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Novel Early Warning System for Hypoglycaemia

Funding: 2005: $80,000
2006: $80,000
2007: $80,000

Project Member(s): Nguyen, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (Other funds for ARC projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Viaticus Capital Pty Ltd

Start year: 2005

Summary: An innovative technique will be developed for early detection of low blood glucose level (hypoglycaemia), a life-threatening complication affecting millions of people with Type 1 diabetes worldwide. Real-time analysis of the effectiveness of skin impedance, ECG (in particular heart rate and QT interval), and EEG (alpha wave) will be combined with robust adaptive neural networks to provide a novel theoretical and practical basis for developing a non-invasive hypoglycaemia monitor. This device has the potential to save lives, improve quality of life for people with diabetes and their carers, and put Australia at the forefront in this $US5 billion pa industry.

Keywords: Biomedical Engineering, Medical Devices, Hypoglycaemia Monitor, Physiological Parameters, Artificial Intelligence,

FOR Codes: Rehabilitation Engineering, Care for Disabled, Intelligent Robotics, Medical instrumentation, Medical Instruments, Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics, Rehabilitation engineering , People with disability