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Integrated silicon photonics for Cardiovascular Disease monitoring

Project description

A low-cost hand-held photonics device could enhance early diagnosis of cardiovascular disease

According to the World Health Organisation, cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally, associated with almost 18 million deaths annually. As with many conditions, early diagnosis and intervention can save lives. Changes in blood flow can be indicative of abnormalities in the way the heart contracts to pump blood as well as of changes in arterial diameter or elasticity, all harbingers of cardiovascular disease. The EU-funded InSiDe project is developing a hand-held laser Doppler interferometer exploiting silicon photonics and efficient algorithms to deliver real-time signal analysis of selected cardiovascular parameters. This high-tech, low-cost monitoring device will fill an unmet need with important implications for patients and healthcare systems.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/cardiology/cardiovascular diseases
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/electronic engineering/signal processing
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/optics/laser physics

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2019-2
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 654 937,50

Participants (9)

MEDTRONIC BAKKEN RESEARCH CENTER B.V.
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 015 875
Address
Endepolsdomein 5
6229GW Maastricht
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 431 436,25
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 510 051,25
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
POLITECNICO DI TORINO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 293 750
Address
Corso Duca Degli Abruzzi 24
10129 Torino
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY CALDICOT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 483 647,50
Address
Phase 2 Castlegate Business Park
NP26 5YW Gwent
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ARGOTECH AS
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 458 062,50
Address
Holubova 978
547 01 Nachod
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE
France
EU contribution
€ 490 625
Address
Rue De Tolbiac 101
75654 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 484 000
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FUNDICO BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 126 000
Address
Gruuthuselaan 19
8020 Oostkamp
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)