Closed FOM programme
|Title||New physics instruments for health care (NIG-FOM)|
|Executive organisational unit||BUW|
|Programme management||Prof.dr. S. Brandenburg|
|Cost estimate||M€ 2.8|
To stimulate physics research for the development of new or improved instrumentation for health care.
Background, relevance and implementation
This FOM-programme is part of the starting programme of the NWO-theme 'Nieuwe instrumenten voor de gezondheidszorg' (NIG), a cooperation between ZonMw (theme coordinator), FOM, STW and ICT regie. The NIG theme focuses on five clusters:
- Instruments for minimally-invasive therapy;
- Instruments for medical optics and acoustics;
- Instruments for medical imaging;
- High-precision instruments for health care;
- Health care technology and safety.
Project applications for the FOM-programme 'New physics instrumentation for health care' were evaluated as to their scientific merit (from a physics perspective) and their relevance for health care. An initial check as to whether an application was within the scope of the NWO-theme was performed by the NWO theme committee, 'Nieuwe instrumenten voor de gezondheidszorg' (NIG).
Please find a research highlight that was achieved in 2014 within this FOM programme here.