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Intelligent Adaptable Surface with Optical Fiber Sensing for Pressure-Tension Relief

Objective

IASiS addresses pressure ulcer incidence and treatment and aims to develop and demonstrate an Intelligent Adaptable Surface for serving as the skin/machine interface in therapy beds and wheelchair seating systems. This surface is envisaged to be capable of redistributing the pressure, strain and shear applied on the skin. A controller and an algorithm optimizes the load-time curve as pre-specified by the pressure-duration threshold curve, thus protecting the tissues against prolonged and excessive epidermal pressure-shear. This will in turn prevent the onset or deterioration of pressure ulcers. Diagnosis and prevention will rely on intelligent optical fiber sensing devices that can identify the values and coordinates of excessive epidermal loadings and will provide feedback information to an adaptable mattress or seat mechanism. This adaptable mechanism comprises of self-shaping elements and is responsible for relieving pressure and strain in a timely manner according to the information received by the sensing modules. To this end, IASiS intends to develop optical fiber-based two-dimensional pressure/strain/shear sensing elements and demonstrate their performance for the first on rehabilitation applications. It will also integrate the intelligent fiber-based sensing surface with the adaptable surface mechanism, and finally IASiS will evaluate the performance of the developed Intelligent Adaptable Surface through extensive Laboratory as well as Clinical Trials.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Coordinator

S.S.F. Safe Smart Fabric Adaptable Surface Ltd
Address
Limassol Avenue 2 Wights Bldg Elma
2003 Lefkosia
Cyprus

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yiorgos Papaioannou (Prof.)
EU contribution
€ 352 500

Participants (8)

BIOIMEROSIN LABORATORIES S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
9th Km Thessaloniki - Thermi
57001 Thessaloniki

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christopher Bafas (Mr.)
MEDCOM GESELLSCHAFT FUER MEDIZINISCHE BILDVERARBEITUNG MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 215 000
Address
Rundeturmstrasse 12
64283 Darmstadt

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Heike Schneider (Ms.)
Fujikura Europe Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
C51 Barwell Business Park, Leatherhead Road
KT9 2NY Chessington

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pat Harper (Ms.)
IDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNAS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
N Plastira Str 100
70013 Irakleio

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Stavros Pissadakis (Dr.)
COMITECH S.A.
Greece
EU contribution
€ 147 500
Address
Dompoli Avenue O.t. 157a
45332 Ioannina

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Konstantinos Papanikolaou (Mr.)
NICOSIA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Palaios Dromos Lefkosias Lemesou 215
2026 Nicosia

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Theodoros Kyprianou (Dr.)
FILOKTITIS - CENTER FOR REHABILITATION, REINTEGRATION AND CARE OF THE ELDERLY, HANDICAPPED AND SICK PERSONS S.A
Greece
EU contribution
€ 55 000
Address
Pefkon & Peisistratou
19400 Athens

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Xanthi Michael (Prof.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 10 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christina Besta (Ms.)