The first portable system for monitoring patients with Parkinson's disease is being tested on 50 people from different countries The REMPARK European telemedicine project is coordinated by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and has a budget of about €5 million. Also participating are the Hospital Quirón Teknon, Telefónica I+D, the European Parkinson's Disease Association and research centres and companies from Germany, Portugal, Italy, Israel, Ireland and Sweden.
Feb 18, 2015
Capturing asteroids for space stations and mining The researchers Joan Pau Sánchez and Josep Masdemont of the Department of Applied Mathematics I of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have calculated how the trajectory of some asteroids could be modified to bring them closer to Earth. In the not too distant future, the captured asteroids could be used as space ports or bases or be mined for minerals.
Feb 09, 2015
A device for rehabilitating the pelvic floor at home created by the UPC and the Hospital Clínic will be tested in trials across Europe The high-performance technology patented by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona allows the pelvic floor to be rehabilitated at home. It will be improved and developed as of this year and will be tested in three European hospitals. It is a technology designed by researchers at the Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB) and members of the Pelvic Floor Unit of the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, and is crossing national borders in the framework of the Women Up project, with support from six European countries.
Feb 05, 2015
Future challenges for the Barcelona Knowledge Campus The Barcelona Knowledge Campus (BKC) is consolidating its management model five years after achieving International Campus of Excellence status and will strive to maintain its position as a major knowledge hub in southern Europe. The main achievements of the BKC and the challenges for the coming years will be presented at a ceremony on the North Campus on 19 February.
Jan 30, 2015
UPC students build a drone to save rhinos and elephants from poaching in Africa There are currently between 470,000 and 690,000 elephants and rhinos in Africa, but poaching of these animals has grown by 63% in the last ten years, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
Jan 26, 2015