|8ème appel à projets
appel à projets a conduit récemment à la labellisation de deux nouveaux projets :
- Neuroatt - Development of a neuronal technology for the detection and the treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
NeuroAtt aims at designing novel electrophysiological diagnostic tools (EDT) and brain wave trainers (BWT) in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It includes the development of analysis methods of multi-channel EEG recordings during sensorimotor and cognitive tasks specifically designed for children. When properly validated, this EDT-BWT will help existing clinical approaches to detect the occurrence of rhythmical brain abnormalities at an early stage. It will also develop viable alternatives as countermeasures for ADHD issues and will provide an efficient BWT based on recent brain computer interaction (BCI) technologies.
- AVATAR² - Aortic VAlve TransApically Resected and Replaced.
Aortic stenosis affects about 2 % of the population aged over 65. This disease consists in a hardening of the cardiac valve that will reduce its capabilities during the opening and the closing. Nowadays, the reference treatment is an open heart surgery in order to replace the diseased valve. This kind of surgery is very traumatic and is so inaccessible to one part of the patients. However, some new mini-invasive technologies allow to a bigger part of the patients to be operated thanks to an expandable prosthetic valve. This surgery is performed without stopping the heart. However, these very promising new techniques have some disadvantages because the native valve is not resected. Indeed, the prosthesis is placed on the diseased valve and causes a lot of complications for the patient. The AVATAR² project aims to develop a new medical device that will allow to resect the native valve and to place a new one. This new medical device will permit to these new techniques to reach the performances of the open heart surgery with a reduction of the per- and post-operative traumatisms.