PROJECTS

The ROG (Real Organ Generation) project allows to obtain virtual models of human organs using the most advanced technologies available today such as MIR scanner, 3D printing, virtual reality, augmented reality.

MTM S.r.l has developed a platform that includes:

1) An algorithm able to capture 2D images and convert them into 3D geometries ( we have already validated our solution on Cardiac Imaging), in order to generate hyper realistic ( more than 10X resolution respect of the best 3D medical imaging today present in the market) models/mockups, ready to be used in VR and 3D printing allowing an unprecedent medical training approach, as well as a simulation of real patients’ condition on which perform pre-operative simulation in healthcare environment;

2) A sophisticated software able to manage multiple actions: such as loading 2D image parts produced by medical scanning devices (organs and tissues), generating 3D models from 2D images elaborated by our algorithm, enable the user (thanks to our intuitive GUI – Graphical User Interface) to visualise the 3D model, (choosing from different views, differentiate surfaces, anatomical sections, layers, regions of interests), recognising anomalies, tagging the mutations and the morphology aberrations, supporting and collecting extensive libraries of 2D images and 3D models, enabling an unprecedent new way to train students and surgeons during critical preparation to surgery.

The Never Stop project consists of the creation of an app for smartphones with Android and IOS operating systems for the tourism sector, dedicated to creating guided tours within cities of art, which allow tourists (especially foreigners) to benefit directly and quickly from the architectural, artistic and cultural heritage. The project first focuses on the cities of Lombardy and then exports to other regions of Italy and abroad.

It will be designed in different languages (starting with English, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Russian) that describe in a simple way, along a route to be taken on foot in the cities, that first of all guides the tourist in a correct way (with an advanced GPS tracking and a detailed map system with very well highlighted and error-proof routes) along the streets of the cities of art. Once you meet a building or monument of cultural or artistic character it will be possible to enter an augmented reality section that better shows what the tourist is framing. The user will thus be able to access video and 3D multimedia content that better explain the characteristics of the building or work framed in augmented reality (AR).

The MED3D project stages the rapid mockup prototyping phase and the simulation platform for surgical interventions and interfaces with users, companies and institutions involved. The University of Milano-Bicocca, the physics and materials science group, will study, test and validate new materials used for 3D printing and develop deposition techniques and nanostructures useful for the prosthetic sector. MED3D aims to strengthen the health sector’s confidence in these new techniques in order to accelerate research, development and adoption of these technologies in order to provide better patient care. The hospital medical world has shown interest in the MED3D project, which could provide interesting tools for surgical simulation and the study of personalized therapies for cancer therapy. The aim of the project is to create a critical mass throughout the world of 3D printing for the medical sector, so that this project can also be promoted and developed abroad. The final goal of the MED3D project will be to create an IT platform that can be used by hospitals, research centres and pharmaceutical companies.

The platform will be composed of:

1- a model of organ virtualization (initially specific to the cardiovascular sector);
2- a model study algorithm to derive 3D printable images with sintered printers;
3- a mathematical and statistical analysis model useful for the creation of personalized therapeutic approaches to the patient.

The CASASLA Project is part of MTM’s activities on research for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, with a view not to “cure” the disease but to support a growing psycho-social problem.
During the course of the studies, the working group has also interfaced several times with families with ALS and SMA patients, who are often not prepared for the enormous psychological impact, and on the activities of daily life of family members that the pathological process of physiological decay goes to insert.
This kind of destabilizing disease involves the patient and the family in the management, care, decision-making and therapeutic activities from the very beginning.

MTM with CASASLA has realised that some useful tools are needed:
-To make families better acquainted with advances in science and technology in SLA and SMAM;
-To develop a network of professionals (doctors, psychologists, counsellors, scientific and medical communication professionals) who can dialogue with each other to implement a more effective therapeutic intervention plan;
-To create moments of dialogue and confrontation between stakeholders (families, patients, health professionals, Pharma companies);
-To implement a communication, information and training plan to make the daily life of patients and their families easier.

The Circularponics project applies to a production process of plants of various kinds (ornamental, aromatic, vegetable) and fish (ornamental or for food) through aquaponic systems, based on a symbiotic ecosystem of fish-plants. The system is able to work independently without the supervision of the operator. The activities carried out have focused on the development of a hydroponic monitoring system with the aim of optimising production processes and reducing intervention times on the plant in the event of malfunctioning.