A study carried out by the University of Castilla la Mancha shows that gender diversity within research teams fosters novel solutions leading to radical innovation, in the company and in the market. According to the study, forming mixed teams of men and women in a technological context is also a critical element in increasing competitiveness.
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have developed wireless sensors able to detect minute fissures in industrial machinery by the ultrasonic waves they emit, with which the fault can be located early before a serious breakdown occurs. The team is studying potential applications of this innovation in biomedicine to prevent bone fractures.
A study by Spanish researchers, who analysed 44 state universities, demonstrates that the scarce incentives, the territorial disparities, the lack of an enterprising culture and the bureaucratic barriers hamper the creation of links between centres and businesses.
Researchers at the firm 4DNature and the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) are developing a new technology, called helical optical projection tomography, which improves biomedical diagnostic 3D imaging.
Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) have carried out a biomechanical study of the footwear made by Camper. A group of 54 volunteers took part in the project, trying on six models of men’s shoes and six models of women’s shoes. They were analyzed using optical motion capture systems, force plates, pressure insoles and electromyography sensors. The purpose of the study was to establish the parameters affecting the comfort of the shoes made by the Balearic firm.
A company called Haloid became interested in his invention and introduced it in the market with the name of Xerox / Wearbeard