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Every human and animal body generates a large and steady amount of data as consequence of several underlying life-long processes, e.g., respiration, vascular system dynamic, muscle contraction. By acquiring and processing these vital signals, usually by electrical or optical means, substantial amount of information can be extracted enabling sense-making being used to take informative decisions. Successful application examples range from commercial fitness-tracker gadgets to medical-grade devices that enables tele-health remote medicine, as well as edge-cutting scientific research on living biological models.

Even though part of a larger Internet-of-Things vision, the point-of-contact electronic that interfaces the biological system with the cloud-based digital world is very critical due to unique challenges requiring to trade-off specifications. Together with the Analog and Mixed Signal Design Group we are exploring deep integration of analog precision circuits with the digital processor of the PULP family, both workforce and expertise converge on the VivoSoC project. Over the years, several prototypes have been developed toward higher integration and better energy efficiency.

VivoSoC is an ongoing project at our lab and we are looking for motivated students to contribute on the following topics:

  • Analog circuit design and layout for low-power high-precision biomedical applications.
  • Digital design of efficient processing units, accelerators, filters, processors.
  • Software/firmware development to highlight the existing hardware potentiality in real applications (Digital Signal Processing, Machine Learning Algorithms).
  • PCB design to enable new applications with tight form factors (from wearable to implantable).

If you are interested in the VivoSoC project or in any of the above topics just contact one of us.

Contact Information

Florian Glaser

Giovanni Rovere

Projects

Available Projects

Real-Time ECG Contractions Classification