The innovation of FORTH for the comprehensive management of frailty and prefrailty in older adults
The Center for eHealth Applications and Services (CeHA) of the Institute of Computer Science of FORTH has been selected by four procurers, representing healthcare providers from Italy, Germany and Spain, to develop BONVITA, a digital solution, that moves beyond the state of the art, offering a holistic technology platform that integrates all essential components for the effective screening, prevention and management of frailty and prefrailty.
BONVITA supports shared care plans that involve various stakeholders. It exploits views specifically designed for care professionals, informal caregivers, and older adults. It is accessible through web interfaces, TV sets, mobile devices, desktop computers, enabling interconnection with sensors and wearables available in the market.
BONVITA requires minimal internet connection and interoperates with legacy systems, supporting integrated pathways and knowledge sharing. It incorporates services to support lifestyle monitoring, medication management, education and training, intelligent planning, recommendations, alerts, serious games, smart calendars, an intelligent dashboard, reporting and analytics. AI algorithms perform patient stratification, risk prediction and frailty detection. Functionalities are also available through voice using an intelligent virtual carer.
BONVITA will be implemented in the context of the eCare Pre-Commercial Project. FORTH is leading a consortium including as partner Uni Systems Information Technology Systems (Greece) and three subcontractors, Biodata Devices (Spain), Captain Coach (Greece) and Imaginary (Italy).
This is part of the 856990 – eCare PCP project that has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2000 Research and Innovation Programme.