STANDUP is a research project funded by the European Community (H2020-MSCA-RISE Project 777661) . The project started on 1st January 2018 and ended on 31st October, 2023. The consortium included 5 international and European universities, 1 hospital and 2 European high-tech companies. STANDUP aims to reduce the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers by using a thermal imaging camera connected to smartphone . In the STANDUP project, six work packages have been developed, as presented in the Work Packages section accessible in the upper banner.
Diabetic foot is a complication of diabetes and one of the leading causes of hospitalization in diabetic patients. Diabetic foot ulcers are caused by neural and vascular disorders, and can lead to amputations. Diabetic foot ulcers are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and represent a significant burden on patients and healthcare systems across the world.
STANDUP aims to reduce the incidence of diabetic foot ulcers by using a thermal imaging camera connected to smartphone . Thanks to this device, it is possible to detect signs of hyperthermia at the foot and analyze temperature variations. In this project we have developed an innovative smartphone-based system to assess hyperthermia. We have also developed a method to monitor the evolution of diabetic foot ulcers using optical image and thermal information. We also developed a new generation of insoles with potential to decrease temperature in diabetic foot.
The STANDUP project has a focus on developing tools to promote better outcome for diabetic patients. In this project that is a focus on health, many organizations participate. This Consortium is composed of 5 universities from all over the world, 1 hospital and 2 European high-tech companies. Each of these organizations put their skills to good use to move the project forward and to successful completion. Feel free to visit their websites.