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Basic Information

Prof. Dr. Christian Hopmann
Faculty / Institution:
Mechanical Engineering
Project duration:
01.01.2018 to 31.12.2018
EU contribution:
496.140 euros


Remote Access to Medical Information on Smartphones during Emergencies and Health CriseS


RAMSES combines product and process innovation to optimise communication between medical professionals and laypeople in health crises by utilising the smartphone as a smart health companion and data hub. The project supports the EmergencyEye system, which allows a patient or bystander at the scene of an emergency to share comprehensive, deep information and images – a major improvement over the current best practice. With full control over the flow of information, medical care in health crisis situations can be provided more efficiently, saving lives, especially in emergency situations.

The RAMSES project supports EmergencyEye by providing the technical solution, proof of principle, proof of concept, and research on health and economic outcomes. The project’s EmergencyEye system has already been tested in a pilot by medical teams in Rhein-Kreis-Neuss, Germany. It is now slated for international expansion in 2019-2020.
The activities of RAMSES have included training for young innovators: The project organised a Summer School on healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as two hackathons, in which participants sought new solutions to the key challenge addressed by EmergencyEye: acute cardiac arrest. Another educational activity is a series of animated videos encouraging school children to help in an emergency.


  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, Germany (Coordinator)
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • BIO Clustermanagement NRW GmbH, Germany
  • Instytut Medycyny Pracy im. J. Nofera w Łodzi, Poland
  • Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw, Belgium
  • Universität zu Köln, Germany
  • Universitätsklinikum Köln, Germany


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This activity has received funding from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), a body of the European Union, under the Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.