Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Intelligent regulation system of pedestrian crossings by monitoring the waiting areas and adaptive traffic light controlThe research group Intelligent Vehicles and Traffic Technologies of the Automation Department of the University of Alcalá has developed a system that allows the intelligent control of the opening and closing times of a traffic light that governs a pedestrian crossing, especially in urban areas. It is a road safety system that ensures that pedestrian traffic at pedestrian crossings is carried out safely, while optimizing the opening and closing times of traffic lights, achieving an improvement in traffic flow in urban areas. For this purpose, the monitoring of waiting areas for pedestrian crossings is carried out by means of a stereoscopic vision system with infrared illumination. The images provided by the stereoscopic vision system are processed by a computer, obtaining information regarding the presence of pedestrians in the waiting areas. This information is used to act on a traffic light that controls the pedestrian crossing. The group is looking for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements, manufacturing agreements and commercial agreements with technical assistance with companies in the sector of transport infrastructure and traffic safety as well as public institutions, such as municipalities and councils.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Artificial vision system for the semaphoric control of the access to parking and garages, through the monitoring of pedestrians.The research group “Intelligent Vehicles and Traffic Technologies” of the Automation Department of the University of Alcalá has developed a procedure for the semaphoric control of the access roads to parkings and garages by monitoring pedestrians using artificial vision. It is a road safety system that ensures that the exit access of the vehicles from the parking is performed safely for pedestrians, by monitoring the different access points to the parking, using a stereoscopic vision system with infrared lighting. The images provided by the stereoscopic vision system are processed by a computer, obtaining information regarding the presence of pedestrians in the vicinity of the monitored access point. This information is used to act on a traffic light that controls the exit access of vehicles. The group looks for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements, manufacturing agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies from the sector of transport infrastructure and traffic safety.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Sensor system for the detection of objects / obstacles in critical points of railway linesThe research group in Electronics Engineering Applied to Intelligent Spaces and Transport (GEINTRA) of the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcalá has developed a sensor device and its corresponding procedure to detect the presence of any type of objects (vehicles, people, animals, etc…) in points of interest of the railway route (level crossings, tunnels, etc.), sending to the train the visual information and corresponding warning signs. The device consists of a set of cameras located in the environment of each point of interest, an infrared lighting system, an image processing module and a wireless communication system with the train. The system contributes to the increase of safety in rail transport, providing the machinists with visual information about the state of the conflicting points and notifying the presence of obstacles. The system is capable of detecting the presence of objects in daylight and nighttime conditions. The group seeks for licensing agreements, technical cooperation agreements or commercial agreements with technical assistance, with companies that work in the manufacture of safety equipment for rail transport systems.
Universidad de Alcalá-OTRI posted this:Supervision System through artificial vision to monitor children when traveling in Child Retention SystemsThe research group of the University of Alcalá, "Recognition and Multisensory Analysis", has developed a system of supervision through artificial vision, to monitor children traveling in child retention systems, alerting the driver of possible situations of risk. The group is looking for automotive companies, road safety, child retention systems manufacturers or telecommunications companies, interested in reaching agreements of collaboration, license or commercial agreements with technical assistance.
Universitat de Girona posted this:Design and 3D reconstruction of the human skull applying the geometric abstraction method (Y-CR@NIUM)The Y-Cr@nium technology consists of a 3D geometrical model that systematizes the 22 cranial bones. It demonstrates what is the mechanical behavior of the skull in case of impact and therefore changes the paradigm when designing cranial prostheses and protective equipments such as motorcycle helmets or dummies.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:Pressurized foam fire protection system for large diameter atmospheric storageOne of our partners developed a technology that provides uncompromised safety against full surface fires for large diameter atmospheric storage tanks - even if personnel, water supply, and electrical resources are vague and terrain, room, and climate are unfavorable - without polluting the environment or endangering lives The current ruling procedure is that only rim seal fires have to be taken out. In the case of a large full surface tank fire, the ruling tactic in most cases is to use whatever resources there are to contain the crisis and let the tank burn out. However in this way, the business disruption and environmental exposure is unacceptably huge. If other tanks are nearby, there is little chance of isolating a single tank if supplies are limited, and the whole terminal could be endangered.
DIT Hothouse posted this:New Farming Technology: The Slurry Solver - A low cost technology to make slurry greener and saferThe Slurry Solver offers a new, low-cost approach for cattle farmers to improve health and safety around tanks, to capture and use renewable energy and to improve the quality and lessen the environmental impact of the slurry their farms produce.
Laser Consult Ltd. posted this:Lightning conductor with upgradeable modular structureOur partner a Macedonian company has developed a modularly upgradeable lightning conductor with built-in early streamer emission device. Lightning conductors are designed to increase the efficiency of lightning attraction and to improve the radius of protection 1.5 - 3 times of a conventional lightning rod. The modular structure enables different functions for the product. The company is interested in finding suitable license partner.
University of Huelva posted this:AUTONOMOUS DETECTION AND SIGNALING CROSSWALK SYSTEMAutonomous device and system for vehicle detection and crosswalk signaling oriented to form a visual warning barrier especially applicable to the field of road safety. The system has several innovative features: 1) low cost, which makes possible real deployment on roads; 2) small size, which entails a minimal impact for both users and environment; 3) placed over the track, which does not require public works; 4) autonomous, so it does not require electrical wiring; 5) smart, so it interacts with pedestrians and vehicles.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Building and Architectural Acoustics LaboratoryBuilding and Architectural Acoustics Laboratory (BAAL) is a part of Building Physics Lab. Our mission is to help architects and structural designers make their buildings acoustically better. We also help building material manufacturers to develop or improve acoustical performance in their products. We offer consulting services in the field of acoustics from the design phase until final building or product testing.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:The Geotechnical Laboratory at Department of Environmental Engineering of Cracow University of TechnologyThe Geotechnical Laboratory at Department of Environmental Engineering is equipped with the following devices: • Triaxial apparatus ELE • Rowe’s consolidometer (ELE) • The CPTU
Technology Transfer Office
RAMOT at Tel Aviv University Ltd. posted this:High Voltage Photovoltaic Cells with High EfficiencyA novel photovoltaic cell is described for converting sunlight to electricity at higher efficiency relative to existing cells, and with improved flexibility for integration in modules, both one-sun and concentrating. The new cell contains many small sub-cells, which are internally connected in series. Such configurations are called Monolithic Integrated Modules (MIM) and they are capable of providing very high open circuit voltage. Our MIM design is based on a monolithic device with vertical PN junctions with significant expected advantages in performance relative to existing MIM designs: higher voltage; smaller contact area and no front metallization grid, leading to higher efficiency; better utilization of the solar spectrum; and better matching to integration in modules including concentrator modules. High-voltage cells can be electrically connected in parallel instead of series, leading to nearly independent operation (voltage-coupled instead of current-coupled) even under non-uniform illumination and even partial shading conditions. This will improve the overall performance of a photovoltaic system, and permit a less demanding and less expensive optical design. Project ID : 6-2011-180
Research & Technology Organization
IMDEA Water Institute posted this:Aquatic ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessmentEcotoxicology is a multidisciplinary science which aims to assess how interaction between pollutants and the environment affects ecosystems, taking into account the susceptibility of individuals, populations and communities to be affected by and recover from any type of toxic stress. Assessing ecological risk from pollutants requires preliminary research into the emission and transport of contaminating substances in the environment and the exposure to which live organisms may be subjected. Likewise, laboratory and/or field experiments help evaluate the toxic effects caused by different pollutants and exposure patterns. Finally, the results of these studies are combined to calculate the likelihood of ecosystems being affected by the use of potentially toxic substances.
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...
Small and Medium Enterprise
Nanoker Research SL posted this:Inorganic products for inhibiting or controlling the growth of legionellaeNanoker Research SL is seeking industrial partners interested in applying two novel inorganic and environmentally friendly materials in the prevention of Legionella bacteria in water systems such as evaporative cooling systems (cooling towers, evaporative condensers…), hot and cold water systems, spa pools…