ReSPIRO is a strategic initiative within INNOVAAL, a network of public and private subjects for research and development of innovative technologies and services in the sector of the “Active and Assisted Living” (call MIUR n. 713/RIC – 29.10.2010). ReSPIRO originates from a shared vision: aggregating skills and resources to create an integrated technological pool of subjects able to answer, in the horizon of health, wellbeing and socio-cultural dynamics, to the needs of social inclusion, security, assistance and health that are claimed by subjects with chronic conditions. The ReSPIRO Cluster focuses on the development of technologies and systems to support primary and secondary prevention and self-management of chronic diseases at home.
The project has been funded by the Puglia Region (Avviso “AIUTI A SOSTEGNO DEI CLUSTER TECNOLOGICI REGIONALI PER L’INNOVAZIONE”).
Industrial Research: development of devices and systems for remote monitoring (at home) of health conditions for the patients with Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency. IRPPS Role: healthcare Process Analysis.
The constant increase of chronic conditions and the burden of the related effects bring to the need of a new model of care able to manage the slow raising out of symptoms, a constant worsening of health conditions and the complexity of care. Integration is a possible solution. With a similar approach, remote monitoring of patients at home through devices and sensors could be a key factor for the communication of the health providers with the patients and her/his family. A specific attention is devoted to Chronic Respiratory Insufficiency (CRI). Specifically, the adoption of breath sensors could allow to constantly monitor in a non-invasive way the breath function in order to promptly identifying conditions worsening. ReSPIRO, through the development of devices and systems, aims to: manage CRI by supporting the integration of healthcare pathways and allow to remotely control health parameters. .
- Pierpaolo Mincarone, Giuseppe Ponzini, Maria Rosaria Tumolo.