An artificial intelligence powered service for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
COPD is set to become the third leading cause of death worldwide by 2030.
Affecting 1.2 million people in the UK, exacerbations of COPD are the second most common cause of emergency hospital admissions and account for one in eight of all UK hospital admissions.
The project will seek to reduce emergency hospital admissions among the highest-risk COPD patients through remote monitoring and artificial intelligence-enabled preventative interventions.
The project aims to prevent at least one emergency hospital admission per year for each patient using the service. The benefit to patients is that they can remain at home.
If this project is successful and introduced across the UK, there could be a cost saving to the NHS across the UK, equating to approximately £1.4 billion.