Covid-19 Innovation Challenges by Innoget posted this:Shimmer3 Bioimpedance Monitor - Monitoring HR, respiration rate and depth, and the increase in fluid in the lungs to triage and remotely monitor Covid-19 patientsManaging the huge influx of patients in hospitals is one of the most critical challenges of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Shimmer’s Bioimpedance Monitor has the potential to help manage this challenge by monitoring HR, respiration rate and depth and the increase in fluid in the lungs to triage and remotely monitor patients. Background Bioimpedance, specifically across the lungs, has long been studied in Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). This measurement provides useful indicators of respiration, including rate, volume, and fluid in the lungs. Because COVID-19 attacks the lungs, these measurements provide clear indications of the progression of the disease. This information can be used in many ways, potentially including: • Monitoring patients remotely at home to determine, if and when, they will need to be admitted to the hospital • Monitoring patients in a hospital to determine when they need more aggressive treatment (e.g., ventilators) • Enabling the earlier release of non-acute patients because of the ability to monitor at home • Adjusting the treatment depending on the rate of progression of disease
Arkadiusz Rudawski, PhD posted this:
Technology Broker at Cracow University of Technology
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Novel sensor for in vivo nano-mechanical characterizationA nanoforce sensor has been designed to be able to work in aqueous environments. The system is based on a motion amplifier mechanism that allows to amplify extremely small displacements (nanometers) up to 200 times, providing the possibility to characterize the mechano-transduction mechanisms either of a single cell or a tissue in a 3D gel scaffold. Partners to further develop the system applying to specific assays and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:Non-Intrusive and contact less procedure to test and characterize RF and mmW integrated analogue circuits with DC or low frequency temperature measurements with applications to failure analysisA new procedure that is able to test (go-no go) and to characterize (i.e. to extract high frequency figures of merit, such as central frequency, 1dB compression point) high frequency analogue circuits by using off-chip temperature measurement techniques, such as infra-red camera, reflectometry, interferometry, etc... The technique has applications in the field of design debugging or failure analysis. It allows to test and characterize the individual blocks that constitute a complete system (e.g. low noise amplifier, mixer, power amplifier), even when their electrical outputs are not accessible to the classical instrumentation equipment. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements along with technical cooperation are sought.
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - UPC posted this:New robust and reliable chromatic dispersion measurement systemNew chromatic dispersion measurement techniques have been developed to improve some weakness of current commercial analyzers. The technology based on detection of amplitude nulls allows a significant reduction of the cost and complexity. Partners to further develop the system and/or to establish commercial agreements with technical cooperation are sought.
Biótica, Bioquímica Analítica,S.L. posted this:ULISENS Legionella Desktop AnalyzerFully automated equipment for 1 hour-determination of Legionella in concentrated water samples. The #ULISENS Desktop is a portable computer that makes it possible to analyze #Legionella in filtered water samples. With the "nespresso" philosophy, it uses a recyclable cartridge. "Push & Run" and the data is available in only 1 hour. It automates the rapid immunomagnetic method listed in the norm UNE100030:2017 for the control and prevention of #Legionella. (https://youtu.be/baiHP26xwCs)
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Center for Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Novosibirsk State University posted this:Breakthrough UAV-mobile system for geophysical research of solid mineral depositsNSU developed a UAV-mobile system for geophysical research of solid mineral deposits. It uses a high-frequency and highly sensitive vector magnetometer, gamma-spectrometer, gas analyzer, as well as special software for data processing, which creates a high-precision description of the depth of occurrence and morphology of the ore body, archaeological artifact or other magnetic anomaly with the size of up to tens of centimeters and less. Due to this, the costs of exploration are significantly, often more than 10 times lower than using conventional methods.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Early Warning System for Anaerobic Digesters The CSIC and University Pablo de Olavide have developed a system for warning possible failure of the anaerobic digestion process carried out in a digester, using a microbial fuel cell connected to the digester by recirculation. This system is called Previous Destabilization Alarm for Anaerobic Digesters (PDAL). Companies interested in the license of the patent are searched for commercial exploitation.
Irene Uceda posted this:
Employee at Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
Maxim Korshikov posted this:
Innovation Manager at Technoton Engineering
Brunel University London posted this:Bespoke Materials Characterisation Using World Class Microscopic and Spectroscopic InstrumentsBrunel's Experimental Techniques Centre provides a unique and bespoke service of problem definition, analysis and interpretation. The combination of the analytical experts and a suite of world class techniques and equipment gives ETC the ability to characterise and understand the performance of materials across a wide range of sectors. Many of the analytical services are UKAS accredited providing further confidence in the results obtained.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Systems and applications based on indoor positioning via led-lightingThe use of LED lamps available for lighting of different parts of a building or room in such a way as to allow the transmission of very high-frequency codes non-perceptible by humans together with the illumination lights. These codes (one unique code for each LED lamp) will be decoded by light detectors included in smart-devices, or by detectors designed particularly for this purpose. From the code information, the device positioning can be determined with high precision.
Radoslaw Rudz posted this:
Licensing Manager at Centre Technology Transfer CITTRU
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Comprehensive method to assess the technical condition of the pressure equipment of installation operated in the chemical and petrochemical industryA comprehensive method to assess the technical condition of the pressure equipment of installation operated in the chemical and petrochemical industry, with the use of acoustic emission signal analysis, structure stress field and the degradation st The algorithm for the assessment of the technical condition of pressure equipment of chemical and petrochemical installations, subjected to the long-term operation, allows to determine the damage degree of the material and allows to predict the further development of degradation processes in a function of time. The proposed approach to the problem of safe operation of devices is fundamentally different from the solutions which are currently used in industrial practice. Currently, the supervision of these objects is based mainly on standard non-destructive testing methods. The main limitation of used methods is the lack of the possibility of both examining the object in its entire volume and testing the device in working conditions. Developed algorithm allows to effectively solve current problems in the diagnosis of chemical installations related to the assessment of their technical condition and determination of the conditions for further operation in real time. The algorithm is particularly recommended for monitoring devices in which adverse damages occur due to the long-term operation.