RL1

In RL1, we will focus on novel sensor technologies and low-level processing for future human sensing paradigms that will evolve from today’s macro to tomorrow’s micro and nano devices. It will be a person-level data provider to the electronic health records that RL3 will host, and to medical imaging and biomedical signal monitoring methods addressed in RL5.

RL1 will address the first major challenge-­at-large stated in the present project description:
1) evolve current state-of-the-art to the next-level of human sensing technologies that will be key players in the coming micro-­to-nano revolution we envision for this scientific area in the boundaries of engineering, medicine and biology. RL1 will be divided in 4 different main activities (WP) that will interact among them for R&D concerted efforts towards the following main objectives:

• WP1 – Towards Micro and Nano Human Sensing Technologies -­ Evolve the current wearable sensing technologies we have been developing for the last 5 years to the next wave of future sensing technologies, ranging from touch-less human sensing (near-body RF sensing), through micro slap-to-skin and intra-body devices, to nano-­scale cell-­level optonics monitoring/stimulating and manipulation.

• WP2 – Towards Novel Wearable Platforms – Incept, design and demonstrate dedicated chipset micro-electronics architecture for wearable, on/intra-­body data-gathering and low- level processing of the multitude data streams the above-mentioned human sensing technologies will generate.

• WP3 – High-assurance Medical Cyber-physical Systems Framework -­ Develop a novel high-assurance software framework that will guide the future multi-sensing human sensing devices in identifying potential vulnerabilities in the design, their failure modes and that assists the other WP teams in the design of mechanisms to mitigate probable failure occurrences and future device usage risk management.

• WP4 – Health Technology Innovation Management and Policy – Pre-emptive study of the project’s future developed technologies regulatory issues, future target areas and potential products that leads to a guiding human sensing technology innovation roadmap and innovation models for the envisioned results.