Emergency doctors save valuable time because patient data arrive ahead of the ambulance.
It’s almost a cliché in films or on TV: an ambulance arrives, an emergency doctor rushes up to it. “Heartbeat? Blood pressure? Medication? Get the operation theatre ready!”
Thanks to EVERAI, such scenes might soon seem hopelessly outdated. This innovation project by imec and several partners wants to ensure that everything’s ready before a patient arrives at the emergency ward.
The goal is to install EVERAI in ambulances. The system:
The result is a swifter hospital admission. That’s a good thing for the doctor, who works more efficiently. For the patient, who gets a better treatment. And for society, which saves costs.
EVERAI ran from January to December 2020. The project was supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology. Several partners each contributed in a unique way:
In cocreation with the emergency doctors of the AZ Klina in Brasschaat and the UZ Gent, we developed and tested the first prototype of the EVERAI solution. First, we brainstormed about subjects such as:
Gradually, the solution was tested at the hospitals. Through an iterative process, we arrived at a prototype that is tailored to the users.
The startup of Genesis-Biomed will now bring EVERAI to a higher TRL (technology readiness level). In that way, the solution will be able to go to market at a later stage.