MEDIATE: Patient-friendly Medical Intervention

The goal of MEDIATE is to increase medical staff's productivity and efficiency by supporting the transition from traditional surgery to minimally-invasive surgery. MEDIATE improves tools for analysing images and processing information to develop an IGIT (Image Guided Intervention and Treatment) system.

The system will support medical diagnosis, intervention planning and medical treatment based on minimally invasive techniques. These techniques will mean more sophisticated ways for information processing and innovative ways of navigation and will allow the introduction into the human body of small diagnostic devices such as catheters and stents. The IGIT system will boost clinical staff's performance by improving the way they diagnose and treat patients. More specifically, MEDIATE will result in an improved diagnosis, reduction of complications after surgery, improved care given to patients, reduction in the severity of the illness and reduction in mortality rate. Besides, using IGIT techniques is considered to extend lifespan, improve the quality of life and produce fewer undesired effects to the patient. Thus, MEDIATE will provide surgeons with the most advanced decision support systems technologies.

MEDIATE will result in several clinical demonstrations which will show the usefulness of the tools developed in some of the most relevant clinical areas such as cardiovascular and oncological illnesses and orthopaedic engineering. All of them will benefit from new technologies for medical images generation and analysis, image-guided operations, tools to support decision making and better workflow management.


Start: 01/07/2010

End: 31/12/2010

Funder: MITYC

Grant: € 196,597

IIiA Coordinator: Joaquim Meléndez


Fundació Universitat Empresa de les Illes Balears