University of Groningen: Elisabeth Wilhelm partner in granted KIC Lifestyle and Living Environment-proposal

Dr. Elisabeth Wilhelm of ENTEG is partner in the KIC consortium Healthy living as a service that is granted by NWO. Wilhelm will lead the work package “Smart data” that will develop a secure personalized decision support system (DSS). This system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help users to get insight into their health status and allow them to make informed decisions with respect to their lifestyle. Machine learning algorithms will further be used to identify unknown risk factors which could help to improve future lifestyle interventions.

KIC proposal Healthy living as a service
Lifestyle diseases have a major impact on citizens, whereby differences in health correlate to their socioeconomic status. To achieve permanent lifestyle changes, the KIC consortium lead by Prof. dr. C.J.C. Lamoth (University Medical Center Groningen) will include personal factors, but also factors like housing, living and social environment. Together with researchers, artists and industry, citizens from four field labs in the north of the Netherlands will realise healthy living as a service. The smart technology and data science used to monitor health and living environment will support citizens, coach them in improving their lifestyle and motivate them to maintain this over a prolonged period of time. Citizens will be made aware of the significance of the technology and data in monitoring their health so that they can make their own choices.

KIC Lifestyle and Living Environment
Within the KIC call Lifestyle and Living Environment, two research projects have been awarded funding. Consortia of researchers, companies and societal organisations will conduct research into structural improvements in the equality of opportunity to live in good health. For this, sustainable, innovative and preventative interventions aimed at both lifestyle and the living environment will be (further) developed and applied. In this call, Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be used to develop these evidence-based and effective interventions. The projects will jointly receive a total of 5.75 million euros. Societal and private partners will contribute a further 1.35 million euros in co-funding.

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