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MYHEART

Project ID: 507816
Financiado con arreglo a

MyHeart

Desde 2003-12-31 hasta 2009-12-30, proyecto cerrado | MYHEART Sitio web

Detalles del proyecto

Coste total:

EUR 36 470 587

Aportación de la UE:

EUR 16 000 000

Coordinado en:

Germany

Convocatoria de propuestas:

FP6-2002-IST-1See other projects for this call

Régimen de financiación:

IP - Integrated Project

Description

Clothing that is close to the heart

Smart clothing and health sensors developed by European researchers could save thousands of lives by providing earlier diagnoses, closer monitoring and a means to help people manage any heart problems.

The MyHeart project team developed smart textiles so clothing could be embedded with health sensors. Smart clothing offers a safe, effective and simple way for people to take a greater role in managing their own health.

Such clothing is designed to monitor patients located anywhere, and send reports wirelessly on their real-time vital signs to health professionals. One of the drivers for the development is it makes compliance with medical advice easier because patients can regularly monitor their state of health.

The use of smart clothing for health should be highly cost-effective, alerting patients and doctors when a new development needs medical attention or when a management regime needs adjusting.

Stylish healthcare revolution

Smart textiles incorporate clever electronics in the weave of a material. They are comfortable and easy to wear, they work around the clock in the background, or they can take periodic readings. Smart clothing can even be fashionable.

The clothing can communicate wirelessly with the patient and doctors via PDAs, computers, mobile phones and other systems. The clothing can be deployed for both short and long-term patient management.

The development could create a revolution in healthcare. Cardiovascular diseases affects 20% of Europeans and accounts for a staggering 45% of all deaths through myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke, complications and other conditions. It is the number one cause of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organisation.

Such a high incidence creates a huge problem for healthcare management and is an enormous drain on resources. Worse, cardiovascular diseases are forecast to become more common and widespread as Europe’s population ages over the next 20 years.

Risk factors

Smart clothing could also help tackle the chief risk factors of cardiovascular disease, namely inactivity, poor sleep, stress and obesity.

For example, the MyHeart team looked at ways of assessing sleep quality and diagnosing sleep disorders at home. The team also explored ways to monitor a patient’s physical activity and manage obesity and other conditions.

The researchers developed prototypes of four ‘concepts’ that offered the greatest benefits. The first concept relates to the management of heart failure patients by monitoring their vital signs with sensors integrated into the clothing. The sensors can communicate wirelessly with PDAs, providing alerts and feedback.

The second prototype, the NeuroRehab system, can provide remote rehabilitation support for stroke sufferers. The use of sensors linked to PDAs can help medical staff guide and monitor a patient’s rehabilitation routine, including the exercises they perform to maintain and improve function in affected body parts.

Specialists can then supervise the treatment remotely. The system also makes it easier for patients to comply with the treatment advice. It is ideal for rural regions, and could save citizens the time, money and inconvenience of having to travel to a medical centre, which may be far away.

The third prototype, the Take Care concept, uses sensors and PDAs to help people at risk and those who want to stay healthy. The prototype assesses and helps patients reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by addressing sleep problems, stress, inactivity and overweight.

Maximum efficiency

Lastly, the activity coach prototype provides a training platform to help users get the most out of exercise. The prototype combines a means of monitoring vital signs with appropriate medical feedback.

Objetivo

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of death in the west. In Europe over 20% of all citizens suffer from a chronic CVD and 45% of all deaths are due to CVD. Europe spends annually hundreds billion Euros on CVD. With the upcoming aging population, it is a challenge for Europe to deliver its citizens healthcare at affordable costs. It is commonly accepted, that a healthy and preventive lifestyle as well as early diagnosis could systematically fight the origin of CVD and save millions of live-years. The MyHeart mission is to empowercitizen to fight cardio-vascular diseases by preventive lifestyle and early diagnosis. The starting point is to gain knowledge on a citizen's actual health status. To gain this info continuous monitoring of vital signs is mandatory. The approach is therefore to integrate system solutions into functional clothes with integrated textile sensors. The combination of functional clothes and integrated electronics and process them on-body, we define as intelligent biomedical clothes. The processing consists of making diagnoses, detecting trends and react on it. Together with feedback devices, able to interact with the user as well as with professional services, the MyHeart system is formed. This system is suitable for supporting citizens to fight major CVD risk factors and help to avoid heart attack, other acute events by personalized guidelines and giving feedback. It provides the necessary motivation the new life styles. MyHeart will demonstrate technical solutions. The outcome will open up a I new mass market for the European industry and it will help prevent the development of CVD, meanwhile reduce the overall EU healthcare costs. The consortium consists of 34 partners from 11 countries. It is a research effort ofindustrial, research institutes, academics and medical hospitals, covering the whole value chain from textile research, via fashion and electronic design, towards medical and home-based applications.

Información relacionada

Documentos y publicaciones

Contacto del coordinador

Jorg Habetha, (Project co-ordinator)
Tel.: +49-241-6003560
Fax: +49-241-6003518

Coordinador

PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 3 406 380


LUEBECKERTORDAMM 5
20099 HAMBURG
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: JÖRG HABETHA
Tel.: +49 2416003560
Fax: +49 2416003518
Correo electrónico

Participantes

PHILIPS INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS NV
La participación finalizó
Belgium

Aportación de la UE: EUR 685 713


INTERLEUVENLAAN 80
3001 HEVERLEE
Belgium
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: ALAIN BOUFFIOUX
Tel.: +32 16 394 509
Fax: +32 16 390 855
Correo electrónico
CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT
La participación finalizó
Switzerland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


RUE JAQUET DROZ 1
2002 NEUCHATEL
Switzerland
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Jean Luprano
Tel.: +41 32 7205 582
Fax: +41 32 7205 720
Correo electrónico
MEDGATE AG
La participación finalizó
Switzerland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


GELLERSTRASSE 19
4052 BASEL
Switzerland
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Serge Reichlin
Tel.: +41613778844
Fax: +41613778840
Correo electrónico
KRANKENHAUSBETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT BAD OEYNHAUSEN MBH
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


GEORGSTRASSE 11
32545 BAD OEYNHAUSEN
Germany
Contacto administrativo: JÜRGEN VOGT
Tel.: +495731971258
Fax: +495731972194
PHILIPS TECHNOLOGIE GMBH
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


Weisshausstrasse 2
52066 AACHEN
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: JÖRG HABETHA
Tel.: +49 2416003560
Fax: +49 2416003518
Correo electrónico
CRU CARDIAC RESEARCH UNIT GMBH
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 16 060


GEORSTR.
32545 Bad Oeynhausen
Germany
Contacto administrativo: ANKE SCHMIDT
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


IM NEUENHEIMER FELD 672
69120 HEIDELBERG
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: CHRISTIAN ZUGCK
Tel.: +496221563867
Fax: +496221561789
DR. HEIN GMBH
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 481 799


FUERTHER STRASSE 212
90429 NUERNBERG
Germany
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Stefan Veitenhansl
Tel.: +499113238061
Fax: +499113238019
W. ZIMMERMANN GMBH & CO KG
La participación finalizó
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 140 653


RIEDERSTRASSE 7
88171 WEILER-SIMMERBERG
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: HARALD MERK
Tel.: +49 8387 921215
Fax: +49 8322 182693
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM AACHEN
Germany

Aportación de la UE: EUR 349 150


Pauwelsstrasse 30
52074 AACHEN
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Christine Norra
Tel.: +49 241 89633
Fax: +49 241 8082401
Correo electrónico
MEDTRONIC IBERICA SA
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 798 994


CALLE MARIA DE PORTUGAL 11
28050 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: German Gutierrez
Tel.: +34 916250400
Fax: +34 916507410
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA
La participación finalizó
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 120 416


CAMINO DE VERA SN EDIFICIO 3A
46022 VALENCIA
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Benito Beorlegui Angel
Tel.: +34 963879005
Fax: +34 963877945
Correo electrónico
SERVICIO MADRILENO DE SALUD
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 189 507


PLAZA CARLOS TRIAS BERTRAN 7
28020 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Julian Perez Villacastin
Tel.: +34 913303289
INSTITUTO DE APLICACIONES DE LAS TECNOLOGIAS DE LA INFORMACION Y DE LAS COMUNICACIONES AVANZADAS - ITACA
La participación finalizó
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 765 259


CAMINO DE VERA S/N
46022 VALENCIA
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Guill�Barrionuevo Sergio
Tel.: +34 96 3877278
Fax: +34 96 3877279
Correo electrónico
FUNDACION PUBLICA ANDALUZA PARA LA INVESTIGACION DE MALAGA EN BIOMEDICINA Y SALUD
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 40 300


CALLE DOCTOR MIGUEL DIAZ RECIO 28 PLANTA BAJA
29010 MALAGA
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Alzueta Javier
Tel.: +34916250797
Fax: +34916250405
FUNDACION PARA LA FORMACION E INVESTIGACION SANITARIAS DE LA REGION DE MURCIA
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 28 180


CALLE LUIS FONTES PAGAN 9 EDIF EMI HOSPITAL REINA SOFIA
30003 MURCIA
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Arcadio Garcia Alberola
Tel.: +34968359774
Fax: +34968359777
FUNDACION VODAFONE ESPANA
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Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 622 089


AVENIDA DE AMERICA 115
28042 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: LAMAS RAFAEL
Tel.: +34 607133768
Fax: +34 607 13 2689
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 837 286


CALLE RAMIRO DE MAEZTU 7 EDIFICIO RECTORADO
28040 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Maria Teresa Arredondo Waldmeyer
Tel.: +34 915495700
Fax: +34 913366828
Correo electrónico
HOSPITAL CLINICO SAN CARLOS DE MADRID INSALUD
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Spain

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


LUGAR CIUDAD UNIVERSI
28040 MADRID
Spain
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Julian Villacastin
Tel.: +34 91 3303527
Fax: +34 91 3303527
NOKIA OYJ
La participación finalizó
Finland

Aportación de la UE: EUR 350 063


KARAPORTTI 3
02610 ESPOO
Finland
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Juha Kaario
Tel.: +358 7180 36612
Fax: +358 7180 36533
Correo electrónico
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
La participación finalizó
France

Aportación de la UE: EUR 526 285


RUE LEBLANC 25
75015 PARIS 15
France
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: REGIS GUILLEMAUD
Tel.: +33438785803
Fax: +33438785787
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 153 189


VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
35122 PADOVA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Claudio Cobelli
Tel.: +39-049-8277616
Fax: +39-049-8277699
Correo electrónico
MILIOR S.P.A.
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 539 720


VIA PISTOIESE 755/D
59100 PRATO (PO)
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Rita Paradiso
Tel.: +39 050 754350
Fax: +39 050 754351
Correo electrónico
SMARTEX S.R.L.
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 273 421


VIA LUNGO IL FICARELLO 3
59100 PRATO
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: Roberto Orselli
Tel.: +39 0507 54350
Fax: +39 0507 54351
LINEAPIU SPA
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 167 175


VIA GOBETTI
50010 CAPALLE
Italy
Activity type: Other
Contacto administrativo: Gianluca Lastrucci
Tel.: +39 055 89561
Fax: +39 055 8656527
Correo electrónico
FONDAZIONE SALVATORE MAUGERI CLINICA DEL LAVORO E DELLA RIABILITAZIONE
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 176 768


Via Salvatore Maugeri 4
27100 PAVIA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Caterina Pistarini
Tel.: +390382592637
Fax: +390382592080
Correo electrónico
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 324 927


PIAZZA LEONARDO DA VINCI 32
20133 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Sergio Cerutti
Tel.: +39 02 23993339
Fax: +39 02 23993360
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 1 001 244


LUNGARNO PACINOTTI 43/44
56126 PISA
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Danilo De Rossi
Tel.: +39 050 553639
Fax: +39 050 550650
Correo electrónico
CONSORZIO DI BIOINGEGNERIA E INFORMATICA MEDICA
La participación finalizó
Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 214 276


PIAZZA VOLONTARI DEL SANGUE
27100 PAVIA
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Silvana Quaglini
Tel.: +39-0382-505679
Fax: +39-0382-525121
Correo electrónico
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
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Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 24 401


Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Italy
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: Massimo Gulisano
Tel.: +39 055 410084
Fax: +39 055 4379500
Correo electrónico
FONDAZIONE CENTRO SAN RAFFAELE DEL MONTE TABOR
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Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 281 594


Via Olgettina 60
20132 MILANO
Italy
Activity type: Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo: Mario Valsecchi
Tel.: +39 02 26432729
Fax: +39 02 26432752
Correo electrónico
MANIFATTURE FILATI RIUNITE SPA
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Italy

Aportación de la UE: EUR 59 308


VIALE VITTORIO VENETO, 13
05100 PRATO
Italy
Activity type: Other
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Fax: +39 055 8656527
Correo electrónico
PHILIPS INTERNATIONAL B.V.
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Netherlands

Aportación de la UE: EUR 1 344 455


GROENEWOUDSEWEG 1
5621 BA EINDHOVEN
Netherlands
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Contacto administrativo: MILI DOCAMPO RAMA
Tel.: +31 402759212
Fax: +31402759251
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MIND MEDIA B.V.
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Netherlands

Aportación de la UE: EUR 34 892


SCHEPERSWEG
6049CV HERTEN
Netherlands
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Contacto administrativo: Erwin Hartsuiker
Tel.: +31-475-410123
Fax: +31-475-488709
HOSPITAIS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal

Aportación de la UE: EUR 774


PRACETA MOTA PINTO
3000-075 COIMBRA
Portugal
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: MANUEL DE JESUS ANTUNES
Tel.: +351 239400400
Fax: +351 239829674
Correo electrónico
FACULDADE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
Portugal

Aportación de la UE: EUR 226 771


RUA SILVIO LIMA, POLO II - UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA
3030-790 COIMBRA
Portugal
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo: JORGE HENRIQUES
Tel.: +351 239 790000
Fax: +351 239 701266
Correo electrónico
PHILIPS ELECTRONICS UK LIMITED
La participación finalizó
United Kingdom

Aportación de la UE: EUR 133 039


GUILDFORD BUSINESS PARK
GU2 8XH GUILDFORD
United Kingdom
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo: GAVIN PROCTOR
Tel.: +31 402759113
Fax: +31 402759251
Correo electrónico
MAYO FOUNDATION
La participación finalizó
United States

Aportación de la UE: EUR 0


200 1ST ST SW
55905-0001 ROCHESTER MINNESOTA
United States
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Contacto administrativo: Robert Rizza
Tel.: +1 507-255-6515
Fax: +1 507-255-4828
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