Analysis of the possibility of automatic recognition of the behavior of laboratory animals

This work presents proposals of measures and algorithms helpful in the automatic analysis of complex social behavior of laboratory animals. It focuses on: accurate segmentation of animals during physical contact, which often involves significant covering of objects, detection of aggressive behavior on the basis of a thermographic image of a trace of saliva left on

The influence of temperature on the operation of gas sensors and its compensation

On April 21, a department seminar was held. The presentation was given by dr inż. Grzegorz Jasiński. During the presentation, the state of research on the influence of temperature on the operation of gas sensors was presented. The temperature dependence of gas sensors’ responses is one of the factors limiting their wider use. Two solutions

Thermal imaging in combating the coronavirus

Scientists from the Department of Biomedical Engineering implement the project “Thermographic system for automatic monitoring of people with increased body temperature” in the COMBATING CORONAVIRUS programme. It is a research and development project and it is being developed in cooperation with the Gdańsk University of Technology and the Medical University of Gdańsk. The aim of the project is to create a system that will automatically measure the body temperature of people who

Evaluation of cardiac dynamics for CRT

The aim of the project is to develop a method improving eligibility criteria for CRT. To assess the effectiveness and possibilities of the analyzed method, a computer model of the human thorax was built. To estimate the contribution from individual organs to the impedance signal measured on the thorax surface, the simulations were performed. Based


Ella4Life your Virtual Personal Assistant for home and on the road Biomedical Engineering Department is proud to announce start of the international „Ella4Life your Virtual Personal Assistant for home and on the road” project. The project is realized according to „AAL 2017 Call – AAL packages/Integrated solutions – Packages integrating different solutions based on ICT

Non-invasive methods of vital signals detection utilizing magnetic field

Magnetic techniques are commonly used to detect presence of metallic objects and as a proximity detectors in mechatronics. There are also known methods utilizing the eddy-current technique to measure conductivity of media. In Biomedical Engineering Department we are conducting research on the application of magnetic techniques to detect presence of living tissues in various environments

Thermal Camera Modules (TCM) project

Biomedical Engineering Department is proud to announce start of the Thermal Camera Modules (TCM) project. First stage contains a “TCM Spark” module, which includes PCBA with a FLIR Lepton camera, a STM32F0 processor and series of interfaces available on the connectors (e.g. USB, UART, CAN). The dedicated PC software that will be able to capture

Electrocatalytic toxic gas sensors

Electrocatalytic gas sensors working principle is based on acquisition of an electric current, while voltage ramp is applied to the sensor. The current-voltage response depends in a unique way on the type and concentration of ambient gas. Apart from other features, the current-voltage response of the sensor potentially allows a couple of gases to be

Multisensor system for measuring air pollutants

The project is focused on the development of an inexpensive and reliable gas analyzer designed to measure the concentration of air pollutants. The proposed solution allows long-term operation without need of calibration, high accuracy and insensitivity to influencing factors. The proposed system consists of a matrix of sensors, electronic measuring and controlling modules and pattern

eGlasses – smart glasses

The eGlasses project is focused on the development of an open platform in the form of multisensory electronic glasses and on the integration and designing of new intelligent interaction methods using the eGlasses platform. This is an initial development focused on long-term research and technological innovation in perceptual and super-perceptual (e.g. heart rate, temperature) computing.

Innovative Solid Oxide Electrolyzers for Storage of Renewable Energy

The project is performed under the framework the Polish-Taiwanese Research Collaboration funded by the National Center for Research and Development and Ministry of Science and Technology Taiwan (2015-2018). The Taiwanese project leader is prof. S.F. Wang from National Taipei University of Technology. The aim of the project is to develop an innovative solid-oxide electrolyzer that

Functional layers for solid oxide fuel cells

The purpose of the project was to develop a new planar design of oxide fuel cells containing functional layers made by low cost, low temperature chemical deposition methods. The project proposed the use of contact layers, diffusion blocking layers and functional layers that significantly reduce ohmic and polarization resistances. Low-temperature and low-cost application methods, such

Remote control with medical diagnostics

An enhanced remote controller (HARN) equipped with the ability to measure vital signs and process text or voice messages/alerts. What is it for? to control entertainment equipment to measure blood oxygen saturation to measure electrical activity of the heart to measure hand grip force and the symmetry of this force to measure (Parkinson’s) hand tremors

Smart bathtub

System supporting safe bathing in a bathtub. It uses maesurements of bioimpedance, ECG, water level, water temperature and others. What is it for? to monitor the activity of a bathing person (e.g. sleeping). to monitor the risks during bath (e.g. drowning). to monitor the water level and temperature. for automatic water cut off and water

eBlow – play and recover

A device to measure air flow during the blowing, and recording changes in the spatial location of the device. Key application: speech therapy. What is it for? to measure air flow and pressure. to support speech therapy exercises. to support rehabilitation of facial muscles. to control software applications and computer games by blowing and using

I-scale: you can measure ECG at home

I-scale – a bathroom scale allowing measurement of body weight and composition, blood oxygen saturation, and electrical activity of heart (ECG). What is it for? to monitor body weight and composition to monitor oxygen saturation in blood – SPO2 to monitor electrical activity of heart (6 limb leads) to wirelessly transmit combined data to the

eCover – you sit and we measure

A cover for an armchair with hidden electronics. It allows wireless measurement of electrical activity of heart and body movement. What is it for? to collect data about heart rate variability. to detect heart arrhythmias. to enable long term analysis of heart rhythm. to detect a body movement of the sitting person. Who would use

PathMon – is your heart in good condition?

A wearable multisensory device for mobile monitoring of electromechanical coupling of heart and respiration activity. What is it for? To measure electrical and mechanical activity of the heart. To measure electromechanical coupling in the heart. To measure breath rate. To measure posture and physical activity. Who would use it? People with congestive heart failure. People

Sleep Apnea Detection and Monitoring

SleAp – a wearable, personal detector of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep. What is it for? to detect respiratory disorders. to detect respiratory invoked cardiac responses. to differentiate between cardiac and pulmonary diseases. to monitor the state of the respiratory system. Who would use it?

RemInd – You will never forget again

The system allows the location of objects with the use of a controlled, rotaiting platform. The platform uses a laser pointer and an optional camera. What is it for? To store localisations of important objects. To point to the locations of objects using voice commands. To point to the locations of objects using configurable menu.

Active Dynamic Thermography in medical applications

In Active Dynamic Thermography (ADT) procedure changes in tested object surface temperature are caused by external heating or cooling and are dependent on the internal structure and thermal properties of a tested object. In most of medical applications the cooling procedure is applied. We used in our experiments different cryotherapy units. One of the best