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Silicon Capacitive Sensors for Biomedical Applications

Objective

The CASE project aims at transferring recent research results on capacitive sensors developed within European research projects from research institutes, namely CNM and IMEL, to an industrial Central European partner (Romes S.A.).

This company is very experienced with microelectronics processes and devices and is fully equipped to process silicon wafers. Characterisation and reliability issues of the transferred technologies will be studied by the ICCE which is in close contact with Romes S.A. The Warsaw University of Technology will mainly focus on device characterisation.
Recent research has shown that capacitive-type devices perform better than piezoresistive ones on issues such as low power consumption and high pressure sensitivity. The above qualifications make these devices very attractive for medical applications. A demonstration project is a good opportunity to start up this activity in Eastern Europe with an important social impact and with relatively low cost, since the fabrication infrastructure is already there.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Institute of Microelectronics (Imel)
Address

15310 Aghia Paraskevi
Greece

Participants (4)

COMERCIAL COMPANY FOR ELECTRONIC MODULES AND SEMICONDUCTORS - ROMES SA
Romania
Address
32B,erou Iancu Nicolae
72996 Bucharest
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Instituto de Automatica Industrial
Spain
Address
Campus U.a.b.
08193 Bellaterra
RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS
Romania
Address
32B,erou Iancu Nicolae
72996 Bucharest
WARSAW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Poland
Address
15/19,Nowowiejska
00665 Warsaw