Greece: BlueHealthPass - AI to improve health at sea

In Greece, the company Gnomon Informatics teamed up with Norwegian partner Sintef to use AI in improving health at sea. BlueHealthPass is a project in Greece that tailors an existing e-health platform and to the needs of the maritime sector and specifically to seafarers. 

The project develops a remote e-health solution for the maritime sector and specifically for seafarers who, despite working in very adverse conditions, are not cared for adequately by traditional health measures. The e-health solution offers preventative measures, treatment plan or exercise with AI as well as measures for emergencies, including teleconferencing. 

 

Better health, less environmental and economic impact

The solution aims to improve the overall health of the seafarers. It will also reduce the economic and environmental impact of emergency health situations that may cause vessels to divert from its original routes. Incidents on board that require costly deviations from a ship's course cost on average $180,000 per diversion.

 

Partnership with Sintef in Norway 

Sintef is a leading research institute in Europe, based in Trondheim, Norway. As a partner in this project, Sintef contributed with research and innovation. See this video where SIntef provides its view on the cooperation: 

 

 

A unified digital healtcare system

The project creates a unified digital healthcare ecosystem. The ecosystem brings together the needs of multiple stakeholders including seafarers, maritime companies, health care professionals, insurance companies and others.

It offers preventative measures, such as a personalised treatment plan or physical/mental exercise plan facilitated with use of AI and machine learning algorithms. It also provides reactive measures in the case of emergencies, such as remote health advice via teleconference.

 

Holistic package of remote, digital health services

The project creates a holistic package of remote digital health services for seafarers. The package allows seafarers to give their consent digitally for any medical procedures needed. It makes it possible to create shared treatment plans and maintain constant communication between seafarers and the medical professionals, while the seafarers stay on board the ship. The medical professionals may also monitor any chronic illnesses, also in interoperability with any other medical files used by the shipping company or ship. 

See Dr Alexander Berler, Director Consulting Services at Gnomon Informatics, explain the project in the video below: 

 

 

The SMEs Growth Programme in Greece

The project is supported by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA Grants. See more opportunities under the Business Innovation Programme in Greece.

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