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Proyecto de I+D+i:
SCATh: Smart Catheterization
Año:2011
Áreas de investigación
Datos
Descripción

Modern medicine is irreversibly shifting towards less invasive surgical procedures. Conventional open surgery approaches are systematically being replaced by interventions that reduce access trauma and thereby minimise pain and hospitalisation periods for patients.

The downside of this approach is that it is highly demanding for the interventionalist, entailing unacceptable risks for the patient. In the perspective of patient safety, SCATh aims at minimizing these drawbacks specifically for a series of new and promising catheterization procedures. These procedures have the common denominator of dealing with cardiovascular disease, the main cause of death in the EU.

SCATh will provide the interventionalist with visual and haptic tools for robust and accurate catheter guidance, which will be developed through novel approaches, by fusing preoperative patient-specific anatomical and mechanical models and intra-operative data streams from in situ sensors. By complementing and augmenting the skills of the interventionalist, patient safety will drastically increase and at the same time, potentially life-threatening complications which result from poor or damaging (xray, use of contrast agents) visualisation or poor surgical technique can be avoided. The new concept for tracking, sensing, modelling and manipulation of the surgical environment will be integrated with existing technological state-of-the-art in close cooperation with clinical experts and industrial partners, both in the design and in the evaluation phases.

The common efforts delivered during this project will result in a demonstrator applied to a carefully selected set of catheter procedures. Moreover, many of the technological advancements created during SCATh touch upon minimally invasive surgical procedures in general.

Internacional
Si
Tipo de proyecto
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Entidad financiadora
Comisión Europea
Nacionalidad Entidad
BELGICA
Tamaño de la entidad
Grande
Fecha concesión
23/12/2009
Participantes
  • Participante: Francisco del Pozo Guerrero (UPM)
  • Participante: Borja Rodríguez Vila (UPM)
  • Director: Enrique Javier Gomez Aguilera (UPM)
  • Participante: Maria Elena Hernando Perez (UPM)
  • Participante: Jose Ignacio Alonso Montes (UPM)
  • Participante: Patricia Sanchez Gonzalez (UPM)
Grupos de investigación, Departamentos, Centros e Institutos de I+D+i relacionados
  • Centro o Instituto I+D+i: Centro de tecnología Biomédica CTB
  • Grupo de Investigación: Microondas y Radar
  • Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Bioingeniería y Telemedicina
  • Departamento: Tecnología Fotónica y Bioingeniería
  • Departamento: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
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