The mentor project is the first project in the Danish public sector where the patient's own data is used to tailor the treatment. It is conducted in a consortium with Aalborg University Hospital, Lifeguard and Unikk.me.
The project focuses on patients who are in the target group for knee or hip surgery.
Today, there is a risk that a knee or hip operation will not benefit the patient. It is estimated that 15-20% of operated knee patients do not achieve the optimal result.
We want to change that number, which is why we need the patient's own data.
That's why we need the patients own data
The project explores the use of the data the patient collects on a daily basis without thinking about it. The purpose is to give doctors an insight into the patient's dietary habits, exercise habits and general activity level, thereby creating the best conditions for assessing whether the right treatment is training, dietary guidance or surgery.
Doctors can only see summarized data in generalized form, and data are deleted again after the course of treatment is completed.
It is only if the patient donates data for research, they get detailed data – and only in anonymized form!
The project will run for the rest of 2022, and it is expected that 500-2000 patients will be part of the process.
If you want to know more about the project send a mail to Research Nurse Merete Hessellund from Aalborg University Hospital or Founder of unikk.me Thomas Bonefeld Jørgensen.