History of Télévasc
Télévasc proposes analytical tools for studying the cardiovascular system (ultrasound images and/or related physiological signals). In addition, Télévasc proposes a tool for managing physiological data online.
Télévasc is aimed at scientists and doctors for medical research.
Figure 1. Diagram of the development of the Télévasc platform
The initial project involved setting up an automated video analysis methodology for measuring flow-induced dilation. It was begun in 2006 by V. de GERMAIN and H. PHELIPPEAU during their research Master’s internships.
The University Hospital (CHU) of Angers (Laboratory for Vascular Functional Explorations – G. LEFTHERIOTIS) and CNES (M.-A. CUSTAUD) jointly supported the project from its inception.
In 2007, the project won the “Sixth Call for Innovative Ideas” organised by the Angers Technopole and obtained the special jury prize. This prize enabled the project’s sponsors to carry out an initial market study for the Télévasc prototype.
In 2008, the project obtained a subsidy as part of the “2007 Thematic Digital Innovation in ICT” call for projects issued by the Pays de la Loire region. This made it possible to develop the Télévasc platform through its involvement in different clinical research projects in hospitals:
- « “William Beuren” in partnership with the clinical investigation centre of the Hospitals of Lyon, as part of a multi-centre study.
- “4A” sponsored by the French Society for Vascular Medicine, focused on the quantification of AbdominAl Aortic Aneurisms.
In addition, the arrival of several interns, notably T. LEVRARD, accelerated the platform’s technical development and the launch of its first online analysis tool: eIMT.
In 2009, university research into physiological signals and their online management via Internet opened up new areas of development for the platform: variability analysis and online data storage. In addition, CNES entrusted Télévasc with the analysis of data for several research protocols:
- « Orthorein » study with the Hospital of Angers (France),
- study with the Hospital of Rennes (France),
- study with the Hospital of Lyon (France),
This year also marked the beginning of the partnership with the University Hospital of Angers for the hosting of Télévasc’s technical platform.
2010 saw continued development and the implementation of online tools for the Télévasc platform. The eC@r tool was deployed online and new analytical software projects were launched thanks, notably, to the contributions of the students S. HAMDI and H. POURCHASSE.