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New spin-off SAY IT Labs 17.01.2020

This new ETRO-VUB spin-off, in collaboration with imec, developed a video game for children who stutter. Software technology and speech recognition were used to create a fun and engaging speech therapy experience called Fluency Friends, where players control colorful cartoon characters through treacherous obstacles. Only instead of a joystick or a keyboard, the game will prompt players with words or sentences they must say to move through the level.

The game is currently being tested by about 50 patients in the United States. It will be released later this year, as an app for tablet and in a version for desktop or laptop. Say It Labs receives support from the Flemish Audiovisual Fund (VAF), therefore in addition to an English version, there will also be a Dutch version.

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Ghostly = 2019 App Development Competition Winner 20.12.2019

“Ghostly” is an Android game for rehabilitation of patients suffering from motor and neuro-muscular disorders. In the game’s challenging and rewarding game scenarios, a character will be controlled by the muscle activity of the patient, sensed from the Delsys Trigno Avanti Sensors and interpreted by the game software. The success of the character in the game will hence be directly influenced by the actions of the patient. A key concept of the approach is that each game should be flexible to be controlled by a variety of muscles in a variety of ways, thereby decoupling the rehabilitation goals from the specific games and broadens the applicability of the platform to a variety of use cases.

The game is a 2D platform game played from a third person perspective, inspired by the old-school games such as Super Mario. The main character is moving forward in the game world, jumping to collect coins and shooting to kill enemies, all the while acquiring points for doing so. The goal of each level is to reach the exit, aiming to get as high of a score as possible. Difficulty and complexity increase as patients advance to higher levels.
The VUB team members are: Prof. Bart Jansen (Team Leader), Prof. Eva Swinnen, Dr. Armand Laumen, Dr. Lubos Omelina and Ms. Katarina Kostkova

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Erasmus+: Disaster Risk Reduction in the Indian Ocean Rim through GIS and Remote Sensing technology 10.12.2019

VUB has been awarded a Erasmus + Capacity Building in High Education project UN4DRR (2020-2023) to modernize Disaster Risk Reduction and Management curriculum in Indian Ocean Rim by integrating GIS and Remote Sensing technology. The project has a total budget of approx. 1M euros. Contract no. 609592-EPP-1-2019-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP, is coordinated by Jonathan C-W Chan from ETRO.

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“Deep-Learning based Lossless Image Coding”

In IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

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“Multi-object tracking in MRI-guided radiotherapy using the tracking-learning-detection framework”

In Radiother Oncol

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“Evaluation of Classical Machine Learning Techniques towards Urban Sound Recognition on Embedded Systems”

In Applied Sciences

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“A 22.5-27.7-GHz Fast-Lock Bang-Bang Digital PLL in 28-nm CMOS for Millimeter-Wave Communication with 220-fs RMS Jitter”

In 45th IEEE European Solid State Circuits Conference, ESSCIRC 2019

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“Direct calculation of computer-generated holograms in sparse bases”

In Optics Express

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Imec toont tech voor de toekomst (Holografie, hdr-conversie, organs-on-a-chip)

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