L'entorn de recerca principal del CETpD està centrat en el desenvolupament de nou coneixement en l'àmbit de les tecnologies hardware - software centrades en les persones amb l'objectiu de contribuir a la millora de qualitat de vida de malalts crònics, persones amb necessitats específiques i/o amb diversos graus de dependència. Un dels àmbits més específics de treball es concentra en la recerca de nous paradigmes relacionats amb el moviment humà, principalment en la detecció i actuació compensatòria de les disfuncions del moviment, com per exemple caigudes

http://futur.upc.edu/CETpD

CETpD's main research goal consists in the knowledge creation within the field of technology addressed to the dependency care area. In this way, the main interest is to improve the quality of life of people with dependency care assistance needs. Particularly, one of the main objectives relies on searching for new paradigms related to human movement analysis, usability and social robotics. CETpD directly cooperates with clinicians from several hospitals around Barcelona and some hospitals along Europe, developing research activities and projects in the dependency care area.

CETpD main research lines are:

Ambient Assisted Living and Pervasive Computing: create smart devices for both home and ambulatory monitoring of elderly people and patients with chronic diseases with tele-medicine and tele-care needs in order to assess gait, balance and falls. In this sense, CETpD has developed a wearable measurement unit for long-term monitoring of human movement. This measurement unit is being used to analyze human movement in the dependency care field.
Computational paradigms: develop soft-computing models, machine learning techniques and pervasive computing approaches addressed to the dependency care area.
Epidemiologic studies: CETpD performs, together with medical centers, clinical and epidemiologic studies on gait pathologies with the aim of knowing its causes and find new therapies that help to prevent its consequences in an effective way.
Social robotics: The priorities of this research line are three: (1) to develop new architectures of control and forms of signal processing which the robots allow to capture knowledge and being cognitive through the human-machine interaction; (2) to research in the more suitable forms of interaction, so they are motivating and satisfying for the user; and (3) to develop in an effective way robotic systems that are capable of supplying with personalised individual assistance to people with dependence (permanent, rehabilitation or convalescence).

http://futur.upc.edu/CETpD

CETpD's main research goal consists in the knowledge creation within the field of technology addressed to the dependency care area. In this way, the main interest is to improve the quality of life of people with dependency care assistance needs. Particularly, one of the main objectives relies on searching for new paradigms related to human movement analysis, usability and social robotics. CETpD directly cooperates with clinicians from several hospitals around Barcelona and some hospitals along Europe, developing research activities and projects in the dependency care area.

CETpD main research lines are:

Ambient Assisted Living and Pervasive Computing: create smart devices for both home and ambulatory monitoring of elderly people and patients with chronic diseases with tele-medicine and tele-care needs in order to assess gait, balance and falls. In this sense, CETpD has developed a wearable measurement unit for long-term monitoring of human movement. This measurement unit is being used to analyze human movement in the dependency care field.
Computational paradigms: develop soft-computing models, machine learning techniques and pervasive computing approaches addressed to the dependency care area.
Epidemiologic studies: CETpD performs, together with medical centers, clinical and epidemiologic studies on gait pathologies with the aim of knowing its causes and find new therapies that help to prevent its consequences in an effective way.
Social robotics: The priorities of this research line are three: (1) to develop new architectures of control and forms of signal processing which the robots allow to capture knowledge and being cognitive through the human-machine interaction; (2) to research in the more suitable forms of interaction, so they are motivating and satisfying for the user; and (3) to develop in an effective way robotic systems that are capable of supplying with personalised individual assistance to people with dependence (permanent, rehabilitation or convalescence).

http://futur.upc.edu/CETpD

Enviaments recents

  • VLSI hybrid DC–DC regulator 

    Cosp Vilella, Jordi; Martínez García, Herminio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
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  • Comparative aspects in control strategies for hybrid DC/DC converters 

    Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (2016-05)
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  • Home detection of freezing of gait using Support Vector Machines through a single waist-worn triaxial accelerometer 

    Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Pérez López, Carlos; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan (2017-02-01)
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    Among Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms, freezing of gait (FoG) is one of the most debilitating. To assess FoG, current clinical practice mostly employs repeated evaluations over weeks and months based on questionnaires, ...
  • Improving smartphones battery life by reducing energy waste of background applications 

    Bolla, Raffaele; Khan, Rafiullah; Llanas Parra, Francesc Xavier; Repetto, Matteo (2014)
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    Smartphones have undergone a remarkable evolution over the last few years, from simple calling devices to full fledged computing devices where multiple services and applications run concurrently. Unfortunately, battery ...
  • Training computationally efficient smartphone–based human activity recognition models 

    Anguita, Davide; Ghio, Alessandro; Oneto, Luca; Llanas Parra, Francesc Xavier; Reyes Ortiz, Jorge Luis (2013)
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    The exploitation of smartphones for Human Activity Recognition (HAR) has been an active research area in which the development of fast and efficient Machine Learning approaches is crucial for preserving battery life and ...
  • On modeling of linear-assisted DC-DC voltage regulators 

    Sedaghati, Nasima; Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (2016)
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    This paper presents the modeling of linear-assisted DC-DC regulators. This kind of voltage regulators consists of a switching converter together with a classic or LDO (low dropout) linear voltage regulator. While the linear ...
  • Human activity recognition on smartphones using a multiclass hardware-friendly support vector machine 

    Anguita, Davide; Ghio, Alessandro; Oneto, Luca; Llanas Parra, Francesc Xavier; Reyes Ortiz, Jorge Luis (Springer, 2012)
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    Activity-Based Computing aims to capture the state of the user and its environment by exploiting heterogeneous sensors in order to provide adaptation to exogenous computing resources. When these sensors are attached to the ...
  • Assessing motor fluctuations in Parkinson’s disease patients based on a single inertial sensor 

    Pérez López, Carlos; Samà Monsonís, Albert; Rodríguez Martín, Daniel Manuel; Català Mallofré, Andreu; Cabestany Moncusí, Joan; Moreno Aróstegui, Juan Manuel; De Mingo Fernandez, Eva; Rodríguez Molinero, Alejandro (2016-12-15)
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    Altered movement control is typically the first noticeable symptom manifested by Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients. Once under treatment, the effect of the medication is very patent and patients often recover correct ...
  • Comparative aspects in control strategies for hybrid DC-DC converters 

    Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (2016)
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    Linear-switching hybrid DC/DC converters consist of a voltage linear regulator (classic NPN or nMOS topologies and LDO) connected in parallel with a switching DC/DC converter. In order to control these hybrid structures, ...
  • Solar energy systems course for Energy Engineering students in the context of the European higher education area 

    Martínez García, Herminio; Cosp Vilella, Jordi (2016)
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    The Bologna Process is a voluntary intergovernmental European cooperation initiative that led to the creation of the named European Higher Education Area (EHEA). EHEA was formed to promote mobility, increase academic ...

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