Hermes Partnership: strengthening wireless communications research
Without doubt wireless radio transmission and networks are the pillars of today's state of art in ICT technologies. Leading European research institutions, universities and industries strengthen their efforts by cooperation in the Hermes Partnership. The partnership operates as an European Centre of Excellence and offers the members a platform for in-depth scientific discussions on themes as wireless communications, network technologies, future internet and network infrastructures, Internet of Things (IoT), Personal Networks, Body Area Networks, Bio-inspired communications, Nano communications, future radio including Tera Herz technology, etc.
Examples of Hermes research
Research on SMART ICT in Dementia Care
Hermes Partnership is investigating new smart ICT based facilities in Dementia Care. We have contacted out- standing parties in Dementia Care and dementia living societies. The new facilities and care concepts are based on state of the art technologies and approaches such as Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Village, Smart Support and Body Area Networks (BAN) technology.
ETSI - SmartBAN
Hermes Partners and other make progress in the realization of SmartBAN, a Smart Body Area Network technologie (Wireless BAN, Personal BAN, Personal Networks etc.) in health, wellness, leisure, sport and other relevant domains.
Modern medical and health monitoring equipment are moving towards the trend of wireless connectivity between the data collection or control centre and the medical devices or sensors. Therefore, the need for a standardised communication interface and protocol between the actors are required. This network of actors performing some medical monitoring or functions is called a Smart Body Area Network.
The SmartBAN initiative has been started after discussions within Hermes Partnership and - in particular - after a succesfull workshop organized during BODYNETS 2012, Oslo, Norway.
Now SmartBAN is supported by a number of of outstanding industries, research organizations and academic institutions. SmartBAN is developed and faciltated under auspices of ETSI.
SmartBAN's scope includes communication media, and associated physical layer, network layer, security, QoS and lawful intercept, and also provision of generic applications and services (e.g. web) for standardisation in the area of Body Network Area technologies.
SmartBAN includes several Use Cases such as:
- Safety Monitoring
- Fall Monitoring
- Stress Monitoring
- Sleep Monitoring
- Abnormal Cardiad Rhytmn Monitoring
- Blood Pressure Fluctuation Monitoring
- Apnea Monitoring
- Monitoring in sports
- .... more
- .... more
More information on SmartBAN can be given by:
Chair of the ETSI Technical Comittee: Dr. John Farserotu, email: John.FARSEROTU@csem.ch
ETSI technical officer: Dr. Igor Minaev, email: Igor.Minaev@etsi.org
Lund University realizes Massive MIMO Test Bed
This Test bed establishes a flexible platform for over the air testing of the massive MIMO concept
Provides real-world proof of concept for Massive MIMO with
- test facilities for different algorithms
- develop facilities for reconfigurable hardware suited for massive MIMO.
Establishing performance bouderies for practical Massive MIMI systems
The system includes:
- 100 Antennas
- 10 users
- Platform from National Instruments
- 50 + 5 Xlinx Kintex 7 FPGA's
- First testbed of this size world wide
Six presentations in the Hermes workshop on Sensor Communications & Technologies, Body Area Networks, e-health Services and Standardization held in conjunction to the 2014- 8th International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT-2014) were accepted for publication in IEEE Xplore.
(2 july 2014)