The DITABIS AG performs together with the project partners Albert-Ludwigs-Unversität Freiburg, Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik and Lohmann & Birkner Software Solutions GmbH from Berlin a supported project. The total subsidy amount is 2.2 million EURO. The term is from February 2018 to Octobre 2020.
After bladder, prostate or kidney surgery, patients typically undergo an artificial continuous irrigation (rinse) of the bladder to prevent complications from blood clots.
This procedure needs to be monitored constantly, a task that unfortunately is not feasible in everyday clinical practice.
Objectives and Procedures
The objective of VisIMon is to improve patient care and at the same time reduce the workload for the medical staff by introducing a solution for automated irrigation monitoring.
In this research project, a small module is supposed to be developed, which monitors the irrigation parameters via a number of different sensors and which can be integrated seamlessly into the already existing workflows.
By combining interdisciplinary partners from industry and research, the necessary sensors and interfaces will be developed and finally combined to form an effective system and viable solution.
Additionally the use of modern communication technology is supposed to enable new concepts in which the components can communicate wirelessly with each other and provide their data via interactive and user-friendly interfaces.
Innovations and Perspectives
In Germany alone, there are more than 200,000 patients a year that could benefit from VisIMon.
The developed technology can thereby not only contribute to the advancement of medical care, but can also be economically attractive.
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