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Medica: MIC Torino present Medical Proof Of Concept

During, the medical technology trade fair in Düsseldorf Germany held in November from 16 to 19, MIC Torino, represented by Khalid Charqane, and other partners presented a preview of the Medical Intelligent System Proof Of Concept.

The Medical Proof of Concept scenario is based on an initiative of Microsoft, which has been realized in cooperation with several Microsoft partners who brought in their individual technological know-how and expertise:

  • Microsoft Windows Embedded Systems
  • Microsoft Health Vault
  • Microsoft Innovation Center of Torino
  • Freescale Semiconductor Inc.
  • UI Centric Limited
  • Kontron

This concept shows that it is possible also in the medical area to integrate separate technological islands into comprehensive integrated systems. The Windows Embedded operating system plays the key role in the Medical Proof of Concept scenario. The different Windows Embedded versions offer the common basis for medical end devices, communication systems, mobile technologies and Cloud based solutions.
The “Medical Proof of Concept“ scenario provides a number of devices and communication technologies which are specifically developed for the medical industry integrated within one system. It allows to connect different environments and demonstrates how patients can be monitored at home. This leads to an increased quality of life for the patients while simultaneously reducing time and costs of medical care.

By using common communication ways, the measured health data are transferred to the “Home Health Hub”, a type of health center for private households. The weighing machine and the blood pressure measuring device transfer the values via the medical communication standard named ZigBee. The blood glucose measuring device communicates via Bluetooth SPP and the thermometer by using Bluetooth Low Energy. The hub bundles, converts and sends the data via the internet to the health portal “Microsoft HealthVault”. The patients’ health record, which can be accessed by the treating physician, the caregivers or by the patients’ relatives, is maintained in the Cloud based solution.

The role of the Microsoft Innovation Center was to provide the health data maintained in Microsoft Health Vault to physicians and caregivers in an appropriate form – which means quickly, in a precise and intuitive manner, by developing a Windows Phone mobile app and a Windows Embedded Standard 7 tablet application which enables physicians to directly access Microsoft Health Vault. This way, physicians can retrieve the health data or save new information, such as diagnoses or reports, just with a few fingertips.

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Download the Medical Intelligent System POC datasheet (PDF – 8MB)


YETI won the Bavaria Region Prize at ESNC

YETI snow solution, the entertainment and tracking system designed and prototyped by Michał Wojtysiak and Maciej Piotrowski with the support of MIC Torino, has been proclamed the winner of the Bavaria Region Price on 19 October at the European Satellite Navigation Competition in the Allerheiligen Hofkirche of the Munich Residenz.

The European Satellite Navigation Competition (ESNC) values especially innovative ideas involving satellite navigation. It gives the opportunity to present and promote innovative ideas, and eventually, to put them into practice. The ESNC is a challenge for companies, scientists and students. Apart from the overall prize, the competition awards several Regional Special Prizes financed by local sponsors, in order to help the winners to begin exploit their ideas. The Bavaria Region Prize, a prize incubation package (valued at EUR 35,000) at the Anwendungszentrum GmbH Oberpfaffenhofen (AZO), is sponsored by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.

YETI – Your Entertainment & Tracking Interface

Imagine  you  go  skiing  in  the  mountains. Suddenly,  you  feel  queasy  or  pass  out  and get  injured.  You  need  help,  but  help  is  not  at hand  …  What  if  your  smartphone could  call for help – all by itself?

YETI  snow  solution  is  a  system  which  can alert  rescue  teams  or  other  skiers  in  multiple  ways.  Thanks  to  widespread  access  to GNSS  services and  many  communication channels,  there  will  be  someone  to  provide instant assistance for you. Even if you are out of GSM range!

Furthermore,  to  enhance  YETI  snow  attractiveness  (especially for younger generation), it  offers  variety  of    entertainment  services, such  as  workout  tracking,  single  and  multiplayer  gaming.  High  interaction  levels  between users strengthen the sense of community.  In  a  unique  way,  YETI  combines  virtual gaming  and  search&rescue  services.  All  the user  needs,  is  a  smartphone  with  the  YETI application installed.

YETI snow solution is the idea of two polish students, Michał Wojtysiak and Maciej Piotrowski, who spent an Erasmus period at Politecnico di Torino. During their internship here at Microsoft Innovation Center Torino they developed the first YETI prototype.

The system is composed of a Windows Phone 7 application, the core of the project, and a Windows Azure backend, which provides storage capabilities and additional in-browser functionalities. This project is one of the examples of convergences between embedded/phone system and the cloud platform proposed here at MIC Torino.

YETI has been submitted to the European Satellite Navigation Competition and is currently under evaluation.