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Latin American Health Care Network

Latin American Health Care Network

Objective

Access to medical care is sometimes very difficult to be reached from people living in rural and underserved areas. This problem is very well known in rural areas in Latin America. Citizens have no access to health care. They have to travel hundred of kilometers to receive a medical diagnosis.Within the project, we will develop a medical network that addresses the problems of providing health care from a distance. The medical network will be supported by expert physician located in urban cities of Latin America. The medical applications will be vary from gynecology, pediatric, cardiology to typical infectious diseases for the region such as malaria and tuberculosis.The examinations will involve ultrasound examination, ECG test and blood test and blood test imaging for automation diagnosis. All the patient information, extracted from the examinations will be stored a health care database, along with the demographic information and medication prescription.MedNET project will connect isolated region Amazon, in two different countries; Brazil, Peru Moreover MedNET will make use of AmerHis system (satellite communication) based on DVB-RCS.MedNET will make use of European standards for the communication and storage and medical data presentation.The project will empower medical doctors to constantly and remotely keep track of their patients with minimum effort, assisted by an intelligent automated infrastructure. Furthermore, remote doctors will be able to share and request assistance form expert doctors located in urban cities. At the same time family and friends of the patients will also have access to the same information, filtered and presented in a comprehensible manner, including latest comments from the doctors. A sophisticated Collaboration Model will manage the whole service and will be aware of each patient's medical record, providing an information channel between the medical staff, the patients and their carers (family, friends, etc.).

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 324 217

Administrative Contact

Christoph Schulte (Mr.)

Participants (11)

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IRMANDADE DA SANTA CASA DE MISERICORDIA DE PORTO ALEGRE

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 89 400

SERVICO NACIONAL DE APRENDIZAGEM INDUSTRIAL

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 95 520

MEDCOM GESELLSCHAFT FUER MEDIZINISCHE BILDVERARBEITUNG MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 96 525

HISPASAT SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 198 980

ASOCIACION CENTRO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE INTERACCION VISUAL Y COMUNICACIONES-VICOMTECH

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 72 750

THALES ALENIA SPACE ESPANA, SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 162 600

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 98 520

DIRECCION REGIONAL DE SALUD JUNIN

Peru

EU Contribution

€ 48 000

GOBIERNO REGIONAL DE JUNIN

Peru

EU Contribution

€ 48 000

GEOPAC LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 143 370

HISPAMAR SATELITES SA

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 21 521

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 215479

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2008

  • End date

    31 May 2011

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 189 648

  • EU contribution

    € 1 399 403

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany