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 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.
WEBOING has been 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).
Thanks to WEBOING, the UWB microwave imaging apparatus MammoWave has been modified and optimized for bone lesions detection. The device optimized is safe (no X-rays), portable (in order to be used in site of accidents) and it has low complexity since it employs two rotating antennas operating in free space coupled through a VNA. After having performed fracture imaging with the portable UWB imaging device, compact wearable antennas are used to perform monitoring.
The European Commission’s Innovation Radar identified the following two innovations developed during WEBOING:
i) phase-weighted UWB imaging through Huygens Principle;
ii) UWB for the detection and monitoring of bone fracture.
These innovations ( https://www.innoradar.eu/resultbykeyword/WEBOING ) meet the need for sector-edge imaging/monitoring devices, which are accurate, safe and easily accessible. Thanks to WEBOING, such innovations reached TRL 6.