What is SCAUT?
SCAUT is short for Self-, Collaborative- and AUTo-detection of signs and symptoms of deterioration. We focus on chronic heart failure patients with implanted cardiac devices. We apply a participatory design process with active involvement of health professionals, patients and relatives.
This means that we carry out iterative prototyping and testing in real life situations in patients’ homes and at hospitals. The aim of the project is to create next generation mHealth that improves collaboration between patients and clinicians in remote monitoring.
Who is involved?
SCAUT is a collaboration between four partners – two public institutions and two companies: The Department of Computer Science at the University of Copenhagen, The Heart Centre at the University Hospital of Copenhagen (Rigshospitalet), Rehfeld and Medtronic.
The Steering Committee
To oversee the project and ensure strategic decision-making, our steering committee consists of:
Ditlev Moltke, Rehfeld
Mette-Marie Harild, Medtronic
Søren Boesgaard, Heart Centre, Rigshospitalet
Jakob Grue Simonsen, University of Copenhagen
Tariq Osman Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Jonas Moll, University of Copenhagen
We are fortunate to be able to draw on the following capacities for advice:
My Catarina von Euler-Chelpin
Associate Professor, Center of Epidemiology and Screening
University of Copenhagen
Charlotte Bruun Piester
Owner and Partner, Sinua Partners
(former Director of Business Development at Coloplast and Ambu)
Professor, Biomedical and Health Informatics
University of Washington
Jakob E. Bardram
Professor, Pervasive Technology Lab
IT University of Copenhagen
MD, CEO of Medical Business Advice A/S
(former co-founder of PNN Medical A/S)
Dr. Med., Chairman of The Govermental Expert Panel for Hospital Investments
(former Head of Research, Lundbeckfonden)
MA, MD, FRCP, FESC, University of Southampton
Honorary Professor of Cardiac Rhythm Management
The project runs from 2014-2017. It is co-funded by Innovation Fund Denmark and the participating parties.