Mobile Health Unit (MHU)
The Mobile Health Unit (MHU) is an expertise center for mobile health applications within the LCRP. This includes research into the possible role of mHealth in the improvement of prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation and disease management within different clinical domains. The focus is on multidisciplinary and applied scientific research on mobile health care, new care processes and products at the request of the clinical practice or at the request of the healthcare industry. By stimulating innovation within the current healthcare system, the MHU contributes to qualitative, sustainable and affordable health care as an answer to the future care gap.
Extensive information is available at: http://www.mobilehealthunit.org/
Projects led by:
Hélène De Cannière, Lien Desteghe, dr. Ines Frederix, Dorien Lanssens, Christophe Smeets, Thijs Vandenberk
A selection of the research projects:
- research into remote monitoring strategies to measure the functioning of patients
- research into the effectiveness of telerehabilitation of patients
Some key publications:
Effect of a telemonitoring-facilitated collaboration between general practitioner and heart failure clinic on mortality and rehospitalization rates in severe heart failure: the TEMA-HF 1 (TElemonitoring in the MAnagement of Heart Failure) study.
Dendale P, De Keulenaer G, Troisfontaines P, Weytjens C, Mullens W, Elegeert I, Ector B, Houbrechts M, Willekens K, Hansen D.
Eur J Heart Fail. 2012 Mar;14(3):333-40.
Torfs T, Smeets CJ, Geng D, Berset T, Van der Auwera J, Vandervoort P, Grieten L.
J Electrocardiol. 2014 Nov-Dec;47(6):881-9.