|ESPRIT Workshop 2014|
Workshop and Drinks Reception
in conjunction with the opening of the EPSRC Micro-Engineering Facility for Medical Robotics
10th November 2014 at
Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, Level 4 Bessemer Building, London SW7
|ESPRIT Videos |
|ESPRIT Introduction|| ESPRIT Healthcare||
Dancing NAO Robot
| ESPRIT Exhibition ||
|ESPRIT Team at BSN 2014 Conference in Switzerland |
The ESPRIT team presenting the sensing research of Imperial College at the annual international Body Sensor Networks Conference, held on June
16-June 19, 2014
in Zurich, Switzerland.
The 2014 International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body
Sensor Networks (BSN 2014) will provided a unique forum for researchers
and industry practitioners to discuss the latest work in various fields
utilizing body sensor networks. Building on the success of the previous
10 annual meetings, the 11th BSN conference will be held at ETH Zurich
in Zurich, Switzerland and technically co-sponsored by the IEEE EMB
|ESPRIT at Imperial Festival |
The ESPRIT Team at the Hamlyn Centre has been demonstrating the Dancing NAO robot and the eAR Penguin Game at the Imperial Festival held on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of May. The Festival is the College’s largest public event with tens of thousands of visitors and provided an excellent opportunity to
showcase our research.The Festival was free and open
to all ages for visitors to drop in to put their questions to hundreds of scientists
and engineers, take part in hands-on science demonstrations, peek behind
the scenes of Imperial’s most exciting labs, and enjoy music, dance and
comedy. The Festival Programme is now online to help you plan your visit. There really is something for everyone, from
jumping robots and explosive demonstrations to cocktail chemisty and
science comedy, so join the celebration and discover something
different. Follow the Festival on Facebook and Twitter for
all the latest news, sneak previews and behind the scenes photos. And
don't forget to share your experiences using the Festival hashtag #impfest
|Hamlyn Centre Summer School Coming Soon|
The Hamlyn Centre is pleased to announce the first Summer School in High Performance Computing for Medical Imaging, Sensing and Robotics.
Held between 16th and 18th of July in the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, this 3-day course will teach the basics of High Performance Computing (HPC) applied to medical imaging, sensing and robotics.
The course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to use high performance computing to solve research problems. Programming experience is preferable but not essential.
Each of the 3 days of the course has a theme. Day 1 introduces to the basics of high performance computing and discusses its application within medical imaging. Day 2 gives hands-on experience of multi-core programming applied to medical sensing. Day 3 discusses realtime data processing techniques that can be utilised in medical robotics.
|BSN Book Signing 2014|
The 2nd edition of “Body Sensor Networks”, edited by ESPRIT
Director Professor Guang-Zhong Yang, will become available from 30th April
2014. The book provides a comprehensive review of the current wireless sensor
development platforms and a step-by-step guide to developing your own BSN
applications through the use of BSN development kit.
This is the first and only book covering the
foundation, latest development and future directions of body sensor networks.
It provides a seamless coverage of sensing sensor-embodiment, low-power and
practical deployment. It also offers an in depth theoretical details combined
with practical insight and considerations for clinical applications. To obtain your own copy, please visit the Springer website
. A signed copy is available upon request.
|Analytical Scientist Magazine Featuring ESPRIT |
ESPRIT research has been featured in one of the leading Science Magazines, The Analytical Scientist. The article featured wearable biosensors for monitoring our personal health and the external
environment that improve performance in sport and fitness. It argued that the sensors are easy to use, will cost little and provide useful, real-time information.
Professor Vadgama from Queen Mary University provided insight on chemical sensing that offer almost limitless range of potential uses, including the tracking of personal health metrics while Dr Lo from Imperial College London emphasizes the role of sensors in sports and athletes' performance. The research on wearable biosensors has been developing rapidly for the past decades and it is taking a new momentum now for ESPRIT partners in collaboration with partners and advisers from world-leading science and technology institutions. To read the full article, please click here.
|ESPRIT Paper a Feature Article on IEEE TBME|
A paper entitled "Predicting Free-Living Energy Expenditure Using a Miniaturized Ear-Worn Sensor:
An Evaluation Against Doubly Labeled Water" by Loubna Bouarfa (et al), Hamlyn Centre (ESPRIT), has become a feature article in the February 2014 issue of the IEEE TBME magazine. A short abstract of the paper is as follows and the full article is available here
Accurate estimation of daily total energy expenditure (EE) is a prerequisite
for assisted weight management and assessing certain health conditions. The use
of wearable sensors for predicting free-living EE is challenged by consistent
sensor placement, user compliance, and estimation methods used.
examines whether a single ear-worn accelerometer can be used for EE estimation
under free-living conditions. An EE prediction model was first derived and
validated in a controlled setting using healthy subjects involving different
physical activities. Ten different activities were assessed showing a tenfold
cross validation error of 0.24. Read the full abstract here.
|ESPRIT 2013 Workshop |
Invitation - Only Workshop
The ESPRIT consortium will demonstrate the latest developments of pervasive sensing technologies during the fourth annual ESPRIT Workshop, to be held on Friday, 15th of November 2013, at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London.
Please note that the format for the event has changed and the ESPRIT 2013 will be an invitation-only event.
The workshop will start at 11am with registration and demos, followed by lunch from 12pm and talks starting from 12.45pm. The programme will include updates on GOLD themes and Healthcare, followed by talks from industry professionals.
This annual meeting aims to create an opportunity for consortium members, sponsors and attendees from leading science and technology institutions to come together for knowledge exchange, networking and collaborations.
|ESPRIT Workshop on Pervasive Sensing at MIT|
In conjunction with the BSN2013
conference, the ESPRIT programme organised a workshop on Pervasive Sensing in
Sports and Extreme Environments on May 6 at the MIT Media Lab, Cambridge MA,
USA. The aim of the workshop was to provide an overview of the latest
developments of pervasive sensing technologies in sports and extreme
environment, and provide a forum for discussion on potential applications and
research direction in the field.
To give the participants insights
into the state of the art in sensing technologies and the challenges and
opportunities in sports applications, an interesting programme was designed
with speakers from very different fields, from sensing hardware, computer vision,
to machine learning, and sports training.
Organised at the top floor of the
new Media Lab building with a panoramic view of Boston city centre, the
workshop had attracted more than 40 participants with interests in sensing for
sports and extreme environment applications. The diversified and interesting
talks at workshop gave the participants an overview of the different aspects of
sensing in sports and extreme environment, and initiated fruitful discussions
during the Q&A and breaks.
The full article is available here.