- DIH-HERO Start 1.2.2021
The main idea for this TEE project is to construct the physical machine that can be used to test the functionalities of ROPCA on patients in hospitals. The ROPCA system can by using ultrasound of both hands and wrists, detect signs of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) andmonitor disease activity in patients with established RA. Further, the system can diagnose and monitor the more prevalent disease hand osteoarthritis, thereby also giving and explanation for the hand pain in patients with no signs of RA. Currently, these tasks are solved by doctors specialized in rheumatology Health care is under pressure, more and more are being referred to hospitals. The target group is hospitals that will be able to provide rapid RA diagnostics and monitoring, more patients through the department, reduce waiting lists and reduce expenses. At the same time deliver high quality monitoring of the RA patient, who can choose the time of check themself and does not have to take time off work.
This DIH-HERO proposal is a collaboration between a Danish robotics company, one of the world’s leading universities in healt care robotics SDU and Slovenian companies of software development NORIK and production of parts ELVEZ.
Our role in the project is the production of a robotic table, which we will certify according to the medical standard ISO 13485.