Partners

Leading Partner

As the leading partner SDU will conduct the overall project management as well as the development of the prototype.

The SDU Robotics department at Mærsk McKinney Møller Institute at the SDU has many years of experience in research and development in robotics and is thus familiar with established and new methods, for example, for the modeling and calculation of motion sequences. SDU Robotics is also active in the area of computer vision, in particular in spatial perception, including the recognition of known objects and the determination of their position and orientation in environments.

 

Project Partners

The Media Department of the University of Applied Sciences Kiel, with its courses in Multimedia Production, Public Relations and Corporate Communications, Media Conception and Applied Communication Science, has many years of experience in fields such as scientific communication, cross-channel marketing, development and implementation of digital interfaces.

The department has accumulated experience in the area of ​​AV reporting for more than 15 years. A close co-operation also exists with the Norddeutschen Rundfunk in TV and online journalism.

In the Corporate Video segment, numerous image films for medium-sized companies were created, some of which were awarded at competitions. With journalistic periodicals in print, TV and online, students and lecturers have several channels for regular field experience and also for user feedback.

The exchange of experience and the aggregation of information on project results was developed in interreg projects such as the VIMU (Virtual Museum for Danish-German History) (2005-2008 partner, without lead function), Health Games (2008-2011, partner without lead function), Applied Health (2011-2014 Partner without lead function).

In the HealthCAT project, this expertise is used primarily in the field of public relations, and involves various disciplines of scientific communication: journalistic research, conception of public relations and digital editing on cross-media channels.

Syddansk Sundhedsinnovation (SDSI) is the gateway to the Southern Denmark region for innovation and cooperation between the public and private enterprise.

SDSI’s vision is to create innovative solutions for everyday life. The focus here is on results in the form of quality, effectiveness and growth in the health and social sectors. The offers are made by the involvement of users – i.e. Patients, residents, relatives and employees of all disciplines – as well as through the development of ideas and the documentation of their values as a basis for decision making. Furthermore, SDSI has gained experience with the accumulation of knowledge about solutions that are developed regionally, nationally and internationally. This knowledge is provided through and with new projects and by the implementation of new solutions.

SDSI is specializes on the identification and qualification of user tests of new technologies. SDSI has e.g. Extensive experience of involving interested parties and cross-country and cross-cultural comparisons of needs. A detailed determination of needs ensures that current processes as well as future potentials are determined and, on the other hand, the actual needs are identified as the basis for the development of new technologies.

SDSI has accumulated several years of experience with robotics and is thus a qualified partner for the determination of the needs within the HealthCAT project.

Robotize is an experienced robotics company specializing in three models of self-propelled self-navigating, autonomous mapping (SLAM) robots that communicate wirelessly with other devices and manage multiple tasks with a “task manager”.

The vision behind such platforms is to develop a robot series that can be used as a standard platform by producers of other solutions in the healthcare sector.

Robotize supports the HealthCAT project with technology and knowledge for the implementation of self-navigating robots, and will even be responsible for implementation, including integration work, the establishment of the necessary infrastructure within the robot, the development of mechanical components and the implementation of basic functionality such as navigation.

Sygehus Sonderjylland (SHS) consists of 3 state-of-the-art hospitals in the South Denmark region. Thus, SHS has access to clinics and specialists within all relevant fields of the health care system. SHS has cross-sectoral co-operation with local authorities and general practitioners, and maintains close co-operation with the SDU within CoLab, which serves as a superior framework for the development of cross-sectoral welfare technologies. As a hospital operator, SHS can provide direct and unbureaucratic support for a one-time needs coverage, hospital tests and evaluation within the HealthCAT project. The experience of many years in the use of robots makes SHS a necessary project partner.

The University of Lübeck (UZL) is represented by the Biomechanics Laboratory. Research and development are carried out at the Clinic for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery, which is characterized by many years of experience in the design, development and development of biomechatronic systems for use in fracture treatment and distraction osteogenesis. In addition to robotic external fixators, we also work on portable and implantable sensors for orthopedic traumatology.

Due to the embedding of the laboratory at the University of Lübeck in the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein at the Campus Lübeck, research projects with a particularly high application relationship to clinical questions are being carried out. The partnership with the Fachhochschule Lübeck on the same campus enables the solution of clinical problems by interdisciplinary collaboration between physicians, engineers and natural scientists. The implementation of the research results is achieved through close cooperation in the Cluster Life Science North and through national and international co-operation with companies and research institutes.

The UZL conducts the evaluation in the HealthCAT project, and assumes the specification and implementation of the necessary sensors for the application.

Blue Ocean Robotics (BOR) is a young company that focuses on the commercialization of R & D projects (research and development) based on robotics. BOR’s strength lies in its ever-growing network between research, development and market demand. Blue Ocean Robotics inter alia stands behind the new RoboBusiness Europe event, where founders, investors, end-users, students, researchers and many more meet and create new projects. BOR participates in several national (Danish) projects, such as SAFIR – Strategic Automation for Manufacturing Industries; Patria – robot for training children with autism; Mini-Picker – the first off-the-shelf bin-picker for industrial parts. The company is also active in the academic world; For example, a successful academic contribution “Network based automation for SMVs” will appear in a forthcoming issue of “International Journal of Business and Globalization”.

In cooperation with Health-CAT, Blue Ocean Robotics will provide the commercialization of the results.

Region Zealand is one of the five administrative regions in Denmark. It covers about 7,300 square kilometres, stretching from Nykøbing Zealand in the north to Gedser in the south and from Stevns in the east and Kalundborg in the west. Region Zealand provides healthcare and a wide range of other services to 820,000 citizens in 22 cities in the Region.

The main tasks of the region include the running and development of the region’s hospitals, mental health services and social institutions, regional transport planning and soil and water conservation. Together, the region’s six somatic as well as its psychiatric hospitals have about of one million outpatient visits and 220,000 hospitalizations annually.

This range of tasks as well as their network which contains all important healthcare facilities, makes Region Zealand not only a wanted but also an irreplaceable and valuable project partner.