LONDON Four more projects are to benefit from the Electronics Enabled Products Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) SPARK awards and include the design of digitally controlled switch-mode power supplies and a computerised smart trolley to control and monitor drug dispensation.
The grants are designed to build relationships between small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and higher education institutes (HEIs) and are of a fixed value of £5,000. They are awarded to the relevant HEI to tackle a problem of direct relevance to the SME.
The latest projects to receive awards also include collaboration between Senceive (London) and University College London to develop a wireless sensor node to be used in demanding signal processing applications, including measuring vibration in industrial machinery.
The computerised smart trolley to control and monitor drug dispensation in hospitals and care homes is collaboration between Belgravium Technologies (Bradford, England) and the University of Hull.
A collaboration between Ridley Engineering (Bracknell, Endland) and the University of Reading is working on The formalisation of design procedures for digitally controlled switch-mode power supplies.
The fourth project is for a wearable device for monitoring postural stability in cerebral palsy, a collaboration between James Leckey Design (Dunmurry, Northern Ireland) and the University of Aberdeen.