Technological Report

eHealth and einclusion

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DIRECTOR
Manel Guerris

TEAM
Andrea Cervera, Jesús Berdún, Janina Garrigós, Xavier Lagunas, Josep Benavent, Soraya Estévez, Víctor Alcázar, Ariel Sidi

Area description

The main objective of the eHealth and eInclusion Area is the development of innovative ICT products, solutions and services for the eHealth sector. Its activities are focused on the paradigm of continuous and integrated care and how it impacts on improving efficiency in the sector, whilst reducing costs and increasing the quality of clinical care.

The Area delivers research and innovation solutions and services based on the state of the art Internet and telemedicine technologies. Together with health/care professionals and patients, it creates an open innovation ecosystem with some of the main hospitals in Catalonia, which helps by interacting with end-users to empower co-creation, stakeholder involvement, and patient driven innovation by deploying living lab methodologies.

R+D+i Lines

Description and goals
  • Promote the use of eHealth services in clinical practices.
  • Promote integrated care using eHealth services.
  • Develop a reusable, scalable and secure eHealth framework (eHealth Stack) that offers different services tailored to meet patient and healthcare professional needs.
  • Develop mHealth Launcher, which allows Android devices to become an extension of healthcare services, facilitating care and meeting patients’ needs in their home.
  • Explore new technological tendencies, and apply them to create new ICT solutions for eHealth (WebRTC, HTML5)
Keywords/Topics
  • Telemedicine
  • remote diagnosis tools
  • eHealth Portal
  • collaborative clinical reports
  • real-time communications
  • HL7
  • DICOM
  • Health Information Systems
  • API development
R+D+i projects

Table detailing projects under development in 2013

View Project Type of funding Duration Project Description
View Help4Mood FP7- ICT 2010 – 2014 Support for the treatment of major depression by measuring daily activity and mood
http://www.i2cat.net/en/projects/hipermed Hipermed EU – CELTIC 2010 – 2013 HIPERMED will design an open telemedicine platform based on a unified Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) providing media services, SIP-based control plane services and network services over the Internet Protocol (IP)
View Cirugia Bariatrica MINECO – INNPACTO 2011 – 2015 The goal of the project is to implement a Virtual Reality Platform in order to support the physicians during the Bariatric Surgery process and predict the results of surgery
View GTRS Private 2012 – 2014 Physical rehabilitation exercises and decision support systems using Kinect
Publications
  1. S. Estévez-Cruz, D. Pérez-Díaz de Cerio, Carlos Aragones, J.M. Colomé, J.C. Castro and Silvia Ruiz. “Interoperability and sensor communications in Help4Mood: Personal Monitoring System to Support the Treatment of Depression
”. IADIS European Conference, eHealth 2013, Prague, Czech Republic, July 2013.
  2. A. Cervera, J. Benseny, D. Gutierrez, E. M. Targarona, C. Balague, J. Pernas. “Virtual Reality Platform to Simulate Bariatric Surgery and Predict Patient Evolution”. Med-e-Tel 2013: Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates, Luxembourg, April 2013
  3. S. Estévez-Cruz, M. Wolters, D. Perez. “Actigraphy for Measuring Activity Levels to Support the Treatment of People with Depression in the Community
”. Med-e-Tel 2013: Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates, Luxembourg, April 2013.
  4. M. German, J. Berdun, J. Benseny, W. Pieklik, p. Pawalowski, A.J. Gonzalez. An Open eHealth Platform for real-time professional-to-professional collaboration. IST-Africa 2013 Conference Proceedings, Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham (Eds), IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2013 ISBN: 978-1-905824-38-0
Prototypes/Proofs of Concept/Services
Name Description Use Case/s Expected Time to Market
eHealth Portal Online tool for medical care and communication between health professionals and patients Professional to Patients On the market
mHealth Launcher Allows Android devices to become an extension of healthcare services. Professional to Patients 6 months
Telecremats Support and remote diagnosis in cases of medical emergencies in burnt patients Professional to Professional 6 months
RTOC Diagnosis of eye-fundus images Professional to Professional 6 months
Description and goals
  • Design and develop ICT solution to help elderly people remain independent and active.
  • Promote the use of ICT solutions for elderly people at home.
  • Study the benefits of ICT usage.
  • Involve relevant stakeholders in the innovation process for creating new reliable eHealth solutions.
  • Meet patients needs and requirements to create new solutions adapted to them.
Keywords/Topics

mHealth, Telemonitoring, eCare, telerehabilitation, personalised user interfaces, sensors and assisted technologies

R+D+i projects

Table detailing projects under development in 2013

View Project acronym Type of funding Duration Project Description
View Fearless EU – AAL 2011 – 2014 Design a system able to detect a wide range of risks with a single sensor unit, enhancing mobility and enabling the elderly to take an active part in the self-service society by reducing their fears.
View COM’ON EU – AAL 2012 – 2014 As a result of the ethnographic research, the COM’PANION concept has been developed which empowers older adults to take on journeys of their own, through motivational feedback about e.g. distance and frequency of journey, as well as appropriate and timely support from a personal or professional peer.
View Life 2.0 CIP-PSP 2010 – 2013 Life 2.0 is an online platform that supports elderly people’s independent life. The platform gives elderly people the possibility to communicate with each other within their neighbourhood, to be informed about events organised by associations and groups, and to know about any special offers for services provided by businesses in their area.
http://www.i2cat.net/en/projects/carismatic CarismaTIC Private 2012 – 2014 Tracking and monitoring of chronic patients using a tablet device
View GTRS Private 2012 – 2014 Physical rehabilitation exercises and decision support systems using Kinect
View  i2Health Sant Pau MINETUR – AVANZA 2011 – 2016 Knowledge centre, validation services, solutions and applications in the field of eHealth
Publications
  1. J. Benavent, J.C  Castro, A. Cervera. “LIFE 2.0: Geographical Positioning Services to Support Independent Living and Social Interaction of Elderly People
” Med-e-Tel 2013: Global Telemedicine and eHealth Updates, Luxembourg, April 2013
Prototypes/Proofs of Concept/Services
Name Description Use Case/s Expected Time to Market
GTRS Global Telerehabilitation System. Home rehabilitation platform with online exercises and decision support systems using Kinect technology. Home Telerehabilitation 6 months

Market Approach

The main key business agreements and/or cooperation developed during 2013 are:

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  • Insurance companies
  • System integrators
  • Private Hospital Groups

 

 

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  • Hospital consortiums
  • Governments
  • Organizations and public organizations

 

 

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  • eHealth companies
  • Medical devices companies
  • Telecom operators
  • ICT companies

 

 

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  • Patient associations
  • Professional associations
  • Foundations