by Marija Bezbradica, Martin Crane and Heather J. Ruskin

The project at Dublin City University aims to establish new computational models for drug dissolution systems, specifically for sustained release drugs used in the gastro-intestinal tract. It seeks to improve existing algorithms and develop improved ones to predict the release curves of active substances. High-performance computing and cellular automata are used to investigate probabilistic drug dissolution phenomena. The project is an ongoing collaboration with industrial partner, Sigmoid Pharma Ltd.

by Asuman Dogac, Gokce Laleci and Catherine Chronaki

The guideline-driven approach of iCARDEA (An Intelligent Platform for Personalized Remote Monitoring of the Cardiac Patients with Electronic Implant Devices) capitalizes on interoperability standards to semi-automatically process patient data from hospital-based health records, remotely monitored implants and personal health records, and promote context-aware personalized and participatory care through the intelligent management of patient information. At the same time it targets reduction of unnecessary in-patient follow-up visits, increased quality of life and patient safety.

by Egbert Althammer, Reinhard Kloibhofer, Roland Spielhofer and Erwin Schoitsch

The goals of the project NAV-CAR are to enable lane-sensitive navigation for cars on motorways and to increase robustness for high precision positioning in specific environments such as urban canyons where satellite based navigation systems may fail. The challenge of the project is the technical realization of the accuracy vs. costs, which is met by using sensor fusion technologies and stepwise integration of car specific data.

by Joakim Eriksson

Smart Grids is a popular concept and there has been much discussion about the revolution that will be needed to cope with the construction of smart electrical grids. SICS has developed a comprehensive picture of what is required by the private end user who represents the end of the line. In a three-year project financed by the Swedish Energy Agency, SICS is investigating the possibility of "smart houses" from an energy-saving perspective.

by Nicola Ferro

Measuring is a key to scientific progress. This is particularly true for research concerning complex systems, whether natural or human-built. PROMISE will provide a virtual laboratory for conducting participative research and experimentation to carry out, advance and bring automation into the evaluation and benchmarking of complex multilingual and multimedia information systems.

by Tamás Kifor and Tibor Gottdank

3D visualization and communication devices are developing rapidly. A current project at SZTAKI introduces these innovative technologies to telemanipulation and communication. The main goal is to offer a novel tool for people working on a common task and enable them to cooperate in a common intelligent virtual 3D environment.

by Jean-Christophe Lombardo and David Rey

Virtual Reality (VR) is a major area of research at INRIA’s research centre, Sophia Antipolis – Méditerranée (CRISAM). To complement this research activity and to stay at the forefront of VR research, CRISAM recently inaugurated its new VR facility: the “immersive space Gouraud-Phong”. The space is designed to prototype, test, and run VR applications in various fields including 3D interaction and immersion, scientific visualization, numerical simulation and medical imaging. This platform, located in Sophia Antipolis (France), is open to research collaborations, either with academic or industrial partners.

by Céline Serrano and Katarzyna Kucharczyk

The European project FITT has developed a toolbox for technology transfer (TT) practitioners who work in support of innovation in information and communication technologies (ICT). The motivation is clear: efficient technology transfer is an essential element to transform innovative ideas and research results into new products and services. However, it is a complex job that requires specific tools and a high level of professionalism.

Next issue: July 2018
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