due to complications caused by the current COVID-19 situation, which affects all of us, the organizing committee decided to extend the registration period and delay the start of the challenges. We are aware that right now the focus of many of us lies on other priorities and we all have to manage the difficulties caused by the global pandemic. Be that as it may, the importance of keeping up international networks and collaborations is indispensable. See the updated challenge schedule for more information.
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(Health Connect funded by the City of Vienna)
To contribute to the global efforts in fighting cyclical occurrence of viral diseases the competence field Medical Engineering & Integrated Healthcare, Faculty of Life Science Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien introduces the #shareresources4healthcare Challenges. This concept focuses on two pressing aspects:
#1 the lack of mechanical ventilation devices and
#2 the need to enhance initial patient diagnostic assessment.
The challenges are to be tackled online by international teams of university students, graduates and interested medical professionals. Connection details will be provided upon registration.
1. Critical comparison of emerging solutions importance for Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator Systems
2. Structured summary covering essential information describing reviewed Rapidly Manufactured Ventilator Systems sharable with established databases
Abstract— Due to the lack of industry-grade mechanical ventilators resulting from the SARS-CoV-2 circumstances, the hospitals find themselves in a pressing need for alternative solutions. Initiatives from all over the world have emerged and contributed with innovative designs to the effort of developing rapidly manufactured ventilator systems. Such designs are ranging from simple low-cost portable mechanical ventilators to more complex versions. The goal is clear, design a low-cost, simple, easy-to-use and easy-to-build ventilator that can serve the patients, in an emergency timeframe. We are contributing to these global efforts by introducing a #shareresources4healthcare Challenge at the University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien. This challenge focuses on the need to enhance initial patient diagnostic assessment and the lack of mechanical ventilation devices.
Keywords— Fast prototyping, mechanical ventilators, respiratory parameters, assistive ventilation modes
1. Critical comparison of emerging solutions and ethical aspects of on the scene mass triage and medical scoring systems
2. Structured reports and/or technical frameworks covering automated mass triage prototypes and APIs for medical devices in order to automate medical scoring systems.
Abstract— Natural catastrophes and pandemics are unexpected disasters which will ultimately occupy fully health care infrastructures and medical staff capacities. Due to high patient incoming numbers, which are linked to these events, patient treatment must be prioritized based on the severity of a patient’s condition and the availability of medical staff and devices. Mass triage & medical scoring systems are decision support systems which help decision makers to efficiently prioritize individual treatment during these difficult circumstances. The aim of this project is to develop an automated monitoring concept based on different triage & medical assessment processes in order to improve working conditions and reduce medical mis-determination.
Keywords— Triage systems in mass disasters, rapid emergency medicine score (REMS), acute physiologic assessment and chronic health evaluation (APACHE)
The registration takes place from 11.09.2020 - 12:00 PM to 18.09.2020 - 12:00 PM.
EDIT: THE REGISTRATION PERIOD WAS EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 9TH 2020 - 12:00 PM.
PRIOR REGISTRATIONS REMAIN VALID. THE CANDIDATES WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA E-MAIL. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING.
The results of the challenges will be published under the Creative Commons License cc-by (see below). The contributors to the results, referred to as authors, will be named accordingly on this webpage and shall be therefore seen as the licensor.
The results will be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.