Research Projects

Full Title:
SMARTDIAB: An Insulin Infusion Intelligent System
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).

Full Title:
EC-Telematics HC4024, "Virtual Simulation and Treatment via Telematics Applications in Clinical Radiooncology (VIRTUOSO)", (01/05/1997-31/04/1999).
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.