CNS AND A PORTUGUESE STARTUP COLLABORATE IN AN EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROJECT
The Campus Neurológico Sénior (CNS), a Portuguese center specialized in neurodegenerative diseases, has just started participating in a health research project funded by Horizon 2020, to which € 5.7 million has been awarded by the European Commission.
The PROCareLife project will develop an interactive technology system to respond to the needs of different chronic diseases, both at the healthcare facility level and at the users’ level. This will enhance patient monitoring and the communication between health professionals, promoting an improvement in care.
For Joaquim Ferreira, CNS Clinical Director, “It is urgent to find solutions that make the follow-up of neurodegenerative and chronic diseases more effective, both for patients, caregivers, and their families, as well as for health professionals. The system that will be developed also takes into account improved time management by healthcare professionals, who increasingly have more patients to follow and often little time. "
The PROCareLife project joints a consortium of 14 partners from six European countries. As project leader, Kinetikos, a Portuguese digital health startup, will be the leader of the Consortium, as well as responsible for project management and monitoring.
According to Ricardo Matias, Founder and Head of Research and Innovation at Kinetikos, “It is an honor for us to lead this project, which will contribute to improve patients' quality of life. The solution we are going to develop will enable more personalized and interactive monitoring of patients to improve their daily activities and make them adopt healthier habits.” "Our goal is to make patients feel safer and supported, which facilitates the follow-up of actions prescribed by health professionals," he adds.