Projet HEMERA (H2020)

Integrated access to balloon-borne platforms for innovative research and technology

Date de début de projet :

Domaine scientifique principal : Terre & Espace

Résumé / Présentation

Diabetic foot (DF) disease includes neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease and infection which may lead to ulceration and
subsequent lower limb amputation. DF ulcers could be further reduced according to diabetes experts. Temperature is one of
the possible clinical parameter which is not currently well exploited. Recently, smartphones can acquire thermal images
thanks to dedicated thermal camera. The STANDUP project proposes a smartphone based system such that mobile, accurate,
friendly, low cost and fast thermal analysis of the plantar foot surface can be achieved. The smartphone thermal imaging
system will be composed of a smartphone and of a FlirOne thermal camera. In the STANDUP project, two smartphone
applications will be developed. The first one (A1: hyperthermia detection and analysis of thermal variations in time) will permit
to detect possible hyperthermia of the plantar foot surface and will analyze temperature variations on targeted regions of
interest. The second smartphone application will assess temperature, color, and 3D shape of DF ulcer along time. These
smartphone applications will be evaluated during clinical trials in hospitals. In the first clinical trial, a cold stress test will
permit to detect neuropathy and peripheral arterial disease. In the second clinical trial, temperature, color, and 3D shape in
DF ulcers will be studied during its treatment. The third clinical study will assess the effectiveness of new insoles, these new
insole will be developed during STANDUP with the objective to relive hyperthermia in DF. These 2 smartphone applications will
be enhanced to result in an advanced prototype of smartphone based system for the targeted medical applications. This
advanced smartphone thermal prototype, and the new insoles, will be developed during STANDUP to rapidly address novel
market demands in DF early diagnosis, and in DF ulcer prevention and treatment and will lead to economic benefits for social
and healthcare system.

Responsable / porteur / P.I. : Nathalie BRUN HURET

Lieu principal : Orléans

Périmètre d'action : International

Tutelle : CNRS

Laboratoires impliqués : LPC2E