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June 21, 2010
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University of Southampton
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Researchers are developing intelligent medical sensors which can be worn by patients to monitor their symptoms and which will alert doctors if medical intervention is needed.

Researchers at the University of Southampton are developing intelligent medical sensors which can be worn by patients to monitor their symptoms and which will alert GPs if medical intervention is needed.

Dr Koushik Maharatna at the University's School of Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and Professor John Morgan (University of Southampton School of Medicine) and Dr Nick Curzen at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust are part of a team working on the 18 million European-funded CHIRON project (Cyclic and Person-Centric Health Management: Integrated Approach for Home Mobile and Clinical Environment), which aims to combine state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions into an integrated framework, designed to enable more effective health management.

Over the first two years of the three-year project, Dr Maharatna and his colleagues will develop advanced ultra low-power signal processing algorithms and circuits embedded within the sensors to create intelligent medical sensors with decision-making capability. During the final year of the project, the team will then use the technology to test approximately 400 people (200 in Southampton and 200 in Rome) from a high-risk heart disease group.

"One of the major technical issues when we deploy these sensors is that they need to be wearable, low-power and work in noisy environments 24 hours a day," said Dr Maharatna. "Our task is to develop new ultra low-power algorithms and corresponding circuits, so that the technology will make it possible for a patient's GP to be alerted at any point of time through the patient's device if medical assistance is needed."

The other project partners are: FIMI S.r.l. (Italy), University of Bologna (Italy), Philips Healthcare (The Netherlands), CIMNE (Spain), Athena RC/ISI (Greece), ESI-TECNALIA (Spain), Mortara Rangoni Europe (Italy), WLAB S.r.l. (Italy), CEIT (Spain), University of Trieste(Italy), ALMA IT Systems (Spain), University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Italy), I+ SRL (Italy), IBERMATICA (Spain), INTRACOM (Greece), ATOS ORIGIN (Spain), ELSAG DATAMAT (Italy), Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust (United Kingdom), ITS (Italy), CARDIONETICS (United Kingdom), Jozef Stefan Institute (Slovenia), BARCO (Belgium), ZorgGermak (The Netherlands), Mobili d.o.o. (Slovenia), Budapest University of Technology (Hungary).

For further information about CHIRON, visit: http://www.chiron-project.eu/


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