After two years of hard work on the project, the technical team has developed and released the 2nd Prototype version of PATHway, refining the technological components integrated at a previous stage, and implementing and integrating new ones, to further improve user experience with the home-based, personalized cardiac rehabilitation platform.
The PATHway 2nd Prototype version home application provides, apart from single-player, multiplayer ExerClass sessions, during which remote patients can exercise simultaneously, hanging out and supporting one another, increasing their motivation and adherence. This is achieved through a voice communication system, allowing patients to talk to each other while exercising at their remote locations and providing input to the vocal analysis component. In this way, patient social behavior is captured and analyzed, based on their engagement level and the number of multiplayer sessions they have attended, to provide appropriate motivation or reminders to them. With the aid of a fully functional calendar, patients can also add PATHway friends and schedule such multiplayer sessions with 2-4 patients. Finally, the 2nd Prototype version of the platform offers fully functional versions of a) the clinical interface for medical experts and researchers, b) the usage and reporting interface for the patient (dashboard) and c) the SMS and e-mail notification service.
Achieving PATHway goals, the consortium is ready to start the Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs).
Great satisfactions after two years of work together on the PATHway project
The technical team feels pleased with the fact that a fully functional platform has been implemented, integrating many functionalities which will be of significant value to CVD patients, so that they can improve their health status, through targeted and personalized exercising programs. Our satisfaction will be much greater, though, when patients will use our platform and manage to adhere to a healthier lifestyle within the RCT trial and confirm its value.
While the remote communication and collaboration with the Consortium partners is sometimes challenging, it is invaluable the opportunity to carry out novel, significant, anthropocentric research on sciences, exploiting cutting-edge technologies through the exchange of expertise with partners from all around Europe.