Professor Clara Chow, a renowned cardiologist and Academic Director of the Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC), achieved recognition in 2019 by winning the esteemed Google.org AI Impact Challenge. As a result of this achievement, the WARC team received a substantial prize of $1 million, enabling them to finance the My Intelligent Cardiac Assistant (MICArdiac) trial. MICArdiac is an innovative mobile health (mHealth) intervention designed as an app, primarily aimed at individuals who may be susceptible to heart attacks.
The MICArdiac program utilizes advanced algorithms to provide SMS messages that motivate individuals to adopt positive lifestyle changes. These changes include adhering to prescribed medications, ceasing smoking, engaging in physical activity, and adopting healthier eating habits.
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