Health

Responding to the challenges of ageing populations faced by an increase in chronic diseases and a shortage of healthcare workers
Description: 

The Health sector counts with more than 15 years of experience in realizing research and innovation projects related to life and care sciences, in topics like medical images treatment and analysis, information management, EHR interoperability, artificial intelligence for decision support systems creation, remote monitoring and patient assistance. In the last years, we are focusing on bioinformatics, nanotechnology, algorithms and big data development for omics data analysis.

Goals: 
  • Research on the application of ICT to the health domain for the improvement of services for professionals and patients. Precision Medicine.
  • Direct application of knowledge and research results to the development of innovative solutions and services.
  • Technology transfer from research projects to Atos customers in the field.
Main Activities: 
  • Connected Health and care.
  • Big data for Omics Technologies and data analysis.
  • Big data for services within the healthcare domain.
  • Data-driven health transformation.
Challenges: 
  • The inclusion of relevant standards for medical devices communication and electronic health records. This relates to the integration of widely used health dictionaries such as SNOMED and LOINC with the most accepted standards for medical devices, such as ISO/IEEE 11073 and openEHR, ISO/EN 13606, HL7 and FHIR for data interoperability.
  • Omics Technologies: Analysis and integration of omics data, including the complete set of process and biochemical reactions related to biological processes (metabolomics), allow to reach a surprising understanding of the complex cellular system. The ever-increasing data generated by these technologies are having a great impact in the biomedical research framework, as well as in the clinical practice.
Current Research Topics and Findings: 
  • Services to exchange, integration and analysis of the huge amounts of data collected from different sources into a global information infrastructure or “infostructure” (addressing semantic and standard interoperability, cloud and grid computing, network agility).
  • Algorithms to model data and simulate physiological behavior, and to extract information from this model/simulation..
  • Sensors networks to gather different physiological and environmental/localisation data (Internet of Things).
  • Ubiquitous and mobility-proof network to keep actors connected anytime anywhere (m-health).
  • Connected Health and care.
  • Information provision through Semantic Web Services.
  • Patient empowerment, patient centered and connected patient.
  • Data-driven health transformation.

Projects

ACANTO

A CyberphysicAl social NeTwOrk using robot friends
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H2020

Using robots to increase the number of older adults who engage in a regular and sustained physical activity.

AHEAD

Augmented Hearing Experience and Assistance for Daily life
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AAL

Integration and combination of advanced sensing devices and ICT based modules, using eyeglasses and hearing aid as a support for assisting elderly people.

ALFRED

Interactive Assistant for Independent Living and Active Ageing
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FP7

Development of a mobile personalized assistant for elderly people, enabling them to remain independent, facilitating coordination with their caregivers and promoting social inclusion.

DAPHNE

Data-as-a-Service platform for Healthy Lifestyle and preventive medicine
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FP7

Development of a platform to deliver personalized guidance services for lifestyle management to the citizen/patient.

FACET

Frailty Care and Well Function
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EITH

Development of a tool to integrate and query human phenotypic data in order to early detect frailty. The goal is to permit intervention on it and the associated diseases to prevent or delay the onset of disability.

HAIVISIO

Enhanced visibility and awareness in eHealth, Active Ageing and Independent Living projects
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FP7

Fostering a common strategy for joint dissemination activities and exploitation plans for eHealth, Active Ageing and Independent Living projects.

HeartMan

Personal Decision Support System for Heart Failure Management
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H2020

Development of a personal health system for congestive heart failure (CHF) that features a Decision Support System based on predictive computer models.

PAPHOS

Platform for Advanced Prescriptive Health Operational Systema
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EITH

Implementation of a secure platform that allows different actors involved in the healthcare chain to move from the reporting to prediction and prescription focusing on multimorbidity treatment combining medical data records with patient monitoring.

WITH-ME

European Platform to Promote Healthy Lifestyle and improve care through a Personal Persuasive Assistant
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ARTEMIS

Provision of a health prevention platform and personalized services to improve patients' general health conditions and prevent occurrence from a range of diseases.