Over the course of the past 100 years mankind has undergone many changes thanks to the advances in medical systems. Biotechnology, genetics and informatics have caused a positive change in many disease processes. However, theses breakthroughs have come at a price. Healthcare specialists and patients report a decrease in the level of personal care, stemming from this progress. Moreover, the emphasis on measuring productivity has deflected the focus from the need to create compassion, meaning and communication with patients and caregivers.
In addition, we have discovered that in order to preserve the level of interest in the methods presented, we need to develop an interface which will allow immediate and constant contact, which can bring about changes in behavioral patterns. This interface will be achieved by developing an app for smartphones.
“Life’s Door” is positioned to develop an app in cooperation with leaders in the technology and medical sectors. The app will include (among other things) personalized feedback for improvement of hope measurements, which is applied through interactive mechanisms, real-time follow-up on the goal map the users have set for themselves and the use of social media to create a social dynamic which preserves hope.
ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT 03074071