The technological challenge consists of developing a "virtual coach" that will guide the user with personalized recommendations to adopt healthy behaviours with a view to improving their quality of life, using the most innovative technologies, achievable in their own social and territorial context and aligned with their "Life Project", this being a key element in the model of comprehensive and person-centred care that the Social Services Management of Castilla y León has been developing.
Personalized counselling is provided through person-centred behaviour change interventions designed specifically for each user that also take into consideration their health status and the likelihood of the emergence of a particular disease.
The experience piloted in Spain yielded positive results, with the majority of users finding the information provided by WellCo about their level of well-being interesting and becoming more aware of their current state of health and well-being. In addition, 25% of the pilot participants requested to continue using the WellCo devices and the WellCo information system after the end of the project.
For more information: http://wellco-project.eu/