Recent studies have shown that by the application of technology can reduce the number of hospital stays, on average, a 15%. This data shows the necessity of the application of health technologies in order to achieve a more sustainable healthcare system and saving up costs.
Population aging makes investment in health technologies offer a promising future in prevention and treatment of diseases, apart from automatizing management tasks such as pathology prevention, as well as allowing tracking patients without the necessity of them going to the hospital.
Personalized or precision medicine developing new chemical and biological entities is a must in this area. Likewise, it will become more necessary to have sanitary products and technologies which allow early diagnostic, forecast and treatment of diseases, including advanced therapies such as immunotherapy or gene therapy.
This field introduces main sectors such as biomedicine, bioelectronics, biomechanics and bioinformatics for the development of products and components, sensory systems for the analysis and measurement of biomedical and biomechanical parameters, mechatronic systems of action and analysis and development of custom algorithms for problem solving. Miniaturised systems, for application throughout the healthcare life cycle.
ITCL works in the following technologies:
- Big Data Architectures
- Customized electronic systems for experimentation
The HosmartAI project will create a common open integration platform, with the necessary tools to facilitate and measure the benefits of integrating digital technologies (robotics and AI) into the healthcare system.
Several large-scale pilot projects will make it possible to evaluate the various improvements in several hospital environments:
Medical diagnosis, surgical interventions, disease prevention and treatment, rehabilitation support and long-term care.
Duration: 2021 - 2024
The CAMASMART project: "Adaptable device for improving the autonomy of people in bed entry and exit" is a cooperative project that aims to develop the methodology that generates the technical specifications of a pre-prototype solution that fits the need detected in the field of dependence, in the access/exit of an ordinary bed, through adaptable devices.
Duration: 6 months
Development of IoT platform for targeted removal of molecules from biological fluids and tested in a cellular model of Alzheimer's disease.
Duration: 2018 - 2020
WorkingAge will use innovative HCI methods (augmented reality, virtual reality, gesture / voice recognition and eye tracking) to measure the emotional / cognitive / health status of the user and create communication paths. At the same time, with the use of IoT, sensors will be able to detect environmental conditions. The goal is to promote healthy habits of users in their work environment and daily life activities to improve their working and living conditions.
Duration: 2019 - 2021