Good monitoring of glucose levels involves frequent measurement and complicated algorithms to determine the required insulin dose, depending on variations to the patient's activity, diet and stress levels.
Atos Origin has developed an IT solution that enables health care professionals to monitor and manage remotely a patient's condition and then to provide them with information they need to treat themselves. Measurement sensors that take the form of patches and that are supported by the most innovative technologies can be comfortably applied to the patient's skin.
The sensors will be connected to various hospital systems via a wireless network and the patient's situation will be automatically assessed using advanced mathematical models which will provide immediate instructions with regard to the insulin therapy and possible crisis situations.
Health care professionals will have valuable information about the effectiveness of the treatment, the patient's response based on the continual measurement of blood glucose levels over time, and how these levels vary depending on external factors such as meals, activity and stress. This effective monitoring of the treatment and sugar levels in different situations will help to minimise risks and will substantially improve patients' quality of life.
Reaction is a four-year research project funded by the European Commission, as part of the objective of the 7th Framework Programme for Personal Health Systems. The project has 16 partners from ten different countries: Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland. More information is available at the Reaction project website.
Atos Origin is an international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The company's annual revenues are 5,1 billion euro and it employs 49.000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting. More company news is available in the VMW December 2008 article Atos Origin selected by a leading German health insurance company to implement the new electronic health card.