Name of the project
ReATeC – Remote Assessment and Telemonitoring of COVID-19
Strengthening research, technological development, and innovation
Instituto Superior Técnico
Centro Cardiovascular da Universidade de Lisboa
Total eligible cost
Financial support from the European Union
377.990,00 €, através do Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional
With this project, we intend to develop a system to support the early diagnosis of COVID-19, based on sensors for real-time acquisition of vital signs and data processing using Artificial Intelligence.
The system will detect small variations in its users' physiological parameters - body temperature, pulse oximetry, acoustic cough analysis, heart rate, heart rate variability, and respiratory dynamics analysis, whose origin could be associated with infections such as COVID-19.
The ReATeC system is a mHealth Internet of Things (IoT) solution consisting of low-cost wearable (chest strip, so as not to interfere with the free use of hands) and invisible (mobile device cover) sensors for acquiring vital parameters, mobile devices, gateways, and a cloud platform.
In addition to monitoring, the system enables contact tracing using the sensors as tracking devices, providing a history of the flow of movements of potential infected.
The ReATeC system can function as a real-time map of potential sources of infection through anonymized data aggregated by geographic location.
This project will be developed between the SNS, national R&D system institutions, and an SME. Overall, it is intended to automate the interaction between the user and the SNS, reduce the risk of contamination, and densify the monitoring process over time by increasing the number of symptomatological measures. The system may be extended to other public, private or social units.