Dr Esther Hobson presented the Encore Anywhere project to the group at a recent meeting. The study is to help patients to use non-invasive ventilation
The study involves patients who have just started to use breathing machines (NIV). Half of the patients will be monitored using a modem attached to their NIV machine. It collects information about how someone is using the machine (when they used it, how long for and whether there are any problems). The information is automatically sent by the mobile phone network to the team in Sheffield. We hope this will help patients use NIV for longer and gain more benefit. The study has already started and will recruit up to 40 patients over 2016. The study has received support from Philips, who make the breathing support machines.
You can find out more about breathing support machines (NIV) on this website:www.mymnd.org.uk