Globo to participate in European mHealth projectDecember 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 30th December 2014
(“Globo” or the “Group”)
Globo to participate in European mHealth research project
Globo plc (LSE-AIM: GBO), the international provider of enterprise mobility management solutions and software as a service, has been selected to participate in a consortium of European Universities and companies* which has been awarded an European Union Framework Programme grant of €4.3 million for research into Parkinson‘s Disease (PD) management using mobile-health (mHealth) technology.
The PD manager programme will use unobtrusive mobile devices to capture data from the onset of symptoms in patients, such as tremor, posture imbalance or speech and cognitive changes. It will also be able to input data from the carer via a smartphone. The resulting data will be collated and used to build a care decision support platform which will help improve medication provision, a key factor for increasing independence and quality of life for patients. The PD knowledge management platform will be built with a cloud-based, open architecture approach, supporting the use of any commercial set of sensors and based on the Internet of Things concept.
The evaluation of the programme will be based on 230 patient studies. One important outcome will be the evaluation of the use of mobile apps for the development of new approaches to clinical care, looking at the impact on quality of life, care efficiency and potential economic benefits. Globo will support the research, offering its GO!Enterprise technology with a view to potentially expand the resulting product and systems beyond the PD manager programme. Globo also intends to support the commercialisation of the product. Globo‘s specific element of the programme will receive €300,000 in funding.
(* including: Fondazione Ospedale San Camillo IT; Institut Jozef Stefan SI; Biotronics 3D Ltd.; Universidad Politecnica de Madrid ES; University of Surrey; Moticon DE).
Globo’s CEO, Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, commented:
“Globo is proud to have been selected to participate in this high-profile programme. This exciting project complements our ambitions in the emerging field of mHealth, illustrates the trust placed in the underlying security and consistency of our technology, and demonstrates the applicability of the GO!Enterprise platform to systems based on the Internet of Things.“
Costis Papadimitrakopoulos, CEO
Dimitris Gryparis, Finance Director
Mike Jeremy, IRO
RBC Capital Markets
(Nominated Adviser & Broker)
Simon Bridges or Emma Gabriel
Chris Blundell or Katarina Sallerfors
About Globo plc
Globo Plc is a global provider of complete enterprise mobility solutions and SaaS. Our GO!Enterprise (EMM) and GO!AppZone (MADP) offerings help businesses expand their engagement with employees and customers through the mobile channel via a secure and extensible environment that runs on all smart devices. The Group operates internationally through subsidiaries and offices in U.S., U.K., Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Globo was recognised in the 2014 Gartner Enterprise Mobility Management Magic Quadrant report and in Ovum’s 2014-15 Decision Matrix for EMM Solutions.
For more information visit www.globoplc.com.