Innovative technology for the future´s emergency medical care

Reference number
Coordinator Region Skåne - IT/MT Service SUS
Funding from Vinnova SEK 500 000
Project duration May 2014 - January 2015
Status Completed
Venture Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation
Call Challenge-driven innovation - Stage 1 Initiation 2014 (spring)

Purpose and goal

The project has ensured involvement from present and new project members, who are essential to face the chosen challenges in order to develop innovative technology to improve and develop the emergency care. By conveying real time information between pre-hospital emergency care and concerned wards within the hospital, both better preparations at the emergency room as well as improved decision-making capability is facilitated. The will result in equal care irrespective of geographical location in addition to less resources being used without affecting the quality of patient care.

Results and expected effects

Prototypes ready for early clinical trials in the next project phase have been developed and evaluated in both field and laboratory tests to ensure optimal choices of e.g. cameras in different light conditions (darkness etc.). Two use-cases will initially be tested, though in continuation we see possibilities to adapt the technology to other agencies as the official on standby or regional physician support. They can benefit from overviewing accident sites while coordinating efforts when large accidents have occurred in addition to being used when consulting to provide optimal care.

Approach and implementation

The prototype technology has been developed and evaluated in close collaboration with health care professionals. The medical analysis of needs has provided two use-cases in which the health care anticipates huge benefits from real time support for both assessing the patient in the field as well as to enable better preparations in the emergency room to provide efficient and improved care. Additional consortia members have been invited to complement in competence areas such as usability, image processing and use of unmanned aerial vehicles to create the means for future development.

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Last updated 25 November 2019

Reference number 2014-00707

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