The three-phase approach of the PCP is described below:
1.Feasibility of the Solution
This phase will consist in the presentation of innovative technological solutions and the production of feasibility studies comprising the proposed technologies, the sustainability of the service, the economic expected impacts, the relevance of the proposers to mobile health domain and the organizational aspects of the implementation. Participants to this phase will produce a report containing the results of the feasibility study.
This phase will start with the selection of a subset of proposers of the feasibility plan each to conduct the development of a working prototype of the solution. Within this time, the prototypes will be built and evaluated in order to identify the extent on which they fulfil the expected requirements defined by the tender in terms of performance, functionalities and technical stability. The output of this phase will be the actual prototype and its specification and the preliminary results on laboratory tests. Additionally, the selected Consortia will provide a plan for implementation of the pilot tests including the methodology and potential outcomes from technical, economic and medical viewpoints.
The third phase of the Joint Research Activities will consist in the implementation of the pre-commercial pilot in the three sites (Trento, Copenhagen and Barcelona). The objective of this phase is to assess and evaluate the proposed PCP solutions as a result of the implementation of the defined functionalities into a pilot test involving a limited number of users operating in real-life conditions. The outcome of this phase will be a full test and evaluation of the PCP solutions against various criteria such as the technical, economic and medical viability for enabling innovative and sustainable mobile health services for improving treatment of bipolar disorder.