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Smartphone Thermal ANalysis for Diabetic foot Ulcer Prevention and treatment

Objective

Diabetic foot (DF) disease includes neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease and infection which may lead to ulceration and subsequent lower limb amputation. DF ulcers could be further reduced according to diabetes experts. Temperature is one of the possible clinical parameter which is not currently well exploited. Recently, smartphones can acquire thermal images thanks to dedicated thermal camera. The STANDUP project proposes a smartphone based system such that mobile, accurate, friendly, low cost and fast thermal analysis of the plantar foot surface can be achieved. The smartphone thermal imaging system will be composed of a smartphone and of a FlirOne thermal camera. In the STANDUP project, two smartphone applications will be developed. The first one (A1: hyperthermia detection and analysis of thermal variations in time) will permit to detect possible hyperthermia of the plantar foot surface and will analyze temperature variations on targeted regions of interest. The second smartphone application will assess temperature, color, and 3D shape of DF ulcer along time. These smartphone applications will be evaluated during clinical trials in hospitals. In the first clinical trial, a cold stress test will permit to detect neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. In the second clinical trial, temperature, color, and 3D shape in DF ulcers will be studied during its treatment. The third clinical study will assess the effectiveness of new insoles, these new insole will be developed during STANDUP with the objective to relive hyperthermia in DF. These 2 smartphone applications will be enhanced to result in an advanced prototype of smartphone based system for the targeted medical applications. This advanced smartphone thermal prototype, and the new insoles, will be developed during STANDUP to rapidly address novel market demands in DF early diagnosis, and in DF ulcer prevention and treatment and will lead to economic benefits for social and healthcare system.

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2017
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITE D'ORLEANS
Address
Chateau De La Source
45067 Orleans Cedex 2
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 292 500

Participants (3)

BODYCAP
France
EU contribution
€ 13 500
Address
3 Rue Du Dr Laennec
14200 Hérouville St Clair
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
College Road
ST4 2DE Stoke On Trent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PODO ACTIVA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 72 000
Address
Ctra Nacional 330A Km 566 Parque Tecnologico Walqa Edifico Podoactiva
22197 Cuarte
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

Partners (4)

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL PERU
Peru
Address
Avenida Universitaria 1801 San Miguel
15088 Lima
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD JAVERIANA
Colombia
Address
Carrera 7 40-62
571 Bogota
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE IBNOU ZOHR A AGADIR
Morocco
Address
Presidence De L Universite Ibn Zohr
80000 Agadir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Hospital Nacional Dos de Mayo
Peru
Address
"Parque ""Historia De La Medicina Peruana"" S/n Al"
013 Lima
Activity type
Other