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Innovation

Wireless communication for deep implants and in body sensor networks

Maturity

Exploration - These are innovations that are actively exploring value creation opportunities

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Innovation topic

Excellent Science

Date of analysis

Innovation Radar's analysis of this innovation is based on data collected on 16/12/2017

Go to market needs

Needs that, if addressed, can increase the chances this innovation gets to (or closer to) the market incude:

  • Prepare for Market entry
  • Scale-up market opportunities
  • Project

    This innovation was developed under the Horizon 2020 project WiBEC. Details of this project are provided below:

    Project acronym: WiBEC

    Project Title: Wireless In-Body Environment

    Project description: WiBEC (Wireless In-Body Environment Communications) is an Innovative Training Network for 16 young researchers, who will be recruited and trained in coordinated manner by Academia, Industry, and Medical Centres. This training will address the Social, Health, and Technology challenges of the H2020:Wireless In-Body Devices. WiBEC’s main objective is to provide high quality and innovative doctoral training to develop the wireless technologies for novel implantable devices that will contribute to the improvement in quality and efficacy of healthcare. Two devices will be used as a focus for the individual researcher’s projects; cardiovascular implants and ingestible capsules to investigate gastro intestinal problems. These devices will enable medical professionals to have timely clinical information at the point of care. The medical motivation is to increase survival rates and improvement of health outcomes with easy and fast diagnosis and treatment. The goal for homecare services is to improve quality of life and independence for patients by enabling ambient assisted living (AAL) at home. In this particular ETN, inter-sectoral and multi-discipline work is essential, as the topic requires cooperation between medical and engineering institutions and industry. This aspect is fulfilled with the participation of two reference hospitals, two medical device manufacturers and three top ranked universities in Europe, covering complementary aspects of the in-body wireless device field. Concerning future employment perspectives; surgery and medical assistance is rapidly becoming more technological than it is today, and a large number of experts combining engineering and medical skills will be required in Europe to enable novel paradigms like AAL to be realised. The ESRs who join this ETN will acquire diverse skills that will enable them to occupy privileged positions to join and promote EU leadership in ICT for Health._x000D_

    Project end date: 31/12/2019

    More info:

    • Read more about this project on CORDIS (find names of contact persons and their phone numbers on the CORDIS page)

    • Details of this project on the Horizon 2020 dashboard

    Key Innovator(s)

    OSLO UNIVERSITETSSYKEHUS HF

    OSLO, NO

    Higher Education Instutite / Research Centre

    OVESCO ENDOSCOPY AG

    TUBINGEN, DE

    Small or Medium Enterprise

    SORIN CRM SAS

    CLAMART, FR

    Large Enterprise