Neolook Solutions announces today the start of the “EarlyMoves in One” project, an innovative development financed by ODE, set to further transform neonatal care provision.
Intro: EarlyMoves in One Project, a Step Forward in Neonatal Care
Today marks an exciting milestone for Neolook as we kick off the EarlyMoves in One project, a groundbreaking initiative funded by the Open Diagnostics Ecosystem (ODE). Building on the success of our previous project, “Neolook One”, this project aims to revolutionize the provision of neonatal care.
This project follows on from a previously approved project “Neolook One”, the development of a smart video sensoring device, also supported by ODE. The goal is to integrate this device with Neolook EarlyMoves software to effortlessly capture neonate movements and make them available for automated movement analysis.
Our new venture focuses on seamlessly combining the Neolook One device, a smart video sensoring apparatus, with our EarlyMoves software. This integration facilitates the automatic capture and analysis of neonate movements, thus transforming the care provision for high-risk babies. The project epitomizes our commitment to continuously innovate in the realm of **neonatal care**.
Partnerships for Progress
The EarlyMoves in One project signifies a deepened relationship with the North Netherlands region, particularly UMC Groningen, a leader in General Movement Assessment in newborn children. We are proud to join forces with partners such as Gemeente Groningen, Pezy, Kinwell, Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE), and University of Goettingen to propel this project forward.
In-line with the ODE’s Mission
Our project aligns perfectly with ODE’s mission to develop innovative diagnostic solutions that positively impact healthcare in North Netherlands. By gaining better insights into the movement development of babies, we can facilitate early interventions and promote improved health outcomes.
The Future of Neonatal Care
Starting from July 24, 2023, and slated to conclude by October 31, 2023, the EarlyMoves in One project introduces a significant innovation to neonatal care: the integration of the Neolook EarlyMoves software and the Neolook One device. This combination allows for the automation of baby’s **movement analysis** right from the incubator, a significant leap forward from the current practice.
We aim to create an integrated system that offers a continual overview of a child’s movement development trajectory from premature birth in the hospital to the age of three months at home. Automated analysis supported by the ability to run and validate algorithms in parallel broadens the affordable access of our service to high-risk babies in hospitals across The Netherlands.
A Game-Changer for Healthcare
The business case for the EarlyMoves in One project stems from its potential to enhance risk assessment for conditions like cerebral palsy (CP), save healthcare costs through early intervention, and limit travel costs while improving care accessibility. Our goal is to enhance the diagnostic experience for patients and healthcare workers alike.
We are grateful to collaborate with a diverse group of partners who share our vision of transforming neonatal care:
- UMC Groningen (UMCG): A renowned medical center and a key expertise hub for General Movement Assessment in newborn children. Learn more about their work here.
- Technical University of Eindhoven (TUE): One of the world’s leading universities in engineering science & technology. Visit their website here.
- University of Goettingen: A renowned institution providing scientific support and research backing for our project. Learn more about their involvement here.
- Open Diagnostics Ecosystem (ODE): Focused on developing innovative diagnostic solutions, ODE plays an integral role in funding our project. Find more about their initiatives here.
- Gemeente Groningen: A supportive local municipality deeply engaged with healthcare innovations in Groningen. Visit their official site here.
- Pezy: A dynamic group involved in product and industrial design, helping us in technological development. Learn about their expertise here.
- Kinwell: A technology company specialized in telecom systems and ICT. Discover their contributions here.
Horizon2020 BornToGetThere & The General Movements Trust
Our work takes place in the context of the Horizon2020 BornToGetThere project and the work of the General Movements Trust which represent significant strides in neonatal care.
BornToGetThere, funded by the European Union’s Horizon2020 research and innovation program, is dedicated to improving the early identification and intervention of developmental disorders in newborns, with a focus on cerebral palsy. It uses technology to analyze and understand newborn movements, significantly aiding the prediction of future cognitive and motor outcomes.
On the other hand, the General Movements Trust, a worldwide non-profit organization, works towards the recognition and adoption of General Movements Assessment (GMA) in neonatal care. GMA, a predictive and non-invasive tool, assesses the quality of spontaneous movements in newborns, allowing early detection of neurological abnormalities such as cerebral palsy. Through their training programs and initiatives, the General Movements Trust promotes the use of GMA as a standard screening tool in neonatal care across the globe. Together, both BornToGetThere and GMA Global Trust are pioneering efforts that are set to transform neonatal healthcare practices for the better.