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The Institute of Electronics

 

 

 

Our broadly recognized and highly valued activity in the field of research and development is focused on electronic and ICT systems to support medical diagnosis and people with disabilities.

 

We strive to be at the forefront of research and thus we are proud of our numerous achievements such as MaZda computer program used for a quantitative analysis of biomedical images. It is currently used by hundreds of medical clinics and research centers as it was recognized to be a major achievement of the European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research program. (COST B 11).

 

By developing and implementing the global and local navigation system, which integrates GPS data with digital maps of the area and a network of the radio tags, we made it possible for blind people to get access to information on public transport and points of interest. The image acquired by a stereovision camera is coded by a special sound and touch interfaces to help them to move in unknown surroundings. Additionally, the wireless multimedia connection to a remote guide enables them to move safely.

 

A brain-controlled device to operate a computer directly with brain waves makes it possible for paralyzed people to use various appliances. B-link computer program, designed in the institute and implemented by Orange company, allows to operate a computer with blinks and helps to estimate the user’s fatigue.

 

The institute explores also the field of textronics. Monitoring the vital functions of those who work in extreme conditions, e.g. firefighters, is possible due to the radio sensor network integrated with their garment, which send data to the dispatch center.

 

Furthermore, the algorithms of image and speech processing developed by our researchers are used to recognize emotions and to identify people in the crowd in order to prevent violence at mass events.

 

Next, we are recognized worldwide as experts in the field of thermography and its applications. Our proprietary bolometric infrared camera is known for its high sensitivity, high repeatability and high resolution. Our staff provides expertise in assessing the thermal insulation of buildings, the degree of damage to historic buildings. We also do research on non-invasive medical diagnosis techniques.

 

For fifteen years the institute has been developing and implementing complex IT systems to support a university management system. We are a co-founder of the European Campus Card Association, a non-profit educational association that works to provide learning and networking opportunities for campus ID card and card industry professionals. Between 2009 and 2011, the Institute actively participated in developing a project European Education Connectivity Solution that aimed to provide standards, mobility and interoperability throughout the European campuses.

 

Our graduate programs emphasize the highest quality in graduate education and research in the fields of electronics, telecommunications and bioengineering. Moreover, our research and teaching programs are enhanced by strong ties to research institutes and companies including Satel, Texas Instruments, TomTom, Microsoft, Siemens, TME. Due to their financial support, students are better prepared for a variety of careers in industry as they gain work experience in our state-of-the-art laboratories in the course of their studies, including, an optoelectronic laboratory, a microprocessor systems laboratory, a PLC systems laboratory, a medical electronics laboratory and a radio communications and software for mobile devices laboratory.

 

The institute also closely interacts with Orange Labs in the project Telco 2.0 University that enables students to develop innovative telecommunication services in their own firms.

 

 

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