Three Ibero-American countries collaborate on a platform for the early diagnosis of diseases in the elderly

The Foundation for Biomedical Research belonging to the Prince of Asturias University Hospital of Spain, together with the University of Alcalá de Henares, is carrying out an international research project in which they develop an electronic platform to carry out the early diagnosis of infectious diseases of high frequency (respiratory and urinary tract) in older adults living in residences in Norway, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Panama and Romania.

The project is known with the name of SPIDEP (Design and implementation of a low cost smart System for Prediagnosis and telecare of Infectious Diseases in Elerly People).

The project records certain clinical parameters such as blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, capillary oxygen saturation or skin conductance with the use of biometric sensors taken for a year, for people over 65 who live in residences and who have different degrees of dependency.

These data are transmitted to a centralized system in the Cloud and their analysis is intended to establish a diagnostic algorithm that helps improve the efficiency of the diagnosis of some infectious diseases of high prevalence and thus be able to establish an early treatment.

Source: Notimérica
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