Optomechanics for Virology

Start Date: 01-11-2016

End Date: 31-10-2021

Viral infections diagnosis demands novel, cheaper and rapid technologies to overcome present constraints. Current gold standard for diagnosis of viral infections is based on pathogen-targeted nucleic acid identification; thus, it cannot discern infectious stages from latent ones and it demands time consuming adjustments when mutations occur or new emerging viruses are to be included in the diagnos...
Predictive Neural Information for Proactive Actions: From Monkey Brain to Smart House Control

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2020

Planning and mental simulation of actions and outcomes are a major cognitive trait of humans. We predict action consequences and perform goal-directed actions in proactive, forward-looking ways. By contrast, systems that lack predictive planning are reactive and dominated by reflex-like, cumbersome behaviors. Most currently existing brain-machine-interfaces (BMI) fall into this category. Plan4Act...
Parallel network-based biocomputation: technological baseline, scale-up and innovation ecosystem

Start Date: 01-01-2017

End Date: 31-12-2021

Many technologically and societally important mathematical problems are intractable for conventional, serial computers. Therefore, a significant need exists for parallel-computing approaches that are capable to solve such problems within reasonable time frames. Recently, part of our consortium demonstrated proof-of-principle of a parallel-computation system in which a given combinatorial problem i...
Wavelength tunable Advanced Single Photon Sources Non-laboratory Environment Specification and Testing

Start Date: 01-06-2017

End Date: 31-05-2018

Triggered single photon sources are key enabling tools in the new technology of quantum communications and a host of quantum optics research, but have not found widespread use because robust and portable devices have yet to be commercialised. The FP7 WASPS project is completing laboratory-based demonstrator experiments for a new range of plug-in single photon sources that can ultimately be operate...
Translating quantum sensing into cost-effective molecular imaging

Start Date: 01-05-2017

End Date: 31-10-2018

'The ability to recognize molecular processes using novel imaging techniques is of fundamental importance for medicine, biology and biochemistry in the 21st century. Non-invasive molecular imaging has gained widespread use in patient management of cancer, life-science and medical research, as well as drug discovery and development. The capability of non-invasive metabolic profiling is expected to ...
Industrial Exploitation and Market Uptake of a Temporal Cognition Toolbox for Commercial Robots

Start Date: 01-07-2017

End Date: 31-12-2018

'ENTIMENT aims to assess, deploy and commercialize a novel Temporal Cognition Toolbox (TCT) that greatly facilitates the development of time-aware robots, capable to engage in prolonged, symbiotic interaction with humans. In doing so, it significantly capitalizes on the successful research and development activities on artificial time perception, pursued within the FET-funded project TimeStorm, wh...
Collective Adaptive Systems Enabler Kit

Start Date: 01-04-2017

End Date: 30-09-2018

'In 2008 Apple introduced the App Store. It was a watershed moment in the history of digitalization and it made a huge impact on human society. With the App Store, Apple created a sustainable model to leverage the potential of mobile computing by tapping into the creativity of developers at large. We're currently on the cusp of a new chapter in the history of digitalization: the Internet of Thing...
Bringing persuasive computing training assistance for healthcare personnel from lab experiments to educational practice

Start Date: 01-05-2017

End Date: 31-10-2018

The aim of this proposal is to develop a strategy for transforming the results of a series of experiments in using persuasive computing technologies in emergency nurse training into a system that can be used in real life educational settings. The experiments were conducted as part of the SmartSociety FET Open project, which aims to develop new ways of human-machine collaboration. They were jointly...
Quantum Detectors

Start Date: 01-05-2017

End Date: 31-10-2018

In HANAS (Hybrid Artificial and Natural Atomic Systems) storage in atomic quantum memories of single photons generated with novel quantum dot devices was demonstrated. Single photon detectors are crucial building blocks in quantum memories and in follow-up technologies such as quantum repeaters and the quantum internet. For our experiments in HANAS, single photon detectors based on semiconducting...
Restoring of SENSAtions from Lost LeGs for health And qualIty of life augmeNtation in amputees

Start Date: 01-09-2017

End Date: 28-02-2019

During the FET NEBIAS we developed and clinically validated novel and effective restoration of sensory feedback from missing hand in upper-limb amputees. They felt natural sensations, used to ameliorate control and acceptance of prosthesis, and diminish phantom limb pain. The goal of SensAgain is to exploit these results commercially. In particular, we aim at verifying whether the innovation gener...