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Multi monitoring medical chip for homecare applications (M3-C)

Objective

M3-C is a CRAFT project which aims to provide a group of SMEs from Germany, Sweden, Spain and Poland, whose business interests include medical equipment development and distribution, systems integration and healthcare information management systems, with access to advanced system-on-achip (SoC) technology to enable them to expand from their existing business positions into the emerging homecare and ambulant medical devices markets. The project will enable these SMEs to contribute effectively to the goals of eHealth. Three RTD performers will apply state-of-the-art techniques such as the application of multiplexed analogue components within sigma-delta modulators to the SoC design. Higher performance smallarea digital cells and multi-channel digital filters will help reduce the chip area and power dissipation. Auto-calibration concepts will overcome the effects of non-ideal behaviour of analogue parts. Built-in self test (BIST) schemes will be implemented in order to increase the reliability of medical devices. A digital signal processor (DSP) core will be integrated, making on-chip data compression and signal feature extraction possible. Compression algorithms will be defined to run on the DSP-based platform, which minimise the requirements for data storage/transmission. The proposed developments include implementation of BlueTooth TM Wireless Technology for wireless communication. It is envisaged that the results will permit multi-functional bio-signal processing devices (e.g. for EEG, ECG) to be developed which are 50% smaller and can be operated at approximately half of today's power consumption, providing the SMEs with opportunities for developing new generation wearable and possibly even implantable biosensors. The next two decades will see dramatic changes in the health needs of the world's populations. Rising health care use and spiralling costs have everywhere led to a trend and the necessity to treat patients in the home. If this is not to become an unsu

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /social sciences/economics and business

Funding Scheme

Cooperative - SMEs-Co-operative research contracts

Coordinator

SCHWARZER GMBH
Address
Baermannstrasse 38
Munich
Germany

Participants (6)

ORTIVUS AB
Sweden
Address
Enhagsslingan 5
Tabi
ABMEDICA S.A. MATERIAL Y EQUIPOS MEDICOS
Spain
Address
Jerico, 10 Bis ( Interior )
Barcelona
MEDICUS APARATURA I INSTRUMENTY MEDYCZNE MACIEJ MAZUR MAREK MAZUR SPOLKA JAWNA
Poland
Address
Ul. Adama Asnyka 23/1
Wroclaw
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT HAMBURG-HARBURG
Germany
Address
Schwarzenbergstrasse 95
Hamburg
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
Address
Oude Markt 13
Leuven
MAELARDALEN UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Hoegskoleplan
Vaesteraas