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Project: PROJETOS DE I&DT EMPRESAS EM COPROMOÇÃO: COVID-19 Nr. 070090 - Contactless Vital Signs Monitoring in Nursing Homes using a Multimodal Approach

Acronym: CoViS
File: CoViS 70090 - Ficha do Projeto v1.pdf
Main Objective:
Reinforce research, technological development and innovation

Synthesis: In the context of a pandemic situation such as the one we are currently experiencing with COVID-19, the need for continuous, accurate, and real-time monitoring of the health conditions of groups at risk, such as the elderly, is crucial, due to the fast spread of the disease and the need to act quickly to contain its evolution. Continuous monitoring of vital signs, such as body temperature and cardio-pulmonary rates, can be crucial in early detection and prediction of the COVID-19 disease, that rapidly progress and particularly affect this population group.
Conventional clinical methods used for monitoring vital signs are contact-based, i.e. require the use of contact sensors that need to be precisely attached by a health professional, are less convenient for repeatable measurements, and not practical for long-duration monitoring. On the other hand, contactless vital signs monitoring using radar-based techniques, or IR-thermal imaging, do not require the attachment of physical electrodes and is of great value for the elderly population in the specific context of nursing houses, because it removes the need of using wires, being more comfortable and less invasive for the patients.
This project aims to design a low-cost contactless IoT edge device for real-time vital signs monitoring (cardio-pulmonary rates and body temperature) using a multimodal approach based on state-of-the-art Doppler radar techniques and IR thermal imaging. The device can be placed in nursing homes, above the beds where patients rest, allowing the continuous acquisition of data and its processing without any type of contact and invasiveness.

Eligible Costs: 379 197,03 € (Total) / 116 197,60 € (IT)

Funding (FEDER - COMPETE 2020): 236 819,35 € (Total) / 93 582,99 € (IT)

Funding (FEDER - LISBOA 2020): 71 191,12 € (Total)
Reference: POCI-01-02B7-FEDER-070090
Funding: P2020
Approval Date: 02-10-2020
Start Date: 15-10-2020
End Date: 31-10-2021
Team: Nuno Miguel Goncalves Borges de Carvalho, Jose Manuel Neto Vieira
Groups: Radio Systems – Av
Partners: . WAVECOM - SOLUÇÕES RÁDIO S.A. (PROJECT LEADER), INSTITUTO DE TELECOMUNICAÇÕES, INSTITUTO POLITÉCNICO DE VIANA DO CASTELO, INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE ENGENHARIA DE LISBOA
Local Coordinator: Nuno Miguel Goncalves Borges de Carvalho
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Links: http://covis.wavecom.pt
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