A step towards domiciliary hospitalization


The overall goal is to demonstrate wireless patient bio monitoring and centralized data collection, processing and transmission, as a step towards domiciliary hospitalization. More specifically, the project foresees implementations of a novel material and ICT architecture that would allow for the first time, simultaneous monitoring of multiple patients through truly wireless and untethered thin-film biomonitoring stickers, via centralized data collection, processing and transmission to the most utilized software in the Portuguese hospitals, i.e. Globalcare, a proprietary Hospital Information System developed by the project leader – Glintt.


As a use-case scenario, we intend to demonstrate simultaneous monitoring of up to 5 patients that can move for a distance of up to 5 meters from their bed.
In summary, the project can be divided into the following:

Design, development and demonstration

of a series of fully untethered BioStickers for EMG/ECG/EEG/GSR/temperature/motion/location monitoring based on state-of-the-art methods for fabrication of stretchable electronics circuits, using the patented ink formulation and fabrication method.

Demonstration of the use-case scenario

for sticker-smart bed connection for RF energy transmission to stickers, and data acquisition by the smart bed.

Design and development of the smart box:

An IoT node that can be connected to the patient's bed at the hospital or at home. A smart box will be associated to each patient´s bed, thus constituting a smart bed.


of the acquired signals against gold standard measurements at the Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre (CHUC), to determine suitability of each patient for rigorous patient monitoring.

Development of skin-patch adhesive electrodes

based on a poly(acrylamide) and poly (acrylic acid) hydrogels that have the following characteristics: biocompatible; preserves the high water content, gel-like mechanical properties; strong adhesion to the patient skin and a light triggered easy detachment.

Patient-Sticker-Bed-Globalcare architecture

for simultaneous wireless movement of up to 5 patients, with a distance of up to 5 meters from their bed


The consortium is composed of the complete R&D chain of a new commercial solution

Project Structure

  • WP1 - User Requirement Analysis and Functional Specification
  • WP2 - BioSticker Materials, Fabrication and Validation
  • WP3 - Wireless Data and Energy Transfer for Untethered BioStickers
  • WP4 - Smart Bed IoT System
  • WP5 - Globalcare Software Solution Adaptation
  • WP6 - System Integration and Experimental Validation
  • WP7 - Project Coordination, Dissemination and Exploitation

Project Facts

  • Project Number: 045913
  • Operation Code: POCI-01-0247-FEDER-045913
  • Main Goal: OT1 – Reinforce research, technology development and innovation
  • Project Designation: WoW (Wireless biOmonitoring stickers and smart bed architecture: toWards Untethered Patients)
  • Intervention Region: North and Center
  • Beneficiary Entities: GLINTT - HEALTHCARE SOLUTIONS, S.A
  • Approval Date: 07/01/2020
  • Start Date: 01/04/2020
  • Conclusion Date: 01/04/2023
  • Total Eligible Cost: 1.098.958,70 Euros
  • European Union Financial Support: FEDER – 742.755,18 Euros
  • Objectives, Activities and Expected Results
    WoW proposes a novel architecture centered on a series of biomonitoring stickers for patients, including fully untethered, simple and very low-cost printed stickers. In this architecture, patient´s beds will have a central role. An ad-hoc smart IoT unit will be embedded in the beds, as part of an IoT infrastructure that connects to several biomonitoring stickers at one end and to the Hospital Information System (HIS) on the other end.



Trial Setup and Operation

Wireless biOmonitoring stickers and smart bed architecture: toWards untethered patients

Initial specification of Biosticker sensors, materials, safety and compatibility

Wireless biomonitoring stickers and smart bed architecture: towards untethered patients

Project Communication and Dissemination Plan

Wireless biomonitoring stickers and smart bed architecture: towards untethered patients

User Requirements, Use Case Scenarios and Barriers for Adoption

Wireless biomonitoring stickers and smart bed architecture: towards untethered patients

Wireless Biostickers: Technical Specification for Energy Transmission and Initial

Wireless biomonitoring stickers and smart bed architecture: towards untethered patients

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