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SeniorLudens: A platform for creating Serious Games

The Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC) is participating, along with Indra, in a European project whose aim is to develop a serious games platform for occupational training. The platform will promote training and the retraining of professionals close to retirement, and will also foster intergenerational knowledge exchange. Senior employees themselves shall design serious games for training, to give continuity to their usual professional tasks so that younger employees can learn in an informal, ludic way. Project management in an IT firm, artisan cheese making, and the cognitive and functional rehabilitation of patients will be the three first areas in which the platform will be used.

SeniorLudens: A platform for creating Serious Games

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: CREB UPC

Simulation of the blood transfusion process

The Multimedia Applications Laboratory (LAM UPC), has designed a process simulating a blood transfusion process (E-Blood) to increase patient safety. The project was developed in collaboration with hospitals de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, ​​together with the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Simulation of the blood transfusion process

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: LAM UPC

Flexicast: New technology to integrate iron casting processes

The aim of this project is to generate new technology in which the various stages of the iron casting processes are carried out in one production cell. The new technology will lead to 30% energy savings per kilo of clean iron in large industrial iron foundries.
FLEXICAST is a European project with a total budget of €9.25 M. It is coordinated by LABSON UPC and Fundiciones de Roda, a Catalan company that is part of the Grupo Roquet. Participants in the project include 14 companies and European research centres.

Flexicast: New technology to integrate iron casting processes

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Enric Bosa
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 44 19
enric.bosa@upc.edu

Developed by: LABSON UPC

Detection of fraud or money laundering in property transactions, identifying patterns (Spanish General Council of Notaries)

The Data mangement Group (DAMA UPC) developed a new detection of fraud or money laundering in property transactions system, to ANCERT (Spanish General Council of Notaries) using graph database DEX.

Detection of fraud or money laundering in property transactions, identifying patterns (Spanish General Council of Notaries)

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: DAMA UPC

Improved performance of cooker hoods

The Centre for Industrial Diagnostics and Fluid Dynamics (CDIF UPC) has carried out a project with Pando to improve the acoustic performance and fluid dynamics of extractor hoods manufactured by the company. CDIF UPC carried out an acoustic and fluid dynamics study of all Pando hoods on the market, to find out their qualities and limitations using experimental measurements and numerical simulation. The data were then used to optimize the model by increasing the fume extraction area, improving the air path from the exterior to the inlet of the fan in order to increase the suction, and increasing the isolation of the system. These improvements led to a 40% reduction in pressure drop and a 2 db reduction in noise level.

Improved performance of cooker hoods

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Enric Bosa
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 44 19
enric.bosa@upc.edu

Developed by: CDIF UPC

Design of an electric actuator for electric resistance welding

• High versatility and precision for controlling welding compared to machines with pneumatic actuators.
• Replacement of the main pneumatic cylinders and compensation cylinders with electric actuators to improve quality and prevent sheets from becoming deformed during welding.  
• Same speed and force as with pneumatic actuators, but a shorter cycle time due to versatile movement.

 

Design of an electric actuator for electric resistance welding

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Enric Bosa
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 44 19
enric.bosa@upc.edu

Developed by: CITCEA UPC

Polux project

In the Polux project, a mobile photometric device has been developed that can assess light flow (quality and quantity), and direction (unlike existing photometers) simultaneously, to provide a complete photometric picture of the area under study.

The system could lead to annual energy savings of 400,000 euros for a medium-sized town (200,000 inhabitants). The technology has been developed with the collaboration of SnellOptics, Aido, Fibercom SL, Ilimit Comunicaciones SL, and the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

Polux project

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: CD6 UPC

Games to detect senile dementia: Smart Ageing

The Biomedical Engineering Research Centre (CREB UPC), in collaboration with the Consorzio di Bioingegneria e Informática Medica and the Fondazione Istituto Neurologico Casimiro Mondino of Pavia (Italy), has developed a serious game as a virtual test for early detection of senile dementia.

Games to detect senile dementia: Smart Ageing

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: CREB UPC

New drivetrain for electric vehicles

The Motion Control and Industrial Applications Centre (MCIA UPC) is designing and developing a new drivetrain for high-performance electric vehicles for urban mobility and municipal services. The drivetrain achieves the electrical and electronic integration of all the components required for electric traction in a compact, low-cost powertrain that is fault tolerant and highly efficient. The project is being carried out through a consortium of Spanish and Mexican companies, together with the Faculty of Science and Electronics of the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico).

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Enric Bosa
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 44 19
enric.bosa@upc.edu

Developed by: MCIA UPC

Expandable seafloor observatory

OBSEA is a cabled seafloor observatory located 4 km off the coast of Vilanova i la Geltrú, 20 m below the surface in a protected fishing area. A hybrid electricity-communications cable connects the observatory to the shore to power the scientific instruments and provide broadband communication. This makes information available in real time.

The data available includes the temperature, pressure, conductivity, salinity, speed and direction of ocean currents, speed of sound, turbidity, amount of chlorophyll, and webcam images of the seabed.

As an expansion of OBSEA, a surface buoy obtains environmental data such as wind speed, temperature and pressure. The buoy and OBSEA can communicate via cable or acoustic modem.

Expandable seafloor observatory

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: SARTI UPC

Noise characterization of high speed

Characterization of the noise coming from the pantographs, in collaboration with SENER, through a self-developed array of microphones, allowing the measure of insulation from the roof rail cars, and so ensure their indoor comfort. The results of this study have been applied to high-speed trains (up to 250km / h).

Noise characterization of high speed

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: LEAM UPC

Imprints

The Imprints platform incorporates the most advanced forecasting and warning models for real-time predictions of flood risk due to torrential rain. It can be used to determine 24 hours in advance whether there will be a torrential rain or flood event, and which areas it will affect, accurate to the square kilometre. It helps to gain time and increases the safety of the population in emergency situations.

Imprints

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Jordi Martin
Senior Industrial Liason Officer

Tel.: +34 93 405 46 90
j.martin@upc.edu

Developed by: CRAHI UPC