Within the FARSEEING project EPFL (Ecole Politechnique Federale de Lausanne) will take part in biomedical signal processing, long‐term analysis of physical and physiological variables, physical activity patterns and complexity measures, clinical trials and self‐adapted intervention. EPFL will lead WP7, related to smart and self‐adapted intervention and contribute to WP1, WP3, WP5, WP6, WP8 and WP9 taking care of topics referring to long‐term analysis of activity and body worn sensors configurations. EPFL will bring its own expertise in the design and development of data processing algorithms to estimate the non‐linear and complex behaviour of physical activity in order to assess the effect of self‐adapted intervention on subject.
EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) was founded in 1969. In its four decades of existence, it has established itself among the world’s best institutions – in 2009, EPFL was ranked first in Europe and 15th worldwide in the Shanghai ranking of engineering, technology and computer science. Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, surrounded by the majestic summits of the Alps, the EPFL campus is an idyllic spot where 7000 students and 3000 staff come together to study and work on the most exciting scientific and technological challenges of our time. The Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement (LMAM) with 15 people (including one professor, one medical advisor, two senior researchers, 8 Phd students and two engineers) is the EPFL group participating in FARSEEING. LMAM is belongs to the Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Techniques (STI) consists of more than 120 faculty members, over 1,000 employees, and educates over 1,200 undergraduate and over 500 postgraduate students. The multidisciplinary research of the Laboratory of Movement Analysis and Measurement involves biomechanical instrumentation for measuring and modelling human biodynamics in daily conditions, during spontaneous activity or physical exercises. The research success is guaranteed based on continuous collaboration established with clinical partners of foreground. LMAM is involved in several national (FNRS, Nano‐Tera, MACOLIN, CTI, TELETHON), EU research projects (PROFANE, MINAMI, LIAISON, SMILING), US projects (Kinetics Foundation, OHSU,) and industrial research project (PROTEOR, LOGITECH, SYMBIOS, MEDTRONIC). LMAM is equipped with many hardware and software facilities and a gait lab with 9‐camera VICON system, Treadmill, Kistler forceplate, Novel pressure insoles, fixed and portable wireless EMG system, Physilog (EPFL product) ambulatory system for gait and physical activity monitoring system.