MigraineNet is a project which is funded by FI-Adopt project accelerator.
The project is motivated by the fact that currently, there has been an increasing need for developing technology that may realize new disruptive business models reducing healthcare delivery cost, opening up the access to (self-)care and driving a healthier lifestyle adoption. Migraine is a neurological disorder that causes both medical costs and loss of productivity, while it also has significant negative societal impacts.
To that respect, this project will deliver a novel mobile application that will increase awareness with respect to migraines and provide personalized information on the causes and first aid in terms of (self-)treatment. The associated cloud platform will exploit 3 heterogeneous kinds of information:
- a) rich data coming from social media or existing mobile applications, so as to aggregate the past experience of the individuals and build knowledge on causes and treatment;
- b) personal information such as the individual’s sex, age, habits and other known medical/environmental/working conditions and
- c) information from wearable devices that makes health monitoring be pervasive and seamless.
The platform will be built and validated using the FI-PPP technologies and enablers, e.g., for the development of knowledge building mechanisms, while a sustainability plan will be provided elaborating on how the project intends to reach its market potential.
Finally, two migraine experts, Dr. M. Vikelis and Dr. M. Dermitzakis, experienced neurologists and members of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Headache Society (http://www.kefalalgia.gr/), act as health consultants in the project so as to ensure the scientific validity of the application.