Expected Impact

Impact

The expected impact of the SWAN-iCare project is briefed along the following four different dimensions:

Patient
  • Continuous efficient monitoring of a number of wound parameters at the patients home, helping to provide an additional DATA set for assessing the treatment progression and benefit. This can provide for a more informed decision on the treatment protocol and earlier healing for the patient
  • Personalised and improved therapy initiated by the physician remotely and adapted to the daily measurements so providing a tailored solution to the patients' needs that can lead to a fast healing outcome
  • Faster wound healing due to the early identification and therapy of potential problems
  • Wound deterioration can be identified early and acted upon, therefore leading to reduced morbidity and amputation rates
  • Reduced disturbance to patients life and possible need for hospitalisation, due to early identification of wound deterioration
  • Better quality of life with better mobility, more comfort ,less stress from reassurance of continuously monitored wound condition and anticipated healing trajectory
Society and Healthcare
  • Reduced healthcare costs as a result of reduced need for hospitalisation, and clinician visits through increased remote monitoring
  • Reduced cost to the social system and manufacturing productivity as a result of enabling the patient to return to work earlier from faster wound healing
  • Reduced burden for the patients relatives and carers through both faster wound healing and remote monitoring
  • Increase access to best practice wound care for patients living in remote geographical locations
  • Reduced daily nursing visits allows for more new patients' to be added to the case load
  • Lower healthcare costs can be realised from implementing more effective treatment protocols and leading to faster wound healing
  • More efficient use of Governmental and Insurance healthcare resources by ensuring patient concordance with treatment protocols through remote monitoring
Medical science
  • Advancement of wound care best practice in order to provide most effective would care protocols available
  • Formulation of a DATA base to provide a greater understanding of wound healing which has not been available in the past
  • Developing a deeper understanding of wound healing through a correlation and analysis of continuous wound parameter measurements
  • Continuous objective measurement contributing to evaluation of wound progress, and treatment effectiveness
  • Potential for new wound healing research by correlating measurements and outcomes of multiple patients when these become available in the future
ICT science and Business
  • Fresh business models in the wound management market from closer business relationships between the various industrial and research partners
  • Reinforced leadership and innovation in the area of convergence of Bio-micro-ICT system, gained by knowledge and skills and improving the competitiveness of the involved partners
  • Novel solutions incorporating multidisciplinary research providing services resulting in a cost effective medical device

About the Project

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SWAN-iCare technical integration meeting hosted by ICCS and EXUS

2016-05-09

The SWAN-iCare system has been validated for its end to end connectivity in the five days meeting in Athens 8-12 May 2016



Consortium

Institute of Communications and Computer Systems

http://www.iccs.gr/


EXUS (Coordinator), Greece

http://www.exus.co.uk/


Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives

http://www-leti.cea.fr/


CHU Grenoble

http://www.chu-grenoble.fr/


Euroresearch

http://www.euroresearch.biz/


Università di Pisa

http://www.unipi.it/index.php/english


Smith & Nephew

http://www.smith-nephew.com/


Heamopharm Biofluids

http://www.hbiofluids.com/


Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique SA

http://www.csem.ch/site/


European Wound Management Association Secretariat

http://www.ewma.org/english.html


Swissinnov

http://www.swissinnov.com/