Wireless In-Body Environment Communications
WiBEC’s main objective is to provide high quality and innovative doctoral training in development of the technology for novel implantable devices that can contribute to improvement in quality, access, and efficacy of healthcare.
WIBEC (Wireless In-Body Environment Communications) is a Horizon 2020 Innovative Training Network (ITN) in which young researchers are recruited and trained in coordination by a group of Academia, Industry and Medical Centres. The training is aimed at the Social, Health and Technologies Challenges of the H2020: Wireless In-Body Devices.
Two devices are the focus of the individual researchers’ projects: cardiovascular implants and ingestible capsules to investigate gastro intestinal problems. These devices enable medical professionals to have timely clinical information at the point of care. The medical motivation is to increase survival rates and improvement of health outcomes with easy and fast diagnosis and treatment.The goal for homecare services is to improve quality of life and independence for patients by enabling ambient assisted living (AAL) at home.
Inter-sectorial and multi-discipline work is essential in this topic, as it requires cooperation between the medical field and engineering field, and between institutions and industry.WiBEC intends to offer the recruited early-stage researchers (ESRs) a joint programme in training and research,in addition to their individual research projects, with the aim of keeping the group of ESRs coordinated and promoting the future cooperation between them and between the participating institutions in what can be called a Network of Knowledge.
Innovative technology is rapidly becoming more important in surgery and medical assistance, and a large number of experts combining engineering and medical skills will be required in Europe to enable novel paradigms like AAL to be realised. The ESRs who are a part of this ITN will acquire the required diverse skills that will enable them to occupy privileged positions to join and promote EU leadership in ICT for Health.