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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Health Sciences Research
    vision and prevention of blindness The MPRG Vision Research Centre is based in Carriganore House Waterford Institute of Technology Waterford Ireland This unique research facility offers state of the art vision testing laboratories and infrastructure In addition the MPRG has a high quality biochemical laboratory which allows the group to conduct clinical trials to the highest possible standard The focus of the group s research concerns naturally occurring plant pigments known as carotenoids Carotenoids play important roles throughout the body but three particular carotenoids lutein zeaxanthin and meso zeaxanthin are found at the back of the eye the macula where they are collectively known as macular pigment Professor John Nolan PhD Fulbright Scholar Howard Fellow European Research Council Fellow is the Principal Investigator of the MPRG and has been working in the field of nutrition and vision for over a decade He has published 60 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts and is considered a key opinion leader in his field Centre for Health Behaviour Research CHBR TheCHBR carries out research in the following areas physical activity interventions at the community and population level active travel evaluation and interventions drug and alcohol use and misuse social disadvantage and physical activity men s

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Nursing & Healthcare Research
    the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Nursing Healthcare Research Nursing Health and Social Care Research at IT Tralee is carried out in collaboration with the Health Services Executive HSE and with local healthcare providers The work focuses on Inter professional education and training through participation with the Centre for the Advancement of Inter

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Software Research Institute
    users To meet the complex set of research challenges thrown up by these trends SRI conducts research in the following areas Cloud Media Platforms This research area investigates approaches to ensure media delivery with high QoE with a particular emphasis on cloud based media delivery Specific topics include media transmission and adaptation mechanisms and protocols cloud architectures to ensure optimized mobile media delivery cloud media processing to augment media delivery collaborative platforms for immersive media multi media service composition etc Intelligent Interactivity This research area investigates how emerging interaction technologies can be applied to develop smarter forms of human technology interaction in application areas natural user interfaces technologies and augmented reality AR the use of data stream mining to adapt system response to users etc Cross Platform Media Application The multiplicity of platforms and arising device heterogeneity means that app lication creators have to develop many variants i e cross platform if they want to address all markets e g tablets games consoles set top boxes and recently connected TV SRI hosts the Enterprise Ireland sponsored COMAND Technology Gateway managed by Dr Anthony Cunningham which has a mission to deliver innovative solutions for Irish industry in the connected media area Network and Infrastructure Management Driven by global grand challenges such as climate change ICT is being used to gain maximum efficiencies and return on investment in a wide spread of application areas such as smart grids water systems transport systems and communication networks etc Cyber physical ICT on this scale raises many research challenges including how to process the volumes of data generated from distributed infrastructural systems how to create self managing and adaptive systems and how to process and transmit data securely Future infrastructure system will we believe feature a hybrid of cloud and distributed or edge management approaches

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | The Netwell Centre and CASALA (Centre for Affective Solutions for Ambient Living Awareness)
    Ageing research is a major research theme at Dundalk Institute of Technology with two complementary research centres Netwell and CASALA are concerned with the development of new ideas that enhance the quality of life and well being of older people and those who care for them Smarter Living for an Ageing Population The research focuses on the development of integrated community oriented services sustainable home and neighbourhood design and more age friendly technologies Netwell s mission is to promote Social Networks Environments and Technologies for wellness and ageing in place Its expertise includes the following Social gerontology best practice in the social economic psychological and healthcare aspects of ageing Environmental gerontology improve the quality of the built environment through process and capability development Geron technology application of technology to support the needs of an ageing society Sectoral responses and social innovation towards a new governance model that enables active involvement of citizens and addresses the challenges of ageing populations The Nestling Project funded through Atlantic Philanthropies is a major flagship project for Netwell This demonstration project is aimed at developing innovative service models to support older people to age in place in their own homes based on a closer integration of community care physical environment and technology dimensions The project has led to the development of development of 16 smart homes apartments Great Northern Haven in Dundalk CASALA is an Applied Research Enhancement Centre funded through Enterprise Ireland and works with industry to deliver product innovation for the emerging Ambient Assisted Living AAL sector CASALA also acts as the commercialisation arm of Netwell CASALA is currently participates in a number of collaborative stakeholder engagements including the Great Northern Haven aware homes development Age Friendly County Initiative and the establishment of Cultáca or service brokers who work independently and directly with

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems
    MESSAGE Home About Us About Us Spotlight Institute IOTI Details Research Support Office Links News Latest News News Archive Events Gallery Research Innovation Research development and innovation at a glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems The Centre for Innovation in Distributed Systems CIDS at IT Tralee provides expertise in radio frequency identification RFID to deliver solutions for industry Specifically the focus of research and innovation within CIDS is Automatic Identification Technologies particularly RFID Data Analytics Data and Reality Mining Software Engineering and Artificial Intelligence particularly Neural Networks for security healthcare energy agriculture sectors CIDS is funded through the support of Enterprise Ireland and European INTERREG programme The Centre has worked with over 40 companies since 2007 CIDS collaborates to make international best practice in identification technologies accessible to regional companies and in 2008 hosted visits from Professor Andrew Fire Nobel Prizewinner for Physiology Medicine and Sir Clive Granger Nobel Prizewinner for Economics National Priority Area Data Analytics Management Security Privacy Institution Institute of Technology Tralee Dr Pat

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | ICT research and innovation
    time find out more cookie settings HIDE THIS MESSAGE Home About Us About Us Spotlight Institute IOTI Details Research Support Office Links News Latest News News Archive Events Gallery Research Innovation Research development and innovation at a glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com ICT research and innovation ICT Research innovation at IT Blanchardstown is concentrated on three specific areas Graphics and Gaming Procedural modelling serious games game localisation and graphics algorithms Computational and Functional Linguistics Computer science linguistics computational linguistics rich media plus spoken and sign languages Information Security and Digital Forensics investigation of networked application application vulnerability forensic recovery of evidence data centre user activity tracker systems The research has been funded through Enterprise Ireland IRCSET with private funding from sources such as the AIB innovation fund ITB Blanchardstown is particularly active in knowledge transfer high level industrial training It has collaborated with companies including Ericsson IBM and Damovo National Priority Area Data Analytics Management Security Privacy Institution Institute of Technology Blanchardstown Assumpta Harvey Industry Liaison Manager Institute of Technology Tallaght Blanchardstown

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | NIMBUS Centre for Embedded Systems Research
    and control smart micro grids Water Systems Management remote sensing and monitoring water network management systems waste water management Smart Systems embedding of electronics in everyday objects materials and structures to create aware environments that their occupants can interact with intuitively the Internet of Things Applications in Tourism Agriculture and Health Nimbus hosts Masters and PhD research students and funds them through our projects and other means Over 30 Masters and PhD students have graduated since 2006 Academic collaborators in Ireland include University College Cork Tyndall National Institute Trinity College Dublin s School of Computer Science and Statistics UCD s Clarity Centre NUI Galway and Queens University Belfast s ECIT International academic collaborators include University of Bremen RWTH Aachen University TU Dresden Fraunhofer Institute IIS TU Hamburg Harburg in Germany TU Eindhoven and TNO in the Netherlands Czech Technical University in Prague CEA LETI in France CSEM in Switzerland University of Manchester in the UK VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland University of Texas at Arlington USA and several others The Nimbus Centre collaborates with a wide range of Irish based and overseas companies including Intel Labs Europe United Technologies Research Centre Ireland IBM Ireland and Zurich Lab EMC Philips Schneider Electric ATOS Acciona Bouygues Alcatel Lucent Bord Gais Honeywell Bilfinger Gemalto Fujitsu Alps ANA Cylon Control Benetel Eurotech Bijodata Embix Ennovatis Alanya InHand Guides EpiSensor and many others Since its inception in 2006 Nimbus research has been granted funding of approximately 24million through a wide range of funding programmes including HEA s Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Enterprise Ireland Science Foundation Ireland FP7 and direct industry funding Nimbus Technologies for Embedded Computing TEC Centre provides a link to industry through innovation and knowledge transfer and is supported by Enterprise Ireland under the Technology Gateway Initiative Collective outputs

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  • Institutes of Technology Ireland | Software Technology Research Centre (STORC)
    innovation at a glance Delivering impact for industry Research and innovation activity across the Institutes Ontario Students Homecoming Study Programme Ireland Homecoming Study Programme About IHSP Programme Contact Us Developed in conjunction with Ext Joom com Software Technology Research Centre STORC ICT research at DKIT is focused on software engineering and is lead by the Software Technology Research Centre STORC and incorporates the Regulated Software Research Group RSRG and Spreadsheet Engineering Group STORC carries out research in the following areas Software Process Improvement SPI Software Testing and Reliability Spreadsheet Engineering Software Engineering Education Intelligent Adaptive Multimodal Systems Knowledge Management and Workflow Personal Information Management and Document Engineering Applications for the research are focussed on Medical Device Software Process Improvement End User Computing the use of programming tools in other domains such as Finance and Ambient Assisted Living The research is funded through Enterprise Ireland Higher Education Authority Science Foundation Ireland and EU Programmes Researchers at STORC and the Regulated Software Research Group collaborate with Lero the SPICE User Group UCC UU VTT Finland Griffith University Australia Irish Medical Device Association BioBusinessNI Axellis Vitalograph Boston Scientific and NTE Barcelona Outputs from the research include 1 commercial spin out and one patent

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