The project WEBOING (UWB wearable apparatus for bone fracture imaging and recovering monitoring) has been awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions MSCA-IF-2017 - Individual Fellowships grant.
The project Weboing (Project ID: 793449) will be carried on by the UBT co-founder, Dr. Tiberi, at the Biomedical Engineering and Communications (BiMEC) Research Group, London South Bank University, UK (supervisor: Prof. M. Ghavami).
The goal of the MSCA Individual Fellowships is to enhance the potential of experienced researchers, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through international mobility. In this context, extension of microwave imaging to bone fracture assessment is one goal of WEBOING proposal.
The design of a microwave apparatus for bone fracture imaging and recovering monitoring will allow to perform imaging without exposing patients to dangerous X-Rays. The portable nature of the apparatus, will allows its use in site of accidents. In fact, simple microwave antennas coupled with a laptop-integrated Vector Network Analyser (VNA) are required, giving the methodology simplicity in manufacturing and a very a low cost; this aspect is even more significant if related to conventional techniques.