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Joint WiBEC-IRACON seminar on RF Localisation

May 29th 2018, the WIBEC seminar on “Radiofrequency Localisation Techniques” took place in Cartagena, Spain. The seminar was organized by the Universitat Politècnica de València and was collocated and jointly organized with the COST Action CA15104 “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks...

Joint WiBEC-IRACON seminar on RF Localisation

May 29th 2018, the WIBEC seminar on “Radiofrequency Localisation Techniques” took place in Cartagena, Spain. The seminar was organized by the Universitat Politècnica de València and was collocated and jointly organized with the COST Action CA15104 “Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond”, IRACON (http://www.iracon.org/). The ESRs of the WIBEC network were able to follow the seminar both presentially on-site or online through a live connection.

The seminar aimed at covering the current state of the art in radiofrequency localization and tracking algorithms, and exposes some application scenarios both for the indoor and outdoor cases. It was given by Prof. Klaus Witrisal (Graz University, Austria), Dr. Davy Gaillot (University of Lille, France) and Dr. Mónica Navarro (Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya, Spain), all of them expert in localization based on radiofrequency information.

WIBCOMM Workshop at PIMRC 2018

The 1st workshop on Wireless Body Communications in Medicine (WIBCOMM) was held during the 29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2018), which took place in Bologna, Italy, on 9 th September 2018. This workshop was jointly...

WIBCOMM Workshop at PIMRC 2018

The 1st workshop on Wireless Body Communications in Medicine (WIBCOMM) was held during the 29th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2018), which took place in Bologna, Italy, on 9thSeptember 2018. This workshop was jointly organized by the WIBEC project and the COST Action CA15104: Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and Beyond  (http://www.iracon.org/). The workshop aimed at surveying recent advances in wireless communications in the framework of wireless communications at the human body (on-body and in-body) covering aspects such us: simulation, testing, frequency bands, channel model, propagation or the electromagnetic emulation of the human body and others. 

WIBCOMM workshop was chaired by Dr. Concepcion Garcia-Pardo and Prof. Narcis Cardona, from the Univeristat Politècnica de Valencia. It consisted in two sessions in which 7 accepted papers were presented. Among them, Martina Barbi (ESR7) and Muhammed Faheem Awan (ESR13) explained their recent achievements in their research topics. Dr. Kamran Sayrafian from National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of USA, and Prof. Kaveh Pahlavan from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute of Massachusetts, USA gave two keynote speeches.

Best Paper Award for WiBEC ESR

Sofia Perez-Simbor, WIBEC ESR6, has received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking 2018 (organized by IEEE ComSoc) that took place from 29th to 31th October 2018 in Paris, France. Sofia’s work was entitled "Impact of Measurement Points...

Best Paper Award for WiBEC ESR

Sofia Perez-Simbor, WIBEC ESR6, has received the Best Paper Award at the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking 2018 (organized by IEEE ComSoc) that took place from 29th to 31th October 2018 in Paris, France. Sofia’s work was entitled "Impact of Measurement Points Distribution on the Parameters of UWB Implant Channel Model" and was focused on evaluate the potential impact of the measurement points location distribution on the extracted parameters of the in-body channel model considering laboratory experiments and software simulations. The work is also the result of a collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the USA. Congratulations Sofia for the achievement!

WiBEC on EU's Innovation Radar program

EU's Innovation Radar program has recently published news on innovations from the WiBEC project. These are Asymmetric wireless communication technology for power supply (OUS) Wireless communication for deep implants and in body sensor networks (OUS) Magnetic Antenna for in body...

WiBEC on EU's Innovation Radar program

EU's Innovation Radar program has recently published news on innovations from the WiBEC project. These are

  1. Asymmetric wireless communication technology for power supply (OUS)
  2. Wireless communication for deep implants and in body sensor networks (OUS)
  3. Magnetic Antenna for in body near field communication (TUD)
  4. Synthetic Model of biological tissues for evaluating the transmission of electromagnetic waves (UPV)

We are looking forward to move innovation in WiBEC.

IEEE PIMRC 2018 WIBCOMM Workshop on Wireless Body Communications in Medicine

IEEE PIMRC 2018 WIBCOMM Workshop on Wireless Body Communications in Medicine WIBEC supports and participates in  the organization of the WIBCOMM Workshop at IEEE PIMRC 2018, to be held in Bologna next 9 th  September. More information can be found at:  ...

IEEE PIMRC 2018 WIBCOMM Workshop on Wireless Body Communications in Medicine

WIBEC supports and participates in  the organization of the WIBCOMM Workshop at IEEE PIMRC 2018, to be held in Bologna next 9th September. More information can be found at: https://www.mcg.upv.es/en/wibcomm/call-for-papers/. You can download the Call for Papers here.

Hospitals of the future full of engineers

WiBEC given as an example project to provide both technology and graduates for the development ( article  in Norwegian).

Hospitals of the future full of engineers

WiBEC given as an example project to provide both technology and graduates for the development (article in Norwegian).

WiBEC at Silicon Saxony Day

WIBEC activities have been presented on June 20th at the 12th Silicon Saxony Day 2017. Themed "looking beyond horizons", this event brought together specialists, national and international companies as well as research institutions. One of the focal points was an expert session on „smart...

WiBEC at Silicon Saxony Day

WIBEC activities have been presented on June 20th at the 12th Silicon Saxony Day 2017. Themed "looking beyond horizons", this event brought together specialists, national and international companies as well as research institutions. One of the focal points was an expert session on „smart health“ where the possibilities and benefits of the integration of intelligent microelectronics in the health and medicin area have been discussed. Dr. Neumann from TU Dresden contributed with a talk on "Technologies for wireless in-body and on-body communication“ introducing the plans and efforts of the WIBEC consortium.

Press release Silicon Saxony Day

The first WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen

The first WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen, Germany, took place from 15 to 17th of May 2017. The event, hosted by Ovesco Endoscopy AG, was a great success and provided a wide range of knowledge regarding medical devices for use in the GI tract with presentations,...

The first WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen

The first WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen, Germany, took place from 15 to 17th of May 2017.

The event, hosted by Ovesco Endoscopy AG, was a great success and provided a wide range of knowledge regarding medical devices for use in the GI tract with presentations, hands-on-sessions and a case study presented by a total of seven speakers from different relevant fields. 

The first day covered medical background (anatomy, physiology and pathology), introduced medical devices currently used in the GI tract (including practical experiments) as well as an overview of the state-of-the-art in capsule endoscopy.

On the second day, the ESRs (Early-Stage Researchers) were introduced to the innovation process of medical devices (including testing, documentation and certification), using Ovesco's state-of-the-art HemoPill acute device as a case study. The afternoon was taken up by active experimentation and presentation of results as well as a very lively and fruitful discussion. 

The final day began with a short overview of (pre-)clinical background in the field of medical devices and then looped back to the previous two days, enhancing and consolidating the information previously presented in the context of HemoPill acute and providing insights and answers from experienced members of Ovesco's research and development team.

All ESRs were enthusiastic and highly involved, making the Experimentation Week a truly collaborative and instructive event.

WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen, Germany

  In May, Ovesco Endoscopy AG will host the first WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen, Germany. The event is mandatory for all ESRs (Early-Stage Researchers) taking part in the Horizon 2020 project “Wireless In-Body Environment”, which is funded by the European Commission...

WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen, Germany

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In May, Ovesco Endoscopy AG will host the first WiBEC Experimentation Week in Tübingen, Germany. The event is mandatory for all ESRs (Early-Stage Researchers) taking part in the Horizon 2020 project “Wireless In-Body Environment”, which is funded by the European Commission as an Innovative Training Network (ITN). 

The event will provide knowledge fundamental to research and development actions regarding medical devices for use in the GI (gastro-intestinal) tract. Talks will range from medical background (including human physiology and standard endoscopic procedures) to capsule endoscopy and regulatory concerns. Several hands-on sessions will ensure that the diverse group of 16 PhD candidates, most of whom have an engineering and technology background, will learn about the characteristics of the GI tract and interaction between technology and anatomy. They will have the chance to observe/interact with simulated or porcine GI tissue and use endoscopic equipment themselves.

The Experimentation Week hosted by Ovesco will give the ESRs important background knowledge and experience for developing new technologies safe to use in the human GI tract.

 

1st Wibec training school in Dresden

One of the challenges in body area networks is the communication between different devices or sensors in, on or outside the body. That’s why a good knowledge about the underlying physical principles as well as component realizations and the regulatory framework is very interesting for...

1st Wibec training school in Dresden

Deltakerne i gruppebilde.

One of the challenges in body area networks is the communication between different devices or sensors in, on or outside the body. That’s why a good knowledge about the underlying physical principles as well as component realizations and the regulatory framework is very interesting for WiBEC’s interdisciplinary team.

 

Collaborating with the COST Action "Inclusive Radio Communication Networks for 5G and beyond (IRACON)" helped to bring distinguished experts from more than five countries to Dresden. They covered design aspects like EM characteristics of human tissues, emulation of these properties and phantoms for measurement purposes, antenna concepts for on-body and in-body antennas, simulation tools and propagation channel modeling. Moreover, system aspects, international standards and regulation and SAR issues were covered.

 

During three days, over 40 participants from WiBEC and COST received a holistic view on antennas and propagation modeling for body environment communications and took home many new ideas from the stimulating talks and the inspiring discussions with their peers.

1st Wibec meeting

On 17th and 18th November, European engineers and doctors met together with health technology companies at the Universitat Politècnica de València within the framework of the  WiBEC project (Wireless Body Environment Communications)  funded by the European Community within the...

1st Wibec meeting

Møtedeltakerne i gruppebilde.

On 17th and 18th November, European engineers and doctors met together with health technology companies at the Universitat Politècnica de València within the framework of the WiBEC project (Wireless Body Environment Communications) funded by the European Community within the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. WIBEC is an Innovative Training Network for 16 young researchers, who will be trained for a period of three years in a jointly with universities, healthcare technology companies and medical centers of Europe. WIBEC's main goal is to provide high quality and innovative doctoral training to develop wireless technologies for new implantable devices that it is expected to contribute to improving the quality and effectiveness of healthcare. Among these types of devices, cardiovascular implants and ingestible endoscopic capsules for the study of gastrointestinal pathology are considered. In the project participate, together with the UPV (as the only Spanish university), the Technical University of Dresden, Germany and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. In the business sector, the project accounts with the participation of Liva Nova group in France, Ovesco in Germany, and Valotec in France. The medical sector is present through the participation of the University and Polytechnic Hospital La Fe in Valencia (Spain) and the University Hospital of Oslo (Norway), which is the project coordinator.

These European grants seek to ensure the optimal development and dynamic use of Europe's intellectual capital in order to generate new skills and innovation. In addition, this initiative seeks to promote the mobility of researchers at all levels, not only between countries, but also between the public and private sectors, as it is an element that strongly stimulates learning and the development of new skills, as well as a key factor for cooperation between the academic world, research centers and industry in different countries.
 

Wibec Kicked Off

Wibec kicked off in Oslo, February 4th, 2016.

Wibec Kicked Off

Møtedeltakerne rundt bordet.

Wibec kicked off in Oslo, February 4th, 2016.