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Model-based medicine

Prof. Dr. Thomas Neumuth

Project Coordination

Reinhard Fuchs

Partners

    Fritz Stephan GmbH
    ITP GmbH – Society for intelligent textile products
    Hochschule für Technik, Wirtschaft und Kultur Leipzig (HTWK), Fakultät Ingenieurwissenschaften (EIT), Institut für Elektronik und Biomedizinische Informationstechnik (EBIT)

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VITALS – Development of a mobile system for the simultaneous performance of Electro-Impedance Tomography (EIT) and Electrocardiography (ECG) to realize a real-time, non-invasive monitoring of respiratory and heart activity| Subproject: Development of algorithms for a robust and high performance evaluation of EIT and ECG measurement signals

The goal of the project is the development of a mobile EIT-ECG combination system. With its help, a non-invasive monitoring of a patient’s respiratory activity and heartbeat shall be realized, while employing only one wearable, performing both measurements. Users, regardless of their technical background knowledge, should be able to perform non-invasive examinations of heart and lung functions in a very short time. The relevant vital parameters, such as lung activity, regionally resolved ventilation visualization, relative tidal volume, respiratory rate or heart rate, should be presented in an understandable way without invasive methods. One of the main components of the system will be an electrode attachment that can be used on patients of different sizes.