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  • Semeoticons


    To prevent the diffusion of cardio-metabolic diseases, the European Commission has funded an ICT-for-Health research project that will develop a self-monitoring system, having the aspect of a mirror, named “Wize Mirror”, able to guide individuals towards healthy lifestyles.

    According to medical semeiotics, human face is a precious revealer of key information about the healthy or unhealthy status of individuals. The central idea in SEMEOTICONS, which stands for SEMEiotic Oriented Technology for Individual’s CardiOmetabolic risk self-assessmeNt and Self-monitoring, is to exploit the face as a major indicator of individual’s well-being by tracing traits of physical and expressive status.

    The Wize Mirror will collect data mainly in the form of videos and images. These will be processed by advanced dedicated methods to extract biometric, morphometric, colorimetric, and compositional descriptors derived from individual’s face. The “wellness index”, derived from the integration of such descriptors into a Virtual Individual’s Model, will trace and monitor the daily evolution of individual’s status.

    Suggestions and coaching messages will be provided to foster the maintenance of a correct lifestyle or reduce noxious habits. Users will be enabled to share data in their diary with health professionals so as to receive, when needed, direct expert guidance and support.

    This project is co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme.
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    The Consortium

    SEMEOTICONS consortium includes ten partners from 7 countries (France, Greece, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom). Six research institutions, both ICT and medical, and four industries are involved in the project that will be coordinated by the Italian National Council of Researches (CNR). Three medical centres located in Pisa, Milan, and Lyon will support research and industrial partners and will host the Wize Mirror testing.


  • Rolling Lights


    The consortium project Rolling Lights, research in dispositives of flexible lighting by deposition techniques "Roll to Roll" for textile architecture aims to provide the sector overall textile architecture of new technologies to make flexible lighting devices, with features such as ambient lighting, visibility and marketing.

    Applications such as tents, awnings, umbrellas, advertising panels and tents offer the potential to integrate electroluminescent function to gain value in the market, from the point of view of marketing, advertising and ambient lighting.

    The challenge Rolling Lights project is to get a tissue capable of emitting light and keep the inherent properties of textiles (flexibility, softness, comfort, etc..). Currently, there is no market where there is a fabric-printed electroluminescent technology EL, it is a world first.

    In the Electronica Fair 2014 we show the news of project. A lot of people showed interest in this technology.

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    This project is financed by ACC1Ó and co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Operational Programme for Catalonia 2007-2013.