HeartCycle: Compliance and effectiveness in HF and CHD closed-loop management


HeartCycle will provide a closed-loop disease management solution being able to serve both Heart Failure (HF) patients and Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) patients, including possible co-morbidities hypertension, diabetes and arrhythmias. This will be achieved by multi-parametric monitoring and analysis of vital signs and other measurements.

The system will contain:

A patient loop interacting directly with the patient to support the daily treatment. It will show the health development, including treatment adherence and effectiveness. Being motivated, compliance will increase, and health will improve.

A professional loop involving medical professionals, alerting them of the need to revisit the patient’s care plan, and of possible adverse events.
The professional loop connects the patient loop system with hospital information systems, in order to ensure optimal and personalised patient care.

Europe’s health system is undergoing radical changes due to an aging population. It‘s moving from reactive towards preventative care, and from hospital care to care at home. Tomorrow’s patients will become more empowered to take their health into their own hands. New ICT is required to enable this paradigm shift.

HeartCycle, coordinated by Philips – leading in electronics and health care –, includes experts on textiles, ICT, decision support and user interaction.


IST logo FP7 logo The work leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme under grant agreement n° FP7-216695