The VASelfCare T2D project plan: fostering innovation through the StartUp Research program

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Abstract

Diabetes represents a tremendous burden at a global scale. Changing and sustaining desirable health behaviours, such as engaging in a healthy diet, physical activity and taking prescribed medication, is key to achieve better health outcomes in people with type 2 diabetes (T2D). This paper describes the first stage of a plan to translate an innovative a mobile application to facilitate self-care of older adults with T2D from bench to daily life. The project plan emerged in the context of the StartUp Research program for scientists, held by ITQB NOVA and NOVA SBE. PMBOK was selected as the project management framework; we briefly explain its knowledge areas - scope, time, quality, human resources, stakeholders' management, communications, costs, procurement and risks- in relation to VASelfCare T2D.

Keywords

  • Conversational e-coach
  • Diabetes
  • Mobile application
  • Relational agent
  • Virtual human assistant

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