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Non-invasive monitoring of perinatal health through multiparametric digital representation of clinically relevant functions for improving clinical intervention in neonatal units (Digi-NewB)

Objective

Using the clinical and signal data (cardiac and respiratory traces, video quantification of movement and sound) from a large cohort of hospitalised newborn and pregnant women recordings Digi-NewB aims to propose a new decision support system (DSS). This DSS will assist the clinician in his decision-making through non-invasive monitoring of sepsis risk and of cardio-respiratory and neurobehavioral maturations. The objective is to reduce mortality, morbidity and health costs for the hospitalised newborns. More precisely the proposal consist in: i) implementing a large targeted prospective multicentre neonatal cohort, recruited in six university hospitals, ii) identifying the most relevant composite indices to be included in the DSS iii) validating DSS acceptability and usability in the clinical management of the identified complex situations. To achieve these goals, a consortium has been constituted, under the coordination of a paediatric clinical network (GCS HUGO-France), with two SME (Voxygen-France and Syncrophi-Ireland) and four university groups with multidisciplinary expertise: in signal processing (INESC-Portugal and LTSI-UR1 France), in multivariate analyses (TUT-Finland) and in user centred design approach (NUIG-Ireland). The proposed new class of monitoring will lead to development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies to counteract late diagnosis of sepsis and inappropriate evaluation of maturity. This will result in i) a decrease in sepsis related death and morbidity through early and personalized prescription of antibiotics, ii) a decrease in the risks of severe cardio-respiratory events and inadequate prolongation of hospitalization iii) a decrease in health costs. At the end of the Digi-NewB program the opportunity to productise the results will be evaluated. It would be a strong 'next generation' product which would secure a good market position. Feasibly development work will be carried out by the SME industrial partners.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing

Call for proposal

H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

GCS HOPITAUX UNIVERSITAIRES GRAND OUEST
Address
4 Rue Larrey Chu D Angers
49100 Angers
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 150 055,25

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITE DE RENNES I
France
EU contribution
€ 956 235
Address
Rue Du Thabor 2
35065 Rennes Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
VOXYGEN SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 620 000
Address
Pole Phoenix Route Du Radome
22560 Pleumeur Bodou
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INESC TEC - INSTITUTO DE ENGENHARIADE SISTEMAS E COMPUTADORES, TECNOLOGIA E CIENCIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 280 000
Address
Rua Dr Roberto Frias Campus Da Feup
4200 465 Porto
Activity type
Research Organisations
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND GALWAY
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 611 750
Address
University Road
H91 Galway
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SYNCROPHI SYSTEMS LTD
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 439 640
Address
Unit 12 Galway Technology Park
Galway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)