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Screening

In Austria there are currently around 573.000 to 645.000 people affected by Diabetes mellitus. This is about 8 to 9 percent of all Austrians. About 143.000 to 215.000 people do not know about their diabetes yet (2 to 3%). They have a higher risk for complications and long-term effects. Because of demographic developments and the rising prevalence of lifestyle related risk factors (overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, unfavourable nutrition, smoking, etc.) the number of diabetics and diabetes related diseases will rise further.

To counter these developments the consortium of Screening 2.0 aims at the development of a comprehensive concept of non-invasive diagnostic tools for individual, exhaustive, and user-friendly diabetes screening (diabetes as a first step) in combination with e-health applications. It involves a service innovation combined with a product innovation:

 

* Development of a printed qualitative diabetes-screening strip used in a trend analysis for early detection of diabetes

 

* Development of a comprehensive communication concept

 

Test strips and screening methods already exist in various ways. However, these are not printed but mostly dipped or coated. Through the development of the printing process in combination with the development of the suitable print varnish production cost and used resources should be reduced significantly. Furthermore the strip must be designed in a way to be easily included in a postal mailing which is the prerequisite for the service innovation.

To implement early detection successfully into the existing health system an innovative service must be developed. Current communication- and supply channels need to be considered while it needs to be carried out nationwide. Screening enables an addition to current supply and communication. Therefore the communication cycle can be closed for the first time during the screening process and not – as before – after the analysis of prescribed medication (therapy) through health insurances. The figure depicts how the screening can extend the existing supply and communication chain.


Head

DI(FH) Viktoria Dorfer MSc

Researchers

DI(FH) Viktoria Dorfer MSc

Susanne Schaller MMSc

Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Stephan Winkler

Duration

2015 - present

Research Areas

Image Analysis

Data Mining

Research Institutions

Research Center Hagenberg

University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus

Research focus

Software technology and application

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Screening

In Austria there are currently around 573.000 to 645.000 people affected by Diabetes mellitus. This is about 8 to 9 percent of all Austrians. About 143.000 to 215.000 people do not know about their diabetes yet (2 to 3%). They have a higher risk for complications and long-term effects. Because of demographic developments and the rising prevalence of lifestyle related risk factors (overweight/obesity, physical inactivity, unfavourable nutrition, smoking, etc.) the number of diabetics and diabetes related diseases will rise further.

To counter these developments the consortium of Screening 2.0 aims at the development of a comprehensive concept of non-invasive diagnostic tools for individual, exhaustive, and user-friendly diabetes screening (diabetes as a first step) in combination with e-health applications. It involves a service innovation combined with a product innovation:

 

* Development of a printed qualitative diabetes-screening strip used in a trend analysis for early detection of diabetes

 

* Development of a comprehensive communication concept

 

Test strips and screening methods already exist in various ways. However, these are not printed but mostly dipped or coated. Through the development of the printing process in combination with the development of the suitable print varnish production cost and used resources should be reduced significantly. Furthermore the strip must be designed in a way to be easily included in a postal mailing which is the prerequisite for the service innovation.

To implement early detection successfully into the existing health system an innovative service must be developed. Current communication- and supply channels need to be considered while it needs to be carried out nationwide. Screening enables an addition to current supply and communication. Therefore the communication cycle can be closed for the first time during the screening process and not – as before – after the analysis of prescribed medication (therapy) through health insurances. The figure depicts how the screening can extend the existing supply and communication chain.


Head

DI(FH) Viktoria Dorfer MSc

Researchers

DI(FH) Viktoria Dorfer MSc

Susanne Schaller MMSc

Prof. (FH) DI Dr. Stephan Winkler

Duration

2015 - present

Research Areas

Image Analysis

Data Mining

Research Institutions

Research Center Hagenberg

University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria, Hagenberg Campus

Research focus

Software technology and application

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