Showcase of the future of e‐health and PRECIOUS an EU project


Free seminar and networking lunch

Seminar: Friday 23 September 2016 09:30am – 16:15am
First floor, Huxley building, 180 Queens Gate, Imperial College, London, SW7 2AZ


In 2009, Non‐Communicable Diseases (NCDs) accounted for 87% of all deaths and amounted to 70% of the overall healthcare costs in the EU. NCD risk is highly modifiable by changes in lifestyle, and therefore there is a clear need for interventions that cause these changes. Novel approaches need to be patient centric, empowering individuals to be responsible for their own health. Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) can provide this solution, and this is clearly demonstrated by a recent report from the EU which assessed the socio‐economic impact of m‐Health solutions and found that they offer a potential cost saving of €76 billion in the EU.

PRECIOUS (PREventive Care Infrastructure based On Ubiquitous Sensing), a 3 year EU Seventh Framework (FP7) research project (grant agreement no 611366), aims to provide a ubiquitous preventive health care tool that will improve the health of the user and deliver cost savings in the public health sector. The project aims to use a novel combination of motivational interview and gamification principles, to create a personalised system that adapts to the users’ goals and preferences with an end goal of aiding the user to reduce their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

The project is now in its third year and would like to invite key stakeholders to a seminar to explore the future of e‐Health, demonstrate the new PRECIOUS system and provide information about learning’s from the project. The event will include a presentation from a leading industry expert about the future of e‐health, information about and demonstrations of the PRECIOUS system, along with a presentation from another EU project in the area of e‐health.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided. Register here.


Timings  Topic  Speaker 
9:30am Welcome refreshments N/A
10:00 am Welcome and house keeping Charlotte Holmes
10:10 am Personalised Nutrition: a new Setting for Nutrition and Health Business Jo Goossens,  Shiftn
10:50 am Data-as-a Service Platform for Healthy lifestyle and Preventive Medicine (DAPHNE) Dr. Tim Lobstein,  DAPHNE
11:10am Morning refreshments N/A
11.25pm An introduction to PRECIOUS Jose Costa, Department of Communications and Networking, Aalto University
11:50am The journey of development;

1.    The science behind the platform/service

2.    The findings from our pilot trials

3.    Project innovations with commercialisation potential

The PRECIOUS consortium
12:45 pm Lunch and Networking N/A
1.30pm The role of mobile sensing in behaviour change- Q-sense; a context aware smoking cessation app Dr Felix Naughton, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge
2:00pm Demonstration The PRECIOUS consortium
3:00 pm Learning’s and what’s next for PRECIOUS The PRECIOUS consortium
3.30pm Afternoon refreshments   and networking N/A
4:15pm Close Charlotte Holmes
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