SignalGeneriX expertise helps secure European funding
SignalGeneriX is proud to announce the kick-off of the Wear-a-BAN (Unobtrusive wearable human to machine wireless interface) project, where acts as a research provider in the area of Digital Signal Processing. The Wear-a-BAN project is co-funded by the European Commission through the “Research for the benefit of specific groups” instrument in particular for the Associations of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs).
The objective of Wear-a-BAN is to investigate and demonstrate ultra low-power wireless body-area-network (WBAN) technologies for enabling unobtrusive human to machine interfaces (HMI) into SME-driven market segments of smart fabrics / interactive textiles (SFIT), robotics for augmented reality assistance and rehabilitation, and natural interfacing devices for video gaming.
The proposed research will generate high societal and market impact for the European SMEs, and will enable major technological breakthroughs in the areas of ultra low-power radio system-on-chips (SoC) and of textile-oriented system-in-package (SiP) platforms for miniature wearable antennas, wireless and sensor electronics and digital signal processing. Wear-a-BAN will contribute to enable EC policies such as eHealth for better healthcare in Europe, i2010 for fostering better inclusion of disabled people through ICT, eLearning for speeding up changes in education and training, and EU Health and Safety at work for enabling safer interaction for machine or robot operators.
The kick-off meeting of the Wear-a-BAN project, co-hosted by SignalGeneriX, was held on the 23-24th June in Limassol, Cyprus and the project was successfully launched with the active participation of the consortium members.
The project will last for two years and the consortium consists of leading research organizations, universities, Associations of SMEs and SME participants from all over Europe.
For more information you can visit the project’s dedicated website: www.wearaban.com