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Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC developed a technology to monitor Parkinson’s patients outside clinical settings and received an international award

Patients with Parkinson’s disease will be able to monitor the symptoms associated with the disease and send data, in real time, to the healthcare professionals who follow them – from home, and via their mobile phones. This innovation in the health area is only possible thanks to the iHandUapp system, a mobile technology developed by NESC TEC; it also features a web platform that aggregates the data and provides healthcare professionals with a record of the clinical evolution of patients.

30th June 2022

Networked Intelligent Systems

Prototypes developed at INESC TEC allow spin-off InSignals Neurotech to advance clinical studies in Europe

InSignals Neurotech, a spin-off of INESC TEC, will start a set of clinical studies in European hospitals, in order to expand the application and use of technology for the quantification of motor symptoms related to neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Parkinson’s disease. In this sense, INESC TEC developed prototypes that can be used during deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgeries to assess the muscular stiffness of the wrist, one of the main symptoms of the disease. 

30th May 2022

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC researcher and PhD student at FEUP received an honourable mention by the Portuguese League Against Epilepsy

Elodie Lopes, INESC TEC researcher and PhD student of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering, received the award for best oral presentation at the 34th National Epileptology Congress, which took place on March 11 and 12 at Fundação Engenheiro António de Almeida (Porto), and gathered the scientific and medical community in the field of neurology.

07th April 2022

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC Spin-off awarded €100K to expand clinical trials in patients with Parkinson's disease

The spin-off inSignals Neurotech, dedicated to the development of medical devices for the quantification of motor symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, in order to obtain better clinical results, received €100K through the INNOV-ID funding call - an initiative promoted by Portugal Ventures, focusing on the measures established by the Government to capitalise Portuguese companies during the pandemic.

26th March 2021

Networked Intelligent Systems

Unprecedented study sugests improvements in the diagnosis and monitoring in patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy

In the scientific article “Clinical 3-D Gait Assessment of Patients With Polyneuropathy Associated With Hereditary Transthyretin Amyloidosis”, published in Frontiers in Neurology, one of the most important journals in the area, the researchers analysed the gait parameters of different groups of patients with familial amyloid polyneuropathy, according to different stages of development.

18th December 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC developed a tool for the automatic analysis of X-rays images, in order to assess the evolution of COVID-19 patients

A team of researchers from INESC TEC’s Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) developed a computer-assisted diagnosis system, in partnership with radiologists from the Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho hospital centre (CHVNGE) and the Northern Region Health Administration (ARS Norte).

14th December 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC technology in the first neurostimulator in the world using long-term monitoring in epileptic patient

The new neurostimulator produced by the North-American company Medtronic relies on technology developed by INESC TEC’s Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER), in order to measure the movements caused by epileptic events in 3D, and connect them with deep brain stimulation, as well as brain surface signals (EEG). This device was approved for human use in Europe in January this year, and it enables stimulating and capturing brain signals simultaneously, which can make all the difference in the patients’ quality of life. For the first time in the world, this neurostimulator was implanted in an epileptic patient, and used in a study on 3D EEG video technology in late July, at the University Hospital Centre of São João (CHUSJ).

14th September 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC spin-off acknowledged as one of the most promising in the world in digital health

ILoF – Intelligent on Fiber, a spin-off from the University of Porto, established in INESC TEC and currently incubated at the Faculty of Medicine (FMUP), is among the 150 most promising start-ups in the field of digital health worldwide, according to a list provided by CB Insights, a North American company specialised in business analysis.

31st August 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC developed artificial intelligence algorithms to support medical diagnosis

The TAMI project (Transparent Artificial Medical Intelligence), led by First Solutions and with the participation of INESC TEC through the Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia (CTM) and the Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER), aims to make medical diagnosis supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI) clearer and more reliable.

06th August 2020

Networked Intelligent Systems

INESC TEC researchers organised a conference on Image Analysis and Recognition

The ICIAR 2020 – 17th International Conference on Image Analysis and Recognition – took place between the June 24 and 26. The international event in the fields of Image Processing and Analysis, Computer Vision, Machine Learning and Medical Image Analysis has been held annually, alternating between Portugal and Canada. The 2020 edition was “100% digital”, with the collaboration of five researchers from INESC TEC.

09th July 2020

Institutional

Project resorts to photonics and AI to predict the evolution of COVID-19 infection

A group of researchers from INESC TEC's Centre for Applied Photonics (CAP), Centre for Biomedical Engineering Research (C-BER) and Centre for Innovation Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE), together with the spin-off iLoF, is studying the implementation of a quick and low-cost tool based on personalised medicine, in order to predict the evolution of  Covid-19 viral infection in patients.

11th May 2020

Institutional

FCT approved five INESC TEC projects to fight against COVID-19

The Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) approved five INESC TEC projects under the "RESEARCH FOR COVID-19" financing line, with the Institute as the applicant entity in three of said projects - and a total of €85M funding. These initiatives will focus on the development of solutions to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

27th April 2020

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