PREDIRCAM is an eHealth technology platform designed to facilitate the treatment and monitoring of people with obesity, with food registration modules, nutritional analysis, physical activity monitoring, anthropometric variables and decision support. It has been developed by the Biomedical Engineering and Telemedicine Centre of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid with nutritionists and endocrine professionals of the Santa Creu I Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona.
Its efficacy is being evaluated in the multidisciplinary and intensified treatment of obesity, DM2 prevention and cardiovascular risk in a controlled clinical trial with more than 100 patients in two hospitals. At the same time, a mobile application has been developed, in the beta phase, that allows to take advantage of the potential of the platform Predircam with mobile technologies.
This solution integrates in a web platform the different modules with which it is intended to empower users in the registry of nutritional intakes, physical activity and their anthropometric measures. It has visual information and structured in an efficient way, endorsed and developed in common with health professionals. It also provides access for these professionals, being able to register clinical variables, visualize behavior reports and a messaging system with users.
This solution seeks a personalized treatment for each person, with a plan adapted to his/her needs, a system of notifications and recommendations, with a high content of educational and instructive value.
“Monitoring of life habits for self-management of health and empowerment of users, assistance in the decision for the medical professional through Web and mobile technologies of Widespread “
In industrialized countries, health systems face significant challenges: increased health care costs, aging of the population, increasing demands and expectations of citizens, incorporation of new technologies, commitment to quality, etc.
“Increase of chronic diseases such as obesity, makes necessary and immediate solution allowing to empower the patient in the self-management of health, with subsequent discharge from the health care sector”
Given the forecast sustained growth of the demand for health services, and health care cost per person becoming up to 4 or 12 times higher, the CTI´s become a relevant factor.
José Tapia Galisteo
Grupo de Bioingeniería y Telemedicina (UPM)
Innovation, Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Area
Centre of Support for Technological Innovation – UPM