Deutschland-Nederland MedCam-AI

AI-based thermogrphic diagnosis

In the
Netherlands and Germany, a combined 2.4 million people are struggling with
diabetes, often facing late diagnoses and subsequent physical and financial
complications. A significant number of them experience early-stage foot
problems. To address this, the goal is to develop an advanced, non-invasive IR
scanner for primary and secondary healthcare. Infrared thermography (IRT) takes
center stage in this innovative project as a promising diagnostic method that
requires no physical contact. Aimed at detecting abnormalities at an early
stage, this safe and reliable technique is based on a rapid evaluation of
radiation energy related to skin temperature. With a
focus on preventing diabetic foot problems, which could lead to significant
cost savings and alleviate pressure on healthcare systems, IRT identifies local
temperature variations and color variations. It also signals higher average
temperatures in feet at high risk of neuropathy and neuro-ischemia. To expedite
time-to-market, allowing for faster medical validation and creating additional
business opportunities, this project extends beyond diabetes. It includes
diagnosing ACNES (chronic abdominal pain) and detecting inflammation in sports

infrared scanner distinguishes itself with three innovative features:

  • Compact and Affordable: Suitable for primary healthcare.
  • AI/ML Implementation: Application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in a medical camera.
  • Advanced Thermography: Highly accurate and reliable in usage.

collaborative initiative brings together SMEs and research institutions to
drive product innovation in healthcare, contributing to a robust, competitive,
and sustainable economy in the border region. Equipping the healthcare sectors
in both the Netherlands and Germany with a powerful tool in a time of
increasing pressure and challenges due to aging and lifestyle-related diseases,
the IR scanner promises to be a revolutionary advancement.


Planned project costs

2.807.213,50 €

Project Duration

1.9.2023 - 31.8.2026


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Lead Partner

Comvis B.V.

Project partners

Sensor GmbH, Trauthoff Infrarot- & Sicherheitstechnik GmbH, PECE Zorg B.V., Physio Hassenpflug, Radboud universitair medisch centrum / Radboudumc, MSB de Medici, Orthopädische praxis piusallee, Städtische Kliniken Mönchengladbach GmbH,


Financer Amount
Comvis B.V. 178.519,25 €
EFRE / EFRO 1.079.592,20 €
Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat 138.804,74 €
MSB de Medici 119.591,50 €
MWIKE NRW 231.341,23 €
Orthopädische praxis piusallee 36.081,50 €
PECE Zorg B.V. 31.601,50 €
Physio Hassenpflug 31.601,50 €
Provincie Gelderland 55.102,69 €
Provincie Noord-Brabant 37.433,79 €
Radboud universitair medisch centrum / Radboudumc 208.001,85 €
Sensor GmbH 343.885,50 €
Trauthoff Infrarot- & Sicherheitstechnik GmbH 315.656,25 €