The UPC, through the CIT UPC, has presented cutting-edge applied technology at the 2022 Edition of MWC Barcelona on its own stand in the Digital Catalonia pavilion of the Government of Catalonia. The event took place between 28 February and 3 March at the Gran Via venue of the Fira de Barcelona in L’Hospitalet del Llobregat.
The projects that were presented cover areas such as eHealth, the internet of everything and the circular economy. Among the solutions that were shown was a new system for validating and reconstructing data from flowmeters in the distribution network of the Aigües de Tarragona consortium, based on the analysis of data in complex systems. In addition, a system for recovering valuable metals from mobile phones was presented, through a biotechnological process that involves bacteria, called bioleaching. In the area of eHealth, an app was presented that is designed to help in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament knee injuries and to control the instability of injured knees. In addition, an app was presented to help in the differential diagnosis of patients with Parkinson’s disease and Essential Tremor using inertial sensors and artificial intelligence. In addition, various devices were presented that enable cardiovascular monitoring in a non-invasive, remote way. They are easy to use and low cost and based on electrocardiograms and arterial pulse waves. Currently, there is no other method that can obtain, with just four electrodes, information on the electrical and mechanical state of the heart and the mechanical state of the arteries, as well as respiratory information.
All of these projects were selected in the framework of the first edition of the University’s El Radar and El Trampolí calls, established to detect research group’s technological projects and final theses of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the areas of mobile technologies and related areas.