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EndoMapper: Real-time mapping from endoscopic video

Project description

Medical endoscopes may soon get the green light for augmented reality and autonomous navigation

Mapping of regions of importance is fundamental to interact with the environment, from satellite maps of glaciers to functional maps for GPS navigators. Autonomous vehicles also work by matching visual data to an existing map which needs to be constantly updated and extended. Now, EndoMapper is developing a similar mapping system to support endoscopic procedures like colonoscopy, tumour biopsy, or even targeted drug delivery. To accomplish their world-first, the team must tackle the challenge of modelling non-rigidity. Unlike roads and byways, the body's tissues and organs are prone to change as the endoscope moves. Taking advantage of new non-rigid mathematical models and machine learning, endoscopy may soon enter the realm of augmented virtual reality and autonomous navigation.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 439 125

Participants (3)

UNIVERSITE CLERMONT AUVERGNE
France
EU contribution
€ 728 700
Address
49 Bd Francois Mitterrand
63000 Clermont Ferrand
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ODIN MEDICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 320 652,50
Address
43-45 Foley Street
W1W 7TS London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 1 208 750
Address
Gower Street
WC1E 6BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments