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ARMOR

Project reference: 287720
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Advanced multi-paRametric Monitoring and analysis for diagnosis and Optimal management of epilepsy and Related brain disorders

From 2011-11-01 to 2015-04-30

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 312 972

EU contribution:

EUR 3 186 935

Coordinated in:

Spain

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-7See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

ARMOR is a flexible, holistic and economical monitoring tool of the brain. It diagnozes and manages epileptic seizures efficiently including possibilities for detecting premonitory signs and feedback to the patient. The tool is optimized for each patient and is tested in several case studies which evaluated it as a wide use ambulatory monitoring tool. 

To develop the ARMOR tool, the projects experts managed and analysed a large number of already acquired and new multimodal and advanced technology data from brain and body activities of epileptic patients and controls (MEG, multichannel EEG, video, ECG, GSR, EMG, etc).

Novel approaches for large scale analysis (both real-time and offline) of multi-parametric streaming and archived data were being introduced to discover patterns and associations between external indicators and mental states, detect correlations among parallel observations, and identify vital signs changing significantly. Moreover methods for automatically summarizing results and efficiently managing medical data were developed in the framework of the project.

The EU funded ARMOR project will be completed in October 2014. Eight organizations of five European countries (Greece, Spain, Cyprus, Germany and UK) are involved.

Objective

Epilepsy, the propensity for recurrent, unprovoked epileptic seizures, is the most common serious neurological disorder, affecting over 50 million people worldwide. Epileptic seizures manifest with a wide variety of motor, cognitive, affective, and autonomic symptoms and signs and associated changes in the electrical activities of the brain (EEG), heart (ECG), muscles (EMG), skin (GSR), as well as changes in other important measurable biological parameters, such as respiration and blood pressure. Their recognition and full understanding is the basis for their optimal management and treatment, but presently is unsatisfactory in many respects. Epileptic seizures occur unpredictably and typically outside hospital and are often misdiagnosed as other episodic disturbances such as syncope, psychogenic and sleep disorders, with which they may co-exist, blurring the clinical presentation; on the other hand, costs of hospital evaluation are substantial, frequently without the desirable results, due to suboptimal monitoring capabilities.Reliable diagnosis requires state of the art monitoring and communication technologies providing real-time, accurate and continuous brain and body multi-parametric data measurements, suited to the patient's medical condition and normal environment and facing issues of patient and data security, integrity and privacy.In this project we will manage and analyse a large number of already acquired and new multimodal and advanced technology data from brain and body activities of epileptic patients and controls (MEG, multichannel EEG, video, ECG, GSR, EMG, etc) aiming to design ARMOR, a more holistic, personalized, medically efficient and economical monitoring system.New methods and tools will be developed for multimodal data pre-processing and fusion of information from various sources. Novel approaches for large scale analysis (both real-time and offline) of multi-parametric streaming and archived data will be introduced to discover patterns and associations between external indicators and mental states, detect correlations among parallel observations, and identify vital signs changing significantly. Moreover methods for automatically summarizing results and efficiently managing medical data will be developed. ARMOR will incorporate models derived from data analysis based on already existing communication platform solutions emphasising on security and ethical issues and performing required adaptations to meet specifications. Special effort will be devoted in areas such as data anonymization and provision of required service.ARMOR will provide flexible monitoring optimized for each patient and will be tested in several case studies and evaluated as a wide use ambulatory monitoring tool for seizures efficient diagnosis and management including possibilities for detecting premonitory signs and feedback to the patient.

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Coordinator

SENSING & CONTROL SYSTEMS SL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 544 011


Avda Paissos Catalans 71
08700 Igualada
Spain
Administrative contact: Narcis Avellana
Tel.: +34938041535
Fax: +34938067876
E-mail

Participants

AAI SCIENTIFIC CULTURAL SERVICES LIMITED
Cyprus

EU contribution: EUR 635 475


AVENUE ARCH MAKARIOU III 33 GALAXIAS CENTRE 5TH FLOOR OFFICE
1065 LEFKOSIA
Cyprus
Administrative contact: ANDREAS IOANNIDES
Tel.: +35722460228
Fax: +35722028060
E-mail
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 429 558


Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Germany
Administrative contact: Jens Becker
Tel.: +4972160846498
Fax: +4972160842925
E-mail
INTRACOM SA TELECOM SOLUTIONS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 199 425


NEW ROAD PEANIA MARKOPOULO 19 7KM
19002 PEANIA
Greece
Administrative contact: Artur Krukowski
Tel.: +30 210 667 4436
Fax: +30 210 667 7101
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF PATRAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 591 750


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS RIO PATRAS
26500 RIO PATRAS
Greece
Administrative contact: GEORGE KOSTOPOULOS
Tel.: +30 2610969157
Fax: +30 2610997215
E-mail
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPAIDEFTIKO IDRYMA MESOLOGGIOU (TECHNOLOGICAL EDUCATION INSTITUTE OF MESSOLONGI)
Participation ended
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 309 863


Nea Ktiria
30200 Mesolongi
Greece
Administrative contact: Voros Nikolaos
Tel.: +302631058485
Fax: +302634029667
E-mail
TECHNOLOGIKO EKPAIDEFTIKO IDRYMA (TEI) DYTIKIS ELLADAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 0


MEGALOU ALEXANDROU 1
26334 PATRA
Greece
Administrative contact: Voros Nikolaos
Tel.: +302631058485
Fax: +302634029667
E-mail
SYSTEMA TEKNOLOTZIS ANONYMI ETAIREIA EFARMOGON ILEKTRONIKIS KAI PLIROFORIKIS
Participation ended
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 144 591


THOMAIDOU STR. 6
11525 ATHINA
Greece
Administrative contact: George Koutalieris
Tel.: +302106743243
Fax: +302106755649
E-mail
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 332 262


Strand
WC2R 2LS LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Paul Labbett
Tel.: +442078488184
Fax: +442078488187
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 101414 / Last updated on: 2016-09-07