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Wrist and arm sensing technologies for cardiac arrhythmias detection

Objectif

Abnormal heart rhythms are a major cause of cardiovascular disease and death in Europe. Sudden cardiac death accounts for 50% of cardiac mortality in developed countries; ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation is the commonest underlying arrhythmia. In the ambulatory population, atrial fibrillation is the commonest one, and is associated with increased risk of stroke and heart failure, particularly in the aged population. If arrhythmias are detected at an early stage of heart disease, appropriate treatment can be effective, reducing disability and death. However, in the early stages of disease these may be transient, lasting only a few seconds, and thus difficult to detect. Current approaches to cardiac rhythm monitoring include: a) non-invasive external recording devices; which are suitable for short term (<24h) recording, and b) implantable loop recorders, which are inserted subcutaneously beneath the chest wall; capable of monitoring heart rhythm for extended periods, but there is considerable expense associated with the device, hospitalisation costs and risk of infection.

The proposed joint research project through staff exchange activities, will investigate enabling technologies for non-invasive recording heart rhythm during long periods of time (>36h), using a wrist or arm wearable device with novel ECG sensing techniques and embedded real-time cardiac arrhythmia detection processes. The problem of extracting the far-field heart electrogram signal from noise components will be addressed using smart denoising algorithms.

The project will impact by establishing a successful international and intersectoral partnership for the development of new technologies addressing a significant cardiovascular healthcare problem. These technologies will be suitable for integration into current e-Health and cardiac information systems, and will impact on healthcare costs reduction by improved efficiency in the diagnosis and early treatment of cardiac disease

Appel à propositions

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2014
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Coordinateur

UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
Adresse
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
United Kingdom
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 135 000

Participants (6)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
Contribution de l’UE
€ 18 000
Adresse
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
WATERFORD INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Irlande
Contribution de l’UE
€ 31 500
Adresse
Cork Road
X91 Waterford
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
S.D. INFORMATIKA DOO INFORMATICKI INZENJERING, POSLOVNE USLUGE I TRGOVINA
Croatie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 13 500
Adresse
Andrije Stampara 8A
10410 Velika Gorica
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INTELESENS LTD

Participation terminée

United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 0
Adresse
Unit 4 Heron Road, Sydenham Business Park
BT3 9LE Belfast
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Southern Health and Social Care Trust
United Kingdom
Contribution de l’UE
€ 45 000
Adresse
Trust Headquarters, College Of Nursing, Craigavon Area Hospital, Lurgan Road 68
BT63 5QQ Portadown
Type d’activité
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SVEUCILISTE U ZAGREBU FAKULTET ELEKTROTEHNIKE I RACUNARSTVA
Croatie
Contribution de l’UE
€ 81 000
Adresse
Unska 3
10000 Zagreb
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partenaires (4)

UNIVERSIDAD DE CARABOBO
Venezuela
Adresse
Avenida Bolivar Norte
2001 Valencia
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDAD SIMON BOLIVAR
Venezuela
Adresse
Valle De Sartenejas Baruta
1201 Caracas
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
Colombie
Adresse
Carrera 7 40-62
571 Bogota
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO RIO DE JANEIRO
Brésil
Adresse
Av Brigadeiro Trompowski Sn 2
21941 590 Rio De Janeiro
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments