Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Fachbereich Gesundheitswesen of Krefeld at MEDICA 2021 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine
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Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences Fachbereich Gesundheitswesen

Reinarzstr. 49, 47805 Krefeld
Germany

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  • 06  IT systems and IT solutions
  • 06.04  eHealth, telemedicine / telematics / telemetry

eHealth, telemedicine / telematics / telemetry

Our products

Product category: eHealth, telemedicine / telematics / telemetry

KneTex

Development of a textile-integrated sensor system for feedback-supported rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament surgery

The project "KneTex" (EFRE-0801285) is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development North Rhine-Westphalia (EFRE.NRW) and is supervised by the LeitmarktAgentur.NRW / Leitmarktwettbewerb LifeSciences.NRW.


Project duration

  • Implementation period 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
  • Grant period 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2022


Project partner

  • Institute for Experimental Psychophysiology (IXP)
  • Bache INNOVATIVE
  • Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Public Health (FB10)Prof. Dr. rer. medic. Martin Alfuth
  • Jonas Klemp, M.Sc. Sports Physiotherapy, B.Sc. PT (Scientific assistant in the project)
  • Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FB03)
  • Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Department of Design (FB)
  • Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences, Department of Textile and Clothing Technology (FB07), FTB


Project short description

Aim of the project: The research project KneTex deals with the development of a textile-integrated sensor system for feedback-supported rehabilitation after surgery of the anterior cruciate ligament. The aim of this research project is the development of a knee brace with integrated sensor technology for the identification of harmful movements and feedback function for the purpose of immediate correction of the incorrect movement.

Relevance of the project

With the aid of the KneTex knee brace, unhealthy movement patterns are to be detected and localized by recording the position and angle of the knee, the relevant leg muscles and the movement context. With an appropriate feedback actuator system, harmful movement patterns are to be corrected immediately. It enables the reduction of the recurrence and complication rate of patients with surgically treated anterior cruciate ligament rupture and the independent application by the patient in everyday life.

Innovative approach

The combination of methods of textile technology, sensor technology, embedded IT with corresponding analysis procedures and actuator technology using novel technology in the design of the electronic components serves not only to detect the position and angle of the knee, but also the activity of the relevant leg muscles and the movement context in fine resolution.

Modern feedback methods ensure direct influence on the movement process at the moment of occurrence with simultaneous long-term reorientation in the movement processes.

A simple application also in the domestic environment is determined by robustness in use with scientifically based evaluation of effectiveness and user acceptance.


Task definition

  • Development of a sensor textile under consideration of an optimal processing of the strain sensors and the integration of sensor-functionalized sequins.
  • Fusion of the sensor technology of a sensor patch and the textile bandage.
  • Establishment of a suitable energy supply and data readout of the sensor technology.
  • Analysis of acquired data for the purpose of identifying unfavorable movement sequences.
  • Identification of the optimal localization, time, intensity and duration of the feedback and corresponding implementation.
  • Determination of stimulus and stimulus thresholds in test persons for the provision of feedback by the textile
  • Validation of the textile using established methods of instrumented motion analysis
  • Initial collection of data during the application of the textile on test persons
  • Optimization and further development

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Product category: eHealth, telemedicine / telematics / telemetry

iFoot

iFoot - Improvement of inter-institutional care in the field of diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) through eHealth

Diabetic foot syndrome (DFS) is a secondary disease of diabetes mellitus that affects about 15% of all patients with diabetes. It persists throughout life and manifests itself in poorly healing wounds and fractures of the lower extremities, which in the worst case end in amputation. According to the Diabetic Foot Network in Cologne, the expenditure for the care of DFS is approximately 2.5 billion euros per year and thus accounts for the majority of the costs associated with diabetes. IFoot is an EFRE-funded (European Regional Development Fund) joint project in the lead market competition Gesundheit.NRW, which aims to optimally support the course of action of patients with DFS through eHealth. An interdisciplinary team of medical computer scientists, health care managers and engineers led by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hubert Otten is developing an intelligent bandage equipped with sensors that measures parameters such as pressure, temperature and humidity and reports them via APP to the patients and the attending physicians. The project started on 1 January 2019 with a duration of three years and has a total volume of around 1.5 million euros. Further project partners are the St. Vinzenz-Hospital GmbH and the Centrum für Integrierte Diabetesversorgung (CID) GmbH, which as practice partners will test the intelligent association in a pilot study from August 1, 2020 for one year. The idealistic partners sanafactur GmbH, Initiative Chronische Wunden e.V. and the Netzwerk Diabetischer Fuß Köln und Umgebung e.V. support the project with a lot of important information.

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Product category: eHealth, telemedicine / telematics / telemetry

Bed Management 4.0

Bed Management 4.0 - More safety and resources through Bed Management 4.0 in hospitals

The hospital bed is of central importance in inpatient care. Deficits in cleaning, storage and maintenance cause material and personnel costs that should not be underestimated and endanger the health and safety of patients. The project Bed Management 4.0 is an EFRE-funded (European Regional Development Fund) joint project in the lead market competition IKT.NRW, which aims at a holistic, life-cycle and demand-oriented process orientation in hospitals.Within the project, hardware and software components are developed which enable the status query and localization of a bed at any time and thus provide an overview of the total inventory, life cycle, upcoming replacement investment. This optimizes the overall processes and reduces the risk of infection for patients and staff. The project start date was December 1, 2019 with a duration of three years and a total volume of approximately 1.1 million euros. Under the consortium leadership of medmehr GmbH, the joint partners FH Dortmund, Ruhr University Bochum, Deutsches Krankenhausinstitut e.V. and Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otten are working together. The project consortium is supported by the St. Marien-Hospital Mülheim an der Ruhr GmbH, the St. Josef Krankenhaus Moers, the Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Krankenhaustechnik e.V. (WGKT) and the Fachvereinigung Krankenhaustechnik e. V. as ideal practice partners. V.

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In addition to teaching, application-oriented and interdisciplinary research is the second important pillar of the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences. In addition to the competence centers, there are numerous changing research projects.