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TrainR4U
Training Robot for Ultrassound

Challenge

Ultrasound (US) is often the first line of imaging used in medical diagnoses. Ultrasonography is a formal training in some specialties, but there are usually no standards for this training in general practitioners. According to the WHO, training is a priority, as it is a significant benefit in the health area, which will result from improved skills in the performance and interpretation of US exams. It is increasingly proven that many practitioners do not have this adequate experience.

Solution

The main result will be an increase in the number of professionals trained in US exams, capable of providing better, safer and more accurate care for their patients diagnoses.

Objectives, Activities and Results expected / achieved

TrainR4U will create a new approach to provide high quality and standardized medical professional training in this area. TrainR4U will extend e-learning tools with an additional degree of interaction (hands-on training with expert feedback) to improve skills acquisition for good use of ultrasound.

Project Reference

220248

Funding


Intervention Region

Europe

Total Investment

1.525.049,00

IPN Investment

331.676,00

Total Eligible

1.148.510,00

IPN Eligible

331.676,00

EC Funding – Total

331.676,00

EC Funding – IPN

238.701,53

Duration

48 Months

Start Date

2022-01-03

End Date

2025-12-31

Approval Date

2021-07-21

Consortium

Instituto Pedro Nunes
Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, EPE
Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu
Fundació Sant Joan de Déu
Tecnalia Research & Innovation
Karolinska Institute
Trinity College Dublin
Sorbonne Université
Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen
University of Coimbra
Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris

Website

http://trainr4u.las.ipn.pt

Keywords

Diagnosis;
Personalised Medicine;
Robotics;
Ultrasound;
Training.