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Monday, 15. January 2018 until Sunday, 21. January 2018.

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Th 18. Jan.

Jan 18, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Aula de Teleensenyament - Edifici B3

The tools provided by nanotechnologies allow us to create new types of devices not only smaller, but also with unprecedented properties. Among others, nano-biosensors and nanoactuators, capable of observing and controlling subcellular processes with molecular precision, have been experimentally demonstrated in recent years. At the moment these devices are neither autonomous nor intelligent, but they require the control and supervision of a local operator to operate. However, in the same way that telecommunication between virtually all objects in our environment has changed the way we live, communication between nanosensors and, eventually, their interconnection on the Internet, will revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of various Diseases, from different types of cancer to neurodegenerative diseases. In this seminar, we will introduce the concept of the Internet of Nano-things and we will define the role and opportunities that telecommunication engineers have in the development of this area of ​​research. First, review the state of the art in terms of emitters and detectors, modulators and demodulators, antennas and groupings of antennas at optical frequencies and in the Terahertz band. We will also study new channel models for the human body that take into account the complexity and interactions of biological tissues with electromagnetic waves at these frequencies. Finally, based on the capabilities of the nano-devices and channel properties, we will discuss mechanisms to be able to transmit information between nano-devices in a reliable, efficient and biocompatible manner.