EKLIPS awarded a prestigious grant

We are very pleased to announce that Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency – has awarded Stardots a prestigious “Innovative Startup” grant for »QUEST« – a sub component in Stardots medical platform »EKLIPS«.
»EKLIPS« estimates symptoms and offer AI-powered treatment suggestions for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The effects of PD are severe; the cost is estimated to be ~14 B€ per year in EU alone in addition to the human suffering. Around 1% of all people above 60 years will be affected by PD. »EKLIPS« will lower the cost of PD treatment for society and significantly increase quality of life for the patient.

One key component to »EKLIPS« is to estimate Parkinson’s symptoms quantitively using mathematical modelling. »QUEST« is a novel idea to estimate the associated tremor of a PD patient using the cloud, a mobile phone and advanced algorithms developed under many years by Prof. Alexander Medvedevs research group at Uppsala university. The algorithms have been tested clinically at Uppsala university Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset) with Assoc. Prof. MD Dag Nyholm research Group and the results are impressive and encouraging. We estimate that »QUEST« will be available for Android and iOS within a year.

The red James Parkinson Tulip – a symbol for the Parkinson’s disease that is used to rise awareness and funds to R&D

»EKLIPS« is a joint venture between Stardots AB, Uppsala university and Uppsala university Hospital, and collaborates with various organizations and companies in Europe and USA. The platform is expected to be ready for launch within a few years. For more info please contact us at info@stardots.se

EKLIPS – a cloud platform for AI-driven optimization of deep brain stimulation

Stardots is thrilled to announce another MedTech project and this time we are teaming up with two of the best scientists in their respective fields to deliver the next generation Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS) techniques, useful in the treatment of e.g., Parkinson’s disease.

DBS-probes shown in X-ray of the skull. An electrical impulse signal stimulates the brain via the lead wires to the electrodes residing deep inside of the brain. Image credit: by Hellerhoff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13785677

Together with research groups of neurologist PhD Dag Nyholm from Uppsala university hospital and professor of control engineering and director of automatic control Alexander Medvedev from Uppsala university, we are building a cloud-based, AI-driven, platform for improving the DBS treatment.

Dag Nyholm and Alexander Medvedev, from Uppsala University hospital and Uppsala University is discussing the ELKIPS Project – and AI- and Cloud driven platform for the MedTech industry, designed to deliver the next generation treatment for e.g., Parkinson.

DBS is considered one of the best and reliable techniques for e.g., Parkinson treatment. Combining Stardots cloud, application and computation technology, with Uppsala university newly developed AI algorithms, and the experience and knowledge in neuro-science and neuro-surgery, the project will develop a system that will aid doctors in their optimization of DBS for patients. The system will further enhance the effects of the DBS-treatment using smart and self-learning algorithms, adjusting the DBS-parameters using various inputs and models in one easy and intuitive interface.

The project working title is “EKLIPS” and is partly funded by Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency. EKLIPS will be built in conjunction with our previous announces project: sPark. More information will follow on www.stardots.se/news or contact us on info@stardots.se.

Evolved Horizon 1.20 released

We just released Evolved Horizon v. 1.20 for PC, and it is packed with new features and hardware support. Evolved Horizon now features support for the excellent Sparkfun HX711 Loadcell amplifier, updated the launcher GUI, database performance, analytical plot upgrades support for zoom, pan and data cursor, as well as a better utilization of the screen size. See the release notes for a complete list.

For new users: Download Evolved Horizon and get a license to start your data-driven insights. Exisiting users: just restart the application for an optional upgrade.

Please contact us at info@stardots.se if you have any questionts.

/Stardots Dev team.

Launcher – configure Users of the software, flash Arduinios, and read logs and documentation. Start the Evolved Horizon server-client for your sensor acquisition and data-driven insights.
Queue and run up to 64 experiments in the I/O interface. Combine many graphs from multiple channels for more data-driven insights. Automatically save into binary Big-Data capable databases
Visualize, compare, analyze, apply signal processing, export any number of previous run experiments (assemblies) using Lightning fast databases.

 

 

 

 

Stardots visit to MathWorks HQ Natick, Boston

Stardots was recently invited to MathWorks HQ in Natick. MathWorks is a frontline company in technical computing, full of brilliant, open and hardworking people – dedicated to accelerating the pace of science and engineering. We are looking forward to working closely with MathWorks, to be able to deliver the best possible products for our customers and partners.

CEO Daniel Petrini in front of MathWorks HQ, Natick, Massachusetts, US
Main entrence. Wonderful architecture

sPark-project announced

Stardots is glad to announce yet another project within health-care: sPark. sPark features an AI- and cloud-powered application designed to quantify the degree of Parkinson using various techniques. The end goal is to provide better treatments to patients. The research groups of Professor Alexander Medvedev and neurologist Dag Nyholm at Uppsala university and Stardots is co-developing the application; testing is scheduled at Uppsala University Hospital.

sPark is a symptom quantifier for neurological diseases such as Parkinson and is developed together with Uppsala university.

sPark is currently in beta-phase and we will keep you updated of the progress of the Project!

Stardots presents the business model at MathWorks EXPO

We are honored to be invited to give a talk at the MathWorks EXPO, explaining our approach to develop, sell and distribute data-analysis applications for the R&D. CEO finished by demonstrating Evolved Horizon on the Windows platform. Check out some photos below and download the presentation here.

CEO Daniel Petrini

DEMO of the Evolved Horizon included a real-time visulatization of 9 sensors distributed in a plane and connected to an Arduino. Data is visualized in one 3D and one 2D graph.

 

Very interesting and hopeful article about MS

 

The MS-research of one of our brilliant collaboration partners, associate professor Joachim Burman Akademiska sjukhuset, The Uppsala University Hospital, is featured in the news recently: http://unt.se/nyheter/uppsala/celltransplantation-bast-hjalp-for-ms-sjuka-4928282.aspx

Stardots is honored to work with the best in their respective field, and to deliver tools that helps the researcher to acquire and analyze data. Incidentally, Stardots and Joachim Burman are developing new methods of quantifying the degree of MS, more information and downloadable application will follow shortly!

 

Evolved Horizon 1.17 is released!

Evolved Horizon just got better; v. 1.17 released today!!!

Main new features includes a low-, high-, and band-pass FIR filter, better database manager, and more visualization options.

See all additions and fixes in the release notes. Just restart the application to receive your upgrade!

 

Apply the new low-pass FIR DSP filter to filter out contributions from lower frequencies
Apply the new high-pass FIR DSP filter to only include higher order frequencies

 

Change sizes for all graphical elements (this graphs shows the boxplot and the “Small” plot size)