Onera, in collaboration with Ultrasound Laboratory Trento (ULTRa, University of Trento, Italy) and Management Innovation (Rome, Italy), received an EIT Digital grant for their joint project UltraON, pertaining to the Digital Wellbeing segment of EIT’s Innovation Factory activities.
The project aims to support clinicians for continuous monitoring and early diagnosis of lung diseases, including COVID-19, by means of ultrasound imaging and multi-modal biosignal acquisitions.
This will empower preventive diagnosis at scale since wireless ultrasound equipment and biosignal monitoring wearables are safe, cost-effective, and readily available alternatives to CT and RX imaging systems. Furthermore, given the high portability of the solution, hospitalization times and health-workers overload can be strongly reduced, which makes it relevant not only for hospital ward acquisitions but also for triaging and remote monitoring scenarios.
This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This body of the European Union receives support from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.