Institute of Technology Carlow is to lead a novel research programme, launched today, that will combine health science and technology to help teenagers diagnosed with Coeliac disease learn about and manage their condition independently. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union in which an international team of health and technical experts and students share innovative practices and experiences.
Dr Alfonso Herrera, paediatrician in St Luke’s Hospital, one of the project partners stated that “Just one-in-three teenagers with Coeliac disease comply with a gluten-free diet, putting them at risk of developing long-term health problems”. Central to the research project announced today is the development of a mobile system which is led by gameCORE, the Institute’s ICT research centre, directed by Dr Daire O’Broin, that will allow teenagers monitor their own gluten intake and self-manage their condition.
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