners: The Mater Hospital (Ireland), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), University of Ulster, University of Glasgow, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium), Electronic Record Services B.V. (Netherlands), Nurogames GmbH (Germany), Engineering IT (Italy), Beaumont Hospital (Ireland).