20 Mar 2018

Thermal imaging process control

2019-10-25T13:19:59+02:00Categories: Quality Control|Tags: , |0 Comments

Industry needs to have a strict control over the different production process areas in order to guarantee the successful manufacture of a product. The steel industry, mills and any enterprise as a whole that works with high temperature products must know and control the temperatures in each area of its process. The use of handheld pyrometers or disposable temperature probes for occasional measurements is commonplace, with its associated overrun cost. Furthermore, when an average value is needed, these captures are limited to a subset of points of the measured item, therefore generating possible sources of error and inaccuracy. Not only this, but this taking of discrete measurements throughout a process can very well run continuously in time. TECNALIA provides the possibility to design and implement automated process control systems where temperature can be a critical factor both in the production process as well as in the traceability or quality [...]

20 Mar 2018


2019-10-25T13:20:00+02:00Categories: Deep Learning|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The correct analysis and quantification of images is fundamental in the biological and medical fields of science. Examples of images used in the medical field are X-rays, tomography, biopsies, PET and pathology images. The biological field also employs images, such as similar vegetable images and the detection and quantifying of cell anomalies. The analysis of these images is linked to the subjectivity of a person, the onset of new techniques, as well as the associated learning curve. BIOSIMIL (Automated system for similar image searches in medical image databases) is a development line that allows for an automated search of similar images based on image features (texture, colour, distribution, etc.) in large databases.The aim is to make available new processing tools for these types of images which can be applied to several fields, such as training with a quicker learning curve, or in the field of research, with faster and [...]

19 Apr 2017

Decision making support in dermatology

2019-07-19T11:02:17+02:00Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

The incidence of skin cancer worldwide has grown at an alarming rate since the mid-1990s. The World Health Organization estimates that the incidence triples every decade. It is believed that in the last four years it has increased by 38% in Spain, according to data from the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology. In addition, this trend is expected to continue in the next two decades, reason why awareness-raising and prevention campaigns are so necessary. There are different types of skin cancer. The most well-known for its high malignancy is melanoma, although it has a lower incidence than other types such as squamous cell carcinoma and basal-cell carcinoma (more frequent type). In any case, prevention is based on controlled exposure to solar radiation (especially ultraviolet radiation) and monitoring and control of existing moles and suspicious lesions. At present, it is estimated that 20% of primary healthcare consultations in Spain refer to dermatology topics. [...]

27 Jan 2017

PICCOLO project Kick-off meeting

2019-07-19T11:04:10+02:00Categories: Photonics|Tags: |0 Comments

PICCOLO (ID: 732111) project kick-off meeting, funded by the European Commission under H2020 Photonics KET topic, was celebrated in Tecnalia Headquarts located in Derio (Spain) the 18th and 19th of January. Representatives from the different project partners participated in the meeting: Karl Storz Gmbh (Germany), L4T-Light4tech (Italia), Tyndall – University College Cork (Ireland), M-Squared Lasers Limited (UK), LENS – Laboratorio Europeo di spettroscopie non lineari (Italy), CCMIJU – Fundación centro de cirugía de mínima invasión Jesús Usón (Spain), Imperial College of science technology and medicine (UK), Bioef – Fundación Vasca de innovacion e investigacion sanitarias (Spain), and the project coordinator Tecnalia (Spain) . With a duration of three years, PICCOLO has as main objective the design and development of a multimodal photonic endoscope with high sensitivity that will facilitate real time diagnosis of colon cancer via a computer aided diagnosis (CAD) system. The project has a multidisciplinary team: pre-clinicians, clinicians, photonics [...]