The partners of the EU-funded project inSSIght are organising a series of webinars specifically dedicated to students and young professionals. They will allow the participants to familiarize themselves with Smart Systems technologies, applications, and research challenges, hence greatly complementing their course work.

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InSSIGht is a 2-year European project to promote Smart Systems Integration (SSI) in a broader spectrum of products and applications. The project gathers 18 partners from SSI-related industry, clusters and research institutes with the following objectives:

  • Secure the position of SSI in European policies of SSI as a key enabler for innovation.
  • Support the Smart Systems industry and community in Europe, through EPoSS.
  • Open new market opportunities for SSI by responding to demand side needs.

The webinars will be given by Principal Investigators from leading institutes of Fraunhofer. The speakers have more than 20 years of experience in research work. They have been involved in teaching university courses for many years.

Webinars

Smart Systems in Medical and Health Applications

Innovative technologies in healthcare have long been integrated into devices that treat acute or chronic diseases, and which affect vital prognoses or alter drastically the quality of life of numerous patients. However, tremendous progress in research fields such as bionic, biomedical, bio-sensing, bio-energy harvesting and low-power electronics for communicating securely and extending processing and memory capacities now offer completely new approaches that will radically change the way diseases are diagnosed, treated and followed-up.

This webinar will give examples of Smart Systems in Medical and Health, will highlight the EPoSS activities towards the Automated Hospital, and will feature requirements and challenges in this context.

Applying Smart Systems to Ensure the Reliability of Complex Structures

In this webinar, several relevant topics will be touched and examples for solutions will be discussed. This includes the specific requirements for the system design of a smart sensor network for SHM, the utilization of cost efficient hardware and the energy supply for wireless sensor nodes. Finally, a prototype application of a smart sensor network for a compact mobile system will be described.

Reliability and Functional Safety of Smart Systems

The rapid changes in the application fields mobility, industry, energy and other infrastructural domains (e.g., smart city) are made possible by new electronic systems that do not only offer highly smart functionalities but also provide them at a much higher level of system availability and functional safety.  In addition, the fast growth in system complexity must not lead to a longer development time or fabrication costs for the new products. The webinar will highlights the activities in the fields based on examples illustrating the new approach.

Robust Wireless Sensing

Using a practical example, the webinar will introduce you to the essential functional components of a wireless sensor system including the required software. This example, the monitoring of high-voltage power lines, explains how the requirements resulting from the application can be converted into a specification for designing self-contained sensors. Which requirements are important for self-sufficient operation and which parameters have to be specified?

Project coordinator
Coordination and Support Action inSSIght