IRIS – Innovative Railway Interior Systems
The IRIS project aims to design and develop a set of prototypes for four complementary subsystems of train interiors:
- Side panels / window
- Air conditioning ducts
It is intended to improve the manufacture and integration of these components, reduce operating costs and improve passenger comfort by raising the attractiveness and competitiveness of the system.
The project brings together several technological advances based on a concept of modular, flexible and standardized construction, with the integration of electronic systems and exploration of technologies such as Resin Transfer Molding or Machine Learning in response to the main challenges of railway operators (reinvestment in infrastructure, bet on attractiveness of equipment and reduction of operating costs).
It is expected an intelligent approach to structural, comfort and safety functionalities – reduction of component weight of the composite, use of recycled materials and study various mounting strategies – as well as the development of innovative features – active and dynamic information signs directed at the passenger, security warnings, ambient lighting with autonomous management, local heating – which will add greater value to train interiors.
WISEWARE – Internacionalização
SafeTrack – Miniaturized wireless devices for continuous monitoring of patients in emergency settings
The SafeTrack project consists in producing an innovative, economically competitive, non-invasive, wireless and user-friendly device, validated in a real scenario with the aim of optimizing the safety of pacients and improving the quality of services provided in medical emergency conditions.
SafeTrack was designed for pacientes in acute situations in hospital emergency, allowing thought to, optimize the management of these services, throught the development of one continuous and wireless monitoring equipment for pacientes in the emergency to help health professionals in the early detection of occurrences.
The device can be used in fast responder environments, generating alerts to specialized teams so that they go to the place where the pacient is.
INNO4HEALTH – Stimulate continuous monitoring in personal and physical health
INNO4HEALTH aims to stimulate innovation in continuous health and fitness monitoring to inform patients and their treating physician regarding the readiness associated with surgery and the ability to recover rapidly from invasive treatment. The project will be a pioneer in the area of comprehensive data capturing and interpretation outside the hospital walls and training field. INNO4HEALTH will foster advances in sensing technologies, emerging IoT communication capabilities and artificial intelligence for embedded data interpretation and user analytics.
With this project we will create innovative design for wearable sensors (in-soles) that address usability needs of patients. Wearable products (commercially available or investigational research prototypes) will be included in a device ecosystem to enable data collection in healthcare. AI technology will be used to develop algorithms for health assessment that could be optimized locally at the user-level or scaled up to populations of patients. Ultimately, domain-dependent professional dashboards and AI-centred applications will be created to generate guidance for health programs.
AbleFit – Desenvolvimento de um Sistema avançado para Reabilitação
The AbleFit project consists of research and development of an advanced physical rehabilitation system for bedridden patients with prolonged immobility, capable of:
– prevent complications associated with immobility in bed;
– increase the functional capacity of the of the musculoskeletal, cardiac and respiratory system;
– promote the integration of physical exercise programs suited to the clinical condition of each patient;
– improve the patient’s quality of life.
This new solution is being especially designed for bedridden patients and patients with prolonged immobility, who remain for long periods in the lying or sitting rest position.
It is intended that this device can be used in different contexts, such as acute and chronic care, rehabilitation and at home.