University of Galway project brings virtual healthcare to Clare Island

University of Galway project brings virtual healthcare to Clare Island

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Excerpt from siliconrepublic.com

The Home Health project will investigate ways to enhance digital health infrastructure to improve patient care.

Researchers at the University of Galway have launched a digital health project to improve chronic disease management on Clare Island.

The Home Health project will combine video consultations with remote physiological monitoring to deliver virtual care to the island off the coast of Mayo, which has 165 residents.

University of Galway researchers at the Health Innovation via Engineering (HIVE) laboratory will use state-of-the-art medical device tech such as remote sensors and AI software in a bid to improve patient care management in the island community.

The research team noted that there has been an increase in chronic diseases such as diabetes and hypertension as people live longer, which requires new approaches to delivering care efficiently.

The €1m project is being co-funded by Cisco Ireland and Cúram, the Science Foundation Ireland medical devices research centre.

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