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The first randomized controlled Carity study advances smoothly

St. Gallen,

May 24, 2024

Carity, a developer of digital healthcare solutions, is pleased to provide an update on the first randomized controlled trial.

Carity, a developer of digital healthcare solutions, is pleased to provide an update on the first randomized controlled trial. The study has started at two prominent healthcare centers, the University Hospital Zurich (USZ) and the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG) and has lately included the Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (LUKS), which Carity welcomes to the study. This study marks an important milestone in advancing cardiac rehabilitation research. The first patients were included at the beginning of February 2024, and to date, up to 12 patients have been enrolled, with more currently in screening. We expect to release an interim analysis report in Q1 2025.

The study is set to include a total of 60 patients across Switzerland, divided into two distinct groups: a control group without the Carity digital intervention and an intervention group utilizing Carity’s digital healthcare solution. The primary endpoint of the study is to evaluate the impact of Carity’s digital healthcare solution on increasing physical activity among participants. In addition to the primary endpoint, the study will assess several secondary endpoints, including improvements in selected cardiopulmonary markers, psychological state, and quality of life of the participants. The research aims to provide comprehensive insights into how Carity’s intervention positively influences the recovery journey of patients.

More information on the study can be found on the official SNCTP site (German only): https://kofam.ch/en/snctp-portal/searching-for-a-clinical-trial/203295/study/64306.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Mrs. Nicole Furrer, Head of Business Development, nicole.furrer@carity.care, www.carity.care

About Carity. With several million cardiac events, such as heart attacks, occurring in Europe each year, cardiac rehabilitation is an essential need. However, affected patients are faced with a highly fragmented patient journey where there is no consistent follow-up care. To solve these challenges, Carity is developing a digital health application that will be used by patients during and after cardiac rehabilitation, guiding them until they reach their personal heart health goal. Carity is connected to validated wearable devices and enables psychocardiological monitoring and coaching of patients. Carity’s intervention aims to increase patient motivation and engagement and reduce the risk of subsequent events.

About USZ. The University Hospital Zurich (USZ) is open to all patients every day and provides fundamental medical care and cutting-edge medicine in a central location in Zurich. We use our superior academic knowledge to treat a wide range of health issues, taking a personal touch and utilizing highly specialized and up-to-date research.

About KSSG. At the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen (KSSG), people are treated, cared for, and advised with expertise and based on scientific knowledge. The Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen ensures specialized and cross-regional center care as well as basic care in the Eastern Switzerland region. It is an active and cooperative partner for all individuals and institutions involved in healthcare.

About LUKS. The Lucerne Cantonal Hospital (LUKS) is one of the largest hospitals in Switzerland. Its clinics and institutes offer medical services of the highest quality. The comprehensive range of services offered by the LUKS covers all areas of medicine, from basic care to highly specialized medicine. Proof of quality is provided by numerous certifications in various areas of medical care. As an academic teaching hospital, the LUKS works closely with various universities to ensure the transfer of knowledge from research and development. This enables the LUKS to constantly develop further, to the great benefit and satisfaction of patients.