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H2020: InSiDe

Full Name: Integrated Silicon photonics for Cardiovascular Disease monitoring

Duration: 1/1/2020-31/12/2023


  • Medtronic
  • Universiteit Gent
  • University College Cork - Tyndall National Institute
  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Microsemi Semiconductor Limited
  • Argotech a.s.
  • Institut National de la Sante et de la Recherche Medicale
  • Universiteit Maastricht


  • The unmet need to accelerate the access for the medical community to a new prototype of a diagnostic device, based on a silicon photonics integrated circuit, able to identify and characterize different stages of cardiovascular diseases while proving its efficacy to drive the proper therapy adoption and to monitor its evolution, in order to reduce the healthcare costs and improve patients outcome, will be the rationale and driver of the proposed InSiDe project.

INTEC's Role:

  • Design, fabrication and test of the SiPh chip (iSiPP50G)
  • Design of optical system
  • Software for device operation and real-time data visualisation

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Publications in the framework of this project (6)

    International Journals

  1. Y. Li, E. Dieussaert, A Compensation Method for Nonlinearity Errors in Optical Interferometry, Sensors, 23(18), p.7942 doi:10.3390/s23187942 (2023)  Download this Publication (3.5MB).
  2. Y. Li, E. Dieussaert, R. Baets, Miniaturization of Laser Doppler vibrometers - a review, Sensors, 22, p.4735 doi:10.3390/s22134735 (2022)  Download this Publication (5.2MB).
  3. Silvia Seoni, Simeon Beeckman, Y. Li, Soren Aasmul, Umberto Morbiducci, R. Baets, Pierre Boutouyrie, Filippo Molinari, Nilesh Madhu, Patrick Segers, Template matching and Matrix Profile for Signal Quality Assessment of Carotid and Femoral Laser Doppler Vibrometer Signals, Frontiers in Physiology, 12, p.775052 doi:10.3389/fphys.2021.775052 (2022)  Download this Publication (5.7MB).
  4. Y. Li, R. Baets, Nonlinear signal errors in homodyne laser Doppler vibrometry induced by strong second-order ghost reflections and their mitigation, Optics Express, 29(6), p.8283 - 8295 doi:10.1364/OE.418439 (2021)  Download this Publication (3.1MB).
      International Conferences

    1. Simoen Beeckman, Y. Li, Soren Aasmul, R. Baets, Pierre Boutouyrie, Patrick Segers, Nilesh Madhu, Enhancing Multichannel Laser-Doppler Vibrometry Signals with Application to (Carotid-Femoral) Pulse Transit Time Estimation, 45th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Australia, (2023).
    2. Y. Li, S. Aasmul, P. Morrissey, D. Carey, T. Wotherspoon, P. Zaruba, R. Baets, Optimization of multi-beam silicon photonics based laser Doppler vibrometry for measuring cardiovascular signals on bare skin, Photonics West BiOS, 11621, p.116210A doi:10.1117/12.2577159 (2021)  Download this Publication (967KB).