Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science System Software Laboratory University of Maribor
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Current projects

MIO-A
Exact quantification of muscle control strategies and co-activation patterns in robot-assisted rehabilitation of hemiparetic patients
MIO-A

Basic research project MIO-A started in collaboration with University Rehabilitation Institute of Republic of Slovenia – SOČA. This three-year project aims to introduce and validate unique assessment of muscle activities during robot-assisted rehabilitation of hemiparetic patients and is funded by Slovenian Research Agency.

Observation of appearance and physiological parameters in elderly to assess the aptness of their independent living
(Scientific collaboration between the Republic of Slovenia and the Republic of India from Jan. 1, 2015 to Dec. 31, 2017)

Within this research project, we are dealing with unobtrusive observations of human vital functions by using intelligent sensors and video devices. Sensor measurements are combined with the information extracted from the videos in order to determine the aptness of observed person for independent living.

Completed projects

L5-5550
Definition of non-invasive marker for skeletal muscle atrophy: from validation to application

Muscle atrophy is a well well-known that defines the loss of muscle mass as a result of illness or injury, unbalanced diet or lack of physical activity. Despite the growing number of researches exploring the findings of muscle atrophy and analyzing its implications, there are still many unresolved issues, especially in terms of objective indicators, methods and procedures of its assessment. The main objective of this project is to define and develop non-invasive procedures for assessment of skeletal muscle atrophy and hypertrophy based on the mechanical response thickening, movement and vibration of muscle fibbers as well as neuromuscular electrical activity.

NeuroTREMOR Project

Essential and Parkinsonian rest tremor are the most frequent movement disorders that hamper independent life of about 9 % of people above the age of 50. They are also among the most commonly misdiagnosed neurologic disorders. About 30 % of patients diagnosed with essential tremor, for example, do actually not suffer from this disorder. The main objective of the NeuroTREMOR project is to design and validate a novel computer-aided system for understanding, diagnosing and remotely managing tremor.

qFATIGUE

The qFATIGUE project deals with multimodal biofeedback interface for extraction of mental fatigue indicators. It stems from the video and EEG-based monitoring of rehabilitation patients during their daily exercise, in order to improve the understanding and assessment of motivation during rehabilitation.

Competency Center for Biomedical Engineering
Connected Home Devices in Support of Independent and Healthy Living

A joint project entitled Connected Home Devices in Support of Independent and Healthy Living was completed within the framework of the Competence Centre of Biomedical Engineering (CC BME). Our research partners were the Gorenje company from Velenje, University Rehabilitation Institute Soča and as a subcontractor the SETCCE company from Ljubljana. The project goal was a development of unobtrusive, ambient-assisted sensors for monitoring functional-health parameters in dwelling environments. The sensors are built in household appliances, their handles, doorknobs, bathroom mirrors, beds, carpets, slippers. Automated measurements and analyses are provided for the heartbeat, cardiac arrhythmias, electrocardiogram, respiration curve, blood oxygenation and pressure, skin and cornea colour, stabilogram and poise, gait and physical condition.

All projects
Predmeti

Members of the System Software Laboratory teach several courses at the bachelor’s level of the university and higher-professional programmes, and at the university master's and doctoral levels. We cover topics of operating systems and system software, logical circuits, computer-system design, testing computer hardware and software, signal and image processing, computer vision, and pattern recognition. Goals, teaching methods, prerequisites, grading, and theoretical and practical lessons are presented for each course. (Slovene only)

Študentski projekti
Student projects

Students of bachelor’s university and higher-professional programmes are involved in student projects. In the second and third year of studies, they enrol one of two available projects whose practical topics and aims are refreshed every year. Each of the projects combines 8 elective courses that fit given project purposes best. (Slovene only)

COBSIS

Centre for Biomedical Signal and Image Processing. (Slovene only)

ROSUS

The ROSUS conference intends to promote digital image processing (including computer vision) and the implementations in Slovenia, where it is irrationally overlooked, at least to our experience. The conference also emphasises an urgent need to integrate and accelerate the knowledge among the research institutions, industrial partners, developers, and users. (Slovene only)

Defended theses

Members of the System Software Laboratory supervise postgraduate and graduate student theses. Defended works are listed here, including the titles of doctoral, master’s and diploma theses, names of their supervisors, dates of defense, and links to the full content when published on web.