ITAP Recognized Research Groups (GIR):
TRAPECIO Project (Enabling technologies for almost zero buildings in Latin America)
ITAP participates, through the Termotecnia GIR, along with 21 other groups from Latin American, Andorran, Portuguese and Spanish countries, in the thematic network on ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES FOR ALMOST ZERO BUILDINGS IN IBERO AMERICA, financed by the Ibero-American Science and Technology Program for the Development (CYTED) in the 2023 call for the next 4 years. The director of the project is Rodrigo Ramirez Pisco, from the CARLEMANY University of Andorra and the coordinator at UVa is the professor of AgroForest Engineering Dr. Manuel Navas, with professor Javier Rey being responsible for ITAP. More information at: https://cyted.org/conteudo.php?idnoticia=892
In addition to the recent international award achieved in the District Energy LATAM Conference 2023 held in Cartagena/Colombia, the research group Thermotechnics GIR maintains intense international activity. Last October, the professor and director of the group, Dr. Fco. Javier Rey, gave a master conference on the energy transition in efficiency and renewable energies, invited by the College of Mechanical Engineers of Peru. Likewise, now in November activities will take place in Brazil in the context of the research project in which they collaborate, coinciding with the invited participation in a plenary session at the international congress.
Lecture by visiting professor Dr. Luis Morales
Professor Dr. Luis Morales, visiting professor at UVa during this academic year from the Autonomous University of Querétaro (Mexico), will give two lectures this November, on the 10th and 24th. The first, entitled The Internet of Things (IoT) in the digitalization of processes is aimed at all IBD students (bachelor's, master's) while the second, entitled Design of mixed-signal systems for data acquisition is more geared towards researchers and PhD students. They will take place in the Grades room 2304 of the Mergelina Campus. For more information, click on the links.
Award-winning paper at the SDEMPED international congress
The paper entitled "Broken rotor bar fault detection using odd triple harmonics in delta-connected induction motors" presented by R.P. Policarlo de Souza, D. Moriñigo Sotelo, V. Fernández Cavero, O. Duque Pérez, C. Marcos Agulhari and A. Goedtel, has been awarded at the fourteenth edition of the IEEE congress: International Symposium on Diagnostics for Electric Machines, Power Electronics and Drives, SDEMPED_2023, recently held in Crete, Greece. Congratulations to both the co-authors and the GIR ADIRE research group in which they are part.
New book by Professor Carlos Vaquero
Last Thursday, October 26, in the Aula de Grados of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor Carlos Vaquero, honorary member of ITAP, presented his new book entitled "Technological support of surgery“.
The book has been written in order to serve as a support for the Studies of the Degree in Biomedical Engineering and although it can be considered a textbook for the subject "Applied Surgery", it has contents that can be used in other subjects such as "Pathophysiology of organs and systems" in the surgical part.
Award-winning presentation at the Latin American Congress of District heating and cooling
The paper entitled "Energy Management of a Renewable District Heating (DH), through the Analysis of Indicators (KPI) for the Decarbonization of a Building on a University Campus" presented by the PhD student Ms. Rosaura Sastre Zamora has won the first prize in the First Latin American Congress of District heating and cooling, recently held in Cartagena, Colombia. Congratulations to both the co-authors and the GIR Thermotechnics research group in which they are integrated.
Revolutionary study of mobility recovery. As a result of the collaboration between the ITAP institute and the Benito Menni Hospital, patients with functional impairment due to Covid are able to recover 70% of their movement capacity with the new RobHand exoskeleton. The advances will be presented this Tuesday, October 3, at the hospital itself. More information in this link.
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Gesture Recognition Robot in Laparoscopic Surgery
Hand-assisted surgery (HALS) represents a new intermediate scenario between classic laparoscopic surgery and laparotomy. In it, the surgeon inserts one hand into the abdomen to manipulate the organs, while with the other he uses the conventional instruments of minimally invasive surgery.
Robot for the rehabilitation of hand functions through active therapies in people with neuromotor disabilities
Rehabilitation robotics: Design, control and manufacture of robotic devices for upper limb rehabilitation tasks in people with neuromotor disabilities.
In this line of research, robot-assisted mechatronic exercise devices are developed that significantly improve the success rate in neurological rehabilitation therapy to relearn the movement skills of the upper limbs (arm and hand).
Institute of Advanced Production Technologies