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Advanced care and alert portable telemedical MONitor

Objective

AMON aims to research, develop and validate an advanced, wearable personal health system that will monitor and evaluate human vital signs using advanced bio-sensors. The system will gather and analyse the vital information and transmit the data to a remote telemedicine centre, for further analysis and emergency care, using GSM/UMTS cellular infrastructure. The Wrist-mounted Monitoring Device (WMD) will include sensors such as heart rate, heart rhythm, 2-lead ECG, blood pressure, O2 blood saturation, skin perspiration and body temperature. AMON will enable patients (including the high risk and elderly) who are not confined to a hospital to monitor continuously and analyse their vital signs. AMON will provide care at the point and time of need, giving patients the freedom of movement and enhancing their quality of life.

Objectives:
The main objective of the AMON project is to perform the necessary research, development and validation for an advanced wearable, personal health system. The system is designed to monitor and to evaluate human vital signs such as: heart rate, heart rhythm, 2-lead ECG, blood pressure, O2 blood saturation, skin perspiration and body temperature. The Wrist Monitor Device, the wearable component of AMON, will utilized an advanced bio-sensors and gather vital information, analyse it automatically using a built-in expert system, and transmit the data to a remote telemedicine centre, for analysis and emergency care, using GSM/UMTS cellular infrastructure. The scientific and technological challenge is to design a wearable monitoring device that will be small, dependable and contain the necessary data for an impending medical emergency.

Work description:
The work is divided into 12 distinctly defined WP. In the first stage, user requirements will be identified and defined, based on medical, epidemiological & technical data. In addition learned opinions of medical experts in the fields of cardiology and geriatrics. The next phase, specifications will be derived for each subsystem. Subsequently, the two major components of AMON will be developed- WMD and the On-Line Telemedicine Centre: The WMD development includes the following subsystems: algorithms & sensors, a signal & a data processing subsystems, a data link subsystem and the packaging. Integration and overall testing of WMD performance will follow. The development & testing of the On-Line Telemedicine Centre will be performed in parallel. The final phase will include system testing, validation & Assessment by end-users in hospitals around Europe (WP10) and Evaluation & Assessment (WP11). Management, Dissemination & Exploitation will be carried out continuously throughout the project duration.

Milestones:
The AMON project major milestones include:
Project Kick-off Meeting: Month01, Defining user requirements: Month04, Defining specification for all components and sub-systems: Month06,Wrist Monitor Device (WMD) and the On-line Telemedicine Centre: Critical Design Review: Month11.
Annual Report: Month12, Test Readiness Review of AMON: Month17.
Submit Business Plan: Month22.
Completion of testing and evaluation steps: Month23.
Submit Final Report: Month24.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TADIRAN SPECTRALINK LTD.
Address
29 Hamerkava Street
58101 Holon
Israel

Participants (5)

ART OF TECHNOLOGY AG
Switzerland
Address
Gloriastrasse 35 Etz - H96
8092 Zuerich
ASSISTANCE PUBLIQUE HOPITAUX DE PARIS
France
Address
3 Avenue Victoria
75004 Paris
AURELIA MICROELETTRONICA S.P.A.
Italy
Address
Via Giuntini 13 Frazione Fraz. Navacchio
56021 Cascina
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
MDIRECT LTD.
Israel
Address
14/10 Israeli Galili Street
69377 Tel Aviv