Ultrasound Integrated Patch for Medical Diagnostics (ULIMPIA)

Themes: Smart Ultrasound

In this project, we will develop flexible, programmable transducer modules for ultrasound body patches

Sixty years after its first introduction into the professional medical domain, ultra-sound diagnostics is now ready to enter the consumer market space. Ultrasound body patches will allow for continuous monitoring of bodily functions, not only on the surface of the skin, but also deep inside the body. Applications include blood pressure measurement, bladder monitoring, blood vessel inspection and wound monitoring. Shifting continuous medical care from the hospital to the home environment will help in reducing the increase of the cost of healthcare. In this project, a European consortium will develop the necessary technological building blocks for ultrasound body patches. Our contribution will be in the development of integration technology and electronics for flexible, programmable ultrasound transducer modules that will be embedded in these patches.

This project is funded by the ULIMPIA. ULIMPIA is a labelled a PENTA project endorsed by EUREKA under PENTA cluster number E!9911

For more information, see the project homepage.

Project data

Researchers: Ronald Dekker, Michiel Pertijs, Mingliang Tan, Jae-Sung An
Starting date: January 2018
Closing date: December 2021
Partners: Philips, Novioscan, Holst Centre, e.o.
Contact: Michiel Pertijs

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