ST5 - Empowering Patients with Cancer through Connected Health

Luis Fernandez-Luque's picture
Luis Fernandez-Luque
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QA)
Brian Caulfield's picture
Brian Caulfield
Conference room
Session time
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 14:00 to 14:45
iManageCancer:Empowering patients and strengthening self-management in cancer diseases
Abstract: 
Cancer research has led to more cancer patients being cured, and many more enabled to live with their cancer. As such, some cancers are now considered a chronic disease, where patients and their families face the challenge to take an active role in their own care and in some cases in their treatment. To this direction the iManageCancer project aims to provide a cancer specific self-management platform designed according to the needs of patient groups while focusing, in parallel, on the wellbeing of the cancer patient.
Haridimos Kondylakis's picture
Haridimos Kondylakis
Institute of Computer Science FORTH (GR)
Anca Bucur's picture
Anca Bucur
Feng Dong's picture
Feng Dong
Chiara Renzi's picture
Chiara Renzi
Andrea Manfrinati's picture
Andrea Manfrinati
Norbert Graf's picture
Norbert Graf
Stefan Hoffman's picture
Stefan Hoffman
Lefteris Koumakis's picture
Lefteris Koumakis
Gabriella Pravettoni's picture
Gabriella Pravettoni
Kostas Marias's picture
Kostas Marias
Manolis Tsiknakis's picture
Manolis Tsiknakis
Stephan Kiefer's picture
Stephan Kiefer
The Design of a Mobile App for Promotion of Physical Activity and Self-Management in Prostate Cancer Survivors: Personas, Feature Ideation and Low-Fidelity Prototyping
Abstract: 
"Most prostate cancer survivors are confronted with disease-related and treatment-related side effects that impact their quality of life. A tool that combines specific physical activity coaching with the promotion of a healthy lifestyle and self-management guidance might be a successful method to enhance a lifestyle change in these patients. As a prerequisite for useful health technology, it is important to consider a design process centred in the patients.
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Francisco Monteiro-Guerra
Salumedia Tecnologias (SP)
Octavio Rivera-Romero's picture
Octavio Rivera-Romero
Vasiliki Mylonopoulou's picture
Vasiliki Mylonopoulou
Gabriel R. Signorelli's picture
Gabriel R. Signorelli
Oncoavanze (SP)
Francisco Zambrana's picture
Francisco Zambrana
Luis Fernandez-Luque's picture
Luis Fernandez-Luque
Qatar Computing Research Institute (QA)
The application of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) technologies in cancer care
Abstract: 
Despite the increase in long term cancer survivors, successful treatment is associated with significant sequelae. As a result, participation in voluntary exercise becomes difficult highlighting the need for pragmatic alternatives. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) has been shown as effective in pathological conditions for improving muscle strength. However, its use in cancer care is sparse and has provided equivocal results. This paper outlines a proposed approach to the design, development, evaluation and implementation of NMES technology into cancer pathways.
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Dominic OConnor
University College Dublin (IE)
Brian Caulfield's picture
Brian Caulfield