UPC patents system for cardiovascular pre-diagnosis—in under a minute—based on contact with user’s hands or feet The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has patented an affordable, easy-to-use electrocardiograph that can provide a cardiovascular pre-diagnosis in less than a minute. It is the first system to measure both the electrical activity of the heart (electrocardiogram) and its mechanical activity (arterial pulse wave) based on data collected via two metal sensors in contact with the user’s hands or feet. The prototype has already been granted patents in Spain, the United States and China, and applications have also been filed in Europe, Japan, Korea and India. The system will be presented next week at the Mobile World Congress, along with other projects that reflect the University’s technological capabilities.
Feb 21, 2017
Catalan scientists develop new high-precision method for analysing and comparing functioning and structure of complex networks The research results, recently published in the journal Nature Communications, will make it possible to understand and more effectively study certain dysfunctions of the brain system and the functioning of systems such as the internet, power distribution networks and airport connections.
Feb 10, 2017
Lluís Jofre appointed director of CARNET project and SEAT-UPC Enterprise Chair, with Robert Griñó to serve as academic director This year Lluís Jofre, who holds a degree in Telecommunications from the UPC and is a professor at the ETSETB, will direct both the CARNET (Cooperative Automotive Research Network) project, a research and innovation hub that focuses on the automotive industry and future urban mobility, and the SEAT-UPC Enterprise Chair, which launched the CARNET project. He will work with IOC director Robert Griñó, who will serve as the academic director of the Chair.
Feb 07, 2017
Robotic lighting system gives surgeons clearer view in operating theatres A team at the Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has developed an innovative smart lighting system for operating theatres. Equipped with LED luminaires, the new system allows users to efficiently control the direction and intensity of the light beam projected onto the surgical field as required during an operation. It has generated two patents and is now at the stage of being placed on the market.
Feb 03, 2017
Terrassa hosts the AMBER laboratory for ultra-high-voltage electrical tests The AMBER laboratory is a research centre equipped with cutting-edge technology for electrical energy analysis and testing. It was inaugurated on 26 January by the Motion Control and Industrial Applications (MCIA) research group and the company SBI CONNECTORS. The MCIA belongs to the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and SBI CONNECTORS is a subsidiary of the SICAME Group. AMBER has the capacity to perform very high voltage testing. It has two machines that are unique in Europe and can work with a voltage of up to 1.5 million volts (MV) DC. The project was originally framed in the UPC's International Campus of Excellence, CEI Energy.
Jan 26, 2017