Buckinghamshire New University Erasmus telehealth project

Buckinghamshire New University is proud to be part of an Erasmus project focused on tackling rising levels of Type 2 diabetes and obesity amongst young people across Europe.

The Centre for Excellence in Telehealth and Assisted Living (CETAL) – delivered by Buckinghamshire New University – will work with the project group to develop software applications to help the affected young people to manage their conditions.

CETAL develops Telehealth packages based on proven clinical models and assessed technology to meet the specific clinical needs of people with long term conditions such as chronic obstructive airway disease, chronic heart failure; dementia; diabetes and neurological and mental health conditions.

Firas Sarhan, Director at CETAL said: “We were asked to join this project in recognition of our expertise in designing and delivering telehealth solutions. This project is an excellent fit with CETAL’s aim to use evolving technology to create innovative tools for key health issues. We are working closely with our project partners to develop ways to help address the growing numbers of young people with diabetes and obesity.”

Sevgi Yilmaz, who represents the National Directorate of Education in Turkey, said: “I welcome the strong collaboration with Bucks New University and I hope this will lead to us working together on more projects in the future.”

Bucks New University is one of six partner institutions involved in this project. The others include four from Turkey: Cappadocia Vocational College; Nevsehir Provincial National Education Directorate; Nevsehir Public Health Directorate; Kapadokya Development Association and the Duisburger Werkkiste Vocational College in Germany. The project is co-ordinated by Fusun Hepdinc from the Cappadocia Vocational College in Turkey.

(From left) Members of the Erasmus project team met at our Missenden Abbey campus in October:  Dr Mahmoud Aydin, Nevsehir Public Health Directorate;  Firas Sarhan, CETAL;  Fusun Hepdinc, Cappadocia Vocational College; Sevgi Yilmaz, National Directorate of Education, Turkey; Sue Weale, Buckinghamshire New University.

You can read about the project, here.