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Development of a Novel Autonomous Non-Invasive Absolute Intracranial Pressure Measurement Device Based on Ultrasound Doppler Technology

Objective

The BrainSafe II project builds upon a successful Research for the Benefit of SMEs project and will deliver an innovative technology for the autonomous, calibration free, non-invasive, rapid, accurate and precise absolute intracranial pressure (aICP) determination. The resultant device will exhibit absolute intracranial pressure measurement to within SD = ± 2,5 mmHg. The target time for the whole procedure is 9 minutes (compared with a current average 23 minutes). The device resulting from this research will be a very significant breakthrough in healthcare delivery. The timely application of the device in the diagnosis of TBI patients will save approximately 9,400 lives, reduce the number of permanently disabled citizens by 30,000 and increase the survival rates and lifespan for an additional 136,000 patients with TBI within the EU annually. The BrainSafe II concept is initiated by the SME Vittamed who has background knowledge and holds all background IPR of the proposed technological concept. The R&D will be completed by a consortium of experts within ultrasonic techniques, signal processing, microdrivers and ergonomic hardware design to ensure full safety and comfort to patients and ease of use and time saving for medical personnel. The RTOs are Kaunas University of Technology in Kaunas, Lithuania, Singer Instruments and Control Ltd. in Israel and Estonia Innovation Institute. The SME partners joining Vittamed form a coherent supply chain with the skills to manufacture and distribute the final product. The SMEs are Microplast, for high precision plastics moulding, Medelkom for its expertise with ultrasound transducers, Artec Design for electronic subsystems and Vittamed for signal processing software. Following, clinical trials, widespread adoption of the technology will lead to global sales of about €80million within a 5 year period post project, securing or creating 135 jobs within the EU.

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2012
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

UAB Vittamed
Address
Saules 39-10
51362 Kaunas
Lithuania
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 583 104,09
Administrative Contact
Edvardas Satkauskas (Mr.)

Participants (7)

SINGER INSTRUMENTS & CONTROL LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 5 501,46
Address
Yozma Street 2
39032 Tirat Carmel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gilad Hizkiyahu (Mr.)
MICROPLAST AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 337 533,82
Address
Wessels Veg 2
7500 Stjordal
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Smiseth (Mr.)
MEDELKOM

Participation ended

Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 63 126,81
Address
Graiciuno 10
02241 Vilnius
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sergej Cherviakov (Mr.)
KAUNO TECHNOLOGIJOS UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
Address
K Donelaicio 73
44029 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arminas Ragauskas (Prof.)
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS NEDERLAND BV

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
High Tech Campus 52
5656 AG Eindhoven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Keur (Mr.)
OSAUHING EESTI INNOVATSIOONI INSTITUUT
Estonia
Address
Sepapaja 6
11415 Tallinn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lauri Nirgi (Mr.)
ARTEC DESIGN OU
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 284 733,82
Address
Salu 11
75501 Harjumaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Kevvai Kaido (Mr.)