SCOPIA: Development of software supported clinical devices based on endoscope technology

The project SCOPIA launched in October 2015 has got the overall aim to strengthen research and development in the field of healthcare industry, to make use of home and foreign research results and to develop the innovation structure. Beyond this, the aim and the planned impact of the project on the society are the following: to decrease the number of the cardio- and cardio vascular diseases, to decrease the number of the development of malignant tumours and to improve the demographic indicators. All this we should like to achieve by developing medical devices and clinical diagnostic methods leaning on basic and industrial research results.

Medical device supporting sparing the aortic valve

After aortic valve-sparing surgery there are no complications affecting the patient’s health like complications after the replacement of the diseased aortic valve with an artificial aortic valve. During the procedure of the aortic valve-sparing surgery it is important to measure and to reproduce the angles made by the three cusps or leaflets of the aortic valves. Within the frames of the project SCOPIA the prototype of this measurement device will be made.

Predicting the chances of a successful Embryo transfer by the use of minimal invasive endoscopic device

Within the frame of the project we plan to develop a multispectral light source integrated in a generally used hysteroscope which supports image diagnostics. If the necessary light force is ensured, this device will be able to produce the spectrum of near-infrared light and visible light. This device will enable doctors to measure the general conditions of the endometrium for a successful Embryo transfer.

Multimodal virtual demonstration software used during bronchoscopy

One of the important steps in determining the stage of malignant lungs tumours is the precise evaluation of the status of the lymph nodes (nodi lymphatici). Within the frames of the project we will develop methods applying of bronchoscopy supported by virtual planning.