González, Cintia and Herrero, Pau and Cubero Muñoz, Jose M. and Iniesta Chamorro, Jose Manuel and Hernando Pérez, María Elena and García Sáez, Gema and Serrano Rubio, Álvaro José and Martínez Sarriegui, Iñaki and Pérez Gandía, Carmen and Gómez Aguilera, Enrique J. and Rubinat, Esther and Alcantara, Valeria and Brugués, Eulalia and Chico Ballesteros, Ana Isabel and Mato, Eugenia and Bell, Olga and Corcoy, Rosa and Leiva, Alberto de
PREDIRCAM eHealth platform for individualized telemedical assistance for lifestyle modification in the treatment of obesity, diabetes, and cardiometabolic risk prevention: a pilot study (PREDIRCAM 1).
"Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology", v. 7
Healthy diet and regular physical activity are powerful tools in reducing diabetes and cardiometabolic risk.
Various international scientific and health organizations have advocated the use of new technologies to solve
these problems. The PREDIRCAM project explores the contribution that a technological system could offer for
the continuous monitoring of lifestyle habits and individualized treatment of obesity as well as cardiometabolic
PREDIRCAM is a technological platform for patients and professionals designed to improve the effectiveness
of lifestyle behavior modifications through the intensive use of the latest information and communication
technologies. The platform consists of a web-based application providing communication interface with
monitoring devices of physiological variables, application for monitoring dietary intake, ad hoc electronic
medical records, different communication channels, and an intelligent notification system. A 2-week feasibility
study was conducted in 15 volunteers to assess the viability of the platform.
The website received 244 visits (average time/session: 17 min 45 s). A total of 435 dietary intakes were recorded
(average time for each intake registration, 4 min 42 s ± 2 min 30 s), 59 exercises were recorded in 20 heart
rate monitor downloads, 43 topics were discussed through a forum, and 11 of the 15 volunteers expressed a
favorable opinion toward the platform. Food intake recording was reported as the most laborious task. Ten of
the volunteers considered long-term use of the platform to be feasible.
The PREDIRCAM platform is technically ready for clinical evaluation. Training is required to use the platform
and, in particular, for registration of dietary food intake.