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Czech-Bavarian research project BASIL started

2017-01-01Project BASIL running from October 2016 until September 2019 will develop an assistance system driven by brain waves for the persons with impaired mobility. Besides our team of UWB, two Bavarian companies are involved int the project. Their principal role is to provide sensors and get the final prototype to market. The project total budget is almost 900 thousands EUR, partly funded in the scope of the "Program přeshraniční spolupráce Česká republika - Svobodný stát Bavorsko (Cíl EÚS 2014 - 2020)".

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Zahájeno řešení projeku Česko-Bavorské přeshraniční spolupráce BASIL.
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Our paper has been selected for Editor's choice in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine

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2016-09-14We developed and implemented an improved model of glucose dynamics to fight diabetes - a silent civilization disease that currently ranks as the 8th most common cause of death. Our paper Using meta-differential evolution to enhance a calculation of a continuous blood glucose level, which focused on this topic, has been selected for Editor's choice in Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine (a top-ranked scientific journal).
The full text of the paper is available at journal web pages.
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On-line Blood Glucose Levels Calculation Launched

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2016-01-18We have launched the world's unique web portal where a diabetic patient or their physician can upload the glucose level in subcutaneous tissue and the portal will automatically calculate and display a continuous curve of blood glucose level.
Our motivation to do so was as follows. A patient suffering from diabetes must be able to manage their blood glucose level in the desired range. As monitoring blood glucose level, due to an important discomfort to the patient it causes, can be done only sporadically, it is prefered to monitor glucose level in subcutaneous tissue, which is minimally invasive and can be done continuously. However, changes of blood glucose level cannot be always intuitively deduced from the continuously monitored glucose level in subcutaneous tissue. In the past, therefore, we proposed a sophisticated model of blood glucose dynamics thanks to which the blood glucose level can be calculated from the glucose values measured in subcutaneous tissue with an accuracy higher than is the case with other existing models. In order to get our model from academy to physicians and diabetics, we decided to develop a web portal that could display continuous blood glucose curve reconstructed from the glucose level of subcutaneous tissue. To our best knowledge, this is the very first web portal that does this.
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By showing blood and interstitial fluid glucose levels together, the patient (or their physician) will see how the amount of food and its composition, duration and intensity of physical activity, insulin dosage and delay of insulin actions affect their glucose levels. Providing the patients with a web portal to study their glucose levels in the comfort of home helps them to realize all the complex feedback that affects quality of their lifes.
The portal is not tied to any proprietary software, and the data are anonymized. Determining parameters of the model of glucose dynamics is a computationally intensive task. As a solution we decided to profit from a combination of C++ and Java EE technologies. The calculation methods are implemented in C++ to ensure sufficient performance. Java EE enables us to implement a flexible and sustainable web interface. The portal is available at https://diabetes.zcu.cz. The expected feedback from the diabetes community will drive the ongoing development of the portal and the method of blood glucose level calculation.
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