EU technological rehabilitation researchers are to present their findings on technology-enabled cancer rehabilitation as part of the €2.1m project, Cancer Activating Technologies for Connected Health (CATCH).
Led by Professor Brian Caulfield, the director of Insight (Insight Centre for Data Analytics) at University College Dublin, Ireland, the research project on technological innovation for cancer rehabilitation will be presented in the O’Brien Science Centre tomorrow (9 June).
Caulfield said: “Over the past ten years, advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment have been groundbreaking. CATCH will join in the fight against cancer and will provide a much needed interdisciplinary training and research programme.”
CATCH is an international consortium involving academia, industry and healthcare providers. Caulfield, a leading expert in connected health and the use of technology to provide effective and efficient personalised healthcare, added: “Through the implementation of successful research results and discoveries in cancer care, we are now able to consider certain cancers as a chronic disease, rather than a fatal illness. Moving forward, CATCH is joining this fight to ensure that we can offer the tools needed to maximise the impact of the rehabilitation programmes for those living with this disease on their journey to a full and active life.”
CATCH aims to enable a student benefit from intersectoral secondments, interdisciplinary communication skills, public engagement and outreach.
Further, CATCH is working on a programme of inter-related core research projects in order to address gaps in the knowledge and evidence base for technology-enabled cancer rehabilitation.
This training programme is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions initiative.