Research Projects

Biomedical Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
Full Title:
Biomedical Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
Partners: 
About 18 European countries.
Biomedical effects of electromagnetic fields, with emphasis on the mobile phone users. Application of electromagnetic waves in medicine.



Improvement of CT-Based Diagnostic Ability Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques
Full Title:
Improvement of CT-Based Diagnostic Ability Using Advanced Image Processing Techniques
Partners: 
Medical School, University of Athens.
Development of an integrated system for CT data archiving, management and diagnosis support, enabling also telematic cooperation between remote users. The system provides DICOM compatible tools for digital image processing and database management of CT images. The software features algorithms for image pre-processing, tools for manual or semi-automatic segmentation, automatic calculation of geometrical features, and three-dimensional (3D) visualization of organs or selected regions of interest.



CEPHOS
Full Title:
Electromagnetic Dosimetry for Mobile Communications Equipment, Cellular Phones Standard (CEPHOS)
Partners: 
Alcatel. University of Bradford. Centre National d' Etudes des Telecommunications, CNET. Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., CSELT. ENEA. Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. National Physics Laboratory. University of Bristol. University of Bordeaux. University of Ancona.
European standardization of procedures based on computational and experimental techniques for the assessment of human exposure to the electromagnetic radiation of mobile communication terminal equipment.



Optimization of Mobile Phone Antenna and Device Structure to Minimize the Exposure of Human Head
Full Title:
Optimization of Mobile Phone Antenna and Device Structure to Minimize the Exposure of Human Head
Partners: 
University of Nottingham
Optimization of mobile phone antenna and device structure in order to minimize the exposure of human head to electromagnetic radiation. Application of numerical simulation methods in combination with measurements on biological tissue phantoms.



Micro2DNA
Full Title:
FP6-IST-4-027333-STP, "Micro2DNA: Integrated polymer-base microfluidic micro system for DNA extraction, amplification, and silicon-based detection", (02/2006-01/2009).
Partners: 
Intracom (Greece), Tyndall (Ireland), Leti (France), Forth (Greece), NTE (Spain), Sensl (Ireland), Sciona (United Kingdom), NTUA (Greece), NCSR (Greece), Oxford University (United Kingdom), Charles University (Czech Republic).
The project is going to develop a single device integrated micro system for nucleic acid extraction, purification, PCR amplification, reagent mixing, biochemical reactions and finally DNA micro array detection in real time. The technologies combined are silicon-based for the implementation of the DNA micro array detection and polymer-based for the construction of the micro fluidic module. A chip that will be developed in the project will be ideally suited for being integrated in the portable low cost system and will perform the signal transduction, interpretation and data analysis. The aim is to deliver a product targeting to point-of-care applications, with emphasis on providing very rapid and accurate results. The micro system which will be developed will be validated in four different healthcare applications.



EMC Related to Wireless Communications
Full Title:
EMC Related to Wireless Communications
Partners: 
University of Sciences and Technologies Of Lille , Polytechnic University of Turin , University of Hannover , Catholical Higher Educational Institute Brugge Oostende , National Technical University of Athens (N.T.U.A) , University of Rome "La Sapienza" , University of York , Polytechnic University of Marche (Ancona).
Line of postgraduate courses of total duration of 60 hours with regard to subjects of electromagnetic compatibility in systems of wireless communications with accent in the systems of mobile communications of 3G (UMTS). 



SMARTDIAB
Full Title:
SMARTDIAB: An Insulin Infusion Intelligent System
Partners: 
MICREL, DATAMED, University of Athens, Q-SYSTEMS, University of Crete, ICCS, Medical Center of Athens
Aim of SMARTDIAB is the integration of state-of-the-art technologies in the fields of biosensors, telecommunications, simulation algorithms, and data mining in order to develop a Type 1 diabetes patient's management system. A smart biosensor able to measure the blood glucose concentration will be developed. The sensor will communicate with a programmable micro-pump for insulin infusion. The measured blood glucose levels provide input to an Insulin Infusion Advisory System (IIAS), which will be used for the calculation of the insulin pumps infusion parameters. Whenever the IIAS calculations are out of predefined bounds, different for each patient, appropriate information will be forwarded to the Diabetes Patient Management System (DPMS), located to a medical centre. The treating doctor will be responsible for the evaluation and final definition of insulin infusion rates and the redefinition, if necessary, of the micro-pumps parameters. The DPMS will contain a database management system along with advanced tools for the intelligent processing of the available diabetes patients information, in order to assist both the patients to have a clear picture of their health status and how their habits influence their blood glucose profile, and the treating doctors to monitor the health evolution of their patients. The communication part of the system will be based on Wireless Personal Area Network (WPAN) and mobile communications networks (GPRS, UMTS).



VIRTUOSO
Full Title:
EC-Telematics HC4024, "Virtual Simulation and Treatment via Telematics Applications in Clinical Radiooncology (VIRTUOSO)", (01/05/1997-31/04/1999).
Partners: 
Nucletron BV. Zentrum fur Graphische Datenverarbeitung e.V.. Gesellschaft fur Medizintechnik GmbH. ATM Group Europe AB. Stadtische Kliniken Offenbach. Universitasklinik fur Strahlentherapie-Radioonkologie, Innsbruck.
The project scope was on the one hand the "virtualisation" of the complete treatment planning procedure, and on the other hand to make the virtual patient available of different sites than those of its physical location, thus allowing telematics co-operation of radio-oncology centres. The project efforts have been focused on developing the innovative telematics tasks and implementing these on existing professional and commercially available technology.



EDUSAFE
Full Title:
FP7-Marie Curie ITN, "Education in advanced VR/AR safety systems for maintenance in extreme environments (EDUSAFE) ", (2012-2015).
Partners: 
Public and private organizations and leading institutions in France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Switzerland.
EDUSAFE is based upon a common research programme on the use of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality during planned and emergency maintenance in extreme environments with the aim of increasing skills exchange between public and private sectors whilst enhancing the career prospects of 12 recent graduates. It is being coordinated by the ATLAS experiment at CERN and brings together 10 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) and 2 Experienced Researchers (ER) from around the world, to take part in a structured, integrated and multidisciplinary training programme. EDUSAFE will combine research and training which will lead to maximizing personnel safety and minimizing errors in extreme environments that require scheduled as well as emergency interventions. In addition to the scientific research and training, complementary training (such as communication and management) will enhance researchers' career prospects in both the public and private sectors.



Non ionizing radiation and pulbic health
Full Title:
Non ionizing radiation and pulbic health
Partners: 
School of electrical and computer engineering (N.T.U.A.)



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