The core of the experimental cardiovascular system being built by @ProfJillStewart for the #iTrend project arrived today. Apart from the usual controllable swept volume, sys/dia ratio and heart rate deliverable from this pump, Jill is designing a system with variable peripheral resistance and compliance. The test rig, when connected to our dialysis machine, will allow […]
Way back when I was doing my PhD, my mate Pierre was working on his PhD which centred around automatic classification of cancer tumours from breast screening images. Pierre successfuly applied neural networks and support vector machines to produce a decision support tool for medics. This was 25 years ago…… I went down a different […]
It’s nearly two years now since Profs Maarten Taal and Nick Selby from the University of Nottingham and Royal Derby Hospital and I put together the iTrend (intelligent technologies for renal dialysis) programme to apply closed loop control to the dialysis procedure to improve patient outcomes. The project kicked off March 2017, and today the […]
There’s an exciting year ahead for the iTrend project! Maarten Taal and Nick Selby’s team over at Royal Derby Hospital have started the patient study and are now collecting real-time data during Dialysis with their new Finometer data aquisition units. Jill Stewart is making headway with our artificial cardio-vascular system, and I can see the […]
There’s something wrong with this picture…… The iTrend project, a collaborative project between the University of Derby, Royal Derby Hospital and the University of Nottingham, seeks to improve patient outcomes by delivering real-time control via novel sensing technologies.
Just doing the last touches on a parametrised dialysis model before our dialysis machine arrives in the lab, kindly donated by Royal Derby Hospital. As soon as it arrives I’ll be working with Prof Jill Stewart to develop an artificial ‘person’ to connect to it so that we can develop an adaptive model. Next […]
We had an excellent get together of the teams from Nottingham and Derby Universities on the iTrend Hemodialysis project at the excellent Darleys Restaurant in Derby last night. Great to see the Medics, Engineer and @DerbyUniPsyche and @DerbyUniVC getting down to interdisciplinary dinner….
The simple, single objective of the iTrend project is to improve patient outcomes during Hemodialysis by controlling patient blood pressure in real-time during treatment, and constant monitoring during inter-Dialysis phases. Low cost, non-invasive technologies are the key. I’ve been developing estimators based upon various sensor inputs (cuffs, ecg, ppg etc). Here is an indication of […]
Looking forward to the Iceotope team coming over to IISE tomorrow to deliver one of their HPC EdgeStations for performance evaluation. I’ll be running standard performance benchmarking on the CPUs and GPUs, but also evaluating its potential for delivering data mining, data evaluation and model optimisation via Matlab for our Medical Technologies projects. The […]
Preparing for the start of the @iTREND_Research project
The project teams presented on progress yesterday @DerbyUniIISE to the funding team from SST Ltd. We are currently developing a number of near to market programmes for them which will be reaching delivery phase this summer. Very impressive progress from our new researchers who haven’t been in post very long! Prof Paul Stewart, Principal […]
iTREND Intelligent Technologies for Renal Dialysis and Diagnostics Very excited and proud to announce a prestigious new cross-disciplinary research project between the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering at the University of Derby, and the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, University of Nottingham. The project officially starts on April 4th 2016 and run for 3 […]