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TBIcare

Project reference: 270259
Funded under

Evidence based Diagnostic and Treatment Planning Solution for Traumatic Brain Injuries

From 2011-02-01 to 2014-07-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 217 044

EU contribution:

EUR 3 158 000

Coordinated in:

Finland

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-6See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain – it is a major health problem and the most common cause of permanent disability in people under the age of 40 years. Yearly cost from TBI in Europe exceeds 100 billion euros. Recent statistics show a steep increase in the incidence of TBIs, with an increase of 21 % over the last five years – threefold greater than the rate of increase in population. Despite this TBI has been seriously underrepresented in medical R&D efforts.
The TBIcare project aims to improve TBI diagnostics and treatment decisions for every individual patient. To do that, the project researchers are developing a software solution to be used in daily practice. Part of this tool are 1) a methodology for finding efficient combinations of multi-modal biomarkers used in statistical models to objectively diagnose and assess a TBI patient, and 2) a simulation model for objectively predicting outcome of the planned treatment of a TBI patient.
TBIcare has impacts for healthcare professionals by improving the healthcare process and increasing medical knowledge; for the patients and their nearest by increased quality adjusted life years; for society it brings reduction in healthcare costs and losses due to working disability, and for the European industry it brings an impetus to increased global competitiveness by providing immediately exploitable innovative methods.

Objective

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain – it is a major health problem and the most common cause of permanent disability in people under the age of 40 years. Yearly cost from TBI in Europe exceeds 100 billion euros. Recent statistics show a steep increase in the incidence of TBIs, with an increase of 21 % over the last five years – threefold greater than the rate of increase in population. Despite this TBI has been seriously underrepresented in medical R&D efforts compared to many other, less significant health problems.TBIcare project provides such an objective and evidence-based solution for management of TBI by improving diagnostics and treatment decisions for an individual patient. A strictly evidence-based approach realises the objectives of developing: 1) a methodology for finding efficient combinations of multi-modal biomarkers used in statistical models to objectively diagnose and assess an individual TBI patient, and 2) a simulation model for objectively predicting outcome of the planned treatment of an individual TBI patient. These objectives are supplemented by realization of: a software solution to be used in daily practice to diagnose and plan treatments; new approaches for extracting information from multi-source and multi-scale physiological databases for management of an extremely heterogeneous disease; and innovative data quantification methods for the clinical TBI environment. Thus, TBIcare transfers the scientific Virtual Physiological Human (VPH) concepts to clinical practice.TBIcare has impacts for healthcare professionals by improving the healthcare process and increasing medical knowledge; for the patients and their nearest by increased quality adjusted life years; for society it brings reduction in healthcare costs and losses due to working disability, and for the European industry it brings an impetus to increased global competitiveness by providing immediately exploitable innovative methods.

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Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 0


Tekniikankatu 1
33100 Tampere
Finland
Administrative contact: Jaana Heino
Tel.: +358 20 7223301
Fax: +358 20 7223499
E-mail

Participants

VARSINAIS-SUOMEN SAIRAANHOITOPIIRIN KUNTAYHTYMA
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 597 395


KIINAMYLLYNKATU 4-8
20520 TURKU
Finland
Administrative contact: Olli Tenovuo
Tel.: +358504383802
Fax: +35823131164
E-mail
GE HEALTHCARE FINLAND OY
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 83 331


KUORTANEENKATU
00510 HELSINKI
Finland
Administrative contact: Hanna Viertiö-Oja
Tel.: +358 40 504 8522
Fax: +358 40 504 8522
E-mail
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Participation ended
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 1 062 739


TEKNIIKANTIE
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
Administrative contact: Jaana Heino
Tel.: +358 20 722 3301
Fax: +358 20 722 3499
E-mail
COMPLEXIO SARL
France

EU contribution: EUR 73 000


RUE DE STOCKHOLM
75008 PARIS
France
Administrative contact: Valerie Gacogne
Tel.: +33 1 45 87 04 51
Fax: +33 9 58686743
E-mail
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania

EU contribution: EUR 187 667


K DONELAICIO
44029 KAUNAS
Lithuania
Administrative contact: Arminas Ragauskas
Tel.: +37068620084
Fax: +37037353807
E-mail
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 489 377


The Old Schools, Trinity Lane
CB2 1TN CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Renata Schaeffer
Tel.: +44 1223 333543
Fax: +44 1223 332988
E-mail
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 606 201


Exhibition Road, South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ LONDON
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Shaun Power
Tel.: +44 20 7594 8773
Fax: +44 20 7594 8609
E-mail
GE HEALTHCARE LIMITED
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 58 290


AMERSHAM PLACE
HP7 9NA LITTLE CHALFONT
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Jan-Olof Berglund
Tel.: +46 18 666803
Fax: +46 18 666819
E-mail

Subjects

Life Sciences
Record Number: 97956 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01