In the first step, flat sensor patches with wearable electronics are being developed that record various parameters in the area of the patient's tissue at risk, such as values for oxygen saturation, pressure, movement and temperature. In conjunction with telemedicine solutions, the data from the sensor system, together with other health information, could be transmitted directly to a panel of experts by the outpatient or inpatient caregiver.
As part of the project, the Fraunhofer EMFT team is developing the wearable sensor system to collect data from various commercial sensors, which will be worn by different patients in the clinical trial. After anonymization in line with data protection requirements and transmission via the Monks company, the data generated with this system will be analyzed at EMFT using AI methods (machine learning algorithms for time series analysis) in order to derive a prophylaxis tool.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health under grant number ZMVI1-2520DAT50A.