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A portable device for Early detection and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury based on advanced qEEG and HD-TES to prevent major Health problems and specially for use in emergencies and telemedicine

Objective

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is recognized as a major public health concern, especially for teenagers and young adults, since it can lead to significant disruption in education, working ability, and quality-of-life in general. It is one of the leading causes of death and disability worldwide. 1.2 million EU citizens are hospitalized with TBI each year and of which 50.000 die. The total economic burden in Europe for TBI of all known severities is estimated EUR 33 billion annually. Currently, there is no objective method for diagnosing TBI in an early stage or in emergency, which is a premise to prevent serious health impact. Our idea is to develop a portable medical device for objective and reliable emergency diagnosis of TBI and a monitored personalized treatment based on qEEG (quantitative electroencephalography) and HD-TES (High-Definition Transcranial Electric Stimulation). We propose to create innovative technology for the early detection and treatment of one of the most severe cognitive diseases for the use in emergency, telemedicine, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. We will achieve this by 1) developing a novel vacuum based helmet device that will enable an accurate positioning system of up to 32 electrodes, 2) developing an instrumentation system that will combine qEEG recording and HD
-TES treatment, 3) developing a data processing system that will control all measurements and data analysis including the algorithm for early detection and treatment of TBI. Our innovation will increase quality-of-life, improve first-aid care, and healthcare in remote and rural areas. Moreover, the society will benefit from sustainable savings in costs for healthcare and for work disability. We, the SMEs, will benefit from increased revenue and sales of the developed technologies and expect 5 year post-project an accumulated revenue of € 125 million and creating and estimated 833 jobs.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2013
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

SMARTBRAIN AS
Address
Dronningens Gate 16
0152 Oslo
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 497 507,25
Administrative Contact
Haldor Sjaaheim (Mr.)

Participants (7)

neuroConn GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 459
Address
Albert-einstein-strasse 3
98693 Ilmenau
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ralf Kersten (Prof.)
PRIMASIL SILICONES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 211 663,75
Address
Kington Road
HR4 8QU Weobley
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Wheeler (Mr.)
MEYTEC GmbH Informationssysteme
Germany
EU contribution
€ 181 936
Address
Akazienstrasse 13
16356 Werneuchen Ot Seefeld
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michael Schauer (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN GOETTINGEN - GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITAET GOETTINGEN - STIFTUNG OEFFENTLICHEN RECHTS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 40 496
Address
Robert-koch-strasse 40
37075 Goettingen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Christiane Hennecke (Mrs.)
STIFTELSEN SINTEF
Norway
EU contribution
€ 15 895
Address
Strindveien 4
7034 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Annebeth Osa (Mrs.)
TALLINNA TEHNIKAÜLIKOOL
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 3 936
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
12616 Tallinn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kristo Karjust (Prof.)
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 8 107
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Blackwell (Mrs.)