Biological data tracing

System for collecting, pre-processing and visualizing of biological data

Nicosia, April, 2016. The result of high levels of stress in modern society is the fact that the amount of people that will face limitations is increasing and this leads to the growth of the treating and healing costs for people suffering from long-term stress. Assuming that many countries have an aging population, stress and the consequences of stress will have a negative influence on the health of people while the total amount of budget spent on the consequences of stress will strongly increase.

Cooperation with The University of Cyprus

Contact to Computer Science Department at UCY

Nicosia, March, 2016. The ERASMUS cooperation between the University of Cyprus (UCY) and HTWG Konstanz has been setup between the Computer Science departments. Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold presented to Emma Zeniou (University Officer of The University of Cyprus) recent developments at HTWG and the first steps of an internationalization strategy.

Wireless long range weather station network

Implementation of a network via XBee

Konstanz, March 24, 2016. In former times the weather was more consistent than in these days. Nowadays it can change quickly from sunny into stormy and vice versa in just a few minutes. Weather conditions are getting more and more extreme. The weather station network is to be used in outdoor areas to receive local weather information within a certain region.

Lecture start / Vorlesungsbeginn: Summer 2016

The lecture start may differ from the regular lecture plan, please check below. 
Die Einführungsveranstaltungen können vom regulären Vorlesungsplan abweichen. Bitte überprüfen Sie die u.a. Liste.

Lecture/Vorlesung  Start/Beginn   Time/Uhrzeit   Room/Raum  Remarks / Bemerkungen
Seminar: InnovationLab (MSI) 17-03-2016 17:30 F-128 Seminar for Informatik Master (MSI)
Automotive Software Engineering (AIT) 16-03-2016 08:00 F-023 Start of lecture
Real Time Operating System and Distributed Systems (AIT) 18-03-2016 11:30 F-023 Start of lecture
Ubiquitous Computing (AIN) 17-03-2016 08:00 F-109 Start of lecture

Team-/Software/Programming - Projects
Team- / Software- / Programmier-Projekte
(all Bachelor and Master degrees)

18-03-2016 14:00 F-128 Topic presenation and topic assignment/
Vorstellung der Themen und Themenvergabe

24-03-2016 15:45 F-128 Final date for Kick-Off

Data processing method for a sleep classification

Experimental sleep phases monitoring

Las Vegas, February 2016. Nowadays there is a rich diversity of sleep monitoring systems available on the market. They promise to offer information about sleep quality of the user by recording a limited number of vital signals, mainly heart rate and body movement. Typically, fitness trackers, smart watches, smart shirts, smartphone applications or patches do not provide access to the raw sensor data. Moreover, the sleep classification algorithm and the agreement ratio with the gold standard, polysomnography (PSG) are not disclosed.

Student Conference Winter 2015

Survey of selected innovative work

Konstanz, January 28, 2016. The Student Conference (SC) presents scientific results obtained during a final thesis work or even advanced part as part of different lectures, which are executed at the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory (UC-Lab) at HTWG Konstanz. The objective is to summarize the scientific work in an article of 4 pages length that is reviewed before acceptance and later presented during the conference. A poster and a demonstration accompany each presentation. The student conference is open to any interested attendee. The results of the workshop are going to be published in the Series Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory Letters with ISSN.

Reasons for low-cost home diagnostic systems

Reach a larger population by reducing the number of parameters recorded

Ancona, October 2015.To evaluate the quality of a person´s sleep it is essential to identify the sleep stages and durations. Currently, the gold standard in terms of sleep analysis is overnight polysomnography (PSG), during which several techniques like EEG (electroencephalogram), EOG (electrooculogram), EMG (electromyogram), ECG (electrocardiogram), SpO2 (blood oxygen saturation) and for example respiratory airflow and respiratory effort are recorded.

Body Sensor Network for sleep monitoring

Fast prototyping Body Sensor Network for sleep monitoring at home

Konstanz, September 2015. There is a rich diversity of monitoring systems available on the market nowadays that promise to offer information about sleep quality of the user. Whether they are fitness trackers, smart watches, smart shirts, smartphone applications or patches, these devices do not provide access to the raw data, algorithm description or a disclosed agreement ratio with the gold standard, PSG.

Lecture start / Vorlesungsbeginn: Winter 2015

The lecture start may differ from the regular lecture plan, please check below. 
Die Einführungsveranstaltungen können vom regulären Vorlesungsplan abweichen. Bitte überprüfen Sie die u.a. Liste.

Lecture/Vorlesung  Start/Beginn   Time/Uhrzeit   Room/Raum  Remarks / Bemerkungen
Seminar: InnovationLab (MSI) 08-10-2015 17:30 F-128 Seminar for Informatik Master (MSI)
Programming 1 (AIT) 09-10-2015 14:00 G-240

Introduction and Lab group assignment/

Einführung und Laborgruppenzuweisung

Programming 1 (Konsolidierung) (AIT) 09-10-2015 15:15 G-240 Introduction/Einführung 
Ubiquitous Computing (AIN) 08-10-2015 08:00 F-109 Start of lecture
Mobile Computing (MSI) 08-10-2015 14:00 F-128 Start of lecture

Team-/Software/Programming - Projects

Team- / Software- / Programmier-Projekte 

(all Bachelor and Master degrees)

09-10-2015 17:00 F-128

Topic presenation and topic assignment/

Vorstellung der Themen und Themenvergabe

16-10-2015 17:30 F-128 Final date for Kick-Off

Seminar: Innovation Lab WS15

Master Informatik
(Open for HTWG and University students)
First meeting: Thursday 08 October 2015, at 17:30 in F-128

The seminar will address different up to date topics currently discussed in research. Based on literature and/or literature and demonstrators, Master students will receive material helping to understand the new domain and typical models or systems available this field. After studying the introductory material, the students should be able to understand and summarize the topic. In a second step, the student is asked to develop a new idea based on the knowledge obtained but contributing to a gap that has to be detected. The idea will be presented and discussed before the student is asked to prepare a detailed description of the idea and a suited model to realize it, i.e. contributing to close the gap. Depending on the complexity, a prototype solution can be part of the task. At the end, the work will be presented in two parts: (i) Scientific paper and poster, and (ii) Oral presentation (and demonstration – if possible). The objective of this seminar is to improve the ability working in a new domain based on related work, detect missing parts and develop a new idea how to address this gap. The student may use this seminar to prepare further studies (like a Master Thesis) or a fundament for setting up a business.

Proposed topics (to be extended before the first meeting takes place)

  1. Sleep stage detection with the help of ECG and body area network sensors (a short introduction into the topic can be found in our blog.)
  2. Real time big data grid computing on small hardware (a short introduction into the topic can be found in our blog.)
  3. Brain computer interface using scientific contextual EEG (Emotion detection with the help of a wireless EEG device.)

Stress patterns detecting healthy sleep

Stress pattern recognition and its influence on healthy sleep

Smolenice, August 2015. Besides several emotions that have influence on our life and life quality, stress is recognized as a factor with negative impact. During the 2nd IEEE EMBS Summer School on Emerging Technologies and Applications in Telemedicine, Prof. Dr. Ralf Seepold contributed with two sessions dedicated to the topic of stress pattern recognition and its influence on healthy sleep.

Summer Camp 2015

Programming and driving the future car

Konstanz, July 2015. Interested students from schools coming from the greater Lake Constance area were visiting the HTWG. The activity of each group was the design of a connection for a remote car control and the programming of the car's behavior. Based on a toy car model, Daniel Scherz prepared the exercise. Together with other advanced students (Oana-Ramona Velicu, Hannes Kleiner and Björn Tribensky), the lab has been designed and prepared for the incoming students. The students started to prepare a Bluetooth connection and then they setup the program for receiving and processing the signal from the remote control. Only the hardware component cabling had been prepared before this session.

Student Conference Summer 2015

Survey of selected innovative work

Konstanz, July 2015. The Student Conference (SC) presents scientific results obtained during a final thesis work or even advanced part as part of different lectures, which are executed at the Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory (UC-Lab) at HTWG Konstanz. The objective is to summarize the scientific work in an article of 4 pages length that is reviewed before acceptance and later presented during the conference. A poster and a demonstration accompany each presentation. The student conference is open to any interested attendee. The results of the workshop are going to be published in the Series Ubiquitous Computing Laboratory Letters with ISSN.

Here is a summary of the different work presented by the team.

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