• Keynotes

    Andrew Taberner Optical sensing in bio-instrumentation Christl Lauterbach SensFloor®: Human movement tracking and interactive environments Ying-En Ge A review of promotion of shore power as an option of reduction in shipping emissions Sreeraman Rajan Sensing in the IoT Era Antoni Martínez Ballesté Cybersecurity in IoT: devices, people and society Luis Bravo Martins How Mixed Reality is transforming industrial maintenance & field service Christl Lauterbach Managing Director Future-Shape GmbH Email: Christl.Lauterbach@Future-Shape.com SensFloor®: Human movement tracking and interactive environments The described sensor floor is a textile-based large-area sensor system, which is installed as an underlay beneath the flooring. It detects people moving across the floor, calculates their trajectories and distinguishes between foot…

  • Sensing in IoT Era

    Sreeraman Rajan Associate Director, Ottawa Carleton Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Canada The concept of sensors, instrumentation and measurement, signal and image processing is undergoing many changes due to the advent of IoT.  The idea of “whatever can be measured”, “wherever can be measured,” “whenever can be measured” has challenged the researchers to  re-examine how sensing is done, sensed data is managed and  information is extracted.  IoT demands the sensors to be cheaper so that they can be easily deployed, be physically “small” and unobstrusive, be wireless and communicate “on demand” and “at will”, consume less power (“green”), preprocess the data before communicating, self identify and self validate, self calibrate and,…

  • How Mixed Reality is transforming industrial maintenance & field service

    Luis Bravo Martins Head of Marketing at NextReality Mixed Reality smartglasses are today enabling new ways to execute processes remotely, while acquiring new skill sets and increasing SLA delivery. In this talk, we will be reviewing the main use cases for Mixed Reality application in the industrial market scene and present a live demonstration of a current live project implemented in a power company. Luis Bravo Martins is the author of the introductory manual “Reality has died: Live Augmented Reality!”, Is co-chair of the Portuguese chapter of VRARA (Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Association). After a great experience as IT consultant in large companies and extended experience on startups, Luis…

  • SensFloor®: Human movement tracking and interactive environments

    Christl Lauterbach Managing Director at Future Shape GmbH The described sensor floor is a textile-based large-area sensor system, which is installed as an underlay beneath the flooring. It detects people moving across the floor, calculates their trajectories and distinguishes between foot steps and a fall. The use of capacitive proximity sensing instead of pressure sensing gives high flexibility in floor design: even non-elastic flooring, like laminate parquet or tiles are suitable. The installed system is invisible and unobtrusive compared to camera systems. The SensFloor system enables a variety of different applications in the domain of Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) like fall detection, activity monitoring, energy savings, control of automatic doors, intrusion alarm…

  • Cybersecurity in IoT: devices, people and society

    Prof. Dr. Antoni Martinez Ballesté SMART* research group Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality. Gadgets and devices connected to the Internet are providing humankind with a variety of added value services, everywhere. Two decades ago, with the globalization of the Internet, users took care of installing antivirus software so as to protect their computers and their data. With the current approach to the IoT concept and the use of the cloud, new security threats appear, and more comprehensive solutions must be considered. In this talk we will review the most relevant security problems for IoT and their countermeasures. Moreover, we…

  • Optical sensing in bioinstrumentation

    Prof. Dr. Andrew Taberner Auckland Bioengineering Institute at University of Auckland, New Zealand Optical sensors and techniques are used widely in many areas of instrumentation and measurement. Optical sensors are often, conveniently, ‘non-contact’ and thus impose negligible disturbance of the parameter undergoing measurement. Valuable information can be represented and recorded in space, time and optical wavelength. They can provide exceptionally high spatial and/or temporal resolution, high bandwidth, and range. Moreover, optical sensors can be very inexpensive and relatively simple to use. At the Bioinstrumentation Lab at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, we are particularly interested in developing techniques for measuring parameters from and inside and outside the body. Such measurements help…

  • A review of promotion of shore power as an option of reduction in shipping emissions

    Prof. Dr. Ying-En Ge College of Transport & Communications Chair, Lloyd’s Register Foundation International Institute for Transport and Environment, Shanghai Maritime University It has been almost 20 years since Sweden installed the first commercial shore power in 2000. Although there are many ports and ships installed shore power (also known as cold ironing) nowadays, only a few of ships plug in cold ironing when they berth at the port because of various issues. The previous papers mainly focus on the safety, evaluation and cost benefits of installing shore power. This paper presents a detailed review of the existing literature on shower power use/promotion, including general statistics, factors, methodology and results…