“Advancing Smart Optical Imaging and Sensing for Health”
The ageing population and related increase in chronic diseases put considerable pressure on both the healthcare system and the society, resulting in an unsustainable rise of healthcare costs. As a result there is an urgent need to improve efficiency of care and reduce hospitalisation time in order to control cost and increase quality of life.
ASTONISH will deliver breakthrough imaging and sensing technologies for monitoring, diagnosis and treatment applications by developing smart optical imaging technology that extends the use of minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment and allows for unobtrusive health monitoring. The project will integrate miniaturized optical components, data processing units and SW applications into smart imaging systems that are less obtrusive, cheaper, more reliable and easier to use than state of the art systems. This results into 6 demonstrators by which the technologies will be validated and which allow for pre-clinical testing in the scope of the project.
The overall concept within ASTONISH builds on the development and application of common imaging/sensing technologies. Smart algorithms, multimodal fusion techniques and biomedical signal processing will process the acquired data and advanced user interfaces will simplify the complex clinical tasks. These technology components will be integrated to build application specific solutions for physiological signs monitoring, tumour detection, minimally invasive surgery, brain function monitoring and rehabilitation.
IMA in cooperation with BUT will develop a secure data gathering and processing of 3D body scanner. IMA will provide privacy by design and privacy by default concepts to the proper implementation the novel user interfaces in line with EU legal regulation.
- Duration: 06/2016 – 05/2019
- Coordinator: Philips Healthcare – Netherlands
- Acronym: ASTONISH
- Name: Advancing Smart Optical Imaging and Sensing for Health
- Project No.: 692470
- Web: http://www.astonish-project.eu/