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Sound Exposure and Risk Assessment of Wireless Network Devices

Ziel

Public exposure to electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency spectrum has increased dramatically in the last two decades. Although research has mainly focused on the exposure and health risk evaluations of cellular networks and mobile phones in recent years, studies on the effects of the pervasive and prolonged EMF exposure on human health due to the exponential growth of wireless network device usage in homes, offices and schools are lacking. The proposed project SEAWIND aims (1) to provide a comprehensive assessment of the incident field exposure in typical living scenarios such as in homes, offices and classrooms by installed wireless local area networks (WLAN or WiFi) or wireless metropolitan area networks (WMAN or WiMAX), body-mounted and body-worn wireless personal area networks (WPAN) and WLAN devices, and specific wireless applications in industry, e.g., novel RFID logistic applications; (2) to numerically determine the induced fields in the human body using a set of models representing the human population; and (3) to screen potential biological sensitivities at the molecular, developmental and functional levels in cells. The necessary technology will also be developed to accurately assess the exposures for device compliance testing and to accurately assess in situ exposures. The comprehensive risk assessment will be based on the findings of this project, addressing the specificity of the exposure of wireless networks combined with the current body of literature on biological interactions of EMF covering the entire radio-frequency spectrum. A comparison to other exposures such as cellular mobile devices, base stations, TV, Radio, etc will also be included.

Wissenschaftliches Gebiet

  • /Technik und Technologie/Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik/Informationstechnik/Telekommunikation/drahtlos
  • /Geisteswissenschaften/Sprachen und Literatur/Literatur – allgemein
  • /Naturwissenschaften/Biowissenschaften/biologische Verhaltenswissenschaften/Ethologie/biologische Wechselwirkung
  • /Technik und Technologie/Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik/Telekommunikation/Mobiltelefon
  • /Technik und Technologie/Elektrotechnik, Elektronik, Informationstechnik/Informationstechnik/Telekommunikation/Funktechnologie/Funkfrequenz

Aufforderung zur Vorschlagseinreichung

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Finanzierungsplan

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Koordinator

FORSCHUNGSSTIFTUNG FUR INFORMATIONSTECHNOLOGIE UND GESELLSCHAFT
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Zeughausstrasse 43
8004 Zurich
Schweiz
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Research Organisations
EU-Beitrag
€ 807 300
Kontakt Verwaltung
Jacqueline Pieper (Ms.)

Beteiligte (8)

IMINDS

Beteiligung beendet

Belgien
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Technologiepark 19
9052 Gent
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Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Dominique Moens (Ms.)
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgien
EU-Beitrag
€ 372 052
Adresse
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Aktivitätstyp
Research Organisations
Kontakt Verwaltung
Dominique Moens (Ms.)
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Dänemark
EU-Beitrag
€ 231 108
Adresse
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Gert Frølund Pedersen (Prof.)
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU-Beitrag
€ 175 080
Adresse
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Aktivitätstyp
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Theodoros Samaras (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Deutschland
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€ 403 679,75
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Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
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Research Organisations
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Andrea Zeumann (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT BASEL
Schweiz
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€ 564 060
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Petersplatz 1
4051 Basel
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Kontakt Verwaltung
Primo Schär (Prof.)
DIALOGIK GEMEINNUETZIGE GESELLSCHAFT FUER KOMMUNIKATIONS- UND KOOPERATIONSFORSCHUNG mbH
Deutschland
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€ 250 160
Adresse
Lerchenstraße 22
70176 Stuttgart
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Research Organisations
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Agnes Lampke (Ms.)
Schmid & Partner Engineering AG
Schweiz
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€ 186 160
Adresse
Zeughausstrasse 43
8004 Zurich
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Kontakt Verwaltung
Katja Pokovic (Dr.)