Business players are invited to collaborate with our young scientists, presented below. An active component of EEII implementation consists in coaching 9 selected scientists in getting ready for the market. This project component is to prove generated knowledge and identified tools. Scientists come from Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine. Challenge for the EEII team: for at least 5 of them it is promised to find potential business partners/investors who will continue and strengthen collaboration after the DSPF project is ended.
Selection of the 9 scientists was based on an open call. This is a great opportunity for researchers to be introduced to companies and thus to see their ideas, projects or prototypes put in practice at a higher level in order to improve technologies or processes. For companies, it is a great opportunity to support Early Innovators and to get access to their creative solutions.
Non-invasive detection of diabetic retinopathy in medical images
During my past research I noticed that diabetic retinopathy is one of the leading causes for blindness because it is very difficult to detect in early stages. Further research showed that one way to solve this is by extracting information from the human eye vascular system. In order to do this I developed an image processing method, based on fusion techniques, that solves the image acquisition problems and generates black and white images that can be precisely measured. This method it’s characterized by it’s newness, nothing this specific is present on the market, and versatility, because it can be adapted for other affections. The product would help small clinics and also private and family doctors in detecting this affection for a fairly low cost.
Software Offshoring in automotive companies
Offshoring is the relocation of a process or software activities to another country in order to improve the costs. In today’s global market, the companies must be able to offer a high quality of the products in order to stay competitive on the market. The offshoring process can be considered a success in the case that the knowledge transfer is done completely and the quality of the product is at the expected level. In order to achieve these objectives, a framework that is customisable for almost every company must be built. The companies that could be interested in this framework are the companies from the automotive industry, their suppliers and companies which are interested in offshoring. Through this framework, every customer will receive personal assistance and guidance, in processes or activities that will be offshored, shorter time in achieving the results, improved quality, custom framework process improvement and the knowledge of the employees from the offshored country will be at the level with the employee’s knowledge from the headquarters. The channels to communicate with the potential clients are conferences, articles, linkedin profile and the key features of the framework
Data is becoming more and more valuable. Also, skills and opportunities for retrieving different types of data are evolving extremely fast. Unauthorized, careless or ignorant processing of data can cause great harm to persons and to companies. With this project we want to use a mini car which has two servomotors and an ultrasonic sensor placed on it and will scan the environment where is placed, send data to computer, and after processing them, draw the Radar in real-time and after a revolution (360 turn), save the previous Radar and draw the new one. After all of these, encode the data and hide them into an image. For example if you send just the encode data and someone observed this data transfer, will find out that you transferred an encoded data. But, if you hide the encoded data into an image, will never find out what you did and just think you sent a photo for someone else.
Nowadays, there are millions and millions of blind people throughout the whole world, whose mobility is severely affected by this deficiency and who strongly feel the uncertainty of moving safely. At the current moment, the only object used to help the blind people to move is the special white walking stick that requires a horizontal and vertical movement to detect any obstacles and avoid them. This ‘orientation’ means, also has some drawbacks in increasing the duration of the movement, due to the time required to move the stick horizontally and vertically. Also, there can be the risk that some small objects will not be detected. Modern technology provides us with the necessary means and processes to design and build devices that can help visually impaired people to walk safer on the streets. The ‘ShoesEye’ project is a way of adapting the footware to be used by blind people for safe movement by acoustic signaling of obstacles and surface level differences. The customers of this product are the visually impaired and blind people. The main idea is to help these people to have a better life, to be more safe. Why these people with disabilities should use my product? ShoesEye is easy to use, it has a low production cost, reduces the travel time and it has an increased efficiency in detecting objects and signaling obstacles.
Nadiya Kastrovska, Ukraine
AR – Guide
The AR-guide will allow anyone to quickly access information about a specific place, monument or building without having to search it through different search engines. And since the information will be provided interactively, namely in the form of story of the virtual guide, then it will not be necessary to read interesting facts in the long text. Also, due to the peculiarities of the software structure, the application can also be used by people with hearing impairments, since it is possible to implement a sign language. This allows you to reach even more audiences. The benefits of the suggested technology are the following: availability, easy use, offline work, independence from guides, groups of tourists, etc., social focus and use of existing infrastructure.
Henrietta Ban, Ukraine
Remote monitoring system with elements of augmented reality
Firefighter’s work has a lot of dangerous factors: high temperatures, poor visibility, possibility of explosion, falling from height, loss of orientation, working in an unknown area. In order to solve this problem, we have designed а remote monitoring system with elements of augmented reality. The system comprises 3 modules. Module №1 – Designed for defining vital activity parameters and is fixed on the firefighter’s chest. Module №2 – Central control unit. It comprises the central processor, Wi-Fi module and system of information storage. All the obtained data are transmitted through the radio channel and are recorded to the SD-card that performs the function of the so-called “blackbox”. Module №3 is integrated into the firefighter’s helmet. It contains 3 types of light sensors, temperature, pressure and humidity sensors, pyroelectric distant thermometer. Besides, the helmet contains video surveillance system with radio channel. Remote observer will be able to see and direct the firefighter’s actions. Additional information can be displayed in firefighter’s sight line: plan of the premises; escape route; colleagues position; arrangement of fire hydrants and main releases.
Olha Bilak, Ukraine
Compositions of essential oils with wide range of antimicrobial activity
The dominant position in the structure of paradontium inflammatory diseases is occupied by the representatives of the optional microbiota of the oral cavity. Bacteria of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus families, microscopic fungi of Candida family serve as inflammatory processes etiological factor. These processes are characterized by long-term persistence and antimicrobial drug resistance. In this respect essential oils draw special attention as they possess antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties and are widely used in medicine, cosmetology, food industry. However, action of essential oils is often characterized by a narrow coverage. The issue is settled by means of producing essential oils compositions, that have a wide range of antimicrobial activity coverage as to the isolates, that are characterized by multiple antimicrobial resistance. Essential oils compositions can be used as a separate product (in aromatherapy) or as a constituent part of hygienic and medicated products (gel, ointment, toothpaste, rinse).
EEII Proposal- UA8
Volodymyr Drahanchuk, Ukraine
Autonomous Injection Module Device
The task was to create the autonomous injection module device which is aimed at saving people’s life. It is designed to inject medicine in case of emergency situation when person is unable to help themselves. That is why the purpose of the autonomous injection module device is to inject medicine depending on the person’s vital parameters without the participation of the device carrier, gaining by means of this enough time to save the sufferer. Due to the modularity of the device, it can be much more functional and much more reliable than one common device. Modularity simplifies maintenance and use of the device because it allows to split it into separate mechanisms and parts. Use – device’s range of use is very wide starting with people who is fond of adventure sports, ill people who need periodical medicine injection, to the soldiers who are at risk of being injured.
EEII Proposal- SK9
Stylist is in your smartphone
Stylist is in your smartphone – all you need is to enter data about the parameters of your figure and answer a couple of questions about your lifestyle. We will select convenient clothes for you that will make you confident and emphasize your individuality. You no longer need to bother and spend a lot of time in the shops to find something suitable. The search system of our application will provide you with information about the nearest stores where you can to buy clothes of needed size and style.
EEII Proposal- SK10
Time is the most important resource in our life. We’ll never back to the past. We must think how to use our time more productive. We find a solution to avoid waste of time in the cafes and restaurants. QR Waiter is not an App. First of all it is a system that helps to save the ordering time in cafes, restaurants, bars. The client come to the cafe and just scan the QR-code, placed on the table, with camera and get the web page with menu. It saves waiting time. We prefer to use the Web page interface as first contact with the clients. Because it is as simple as usual paper menu. When the client will be using our Web page – we will recommend, through the Push – notifications, download our App.
EEII Proposal- SK11
Data observation solutions
The project idea is based on available open data for analyzing the current status of tourism sub-regions. The primary objective of the project is to create analytical and decision-making processes and possibilities of designing an optimal model for relevant tourism stakeholders. Information cooperation in terms of sharing partial data and gaining essential knowledge. The secondary objective is the territorial quantification of Kosice region and the quantification of private sector.