Bioengineering

EMoCy – Physiological Signals-Based Stress Detection in Embedded Scenarios

Stress is a psycho-physical condition that has long term social and economic impacts, both on people and on the healthcare system. Continuous stress monitoring can play a key role in improving the quality of life. On one hand, it helps to prevent diseases and enhance efficiency in workplace scenarios, in life-saving jobs and desk-jobs, and …

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The present research objective is to develop a human activity recognition (HAR) system by exploiting in-memory computing (IMC) and machine learning technologies. However, while most of the developed HAR systems have been focused on the identification of macro activities, little attention has been addressed to systems with a narrower scope. After analyzing market potential and …

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BioFluor: Intelligent Diagnostic Tools and Smart Drug Delivery: Biomedical Applications of Fluorinated Fluids

The unique properties of fluorocarbons have triggered numerous biomedical applications of these compounds. This project will focus on the preparation and use of fluorocarbon-based diagnostic agents. Design, synthesis, biomedical applications, and sustainability evaluations will be considered as key issues for the development of new interesting products. In particular, “ultraparamagnetic” nanoparticles based on liquid perfluorocarbon emulsions …

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NanoTra: integrating nanotechnologies with the design of materials and components of the future transport systems: towards the formation of a nano -engineer

In a study by the NIH (National Institutes of Health, in the USA) reported in Science in 2006 to identify ‘Grand Challenges for Global Health’, two of the 14 priorities involved diagnosis and measurement of patients’ health statuses: first ‘’develop technologies that allow assessment of individuals for multiple conditions or pathogens at point-of-care’’, and second …

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NDT: Nanobiotechnologies for diagnostics and innovative therapies: opportunities and scenarios

In a study by the NIH (National Institutes of Health, in the USA) reported in Science in 2006 to identify ‘Grand Challenges for Global Health’, two of the 14 priorities involved diagnosis and measurement of patients’ health statuses: first ‘’develop technologies that allow assessment of individuals for multiple conditions or pathogens at point-of-care’’, and second …

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ViChem: New mathematical molecular descriptors in drug design and risk assessment

ViChem investigates the mathematical side of chemistry to provide tools for discovery and analysis, in addition to integrating these within the new stream of e-science. In fact, the mission of this project is to find new opportunities for improving everyday life through scientific results. ViChem is sponsored by the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research. …

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InfMed: Quantitative methods in cancer treatment: engineering supports the clinical analysis

The project was created on the basis of evidences suggesting that the use of quantitative methods in medical diagnostics is a rapidly growing field. There is a common consensus that qualitative methods, based on past human experience and pictorial descriptions, can be supported by quantitative measures and analysis. For instance, image segmentation, statistical data analysis, …

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NEWSOLAR: A new generation of solar cells

The challenge of the project is: – To create a world free of carbon emissions, where power is plentiful, safe and truly green and where even the most remote village has Internet access and with light in every home, including aesthetic solutions for buildings. – To mimic the energy production in plant leaves, creating artificial …

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