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Description of Ceske Vysoke Uceni Technicke v Praze /CVUT - The Czech Technical University in Prague


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The Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT) founded in 1707 is one of the oldest technical universities in the world. It belongs to the leading technical universities in the Czech Republic and is also one of the largest research institutions in the Czech Republic (over 1500 members of academic staff).
The Department of Cybernetics (http://cyber.felk.cvut.cz/) is aimed at high-quality research in artificial intelligence, machine perception, robotics, and biomedical engineering with the focus to multi-agent systems, machine learning, data mining, pattern recognition, knowledge-based systems, medical data processing and collaborative robotics. The research is carried out in two co-operating centres - The Gerstner Laboratory for Intelligent Decision Making and Control and The Centre of Machine Perception. In 2000 the Department of Cybernetics, CVUT received the award “EU Centre of Excellence” (acronym MIRACLE) by the European Commission.
The Department of Cybernetics at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the CVUT provides MSc. and postgraduate courses in technical cybernetics, artificial intelligence, computer-integrated manufacturing, computer vision, pattern recognition, and biomedical engineering. The department consists of 65 members of academic staff or researchers, and over 45 PhD students.

CVUT is involved mainly in the following 3 areas: user interface development, algorithm processing and diabetes pilot project.

User interface development
WPs: T2.2, T2.6, T3.3, T3.5, T4.1, T4.2

Deliverables : D08 - OLDES design: GUI, Process and rules, Algorithm, D09 - Network infrastructure and selected HW

CVUT will develop the graphical user interface (GUI) which will be connected through serial port or USB or wireless.

Diabetes pilot

WPs: T1.1, T3.3, T4.1, T4.2, T5.1, T5.2

Deliverables : D12 Validation & test of Prototype, D14 Pilot case planning and preparation, D17
Validation & test of Prototypes, D18 Pilot case results: Bologna and Prague

The pilot study with a group of 10 diabetic patients will run in Czech Republic (Prague). It will focus on the health status of the older persons suffering with diabetic disease who will be provided by chance to communicate on the OLDES health channel with their physicians at the hospital.
A modular telemedical system will be developed including non-invasive sensors such as ECG, blood pressure, patient movement sensors using accelerometers, temperature, SpO2 sensors and respiration rate sensors. These sensors will become a part of a single complex signalling mechanism for continuous monitoring of patient‘s health status. The results of measurements taken will drive a feedback loop which will be ready to initiate appropriate actions whenever necessary.

Algorithms development-diabetes alarm

WPs: T2.4

Deliverables : D08 - OLDES design: GUI, Process and rules, Algorithm

Significant changes in the major vital parameters during the diabetes project will be detected at an early stage and the patient will receive an alarm with suggestions of action to be taken (such as to measure glucose level, to measure blood pressure, to take appropriate doze of medication, etc.).

Czech Technical University in Prague

Department of Cybernetics

Prof. RNDr. Olga Štěpánková CSc.

Department Vice-head

ph: 420 22435 7233, fax: 420 22492 3677

mail: step@labe.felk.cvut.cz