HEHTA demonstrates PATHway system at Explorathon 2017

Issued: Fri, 29 Sep 2017 10:31:00 BST

Photo of HEHTA team at Explorathon '17The Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) team was very pleased to demonstrate the PATHway system at Explorathon ’17, in Glasgow’s Riverside Museum on Friday 29 September, as part of European Researchers’ Night 2017.

PATHway: “Technology enabled behavioural change as a pathway towards better self-management of CVD” (PI Andrew Briggs) is co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union. The project aims to develop an internet-enabled, sensor-based home exercise platform that allows remote participation in cardiac rehabilitation exercise programs from home.

frog on a logbehavioural change assessment photoPATHway will provide individualized rehabilitation programs that use regular, socially inclusive exercise sessions and games as the basis upon which to provide a personalized, comprehensive lifestyle intervention program (managing exercise/physical activity (PA), smoking, diet, stress management, alcohol use etc.) to enable patients to both better understand and deal with their own condition and to lead a healthier lifestyle in general.

Visitors of all ages were keen to try out the PATHway demonstration. In addition, the public were also invited to evaluate the intervention with a ‘willingness to pay’, question. Over 200 members of the public visited the stand throughout the course of the evening, stimulating lots of discussion and debate.