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CAST – CArdiac measuring Shirt for Telemedicine
The consortium composed of four Portuguese and German organisations has joined in this project to develop solutions for cardiology and to create a shirt to analyse cardiac signals for continuous real time monitoring of patients that positively impact risk assessment and hospitalization. The CAST – CArdiac measuring Shirt for Telemedicine – project will address the growing cardiac problem with a seamless solution to facilitate the interaction between patients and cardiologists, while regarding the high standards of quality in medicine that the consortium adheres to.
The project will run until the end of 2018, by which the consortium is expected to make a market presentation of their innovative product.
Organ Print is an online software application to order individual organ replicas. This service grew out of the project SUSS 3DP which was funded by the H2020 – FABulous Programme of the European Commission.
The application sends the organ model with all information about shape and requested materials to a 3D printer, and the order will be delivered by mail within few days. With exact 3D replicas of real patients, surgeons can easily learn new techniques and prepare for specific operations and medical students can perfectly train for practical exams.
The basis for the model creation are 3D image data acquired by a CT and / or MRI processed by our software application.
This device helps dermatologists to decide about malignant skin lesions that require early detection to be able to treat them as best as possible. Using modern ICT tools, SkinMonitor uses integrated information of high resolution (HD) optical imaging, multispectral narrow band imaging (NBI) and high frequency ultrasound (US) to extract various information from suspicious moles. The data is entered into neural network classifiers and trigger an alarm in case of possible maliciousness.
PhotonicPill – Endoscopic Capsule for diagnosis and therapy based on photonics
The passive endoscopic capsule (EC) was invented a decade ago and has proven a major technological breakthrough in medicine. This has strongly facilitated an unprecedented level of patient-friendly diagnosis of small bowel diseases.
Our PhotonicPill uses an active magnetic platform, composed of an external permanent magnet and a small internal permanent magnet, for guidance inside the human body. A remote control together with the external magnetic field allows the medical doctor to stop and rotate the EC. In addition to the conventional white-light illumination, the PhotonicPill also contains narrow band imaging (NBI), endomicroscopy (ENM) and direct 3D reconstruction of the acquired images. In this way, it provides detailed reconstruction, early detection and diagnosis of the widespread diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract; it targets in particular inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as well as colorectal cancers (CRC) and its precursors. The active EC operates with two domes: the front dome contains white-light LEDs, NBI, PDT and 3D reconstruction, the back dome is dedicated to the ENM function.