Trinity digital health project ProACT to benefit chronically ill

A new cloud-based digital health technology project led by Trinity College Dublin is set to enable older people with chronic diseases to live independently in their own home.

ProACT will support home-based integrated care, linking in with care support networks and facilitating lifestyle changes.

The system links new and existing care applications, sensors and healthcare technology devices, providing a customised interface through tablets, smartphones and computers for patients, carers and healthcare workers.

The programme, which has been awarded €4.87 million under the European Union’s (EU) Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, is being led by the Trinity Centre for Practice and Healthcare Innovation (TCPHI) and will work with a consortium of research institutions, health service providers, small companies, EU networks and multinationals IBM and Philips.

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