Convergence banking on autonomous portable testing devices
Categorie(s) : Innovation & Society, News, Research
Published : 2 October 2017
The EU R&D project Convergence, coordinated by EPFL in Lausanne, brings together a consortium of seventeen partners, including Grenoble Institute of Technology (and the school’s LMGP and IMEP-LaHC labs) and Leti. The project supports the development of new autonomous portable environmental and health testing devices. The research will cover everything from data transmission and storage to sensors and energy harvesting.
MINATEC labs will develop nanowire-based biological and gas sensors, investigate piezoelectric electromagnetic and mechanical energy recovery systems, and integrate the sensors onto flexible materials. The potential target applications include bracelets or patches for non-invasive medical monitoring.