On the last 9-10 February, took place the kick-off meeting of the new project HosmartAI – “Hospital Smart development based on AI”. The project is funded by €10 million under European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement No 101016834). The meeting brought together the 24 partners of the consortium (which includes 3 large enterprises, 8 SMEs, 5 hospitals, 4 universities, 2 research centres and 2 associations), to discuss the project objectives and directions, its 10 work packages and its 8 large-scale pilots.

Στο πλαίσιο του εορτασμού της «Παγκόσμιας Ημέρας κατά του καπνίσματος», η  οποία με απόφαση που έλαβε ο Παγκόσμιος Οργανισμός Υγείας το 1988, γιορτάζεται κάθε χρόνο στις 31 Μαΐου, το Εργαστήριο Ιατρικής Φυσικής του Τμήματος Ιατρικής του Αριστοτελείου Πανεπιστημίου Θεσσαλονίκης (ΑΠΘ) στέλνει το δικό του μήνυμα για τη διακοπή του καπνίσματος, έχοντας τον ρόλο του Συντονιστή του Ευρωπαϊκού Προγράμματος “SmokeFreeBrain” (Horizon2020) που ολοκληρώθηκε με επιτυχία πριν ένα περίπου χρόνο.

The CSI:Brainwave project receives another acknowledgement, as it was recently mentioned in a review of brain-computer interfaces for communication and rehabilitation, authored by Ujwal Chadhary and BCI field leaders Niels Birbaumer & Ander Ramos-Murguialday.

Prof. Dr. Harald C. Traue, director of the Emotion Lab Research Group of the University Clinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Ulm gave an interesting talk on "Recognition of human mental states in emotion- and social-sensitive systems" on Thursday 03 November 2016 at the Lab of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Distinction for CSI:Brainwave research project of the Medical Physics Lab of AUTH


The Hellenic Spine Society (http://eess.gr) awarded the presentation of CSI:Brainwave project with the 2016 “Vicky Zachariou” award during the 10th Hellenic Spine Congress & Joint Meeting with French and Turkish Spine Society, that took place on 26-29 October at the Makedonia Palace Hotel in Thessaloniki (http://synthesispco.com/spine2016).

The “Biomedical Technology/ Engineering and Living Labs” Workshop, was successfully organized by the Hellenic Society for Biomedical Technology (ELEVIT) and the Lab of Medical Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). The workshop took place at AUTH premises in Thessaloniki, Greece, on March 1st 2016.

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