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Atos Origin coordinates the REACTION project to monitor diabetes patients remotely


Developed and managing an IT solution that makes it easier to monitor, manage and live with the condition of diabetes

Madrid, Atos Origin, an international information technology (IT) services company, is coordinating the European project, REACTION, for the remote monitoring of medical information related to diabetes patients and their treatment and health care. The strict monitoring of blood sugar levels is necessary in order to be able to administer the correct dose of insulin to each patient.

Good monitoring of glucose levels involves frequent measurement and complicated algorithms to determine the required insulin dose, depending on variations to the patientís activity, diet and stress levels.

Atos Origin has developed an IT solution that enables healthcare professionals to monitor and manage remotely a patientís condition and then to provide them with information they need to treat themselves. Measurement sensors that take the form of patches and that are supported by the most innovative technologies can be comfortably applied to the patientís skin.

The sensors will be connected to various hospital systems via a wireless network and the patientís situation will be automatically assessed using advanced mathematical models which will provide immediate instructions with regard to the insulin therapy and possible crisis situations.

Healthcare professionals will have valuable information about the effectiveness of the treatment, the patientís response based on the continual measurement of blood glucose levels over time, and how these levels vary depending on external factors such as meals, activity and stress. This effective monitoring of the treatment and sugar levels in different situations will help to minimise risks and will substantially improve patientsí quality of life.

About Atos Origin
Atos Origin is a leading international information technology (IT) services company, providing hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed operations to deliver business outcomes globally. The companyís annual revenues are EUR 5.1 billion and it employs 49,000 people. Atos Origin is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games and has a client base of international companies across all sectors. Atos Origin is quoted on the Paris Eurolist Market and trades as Atos Origin, Atos Worldline and Atos Consulting.
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REACTION is a four-year research project funded by the European Commission, as part of the objective of the 7th Framework Programme for Personal Health Systems. The project has 16 partners from ten different countries: Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Greece, United Kingdom, Hungary, Austria, Belgium and Switzerland.
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