Workshop on Smart Sensing and Instrumentation


The goal of the workshop is to provide a forum for exchange of experiences among researchers from industry and academia on innovative applications in the field of instrumentation and measurement. 

Topics:  Smart Sensing, Signal Processing for Sensor Data, Applications

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  • Escuela Politécnica de Ingeniería de Gijón
  • Gijón, Asturias
  • Spain 33204
  • Building: Aulario Sur
  • Room Number: Sala de Juntas
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  • Starts 14 July 2019 09:00 AM
  • Ends 28 July 2019 10:00 AM
  • All times are Europe/Madrid
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Octavian of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT-IUL)


Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Neuro-Motor Rehabilitation Monitoring in IoT Era

The convergence of healthcare, instrumentation and measurement technologies will transform healthcare as we know it, improving quality of healthcare services, reducing inefficiencies, curbing costs and improving quality of life. Smart sensors, wearable devices, Internet of Things (IoT) platforms, and big data offer new and exciting possibilities for more robust, reliable, flexible and low-cost healthcare systems and patient care strategies. These may provide value-added information and functionalities for patients, particularly for those with neuro-motor impairments. It has great importance in developed countries in the context of population ageing. In this invited talk the focus will be on: hardware and software infrastructure for neuro-motor rehabilitation; highlighting the developed solutions for motor rehabilitation based on virtual reality and serious games. As part of these interactive environments, 3D image sensors for natural user interaction with rehabilitation scenarios and remote sensing of user movement, as well as thermographic camera for remote evaluation of muscle activity will be presented. Additionally technologies for unobtrusive monitoring of patient posture, balance and walking gait monitoring during neuro-motor rehabilitation as so as the developed prototypes such as smart walkers and force platform that provide quantitative information associated with physical rehabilitation process outcome will be presented.
Challenges related to simple and secure connectivity, signal processing, data storage, data representation, data analysis including the development of specific metrics that can be used to evaluate the progress of the patients during the rehabilitation process will be discussed.




Prof. Dr. Octavian Adrian Postolache (M’99, SM’2006) graduated in Electrical Engineering at the Gh. Asachi Technical University of Iasi, Romania, in 1992 and he received the PhD degree in 1999 from the same university, and university habilitation in 2016 from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. In the period 1992-2000 he served as assistant professor at Technical University of Iasi. In 2000 he became principal researcher of Instituto de Telecomunicações where he is now Senior Researcher. He served as invited professor at EST/IPS Setubal, Portugal between 2001 and 2012 when he joined Instituto Universitario de Lisboa/ ISCTE-IUL Lisbon where he is currently A. Professor. His fields of interests are smart sensors for biomedical and environmental applications, pervasive sensing and computing, wireless sensor networks, signal processing with application in biomedical and telecommunications, non-destructive testing and diagnosis based on eddy currents smart sensors, computational intelligence with application in automated measurement systems. He was principal researcher of different projects including EHR-Physio regarding the implementation of Electronic Health Records for Physiotherapy and he is currently principal researcher of TailorPhy project Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Physiotheraphy.He served as technical principal researcher in projects such Crack Project related non-destructive testing of conductive materials. He is vice-director of Instituto de Telecomunicações/ISCTE-IUL delegation, director of PhD program Science and Communication Technologies at ISCTE-IUL, and he was leader of several collaboration projects between the Instituto de Telecomunicaçoes and the industry such as Home TeleCare project with Portuguese Telecommunication Agency for Innovation (PT Inovação), Integrated Spectrum Monitoring project with National Communication Agency (ANACOM). He is active member of national and international research teams involved in Portuguese and EU and International projects. Dr. Postolache is author and co-author of 10 patents, 10 books, 18 book chapters, 320 papers in international journals proceedings of international conference with peer review,. He is IEEE Senior Member I&M Society, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE IMS with more than DLP actions, chair of IEEE I&MSTC-13 Wireless and Telecommunications in Measurements, member of IEEE I&M TC-17, IEEE I&M TC-18, IEEE I&MS TC-25, IEEE EMBS Portugal Chapter and chair of IEEE IMS Portugal Chapter. He is Associate Editor of IEEE Sensors Journal, and IEEE Transaction on Instrumentation and Measurements (2016-2017) guest editor of several special issues of Sensors MDPI. He was general chair of IEEE MeMeA 2014, and TPC chair of ICST 2014, Liverpool, ICST 2015 Aukland and ICST2017 Sydney. He received IEEE best reviewer and the best associate editor in 2011 and 2013 and other awards related to his research activity in the field of smart sensing for healthcare.


Address:Lisbon, Portugal


09:00 - 9:15       Reception
09:15 - 09:30     Introduction
09:30 - 10:00     Octavian Adrian Postolache, IEEE IMS Distinguished Lecturer
                          Instituto de Telecomunicacoes and ISCTE-IUL Lisbon
                          Smart Sensors and Tailored Environments for Neuro-Motor Rehabilitation Monitoring in IoT Era
10:00 - 10:30      Zhongliang Zhu, Daofang Chang, Bo Li, Shanghai Maritime University
                          The Opportunities and Challenges of Automated Container Terminal System Integration
10:30 - 11:00     Joaquín Chacón Guadalix, Albufera Energy Storage
                          Smart Sensing on the Batteries of the Future
11:30 - 12:00     Coffee Break
12:00 - 12:20     José Ramón Blanco, CEO Twave S.L.
                          Predictive Maintenance 4.0: Web Technologies Applied to the Analysis of Vibrations
12:20 - 12:40     Yuri Álvarez López, Associate Professor, University of Oviedo
                          Microwave Imaging and its Applications for Non-Destructive Testing
12:40 - 13:00     Alberto López Martínez, PhD, Telefónica I+D
                         Electrooculography: Challenges and Opportunities in the Design of Medical Care Systems
13:00 - 13:20     Leticia González Rodríguez, PhD student
                         A smart Environment with two Motion Capture Systems: Laboratory Setup Evaluation
13:20 - 13:40     Iván Fernández Suárez, Graduate student
                         Wireless Monitoring of Rescue Batteries for Electric Vehicles
14:00 - 15:30     Lunch Break
16:00 - 18:00     Social Event
                         Guided tour organized by the Cimadevilla neighbourhood and Gijón port


During the workshop there will be a stand of equipment of instrumentation and measurement for research and education, organized by the SETUP ELECTRONICA company.