University of Aberdeen researchers, in collaboration with several Indian institutions, are launching the Trusted Mobile Platform for the Self-Management of Chronic Illness in Rural Areas (TRUMP) project, a three-year study to explore how mobile technologies can be used to manage chronic diseases in rural areas of the United Kingdom and India.
TRUMP is part of the Bridging the Urban and Rural Divide series of projects. "This project has the potential to be the most significant and comprehensive dual-country m-health research effort to date and I expect the next three years to be incredibly exhilarating," says Aberdeen professor and TRUMP project leader Peter Edwards.
TRUMP will focus on developing platforms designed to help people with chronic diabetes and depression. The researchers will analyze existing health care systems, design sustainable technology solutions, and incorporate existing proven chronic management programs and training methods.
The new platforms will include patient record systems, methods for tracking patients, and ways to raise patient awareness for managing their own condition.
From University of Aberdeen
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