Lumos!, a Web-Based Solution for Collaborative Healthcare Research Projects (Startup-Pitch)

Silvio Cambiaso* Charilaos Lygidakis*
Mauro Melis*
Silvio Cambiaso*, Lumos!, Bologna, Italy
Charilaos Lygidakis*, Lumos!, Bologna, Italy
Nicola Masella, Lumos!, Bologna, Italy
Mauro Melis*, Unità di Farmacologia Clinica e Sperimentale, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Track: Business
Presentation Topic: Collaborative biomedical research, academic / scholarly communication, publishing and peer review
Presentation Type: Startup Pitch
Submission Type: Single Presentation

Building: Mermaid
Room: Main Auditorium
Date: 2013-09-23 02:00 PM – 03:30 PM
Last modified: 2013-09-25

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The Problem
Imagine how difficult it is for clinicians and researchers to collect data from different sources, from rural and isolated areas, developing countries, contexts with limited financial and technical resources. Consider how demanding it is to deal with different healthcare systems, organizational models and a variety of individual, community and administrative issues, while trying to offer the best for the patients. Think of the challenge of coordinating and engaging researchers, especially in primary care settings, located in different geographical regions including the developing countries.

Research should be multi-ethnic and should consider the whole world regardless of the area of origin and disease.

The Suggested Solution
Lumos! enables teams of researchers, physicians, university departments and other organizations that promote health to create questionnaires online, set up multicentric studies with a specific methodology and facilitate online data collection from samples. It features tools for the management of subjects participating in multiple studies, the creation of reports and the data export for external analysis.

Offline functionality is provided for physicians carrying out house calls or working in rural areas with intermittent Internet connection. The optimization of the participation rates can be achieved by integrating characteristics of social networking that can enable peer pressure and a more tailored experience.
It can also be transformed into an open survey platform for consumers in support of patient associations that conduct projects with the objective to empower their associates and disseminate information.

Lumos! is focused on healthcare, offering specific features for research projects, manage private data and demographics in different ways, which may reflect the local laws and the ethics of a specific study. It also employs a holistic approach, featuring an integrated set of tools, ranging from the design of a study to its supervision, collaboration and data analysis.

Targeted Market
Our targeted market mainly consists of research institutes, university departments, governmental bodies and scientific societies that conduct studies.

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