Cyprus University of Technology: CUT participates in a research project for the prevention of age-related diseases

Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) participates in a new EU-funded, cutting-edge project titled “COMFORTAGE” for the prediction, monitoring and provision of personalised recommendations for the prevention and relief of dementia and frailty.

This highly ambitious project is funded under the “Staying Healthy” call of the Horizon Europe Framework Programme and will span a total of four years. The specific topic of the project relates to the “The Silver Deal” regarding person-centred health and care in European regions.

The project’s consortium, led by the University of Piraeus, consists of 38 partners. Specifically, CUT will work together on a number of tasks  and activities with other members in a joint effort between medical experts (neurologists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists, nurses, memory clinics), technical experts (data scientists, AI experts, robotic experts), social scientists and humanists, as well as digital innovation hubs and living labs. The aim will be to establish a pan-European framework focusing on developing community-based, integrated and people-centric solutions for the prevention, monitoring and progression management of age-related diseases and disabilities.

The project’s framework will be empowered by a unique combination and integration of: (i) medical/clinical innovations (e.g., novel approaches to risk factor analysis and personalised prediction, AI-based medical devices, integrated data sources of age-related clinical evidence, and evidence-based healthcare technology assessment), (ii) cutting-edge AI and data science innovations (e.g., explainable AI, secure AI, serious games, patient digital twins, virtual assistive technologies) for trusted, accurate, secure and personalised clinical decision making, (iii) digital innovation hubs (e.g., smart homes, robotics and living labs) to facilitate and promote research activities in the health and wellbeing domain and (iv) social innovations for promoting innovative views and co-creating new or improving existing solutions for assistance and  support for social integration and interaction.

COMFORTAGE will facilitate the integration, harmonisation and management of a host of different data sources, including biobanks, cohorts, medical records, longitudinal observational studies, real-world data about patients, as well as alternative secondary data sources such as sensors, wearables and mobiles in a standardised structure forming holistic health records.

CUT’s team is coordinated by the Software Engineering and Intelligent Information Systems Research Lab led by Prof. Andreas S. Andreou, and will be assisted by the e-Health Lab led by Prof. Efthyvoulos Kyriacou. Both labs are housed at the Department of Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Informatics at CUT.

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