WELMO (Wearable Electronics for Effective Lung Monitoring)
Artec Design has successfully finished WELMO – a research project funded by the European Union. It was dedicated to the development and validation of a wearable vest with integrated low-cost and low-power miniaturized sensors allowing continuous recording of lung sounds and electrical impedance tomography (EIT) examination. The sound and image signals were combined, processed and linked with specific clinical outcome by applying innovative algorithms. The impact and, acceptances usability of the proposed solution were validated in a realistic setup through the execution of excessive validation studies. Finally a business sustainability study was carried out, aiming to the mid-term exploitation of the proposed solution.
During the project, Artec Design contributed to the development of WELMO electronics through schematic design and PCB layout design, firmware development for a Cortex-M uC, industrial design as well as the production of the sensors.