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Evolving Platform for Improving Living Expectation of Patients Suffering from IctAl Events

Objective

Epilepsy is the commonest serious brain disorder in every country, and probably the most universal of all medical disorders. In Europe six million people currently have epilepsy and fifteen million will have epilepsy at some time of their lives. Currently nearly 30% of these people cannot be treated by therapeutics based on pharmacological anticonvulsive medication or resective surgery and are completely subjected to the sudden and unforeseen seizures strike that has a strong impact on their everyday life, with temporary impairments of motoricity, perception, speech, memory or conscience.Epilepsy costs the countries of Europe over 20 billion ECU every year, most of which related to the untreatable patients, an amount that could be significantly reduced with effective action.The project intends to develop an intelligent alarming system, transportable by the patient, measuring the brain dynamical activity, capable of predicting the seizures, allowing the patient to assess the risk of his actual situation and improving his safety The system is based on multisignal information (EEG, ECG and others), intelligent data processing and wireless communications.The project will develop knowledge (in data analysis), algorithms (of seizure prediction) and technologies (of data acquisition and wireless transmission) that integrated into an intelligent system will be an important step forward in economical affordable personal healthcare systems for neurological applications.A European Epilepsy Database, replicated in the three clinical partners, will also be built by the project, including all the available information about epileptic patients, allowing semantic mining based on multimodal, multisignal and multidimensional data.The EPILEPSIA consortium consists of seven partners from 4 countries: 3 academic, 3 clinics, 1 industrial SME company, covering the whole value chain from theoretical conception to market products and final users.
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Coordinator Contact

Antonio DOURADO (Pr.)

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Address

Paco Das Escolas
3001 451 Coimbra

Portugal

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 505 186

Administrative Contact

António Dourado Pereira Correia (Prof.)

Participants (7)

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UNIVERSITAETSKLINIKUM FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 461 825

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 446 099

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 573 302

MICROMED S.P.A.

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 638 722

HOSPITAIS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 294 671

FACULDADE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIA DA UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA SANTE ET DE LA RECHERCHE MEDICALE

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211713

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 December 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 328 065

  • EU contribution

    € 2 919 805

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSIDADE DE COIMBRA

Portugal