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ReMeDi

Project ID: 610902
Funded under

Remote Medical Diagnostician

From 2013-12-01 to 2016-11-30, closed project | ReMeDi Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 058 836

EU contribution:

EUR 3 079 995

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2013-10See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

The <a href="http://www.remedi-project.eu/" target="_blank">ReMeDi</a> project addresses telediagnostics in clinical environments. A successful medical treatment depends on a timely and correct diagnosis. In the ReMeDi project we develop a multifuntional robotic device, which will allow performing a real remote physical and ultrasonographic (USG) examination. Working as a multidisciplinary consortium (physicians, human-robot interaction researchers such as psychologists and social scientists, and engineers), we want to enable remote examinations that come as close as possible to direct examinations and thereby follow the most natural and common medical techniques. Our goal is to make the ReMeDi robot user-friendly for physicians and acceptable to patients by enhancing (tele-)presence with intelligent autonomous features.

Objective

In the frame of the project ReMeDi a robot system is designed that features medical tele-examination of patients. Successful medical treatment depends on a timely and correct diagnosis, but the availability of doctors of various specializations is limited, especially in provincial hospitals or after regular working hours. Medical services performed remotely are emerging, yet current solutions are limited to merely teleconferencing and are insufficient. Use case scenarios targeted in ReMeDi feature a robot capable of performing a physical examination, specifically of the two most widespread examination techniques i) palpation, i.e. pressing the patients stomach with the doctor's hand and observing the stiffness of the internal organs and the patient's feedback (discomfort, pain) as well as ii) ultrasonographic examination. Beside quality teleconferencing, ReMeDi features a mobile robot (placed in a hospital) equipped with a lightweight and inherently safe manipulator with an advanced sensorized head and/or ultrasonic probe; and the remote interface (placed at the doctor's location) equipped with sophisticated force-feedback, active vision and locomotion capabilities. The system is incrementally built following a user-centered design approach, and its usability with respect to the patient and the examining doctor is extensively studied in real world scenarios of cardiac examination. ReMeDi will go beyond classical telepresence concepts: It will capture and process multi-sensory data (integrating visual, haptic, speech, patient's emotions and physiological responses) into perception and reasoning capabilities making ReMeDi a diagnostic assistant offering context-dependent and proactive support for the doctor. Particular attention is devoted to safety aspects. The normative standards (both existing and in draft) and the results of ongoing research projects will be integrated in all the system development phases.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 485 700


COLDHARBOUR LANE FRENCHAY CAMPUS
BS16 1QY BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Brian Allen
Tel.: +44 117 328 2529
E-mail

Participants

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 336 600


KAPITELGASSE 4-6
A-5020 SALZBURG
Austria
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Manfred Tscheligi
Tel.: +43 66080444800
Fax: +4366 6389 4800
E-mail
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZURICH
Switzerland

EU contribution: EUR 472 643


Raemistrasse 101
8092 ZUERICH
Switzerland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Van Gool Luc
Tel.: +41 446326578
Fax: +4144 632 11 99
E-mail
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Participation ended
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 121 152


Arcisstrasse 21
80333 MUENCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Angelika Peer
Tel.: +49 89 289 23412
Fax: +498928928340
E-mail
SCUOLA SUPERIORE DI STUDI UNIVERSITARI E DI PERFEZIONAMENTO SANT'ANNA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 427 600


PIAZZA MARTIRI DELLA LIBERTA 33
56127 PISA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Gabriele Parducci
Tel.: +390505492192
Fax: +390505492194
E-mail
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY W LUBLINIE
Poland

EU contribution: EUR 291 600


AL RACLAWICKIE 1
20 059 LUBLIN
Poland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Wojciech Brzozowski
Tel.: +48 600412131
Fax: +48 81 7244151
E-mail
BARTLOMIEJ MARCIN STANCZYK
Poland

EU contribution: EUR 644 700


ul. Hiacyntowa 20
20-143 Lublin
Poland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Bartlomiej Stanczyk
Tel.: +606 664433
Fax: +48 817479095
E-mail
POLITECHNIKA WROCLAWSKA
Poland

EU contribution: EUR 300 000


WYBRZEZE WYSPIANSKIEGO 27
50370 WROCLAW
Poland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Katarzyna Kapłon
Tel.: +48 71 320 21 95
Fax: +4871 321 26 77
E-mail
Record Number: 110646 / Last updated on: 2016-04-11