MIRACLE (Mid-infrared arthroscopy innovative imaging system for real-time clinical in depth examination and diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases) is a joint project between the Biospectroscopy and Data Modeling Group at the Faculty of Science and Technology with 12 European partners. The NMBU group contribution will focus on spectral data analysis and software development.
The MIRACLE project will implement and demonstrate an innovative MIR imaging-probe to be used during minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery enabling the in-depth diagnosis of degenerative joint diseases such as osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis constitutes a major challenge for the health care systems, affecting 242 million people globally. In Europe, 20-40 % of the older adults suffer from the disease.
The MIRACLE project joins 13 European partners from 6 countries. The funding period for the project starts at the beginning of 2018. The total funding for the 3.5-year project is worth 6.2 million euros. Dr. Gabriela Lorite from the University of Oulu will be coordinating the project.
Congratulations Achim Kohler, Valeria Tafintseva, and Boris Zimmermann.