Introduction to the pilot
The Cyprus pilot mainly focuses on the early detection of the condition worsening of cancer and dementia patients by monitoring whether the use of technology can trigger appropriate management. This reduces the need for higher acuity care and even, at times, improve survival by supporting demand-driven solutions through high-quality health mobile systems.
The Primary Objective of the proposed pilot will be the improved Health-Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) for patients participating in the full intervention and limited intervention groups compared to patients in the control group.
It is hypothesised that the improvement will be higher for the full intervention group patients compared to the limited intervention group patients.
1,400 patients, primary caregivers and health care professionals will be involved, from both sites:
- Archangelos Michael Elderly People Nursing Home / Rehabilitation Centre for patients with Alzheimer (AMEN)
- Pancyprian Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF).
Technologies to be used
- Cancer and Dementia Platform (by CERTH)
- Activity Tracker – Garmin Venu Sq. 37mm is a wearable watch suitable for Health Monitoring
- Tablet – LENOVO Tab M10 10.1’’ 64GB
- Tablet – LENOVO Tab M10 4G LTE 10.1’’ 32GB
- Mobile XIAOMI Redmi 9C
The Cyprus pilot is expected to take advantage of the project’s output for supporting patients in their homes. The service will be expanded throughout the whole island supporting more patients.
- Designing a social media campaign upon the start of the experiment.
- PASYKAF will present the Gatekeeper Project during an interactive webinar organised by European Association of Cancer Leagues on EU funding opportunities available to cancer leagues under the new EU budget on 27 May 27 (12:00 – 14:30 CEST).
- Cyprus Melanoma Conference, organised by PASYKAF in November 19&20
Pilot site team
Institutions involved in research: