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SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwired - March 02, 2017) - WANdisco ( : WAND), the world leader in Active Data Replication™, is pleased to announce it is supporting a major European project, led by the University of Sheffield, which could make it easier for doctors to spot the early signs of dementia. The Dementia Research Enabled by IT project, VPH-DARE@IT, seeks to learn more about the interaction of genetic, non-genetic and environmental factors thought to cause dementia through the analysis of large quantities of behavioral, genetic, environmental and clinical data. The project is using WANdisco's patented Fusion technology to move large volumes of continuously changing structured and unstructured data between eight different cloud providers so it can be analyzed by more than 950 applications. The researchers hope to be able to combine this data with novel biomarkers to provide new and feasible ways to screen for dementia before symptoms appear. Professor Alex Frangi, lead project coordinator, said, "This project wouldn't be possible without moving around large volumes of continually changing data. We need to do this in a distributed manner and for that we are using cloud technology and WANdisco Fusion. There is no other solution on the market that can move such active data and do it with guaranteed consistency." David Richards, CEO and Co-founder of WANdisco, said, "We have the only solution in the world that can move active data to the cloud with no interruption to service so that data can be analyzed very quickly. It is great to see our technology being used in projects which could make a positive difference to people lives." To learn more about the project please watch our video here. About WANdisco WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication™. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle. We also work directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data gives them the real insight they need. About VPH-DARE@IT The Dementia Research Enabled by IT project -- VPH-DARE@IT -- is a Virtual Physiological Human initiative funded through the European Union. There are a total of 20 partners including from the UK The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, The University of Oxford, University College London, Imperial College London, Kings' College London. Also involved are companies and research establishments from Finland, France, Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal and Austria. For more information www.vph-dare.eu About University of Sheffield Center for Computational Imaging and Simulation Technologies in Biomedicine CISTIB is an international and interdisciplinary research center in department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield. It focuses on the development of computational medical imaging. and simulation techniques, with emphasis on angiology, cardiology, neurology and orthopedics. The group's main objective is the consolidation of a solid scientific base regarding the acquisition, analysis, and post processing of medical images and simulations. For more information www.cistib.org

Kakvand P.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Jaberzadeh M.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Inallou M.M.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Alborz Y.,Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Conference Proceedings of 2015 2nd International Conference on Knowledge-Based Engineering and Innovation, KBEI 2015 | Year: 2015

This paper outlines the design and manufacture of Unmanned Aircraft Vehicle (UAV) that the require to a separate ground station for data (output data of parameter measurement in rotational and linear motion and image data) processing is completely removed, and all the flying robot operations became autonomously from take-off to the end of the progress to determine the distance towards the objects for obtaining coordinates (current location), calculates the distance from the object and pursues it by on-board process. Played as a result, in addition to reducing errors in data transmission process, the cost will be reduced. A PID controller designed the combined use of feedback in two phases, Flight Controller (IMU module output data and programmed algorithms for spiral movement and distance calculation algorithm by the means of counting sent and received radio pulses) and video data processing, may reduce performance errors in the addressed projects in comparison to other similar smart systems. © 2015 IEEE.

Khattak M.I.,Loughborough University | Edwards R.M.,Loughborough University | Ojerinde O.A.,Loughborough University | Panagamuwa C.J.,Loughborough University | Gul M.,Electronic and Electrical Engineering
2010 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference, LAPC 2010 | Year: 2010

In the design and synthesis of wearable antennas isolation distance from the body is a critical parameter. This paper deals with the comparison of perturbations caused to the matching of simple linear and circular polarized patch antennas due to the close proximity of a human torso and rectangular box and cylindrical phantoms filled with muscle simulating liquid at 1.8GHz. The isolated variable is return loss, S11(dB). Results show that at these frequencies a cylindrical phantom resembles the body more closely than a rectangular phantom. ©2010 IEEE.

The TransEnergy project led by the University of Sheffield, will work with National Rail to investigate how battery storage could be used to power our railways. As train companies try to increase the frequency of trains on existing railway infrastructure, electricity supply is under greater pressure to be available at peak times. Engineers will study whether batteries from electric vehicles parked at train stations could supplement the system at busy periods. Commuters could receive free parking in return for their electric cars being used as back-up batteries, providing Road to Rail energy exchange. The use of batteries will reduce the demand for electrical energy supply in these periods and could mean rail operators benefit from more efficient and frequent services. Passengers could in turn benefit from reduced costs and more train services. A recent report by the National Infrastructure Commission has suggested that energy storage technologies could contribute to innovations that could save consumers up to £8 billion a year by 2030, help the UK meet its 2050 carbon targets, and secure the UK's energy supply for generations. Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the project involves partners from the University of Leeds and the University of Southampton. The team will develop a purpose-built energy storage test facility at a site alongside a train line, the first of its kind in the UK. The facility will investigate two types of energy storage - batteries and supercapacitors as a hybrid solution for the high levels of electricity needed to power trains accelerating and charge from trains braking. Dr Martin Foster from the University of Sheffield's Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering said: "Electric powered rail travel has helped to reduce pollution and improve the comfort of travellers. Our project will look at how we can meet the demand for more electricity on our railways by investigating innovative ways to store surplus energy. "Similar energy storage systems are already being used on the electricity grid during peak times and by translating these to our railways, we could deliver real benefits to both rail companies and consumers, bringing down the costs of travel and improving services." James Ambrose, Principal Engineer for Network Rail said: "Network Rail is committed to electrifying more lines in the UK. Our project will be working with rail providers to recommend new approaches that will mean increased efficiency for the industry." Explore further: Rail researchers work on UK's first Tram-Train scheme

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