Research Projects

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.



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.



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.



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.



EDUSAFE
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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.)



Development of advanced computational algorithms and tools to assist the design of functional interventions in Parkinson's disease and resistant epilepsy
Full Title:
Development of advanced computational algorithms and tools to assist the design of functional interventions in Parkinson's disease and resistant epilepsy
Partners: 
National Technical University of Athens (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering), National & Kapodistrian University of Athens (Medical School), Bio-Signal Analysis Laboratory-Electrical and Computer Engineering Department (University of Houston), MEDTRON SYSTEMS INC. CORPORATION.
The surgical treatment of chronic neurological diseases that cannot be adequately treated by medicines is widely applied for two diseases: epilepsy and Parkinson's disease. This project aims at the development of advanced computational algorithms and software tools for the digital processing of brain signals (EEG, microelectrode recordings) and for the computational modelling of brain structures/functions based on individualized anatomical and neurophysiological data. The computational tools that will be developed will mainly aim at the establishment of quantitative features (measures) to assist diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of therapeutic outcome in Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. Furthermore, the applicability of the developed algorithms and computational tools to other neurological/ neuropsychiatric diseases will be investigated. 



INTERMED
Full Title:
An Integrated Broadband Telecommunication Pilot Telecervices-platform for Improving Health Care Provision in the Region of Mediterranean - INTERMED
Aim of the proposed project is the design, development and management of a pilot trans-, East-Mediterranean broadband communication platform for the provision of medical services for both citizens and travellers in remote/isolated regions of Mediterranean Sea , and in board ships travelling across it. The services will improve the quality of life and the feeling of safety concerning the health of citizens and travellers in the aforementioned area, through, among others, t ele-collaboration, tele-monitoring, tele-diagnosis, and e learning capabilities.



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). 



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