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PODIUM™ - A home device and cloud-based software and algorithm for diabetic foot ulcer monitoring

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Project "PODIUM" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 71˙429 €
 EC max contribution 50˙000 € (70%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3. (PRIORITY 'Societal challenges)
2. H2020-EU.2.3. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Innovation In SMEs)
3. H2020-EU.2.1. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies)
 Code Call H2020-SMEInst-2018-2020-1
 Funding Scheme SME-1
 Starting year 2019
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2019-01-01   to  2019-06-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THERMETRIX LTD. UK (ABERCYNON) coordinator 50˙000.00


 Project objective

'There are 60m adults suffering from diabetes in Europe and 3.8m in UK (5m by 2025). Diabetes has a high mortality rate caused mainly by complications (75,000 deaths p.a., of which 24,000 are premature). One life-threatening complication of diabetes is a diabetic foot ulcer (DFU). Studies revealed a 12% to 25% lifetime risk of developing DFU for diabetics, meaning over 9m Europeans (c.456,000 to 1m in UK) might suffer from DFU in their lifetime. A serious consequence of DFU is lower limb amputation; 85% of the amputations in diabetes sufferers are reported after unsuccessful DFU treatment amounting to 290,000–450,000 amputations/year in Europe, at a cost of €2–2.5bn/year.

The PODIUM™ technology is a novel, extremely reliable and highly sensitive solution for the cost-effective diagnosis and monitoring of DFUs through rapid temperature imaging and reliable analysis of thermographs. PODIUM™ will result in increased numbers of prevented DFUs through 10X higher sensitivity than any competitive solutions. A timely response from physicians, facilitated by PODIUM™ could reduce DFU-related amputations and healthcare costs. Thermetrix’s technology will provide a considerable Quality of Life (QoL) improvement for users and enable substantial savings in healthcare even if only a very small percentage would adopt PODIUM™. The global DFU and pressure ulcers market is expected to grow from US$2.8bn in 2015 to US$4.9bn by 2024 (CAGR 6.6%).

The objectives of this project are (1) experiment with the introduction of liquid crystalline cholesteric esters instead of infrared-cameras as detection method (dramatically decreasing the cost of the method); (2) validate the higher efficacy, diagnostic value, convenience and cost-effectiveness of PODIUM™ over conventional approaches; and (3) validate the business model based on 'unit costs plus cloud subscription' with the aim of generating a ROI of 23:1 based only on European sales only.


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