WELMO: Wearable Electronics for Effective Lung Monitoring

WELMO: Wearable Electronics for Effective Lung Monitoring

Description

Leveraging the capabilities of ASIC and based-on the trend of exploiting novel electronics for medical-related purposes the 42-month project WELMO aims to develop, and validate a new generation of low-cost and low-power miniaturized sensors, integrated to a comfortable vest, enabling the effective and accurate monitoring of the lungs, through the collection of sound and image signals, that can be combined, processed and linked with specific clinical outcome by applying innovative algorithms. The newly developed technology will be prototyped and demonstrated for Electrical Impedance tomography (EIT ) and for lung sounds. It will also allow easy extension to biopotentials (e.g., multi-channel ECG) or other type of bioimpedance (e.g., galvanic skin response or BIS, bioimpedance spectrography) as well as to any other signals, especially those are be sensed at distant points on the body (e.g., temperature map), thereby providing a modular technology platform opening the way to a multitude of form factors and products in a short time to market. Overall the WELMO approach will rely on the following technology offerings: (i) low-cost and low-power innovative cooperative sensors integrated in a wearable vest through a single-wired connection, (ii) continuously monitoring of the lungs’ condition through EIT and lung sound recordings, (iii) implementation of novel algorithms for processing the data collected and (iv) presentation of the processing and monitoring outcomes through a set of applications. The impact and, acceptances usability of the proposed solution will be validated in a realistic setup through the execution of excessive validation studies. Finally a business sustainability study will be carried out, aiming to the mid-term exploitation of the proposed solution.

Researchers

Funded by

H2020 ICT: H2020-825572

Partners

EXODUS S. A. (Coordinator, Greece), CSEM (Switzerland), University of Thessaloniki (Greece), Kiel University (Germany), Smartex s.r.l. (Italy), Elsys (Serbia), Artec Design (Estonia), Wellics Ltd. (UK)

Total budget

3 999 680,00 €

Local budget

402 500,00 €

Keywords

Clinical Informatics

Start Date

2019-01-19

End Date

2022-07-18