Attica and Central Greece
1.1 Introduction to the pilot
In Greece, the Gatekeeper project will take place from 2019-2023 in Attica and Central Greece and aims to support the active and healthy ageing of citizens through the use of new technologies.
In the Gatekeeper intervention, Big Data Analytics techniques will be exploited to address risk stratification and the early detection of complications of chronic conditions management; data mining for inductive reasoning and exploratory data analysis; Cluster Analysis for identifying high-risk groups among older adults.
1.2.2 Target population
In total, there will be 1,000 volunteer participants with Metabolic Syndrome risk factors, as well as 150 participants with Type 2 Diabetes and comorbidities.
1.2.3 Technologies to be used
- Advanced sensors (to collect clinical data, such as bio- and physiological signals from smartwatch, CGM, smart scale etc.)
- Monitoring platform to track patients' adherence to medical treatment and provide personalised guidance.
- Artificial Intelligence algorithms.
1.2.4 Expected impact
The expected impact of the Greek pilot site is the lifestyle-related early detection and intervention for chronic conditions impacting the Metabolic Syndrome risk in older adults, as well as functionality and quality of life. It also to achieve the predictive modelling of the glycemic status, the minimisation of hypoglycemic events and eventually the amelioration of glycemic control.
1.3 Ongoing activities
The Gatekeeper EU pilot site in Central Greece presented the Study Protocol for the Evaluation of Predictive Modelling of Glycemic Status at EDEG2021 26-27 April 2021:
1.4 Pilot site team
- Department of Nutrition and Dietetics of the University of Thessaly
- Harokopio University
- Faculty of Medicine of the University of Thessaly
- Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH)
- Visualization & Virtual Reality Group at University of Patras
- University of Ioannina
- BioAssist company