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Project: Evolving to an integrated smart self-assessment “Fatigability in Outcomes to monitor Resilience Targets in Older persons” measurement & monitoring platform

Acronym: FORTO 2.0
Main Objective:
Maintaining intrinsic capacity and being able to recruit those resources is crucial for being able to adapt and self-manage when facing the (health) stressors that will inevitably occur over the life course. As such, early identification of changes in intrinsic capacity is key to better prevention of disease burden and thus healthy aging. However, we currently lack tools to monitor intrinsic capacity and the FORTO 2.0 monitoring system is going to fill that gap. Together with older persons as primary end-users and hospitals and care collaboratives as secondary end-users, we are developing a proof-of-concept FORTO 1.0 monitoring system, that will offer reliable, valid and easy-to-use direct measurement of the capacity to recruit available reserves across high, declining and lower levels of intrinsic capacity. FORTO 1.0 allows for self-monitoring and professional monitoring. With our engaged group of stakeholders and end-users we will further develop the smartphone based FORTO 2.0 (Fatigability Outcomes to monitor Resilience Targets in Older persons) system to be ready for market introduction (Technology Readiness Level - TRL 7), evaluate our propositions about the predictive value of the FORTO 2.0 monitoring system and – in a iterative user centered approach – design scalable implementation strategies for FORTO’s introduction in free-living and care settings.
Reference: AAL-2020-7-237-CP
Funding: Active and Assisted Living (AAL)
Start Date: 01-04-2021
End Date: 31-03-2023
Team: Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva, Ana Luisa Nobre Fred
Groups: Pattern and Image Analysis – Lx
Partners: Instituto de Comunicações, Radboud University Medical Center, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, UNIWEB, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ziekenhuis Groep Twente
Local Coordinator: Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva
Links: https://forto-aal.eu/
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