MAYA Project – Innovative and disruptive technologies to prescribe, encourage and evaluate physical activity

Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases represent one of the main causes of death related to non-communicable diseases. One of the factors that significantly impact this number is the lack of engagement in activities related to prevention focused on groups at risk for developing cardiovascular diseases, as well as monitoring the treatment cycle of patients with already diagnosed cardiovascular diseases. The effective use of exercise prescription for the rehabilitation of patients with cardiovascular diseases significantly improves quality of life and radically reduces mortality rates. In this sense, the development of strategies to increase adherence and, consequently, the time of physical activity of the population as a whole becomes a fundamental goal for the health of the population. Several recent technological advances, such as the Internet of Things and sensor networks, can provide an improvement in the monitoring and prescription of physical activity. Such advances can be integrated in order to provide biofeedbacks on prescribed physical activities, which can be accessed through smartphones. The general objective of the MAYA project is to develop and implement innovative, disruptive and safe technologies to increase adherence to prescribed physical activities and monitor the response of physiological variables during physical activities for the prevention and rehabilitation of cardiovascular diseases. The MAYA project proposes to overcome this challenge through three integrated approaches: (i) the use of applications with a gamification system to increase user adherence; (ii) the use of a biofeedback system to monitor prescribed physical activities; and (iii) deploy and test a prototype system at UFCSPA.

Ano Inicio: 2021

Ano Fim: 2023

Coordenador Local: Jéferson Campos Nobre

Agência de Fomento: FAPESP