The School of Engineering has been awarded a €20milion Horizon2020 project, GATEKEEPER.
The main objective of the Project is to create a GATEKEEPER, that connects healthcare providers, businesses, entrepreneurs, elderly citizens and the communities they live in, in order to originate an open, trust-based arena for matching ideas, technologies, user needs and processes, aimed at ensuring healthier independent lives for the ageing populations. By 2022, GATEKEEPER will be embodied in an open source, European, standard based, interoperable and secure framework available to all developers, for creating combined digital solutions for personalised early detection and interventions that:
- harness the next generation of healthcare and wellness innovations;
- use innovative technology to cover the whole care continuum for elderly citizens, including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention, chronic diseases and co-morbidities;
- support value generation through the deployment of advanced business models based on the Value-Based Healthcare paradigm, which represent the state of the art method for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of medical devices.
GATEKEEPER ambition is to demonstrate its value by scaling up, during a 42-months work plan, towards the deployment of solutions that will involve ca 40.000 elderly citizens, supply and demand side (authorities, institutions, companies, associations, academies) in 8 regional communities, from 7 EU member states.
Dr Leandro Pecchia, who coordinated the writing of the proposal with Dr Giuseppe Fico (IAS Fernandes Fellow at Warwick and Assistant Prof at UPM) and Medtronic in 2018, will be the PI for Warwick and the scientific responsible for the large scale pilotes e 7 member states.