Named the best designs of mobile diagnostic devices

Named the best designs of mobile diagnostic devices in the competition "Skolkovo MD", which was organized by clusters of biomedical and information technology fund "Skolkovo".

  • Conditions of competition "Skolkovo MD"
  • Conditions of competition "Skolkovo MD"

— Development and production of mobile diagnostic devices (MRLs) from the point of view of our department as a regulator of the industry — a promising direction — said, opening the final of the competition, the deputy director of the Department of Information Ministry of Health of Russia Roman Safronov. In the Programme for Health Development, which is currently under public review, an emphasis on increasing the possibility of providing remote medical care. In the language of economics, the demand for equipment and projects that have come out in the finale of "Skolkovo MD," has been formed.

  • Senior vice president for development and commercialization of the Fund "Skolkovo" Alex Beltyukov
  • Senior vice president for development and commercialization of the Fund "Skolkovo" Alex Beltyukov

Stepping on the "Star Trek"

Alexei Beltyukov, senior vice president for development and commercialization Fund "Skolkovo", I'm sure: the history of MDU began in 1966 — with the TV series "Star Trek» («Star Trek»). It describes the concept of a device that is able to conduct medical diagnostics, and even cure. Series creator Gene Roddenberry went to the universities and consulting with scientists to be confident in the potential of fantastic realism of the devices shown in his film.

Sergey Polyakov, CEO of the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises in Science and Technology, said that it is in the field of medical instrumentation Russian small innovative companies are serious enough in the market. Some companies control a significant part of the market, not only Russia, but also neighboring countries. Example — Penza Group of Companies "MedEng." Artificial heart valve designed in this company is able to adapt during the growth of the human heart, and therefore is suitable for children.

Preceding the presentation of the finalists, Project Director at IT-Cluster "Skolkovo" said Albert Efimov what basic criteria will be guided by the jury at this stage of the competition: innovation and commercializable development, scientific component of the project and its compliance with the selected targets, as well as the execution of the tasks presented in the presentation . MRLs should carry out continuous monitoring of certain medical conditions and diagnose abnormalities. Furthermore, the device should be easy, the mobile does not require reading a long document.

After twelve presentations jury retired to deliberate.

Top version of "Intel"

Vadim Sukhomlinov, director of business development in the field of research and development "Intel" in Russia, said that the company has a long-standing interest in health care. Developments in this area relate to ultrasound, computed tomography acceleration, operations using ultrasonic beams. "Intel" manufactures equipment for the working place, the plates for use in the hospital, which can be disinfected, conducts research in the field of sensors, mobile sensors and data processing methods.

The best versions of "Intel" are the projects teams "Global Sensor Network","Angioskan"And"Personal thermograph. "

"Global Sensor Network"- A team consisting of Russian, Serbian and English participants. Their proposed mobile diagnostic device — this t-shirt on which to fix the "intelligent and informative" sensors. Such a device would be useful in cardiology for diagnosis where it is important to correctly position the sensors. The recorded signals allow sensors to build a 3D-model of the electrical activity of the heart. The expert system can analyze the state of all portions of the heart, including the rear, which is difficult to see on a 12-channel ECG. According to the calculations of Captain "Global Sensor Network" Igor Landochkina, to develop individual MRLs his team will need 1 year and $ 2 million for pre-production — even 1 year and 1 million dollars.

  • Wonder T-shirt from the team "Global Sensor Network"
  • Wonder T-shirt from the team "Global Sensor Network"

Team "Angioskan"Led by Captain Alexander Parfenov presented a line of equipment. This is a small device you wear on your finger-box with optical sensors 660, 950 and 1300 nm, and the spirometer, and even tonographic sensor with a nasal cannula. These devices can diagnose diabetes, cardiovascular activity, anemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and to identify sleep apnea. Diagnosis is based on the assessment of the arterial wall: it is evaluated and determined by the rigidity of the walls of the vascular reserve. The team plans to bring their equipment to the overseas market of medical equipment.

  • From the presentation of the team "Angioskan"
  • From the presentation of the team "Angioskan"

"Cool design, it is protected by a lot of theses! — Welcomed the work of "Angioskana" Michael Natenzon, chairman of the board of directors of the NGO "National Telemedicine Agency", but noted that it is not clear how to use these devices outside the home.

Third team, which won promotion from the "Intel" was the band "Personal thermograph. " This "smart" thermometer can measure the temperature of any part of the body, to visualize any portion of the thermal field and make a diagnostic conclusion. For example, in arthritis, knee joint and the photographed person puts on the electronic images for temperature measurement point. The instrument measures the temperature at these points using infrared sensors and produces a thermal image and the conclusion of the survey. On the assurances of team captain Julia Potekhina whole procedure takes a minute. The developers believe that the consumers of their product will be people older than 50 years.

Technopark "Skolkovo" calls the best in their version

According to Andrew Sartori, Director of R &D services Technopark "Skolkovo", the team created the best projects "Metaskan", "Personal thermograph", "AstMedKom" and RWM.

"The main 'disease in the project team"Metaskan"- BPH. However, MRLs will diagnose other ailments. The small device, equipped with a disposable cartridge may be associated with a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. MRLs able to draw conclusions on its own, or transfer data
to other such devices. The developers believe that the consumer will be able to buy their unit for 400-500 dollars, and the cartridge — 10-15 dollars (and why our prices are measured in dollars?!). To bring the device to mind the developers need a half years.

  • Solution Architecture team "Metaskan"
  • Solution Architecture team "Metaskan"

Captain of the team "AstMedKom"Vitaliy Sokol reported that at the beginning of his team tuned to the diagnosis of 12 diseases, but then" re-oriented "and brought the number to 68 (among them — skin, allergies, surgery, infections, and so on). Diagnostic devices are expensive today, but the team has its own developed in only 30 thousand. Team, 5 doctors and 4 PhD, with six crew members was not yet forty years old.

Commenting on the project, "AstMedKom", a company spokesman, "AstraZeneca" Vitaly Prutsky noted that, technically, the project worked out in great detail — and that it is a plus. However, to bring to market MRLs, which consists of several devices, it is difficult and expensive.

According to team captain RWM Sergey Aleshin, offering its staff is extremely simple to use device based on a unique development of one of the Canadian companies. — In fact, this rugged sealed capsule "stuffed" unified sensors that "solves all the problems." The system measures anthropometric parameters that can detect the presence of alcohol and drugs in the human body. Retail price of the device according to the calculations the creators for about $ 200.

Milena Adamyan, CEO LifeSciencesAngel, noted that for use in medical practice, the device proposed by a team of RWM, should be substantially completed. Moreover, it is not new: other countries similar devices already in use.

And here it is — a winner!

The best team finals was recognized collective "Fruit. " Team captain Maxim Yatskovskiy said that the goals have "fruit", "modest, but good": to become a leading developer of solutions for mobile health in Northern Europe and the North-Western region of Russia. Developers suggest to create a product that is already on the market. This will not concentrate on the development of hardware devices, and to improve the diagnostic algorithms. MRLs can identify 11 kinds of diseases: sleep apnea, hypertension, arrhythmia, asthma, atherosclerosis, a suspicion of coronary heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic heart failure, suspected pulmonary emphysema, as well as diseases caused by Helicobacter pylori . For the best selection of devices tested by the developers themselves more than 60 different models. The structure includes not only the MRLs biosensors and user interface, but also a "high-precision cloud computing platform." The creators of the device's ease of use of sensors, such as the ability to shoot the ECG in an elderly person with a tremor of the hands. Depending on the configuration of MRLs "fruit" is ready to offer it at a price of 5 to 55 thousand dollars.

  • From the presentation of the winning team, "fruit"
  • From the presentation of the winning team, "fruit"

As a result, Marek Dziki, executive director of the cluster of biological and medical technology "Skolkovo", and Sergey Shubin, director of development of information technology cluster "Skolkovo" Maxim Yatskovskiy presented a symbolic check for 9,000,000 rubles. He was so happy that I did not immediately believed in its success.

The command "fruit" has also received assistance from the Business Accelerator "Skolkovo". A representative of the organization Maxim Uvarov said that the task of business accelerator — the maximum commercialize the project that won.

At this award is not over: Irina Boyarchenkova, head of the examination of the Fund to promote small business in the scientific and technical field, the team presented the grant "Angioskan." On the sum of it is equal to the grant of the winning team, "fruit."

Contest organizers emphasize that any team, not just the winners may submit applications to the "Skolkovo". Three teams from among the finalists have already done so.


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