OCC represented Cupid for the International Congress on Telehealth and Telecare at the Kings Fund on 7-8 March.
There was a lot of interest in the results from the Whole System Demonstrator which has established the benefits of telemedicine for chronic diseases. The European Commission was directly represented by speakers from the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Cupid built links with two other FP7 projects, Chronious and inCasa.
Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technologies in order to provide health care at a distance. Here at OCC we are involved in a number of telemedicine projects around Parkinson’s disease and the latest is CuPiD.
Part funded by the European Union (FP7/2007-2013), the CuPiD project is developing and field testing home rehabilitation services for the major motor disabilities caused by Parkinson’s disease. OCC is responsible for transforming these services into telemedicine services; available in the home with remote supervision from a clinician. OCC is also responsible for integrating this system into Electronic Patient Records and systems for procuring health and social care services.
To find out more about CuPiD go to our website.