Launched in 2016 and completed in April 2019, the HeartMan project’s main goal was to help patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) better manage their disease. The project developed a personal health system consisting of a mobile application, sensing wristband, and a backend in the cloud where patient data is managed in a secure and standard-compliant way. The application provides personalised advice on exercise, healthy diet, medications, weight monitoring, and other aspects of lifestyle and treatment. It also offers psychological support through cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness exercises. Preliminary results were presented at the final conference in Brussels on 24 April, which EHN co-organised with consortium partner University of Leuven. The main findings were that the HeartMan intervention could have beneficial effects on illness perception and clinical outcomes.
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