Synchronizing Respiratory Sounds and EIT

WELMO aims to develop and validate a new generation of low-cost and low-power miniaturized sensors, integrated in a comfortable vest, enabling the effective and accurate monitoring of the respiratory function, through the simultaneous collection of sound and electrical impedance tomography (EIT) signals. Higher inference capacity to diagnose and monitor respiratory diseases can be achieved with […]

How project clustering can give added value to WELMO and other EU projects?

EXODUS as the coordinator of the WELMO took the initiative for creating a cluster of EU projects in the field of Medical Wearables. The Medical Wearable Cluster has members different H2020 & ERC projects that will team up to facilitate the synergies among them, giving added value to the foreseen results. In first place coordinators […]

Training the WELMO Algorithms

In order for the WELMO automatic detection algorithms to be properly trained, two rounds of data collection from real patients were organized and executed in May and November 2019. During these data collection activities, lung sounds and EIT signals were gathered from patients with remarkable clinical signs as well as from healthy volunteers. The process […]

The undermining effects of living with COPD

Based on the definition given by The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is “a common, preventable and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation…”[1].Consequently, disease treatment and diagnosis are mostly focused on improving the patient’s quality of life while at the same […]

Using state-of-the-art communication technology in WELMO

WELMO aims to develop and validate a new generation of low-cost low power miniaturized cooperative sensors neatly integrated in a vest, where the measured signals are aggregated and transmitted for further processing by a master sensor. The transmission of measurements from the vest to the cloud should occur seamlessly, therefore, the usage of wireless connectivity […]

WELMO: A cutting edge, lung monitoring device

Silicon chips are the backbone of modern society. They are being used in everything from space to entertainment industry, continuously improving the quality of our life. But rarely does an improvement feel as important as when a product like Welmo improves something as crucial as healthcare. Lung diseases like asthma, pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary […]

EIT thrives and prospers

Electrical impedance tomography (EIT) is a relatively new radiation-free bedside imaging technology. Researchers from all over the world met at an international conference dedicated to this technology already for the twentieth time. Over 100 participants presented their latest study results at the International Conference on Biomedical Applications of Electrical Impedance Tomography (http://eit2019.co.uk/) organized at the […]