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Software Solutions for Vets

Nutrimenta Veterinaria (www.nutrimentaveterinaria.com) is a web application which permits an extremely easy and rapid way to customize nutritional plans for pets. Nutrimenta Veterinaria supports vets step by step, from the anamnesis to the definition of the personalized nutrition plan and the release of a detailed diet report for pet owners.

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Systems for Telemedicine and Home-Care

The Habilis Platform (www.habiliseurope.eu) is a web based software system that allows patients to exercise outside the hospital environment, expanding the time of rehabilitation and guaranteeing better recovery and higher quality of life.

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Mechanical Design, 3D Modeling and Simulations

The mechanical dept. of Signo Motus performs design activities assisted by Autodesk© state of the art 3D parametric modelling software and structural/ thermal simulation tools based on Finite Element Methods.

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Robotics and Automations

Signo Motus provides complete controls engineering and system integration, including design, programming, sub-systems assembly, testing and validation of robotics systems prototypes (main focussed on assistive technology solutions).
The Company acts also as distributor of Yaskawa Motoman industrial robots and automation systems (www.motoman.com).

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ICT Services and software solutions

The ICT dept. of Signo Motus provides complete ICT solutions and services to end-users, managing the whole development process (requirements analysis, system technical specifications, design, development, testing, deliver, support and assistance). A relevant expertise has been acquired in the eHealth domain.
The Company acts as exclusive Italian distributor of Pixel Technology s.c. RIS/PACS and teleradiology software solutions (www.pixel.com.pl).

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SMART MATERIALS

Smart Materials are materials that have one or more properties that can be significantly changed in a controlled fashion by external stimuli, such as stress, temperature, electric or magnetic fields, etc. Signo Motus is very active in the field of design and development of innovative devices and subsystems based on Smart Materials, in particular on Electro Rheological Fluids (ERFs). The ERFs consist of polarizable micro/nano particles (inorganic or organic) dispersed in a nonconductive low viscosity fluid (typically silicone oil). ERFs are materials that change their rheological properties by applying an electric field with intensity equal to a few kV / mm, moving from liquid to almost solid, with speeds of a few milliseconds (≈ 1 - 10 ms). ERFs can potentially be used in:

Adhere Project

In the ERFs domain, since 2003, advanced testing methods and equipments for the characterization of ERFs to be integrated in innovative systems and subsystems have been developed by Signo Motus. The collaboration with the Department of Industrial Chemistry and Material Engineering of the University of Messina (DCIIM-UNIME) has resulted in Post Graduated and PhD Theses dealing with development of materials, testing methods and applications based on ERFs under the current agreements with the Faculty. The acquired knowledge has allowed Signo Motus to secure a relevant Research Grant in 2010 from the Italian Ministry of Defence related to the development of innovative ERFs and prototyping of advanced electro mechanical groups based on such materials (Project ADHERE - PNRM 1294 Dec 2010). Signo Motus is also performing a joint research with the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Istituto per i Processi Chimico Fisici (IPCF-CNR) for the modelling and simulation of the behaviour of nano particles dispersed in insulated fluid. It is expected that such researches will feed consistently the development of robotic and assistive devices for the rehabilitation and health domains as well as industrial applications (like shock absorbers, dumpers, clutches).

Signo Motus is currently running researches focused on ERFs applications for the robotic and health domains, gaining a significant experience on ERF, in particular in the synthesis, functionalization and physical-chemical characterization of inorganic particles (such as zeolite, barium titanate and silicon dioxide) as well as nano structures (such as core/shell or hollow nanospheres) and in the electro-mechanical characterization methods and equipments suited to enhance the knowledge on the behaviour of such materials in relation to the relevant variable dependency (e.g. size of particles, concentration, time of response, temperature, applied electric field, chemical physical stability).

In addition, with reference to electro mechanical devices based on ERFs, Signo Motus can benefit of the considerable experience acquired in the robotic field where non linear motion control techniques are applied to complex systems as well as of the experience acquired in mechanical modelling and simulation of electro mechanical devices.

News

EC - Seal Of Excellence

Seal Of Excellence (SMEInst)

Signo Motus has been awarded with the Seal of Excellence by the European Commission for the ERXOS proposal.


EC - Dual Use


Dual use technology in the EU

Signo Motus has been chosen as Case Study by the European Commission for the development of Dual Use technology.

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EuroNews - Dual Use


Business opportunities with the Dual-use trend

An episode of Business Planet shot in Sicily, looking at the Dual-use trend and its tremendous opportunity.

Link to video (ENG)
Link to video (ITA)

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Research & Development

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Vita Nova Project

Active & Healthy Ageing

Vita Nova Project
(Tuscany FAR FAS 2014)

Vita Nova aims at implementing a customized and adaptive mobile coaching system for women in pre-menopausal and menopausal able to increase their awareness about the condition they are experiencing and the consequences of any unhealthy behaviour. The mobile coaching system will be implemented as an Android App that will record all the data related to the lifestyle and the behaviours of the user in order to provide them with the most appropriate support capable to lead them to change.

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DI-ASD Project

e-Health

DI-ASD Project
(Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020)

DI-ASD aims at implementing a technological support system for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The diagnosis is carried out by clinicians in a context of semi-structured observation based on the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition (ADOS-2) diagnostic scale.
The proposed solution is an integrated system to support the diagnosis of ASD in children between 18 and 60 months.

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DI-ASD Project

e-Health

VERSUS Project
(Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020)

Virtual-Reality Enhanced Rehabilitation for Sustainable and Usable Services. The VERSUS Project aims at implementing an advanced technological platform to support the robot-assisted upper-limb rehabilitation for post-stroke patients. The main objective is to guarantee the optimisation of the continuity of care between hospital and territory in relation to rehabilitation treatment.

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Clear Project

e-Health

IESS Project (F.I.T. L. 46/82)

The IESS Project aims to design and implement an ICT based platform that facilitates the provision of innovative services of primary care and Integrated Home Care (IHC), in particular those kind of services directed almost exclusively to meet the needs of elderly, disabled and patients with chronic diseases.

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Clear Project

e-Health

Clear Project: Final results

CLEAR: the largest study on tele-rehabilitation ever in Europe, presents its final results. It demonstrates that tele-rehabilitation is feasible, safe and efficacious being beneficial to patients affected by different diseases.

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Adhere Project

Smart Materials

ADHERE Project (Italian National Plan of Military Research)

“Development of Electro Rheological Fluids suitable for the design and implementation of innovative electromechanical joints for vehicular applications.”

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Richard Project

e-Health Policies

RICHARD Project (FP7 Capacities – Region of Knowledge)

“Innovative health care models ICT based for the management of chronic conditions.”

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Research areas for BS/MS/PhD Thesis