Published: 2020-09-03 12:48 | Updated: 2020-09-18 09:24

New EU Innovation Action Grant for research project COVID-X

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The Unit for Bioentrepreneurship (UBE) and the Health Informatics Centre (HIC) at the Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics, have been granted an EU Innovation Action Grant for the project COVID-X, which aims to contribute to the public health preparedness and response in the context of the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 and to ensure the availability of critical technologies and tools.

The project COVID-X has been granted an EU Innovation Action Grant in the SC1-PHE-CORONAVIRUS-2020 strategic call "Medical technologies, Digital tools and Artificial Intelligence (AI) analytics to improve surveillance and care at high Technology Readiness Levels (TRL)".

The researchers at LIME will contribute to the project with CLEOS, a knowledge-based decision support system where the patient interacts directly with the software through a tablet or a computer. The CLEOS system allows the collection of patient symptoms and medical history and summarises and analyses the results as well as providing differential diagnostic suggestions to the responsible physician.

collage of three portraits from left to right David Zakim, Carl Johan Sundberg, Sokratis Nifakos.
From left to right: David Zakim, Carl Johan Sundberg (photo: Martin Stenmark) and Sokratis Nifakos.

"In the COVID-X project, we aim to better analyse the quality of the collected data as well as the diagnostic processes and pathways by using symptoms reported by patients from their home or at the Emergency Department (ED)", says Sokratis Nifakos.

The study will provide preconditions for applying artificial intelligence targeting the future development of decision-making models within this domain.

Principal Investigators: Carl Johan Sundberg, David Zakim
Application coordinator at KI: Sokratis Nifakos

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