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IMDEA Water Institute posted this:Biology and microbiology laboratoryIn our Biology and Microbiology laboratory we provide surface and groundwater analysis services in order to: • Support water quality surveillance initiatives through standardised national and international methods, in accordance with the Water Framework Directive (WFD 2000/60/EC) and Groundwater Directive (GWD2006/118/EC). • Monitor cyanobacteria blooms and their toxins in surface water and develop technological solutions for the elimination of cyanotoxins in water treatment.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:DriveSafe: App that monitors and scores your driving, generating alerts when it is not safe.The RobeSafe group of the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá has developed the application DriveSafe that monitors and evaluates the driving profiles of the drivers generating alerts in real time when they are considered to be unsafe. Placing the mobile device on the vehicle's windshield, the application uses the smartphone's sensors (accelerometers, GPS, rear camera) to get a complete assessment of the driving and create a driver profile that can be checked either on real time during the trip, or reviewed in detail once the route is over. The system requires only a slight calibration. The application has a dual functionality. On the one hand, it provides real-time Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) services, improving the safety of drivers in all types of vehicles (mainly low-end), which otherwise would only be available in premium vehicles high-end. On the other hand, it generates a history of the driver behavior that may be useful to the driver himself or to insurance, logistics or other companies in order to mitigate potential risks and reduce operational costs. The group is looking for companies from the Transport, Insurance or Apps sector to sign technical collaboration agreements, commercial agreements with technical assistance and license agreements.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Risk management of the effects of solar activity: Device and procedure of obtaining in real time and high resolution, the Local Geomagnetic Disturbance at middle latitudes.The research team specialized in Space Meteorology within the Space Research Group of the University of Alcalá, has developed a device and procedure that, based on the measurement of the local geomagnetic field, is able to estimate the magnetic disturbance component associated to solar activity at middle latitudes. The determination of the magnetic disturbance component is especially relevant in cases of sporadic but explosive solar phenomena. From the perspective of the actual user, the present invention constitutes an essential element in the risk management of the effects of solar activity on vulnerable technologies, both ground-based and satellite-based (electric power, rail transport, terrestrial and positioning navigation systems, radio and satellite communication systems ...), increasing the capacities of public administrations, civil protection and emergencies and the companies themselves, in order to prepare a successful strategy for adverse conditions related to the solar activity. The group is looking for collaboration and/or commercial agreements with the Central Administration, Civil Protection, Critical Infrastructure, Electric Power companies, Rail Network, Oil pipelines companies, Gas Pipelines companies, Insurance firms, etc...
Technology Transfer Office
Technology Transfer Office posted this:Brno Dynamic Solidification Models®Continuous casting process of steel cannot be in these days controlled without the use of mathematical models, computer simulations and advanced control and optimization methods. The proposed dynamic solidification model allows for real-time simulations of heat transfer and solidification of continuously cast steel slabs and billets. The model can also be coupled with optimization modules for the effective and appropriate control and regulation of casting.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Distributed characterization system and method of variations of the refractive index of an optical fiber.The Photonics Research Group of Alcalá University has developed a method and a system that both allow to take at the same time, distributed measures of deformation and temperature, derived from the laser source, vibrations…, based on a ɸ -OTDR system with limited elements and therefore reducing the cost of the sensor system. The group seeks to reach licensing, cooperation and commercial agreements with telecommunications companies or sensing and distributed characterization of optical fiber enterprises.
NumbersAgain posted this:Software for Monitoring of Probes & Sensor Systems in Real-TimeManufacturers Independence Collect data from probes and sensor systems produced by different manufacturers and integrate into a single Dashboard and deliver as a single presentation (via the browser) to the end user. Web-based & Multilingual Access to the available information, through a secure browser with user authentication (Tablet / Smartphone included), in the language you want, from anywhere in the world through an Internet connection. Multiple Units of Measure You can mix and match different units of measurement on the platform. The dashboard or graphic generator can display, at the same time, the various ambient temperature (°C or °F), brightness (Lux) and CO2 value in % or ppm. Connections & Gateways Can be connected to different physical media and protocols, as well as with other systems of alarm, quality and management of buildings. Non-conforming situations (Alarms) can be sent by Mail, SMS or Voice, depending on the options of the administration group. Validated and ready to meet FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliance requirements and other normative documents.
Barani Design posted this:Ultra low power MODBUS Temperature, Humidity, Pressure sensor• High accuracy meeting WMO standards • Fast response (short time constant) • Negligible self heating • Ultra-low power consumption • Digital RS485 MODBUS RTU & ASCII output • Highest lightning protection with Class A result for surge, EFT/burst, ESD per EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5 • Flexible 5 to 18VDC input
Fundació URV posted this:ELECTRE-H software package: a tool for data analysis and decision aiding with hierarchical criteriaThe ELECTRE-H Software Package implements two new methods for ranking and ordered classification decision problems considering multiple criteria structured into a hierarchy. The hierarchy of criteria is a tool that allows the decision maker to better organize the problem based on its domain knowledge and needs, decomposing the general problem into smaller sub-problems. Both methods follow the well-known outranking model and belong to the family of ELECTRE methods. The ELECTRE approach is inspired on the voting-like procedure based on the opinion of the majority but also respecting the minorities (by allowing veto power). The software available to use ELECTRE methods does not allow a hierarchical decomposition of the problem, but on a flat organization of criteria. The novelties of these two methods are the following: -It fully applies the standard outranking procedure of ELECTRE at all the levels of the hierarchy of criteria (concordance and discordance indices are obtained from the results of the previous layer and exploited at each node to generate new results). -The user will get a result (a ranking or classification) at each intermediate node of the hierarchy as well as the root (or overall) node. -Preference uncertainty can be managed at each node of the hierarchy with its particular discrimination threshold values. -Veto power can be given to the appropriate nodes in the hierarchy, to avoid compensation with the rest of related criteria. -Different scales of measurement can be used both in the elementary criteria and in the intermediate criteria. -For the case of sorting, simple IF…THEN… decision rules are used to define the categories. The novelty of the software ELECTRE-H is that it is the implementation of these methods given by the authors. This guarantees that the program is fully following the methodology proposed. Its main features are: -Clear and easy-to-understand user interface. -Data can be easily provided using an Excel file. -All the parameters of the model can be easily changed in the user interface. -The results obtained can be graphically displayed (i.e. partial pre-orders, rankings) and exported into a PNG image or text files. Also, the calculations of the results are provided in log files. -Additional statistical tools to compute correlations for different ranking and classification results on the same set of alternatives and hierarchy are available. -A distance-based statistical tool to compare partial preorders is available. -The “Simos revised procedure” to calculate numerical values for criteria weights is available. -Analysis of the results can be done at different levels of the hierarchy. -The software supports large number of alternatives and criteria. Also the structure of the hierarchy is only limited to be a tree (each node has a single parent). The software is designed to be easy to use while providing the full functionality required in these two methods.
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UNIVERSIDAD DE ALICANTE posted this:Device for position and lumbar spine control.A device to control the position and movement of the lumbar spine has been developed. This device measures the degree of lumbar spine and trunk rotation as well as changes in position or while performing any type of physical activity. The device is patented and potential partners to license the technology or develop end products based on this technology are sought.
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Fundació URV posted this:Potentiometric sensor for the quantitative determination of creatininePotentiometric sensor for the quantitative determination of creatinine in biological fluids and other aqueous media. By a new ionophore incorporated into a polymeric membrane that allows screening creatinine real samples. The use of said ionophore in the polymer membrane solve the selectivity problem found in other methods.
Technology Transfer Office
UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS posted this:Device for detecting and monitoring lactate in sweatElectronic device capable of detecting lactic acid in sweat, in real time, through screen-printed electrodes. The device includes an enzymatic biosensor capable of measuring the specific activity of the enzyme lactate oxidase on lactic acid, substance generated during physical exercise and partly excreted through sweat.