e-Health and Telemedicine

MobISTeK-STICKIE - Sensor-based Telemedicine for Knee Endoprosthetics

In Germany, nearly 150.000 patients get an artificial knee joint every year. The average length of stay for this kind of surgery amounts to 10 days. With a shift from inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient rehabilitation the length of stay might be reduced significantly. But the early and increased outpatient rehabilitation demands new devices, which are able to monitor the function of the artificial knee joint at home.

iMediMan - iMediMan – IT-based medicine management system for hospitals and health care facilities

The overall medication costs play a significant role in ambulant and clinical settings as well as in health care facilities. The statutory health insurance, for example, spent over 30 billion Euros for medicine in 2009. It can be assumed that these costs will continue to rise.

HerzNet-LSA - Netzwerkbildung im demografischen Wandel zur optimierten Behandlung akuter Gefäßerkrankungen im Land Sachsen-Anhalt

Within Germany the state of Saxony-Anhalt has the highest rates of death from myocardial infarction. Therefore the overall goal of the project HerzNet-LSA is to lower the death rate in the state.

ASTER - acute stroke care – telematic platform for emergency vehicles

Stroke is the third leading cause of death in Germany, also causing permanent disability and dependency. Because of the demographic development, an increase of stroke incidence and associated costs has to be assumed. In 81% of strokes immediate medical intervention can potentially offer a better success of treatment.

GESUND ZUHAUSE - Enhanced Communication and Information Technologies to support Patient Care and Prevention, Rehabilitation and Intervention in the Domestic Environment

The activities of the project GESUND ZUHAUSE focused on the improvement of the communication between private households and attending physicians. GESUND ZUHAUSE aimed at developing an innovative approach based on digital information and communication technologies to enhance the aftercare of geriatric patients and to extend the time they can live in their preferred environment. 

WikiNavi - Urban route guidance system with manifold mobility options designed for handicapped persons

The overall objective of the WikiNavi project was the development of a route guidance system for urban areas especially designed for the needs of pedestrians with mobility constraints – for example handicapped or elderly persons. The route guidance system includes stairs, elevators, pedestrian crossings, traffic lights and construction characteristics at public transport stops. Based on this knowledge, the route guidance system is able to find routes which meet the specific mobility limitations of the users.

AQUADIC - Automated Quality Assurance of the DICOM Image Management Within Clinical Trials

The establishment of a GCP-conformant workflow for image management in the area of medical research was the objective of the AQUADIC project. A system consisting of different DICOM proxy components were specified and developed, to be used within clinical trials for testing, validation and correction of meta information of medical images (DICOM header). This approach reduces the manual work within clinical trials. Furthermore the project investigated extensions to the CDISC standard (CDISC = Clinical Data Inter­change Standards Consortium) dedicated to the management of clinical studies. These extensions relate to a well-defined process of evaluating images within international clinical pharmacologic research work.

VITO-DE - Enhanced Infarct Care through Telematics-assisted Organisational Structures with regard to the Demographic Trend

The main objective of the project VITO-DE was in the decrease of the infarct mortality rate in Saxony-Anhalt. Therefore approaches and strategic concepts for the establishment of a telematics infrastructure and organisational structures to communicate medical data have been developed. With the use of external systems such as mobile ECG devices, this will significantly enhance the therapy of infarct patients already on their way to a clinic in the future.

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