University of Vigo posted this:New wheel slip reset controller for brake systemsThe main motivation for using reset control is the overcoming of fundamental limitations or trade-offs of conventional controllers: with the conventional controllers if we want a fast braking response, the system is fragile and sensitive to uncertainties; and if we want a robust system, this requires slower braking actions. Reset control is a novel technique that achieves more robust and fester braking responses in a way that no other conventional controller is able to produce.
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:Method and Sensor system for the detection of trains’ axles using fiber optics and time of flight cameras.GEINTRA is a Spanish research group from the Department of Electronics of the University of Alcala. The group has developed a method and a sensor system for the detection and counting of the train’s axles. This sensor may be used to verify the integrity and speed of the railway convoys. This method and sensor system is characterized by its high auscultation speed. With this solution the measurements are made without physical contact with any element of the train, it has total immunity to electromagnetic interference (absence of electronics in the pathway) and to the sensor vibration. The group seeks railway related companies to achieve licensing agreements with technical collaborations and commercial agreements.
Universitat de València posted this:Nitrogen removal control system based on low-cost sensorsThis control system allows optimization of the activated sludge process since maintains effluent nitrogen concentration under limit values with minimum energy consumption. The most remarkable advantages provided by this technology are: Cost reduction of initial investment and maintenance Easier operation than nutrient analysers Lower time response Lower aireation energy consumption Lower pumping energy consumption
Universidad de Cádiz posted this:New collision prevention system for shipsCurrently substantial efforts are being made in the maritime navigation sector to stop or reduce collisions between ships. Such collisions are significant causes of the loss of human life, losses of vessels and their cargos, and damage to the natural environment of the sea and coastlines. These efforts are being directed towards various different aspects of the problem, in particular the human factor, maritime regulation, the technical evolution of ships and, most importantly, marine navigation equipment.
CREB-UPC posted this:BIOFEEDBACK SYSTEMS FOR URINARY INCONTINENCE TREATMENTThe advantage of this new system compared to others, is the study of the signal from the abdomen to monitor whether the exercise is being performed properly. In addition to the signal displayed, it is used as a criterion for evaluating the quality of the exercises per-formed, thus fulfilling another requirement.
CREB-UPC posted this:Tantalum foams for orthopaedic applications- Easy manufacture. - High degree of porosity (60-80%), high interconnectivity between pores and with a pore diameter greater than 100 µm allowing vascular invasion and bone inward. - With a specially roughened surface topography. - The Young’s modulus (0.5-2%GPa) is very close to that of subchondral bone, enhancing the mechanical biocompatibility. - High surface roughness in conjunction with a low elastic modulus cause fric-tion between the outer surface of the foam and the surrounding bone. It is ap-proximately 1.5 times greater than the friction produced by conventional mesh systems or with titanium or cobalt-chromium spherules, achieving an excel-lent primary stability of the implant.
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Better Care, S.L. posted this:Better Care allows the capture, integration, analysis and processing of biomedical signals from a wide range of medical devices (monitors, respirators, ...) The platform incorporates medical knowledge through implementation of configurable alarms.Our product is unique and different compare with the competition because: - The capacity of acquiring, processing and storing biomedical signals in high quality with advanced alarms. - The advanced alarms are validated by health professionals. - Provide tools for teach and research purposes. - Synchronization of signals from different devices. - Designed for and by health professionals. - Wide variety of medical devices integrated, providing the same interface for the user, easily customizable. - Fully integrated with the Hospital Information System and Electronical Medical Record (EMR) using standards (HL7, DICOM).
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TicSalut Foundation posted this:Innovative ICT Virtual Reality tool for the personalized rehabilitation of motor deficits of the upper extremities after a brain lesion due to Stroke (Ictus)RGS is based on leading edge virtual reality and neurorehabilitation research, and clinical trials on more than 100 patients have shown significant improvements in the rehabilitation of deficits of the upper extremities. RGS is a generic paradigm for brain repair and neurorehabilitation that we will be applied in the future to a range of other deficits in stroke, for instance gait training, aphasia, depression and chronic pain and to other neuropathologies, for instance cerebral palsy and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Technology Innovation: RGS is based on the integration of a wide range of highly innovative ICT technologies, such as Virtual Reality, learning and adaptive systems, image and scene analysis, wireless technologies, multimodal interfaces, simulation tools, sensors, tele-health and information systems. Despite this major integration effort combined with solid science and medical research it is nearly invisible for the End User, unobtrusive and low power consuming (home PC based). The RGS will contribute to directly improve the Quality of Life of the increasing number of patients in need of rehabilitation for motor deficits and will improve accessibility to healthcare therapy/home assistance and to a novel and highly innovative ICT based product. We are now listing the most important aspects: •Personalized Therapy. The RGS system can be personalized to the needs of every patient due to the self-learning and adaptive systems specifically developed, that automatically adapt the difficulty of the games to the performance of the patient in order to avoid frustration. Furthermore, with the aim of incentivising the patient the RGS system amplifies the movement of the impaired arm by successfully completing simple tasks in the virtual world in line with the movement made by the patient • Accessibility and Usability. The RGS is designed thinking about the patient and clinician needs. The system can run on a standard PC which will need only a normal internet connection. Additionally, the low cost of the system renders it an affordable solution for the target population of end users and healthcare agents. The final RGS is unobtrusive; its User interface also allows remote monitoring by the healthcare provider. The RGS incorporates learning and adaptive systems that will allow the system to automatically change the rehabilitation scenario based on the results of the previous exercises performed by the patient and be further supervised by the health care. •Tele-rehabilitation and increase of autonomy for everyone. The RGS will allow patients to design their own rehabilitation schedule and work at home, in coordination with everyday life activities and in consultation with their therapists, who will be able to individualize their therapy and follow their progress remotely (accuracy, speed, movement patterns…) and ensure the quality of the therapy. •Efficiency and more equal access to services. The self-managed RGS “home tele-assistance” will facilitate access to rehabilitation training at home to patients that may not have access to it or who may have had a restricted access due to the great demand from the elderly population and limitations from the healthcare systems; it will also avoid or minimize the cost and loss of time in transportation for both patients and clinicians to and from the hospital/rehabilitation centre designated by the health system or a private insurance company. (1~2 hours per day just in the ambulance).