Each year in Europe, more than 300000 babies are born prematurely. They are more exposed than others to the risk of sepsis, or infection.
What? Digi-NewB was an EU-funded project aiming to improve care for the newborns thanks to the development of a new generation monitoring system that was implemented between March 2016 and May 2020. The project had a particular focus on sepsis risk and maturation of premature newborns.
Who? The project gathered 7 partners from 4 countries (France, Ireland, Finland, Portugal). It was led by the Western Network of University Hospitals in France (GCS HUGO), and built on the collaboration with universities (Rennes 1 France, University of Galway Ireland, INESC TEC Portugal, TUNI Finland) and SMEs (Syncrophi in Ireland and Voxygen in France). The clinical study was implemented in 6 University hospitals neonatology services, gathered into the western pediatric research network HUGOPEREN (Rennes, Angers, Nantes, Brest, Poitiers, et Tours).
How? Our main focus was the development of a Decision Support System that aims to assist the clinician in decision-making processes. The system was developed to be a non-invasive monitoring system that early detects sepsis and quantifies newborns' cardio-respiratory and neurobehavioral maturation. The system was developped on a large d ...View more
The main objective was to improve care for the newborns in neonatal units by reducing mortality, morbidity and health costs. Sub-objectives included:
The proposed new class of monitoring is expected to lead to development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies to counteract late diagnosis of sepsis and inappropriate evaluation of maturity.
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Digi-NewB final review meeting was held online on 9th July 2020. The 3 evaluators and the project officer from the European Commission congr...View more
The clinical study achieved 715 patients included for a total of 781 inclusions by end May 2020. The detail per center is the foll...View more
The Digi-NewB project completed its operational phase with the final EU review of the project results on 9th July. The European reviewers of...View more
On 3-5th March 2020, the Digi-NewB consortium met for the final meeting. The project benefitting from 3 additional months, the consortium me...View more
Alpo Värri and Antti Kallonen are researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Technology of Tampere Univ...View more
The clinical study achieved 568 inclusions by 15th November. In particular: Rennes, first center to include and leading center, reached...View more
The eigth consortium meeting took place in Paris, at the Maison de la Bretagne. The main meeting objective was to build on the results of th...View more
Digi-NewB advisory board gathers experts from laboratories, end-users, clinicians and medical stakeholders to advise the consortium on ...View more
Digi-NewB published on 7th May a press release concerning the successful two first recordings of a premature newborn sepsis score at Rennes ...View more
A small step for AI, a big step for premature newborns: Digi-NewB first system demonstration now
operationalThree years after the start...
We are glad to show you the latest progress of our project in 2-min long videos, click on the links below to visualize them: EN versio...View more
The seventh consortium meeting took place in Rennes, at Hospital. The main meeting objective was to prepare for the review and fine-tune the...View more
The final consortium meeting marked the final project phase with view of preparing the final deliverables and consolidate results, including the final system demonstrator.
The Consortium and AB meetings are organised in Paris and will come to support collaborative work for the final project phase.
This consortium meeting will see the first full Digi-NewB system demonstration, and will aim to get prepared for the final project year and upcoming review meeting.
This meeting aimed to boost the final project year plans and prepare for the full system demonstration in March 2019.
The 5th Consortium meeting of Digi-NewB will take place in Galway, Ireland. Two years after the project start, the project now enters into an operational phase for the future Digi-NewB system. The plans for the last two years will be clarified.
Communiqué de presse Lancement de Digi-NewB
[Presse] Première démonstration du système Digi-NewB
[Press release] First system demonstration now operational
Information on the newsletter
Newsletter #8 EN
Newsletter #8 FR
Flyer for conferences (EN)
Flyer for parents (FR)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02863978