1. Develop PATHway to empower ordinary people to become ‘expert patients’: PATHway will augment traditional patient education by providing remote, direct monitoring, training and feedback to patients, enabling them to gain an understanding of their own health and its challenges. Patients will be helped to identify ambiguity to their behavioural change and to develop confidence and action plans to accomplish new behaviours.
  2. Design PATHway to specifically reduce patients’ CVD risk score through:                                                                                                                                           –  Enhancing their participation in moderate to vigorous aerobic-based exercise or daily physical activity;                                                                                 –  Monitoring and reducing their time spent sitting;                                                                                                                                                                                  –  Improved patient adherence to standard CV prevention and treatment guidelines (including their medication regimen, their dietary behaviour and maintaining an optimum weight; stopping smoking (if a smoker) and moderating their alcohol intake).

    –  Develop gender and age specific CVD exercise programs and, through a virtual coach, to deliver the exercise programmes and associated behavioural change methodologies.

  3. Develop a ‘co-production of health’ business model from a multi-stakeholder eco-system (patient, healthcare professionals, public healthcare regulators, health data managers, insurers and assurers, and commercial entities) that will maximize the likelihood of integrating PATHway into healthcare systems across Europe.
  4. Develop a sophisticated, European and internationally compliant, data management system, capable of processing and handling the large amounts of monitored exercise, movement, physiological response, social interaction, lifestyle and behavioural change data (from Objective 2). Furthermore, capable of linking seamlessly with patient data records in compliance with data protection and security requirements.
  5. Create an information-driven PATHway platform, where data is transformed to knowledge that can be used to develop a collaborative patient-professional partnership, a co-production of health, with the aim of optimising the patient’s quality of life.
  6. Build the PATHway platform with an open, service-oriented architecture, utilizing open source software to allow future applications the capacity for simple conversion of PATHway to other diseases and conditions related to physical inactivity and detrimental lifestyle choices.
  7. Provide a framework to objectively model the complex relationship between patients’ adherence to exercise and lifestyle behaviour change programs, their underlying determining and resultant change in health. This model will be used to identify individualised predictive models for more optimised intervention strategies.
  8. Determine if gender, age and socio-economic background influence the relationships identified in Objective 8.