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Members of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering Visit IT'IS

Members of the Swiss Society for Biomedical Engineering (SSBE) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Friday, 1 June 2018.

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Radio Oncology Team of Cantonal Hospital Aarau Visits IT'IS

Members of the Radio-Oncology Center of the Cantonal Hospitals of Aarau (KSA) and Baden (KSB) visted the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, 31 May 2018.

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The second workshop of the EUROSTARS project RESTORE was hosted by ZMT at Z43 on May 25, 2018.

Meeting of IEC TC106 WG9 and New Project Team for WPT Compliance Hosted by IT’IS April 10–11

Meeting of IEC TC106 WG9 and New Project Team for WPT Compliance Hosted by IT’IS April 10–11

Z43 was the site of the latest meeting of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Committee (TC) 106 Working Group (WG) 9, held April 10 – 11 April 2018. The 2-day meeting was convened by Dr. Teruo Onishi and hosted by the IT’IS Foundation, with sponsoring by Schmid & Partner Engineering (SPEAG). The meeting included the inauguration of the new Project Team (PT) 63184, initiated by the Swiss National Committee (NC) at the October 2017 plenary meeting of TC106 in Melbourne, Australia to formulate the basic standard for exposure to wireless power transfer (WPT) systems over the frequency range 1 kHz – 10 MHz.

The work of PT63184 is very important, as there is scant scientific literature about the methodology of compliance testing of WPT technologies operating in the 3 kHz – 10 MHz range. The work on the basic standard for exposure assessments of WPT covers models, instrumentation, numerical methods, and procedures. At the meeting, experts, in an agreement with the original Swiss proposal, re-emphasized that it is crucial that compliance with basic restrictions is demonstrated for all people, including those with medical implants. The working group decided to request a decision from the TC106 plenary regarding whether persons with implants should be included in the compliance considerations with respect to the basic restrictions.

The combined WG9 / PT63184 meeting was attended in person by 15 visiting IEC committee members, and eight more members joined the discussions via web. Niels Kuster, Sven Kühn, and Ilaria Liorni of IT'IS, and Bruno Rivara and Eugene Pikulin from SPEAG also attended the sessions. The visitors were treated to a tour of Z43 lab facilities, an overview of Zurich43 research activities, and an introduction to the Sim4Life computational life sciences platform developed by IT'IS partner ZMT Zurich MedTech AG.

IT’IS is proud to have hosted the meeting of WG9 and PT63184 and of their role in the important work of the IEC in preparation for emerging wireless mobile technologies.

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Participants at the IEC TC106 WG9 and PT meeting in Zurich


Myles Capstick showing the Yellow chamber

Sven ICEy

Sven Kühn demonstrating ICEyR

Sina DAK

Sina Hashemi Zadeh showing DAK-TL

Romain DASY

Romain Meyer explaining how cDASY6.6 works

Mark cSAR

Mark Douglas describing cSAR3D-A

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Surprising Outcome of the Peer Review of the Draft Technical Reports of National Toxicology Program’s Radiofrequency Radiation Studies in Rodents

On March 26 – 28, 2018, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) conducted an intense peer review of draft technical reports of the results of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of exposure of rodents to radiofrequency radiation. The public review process was attended by members of the public and was broadcast live from the NIEHS campus in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, USA. Scientists responsible for the studies made presentations to a panel of external experts on the methodologies used in the studies and the evaluation of the results and answered questions. 

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Snow + Sun = Fun: 2018 Z43 Ski Day

A record number of participants enjoyed outstanding snow conditions atop Klosters-Madrisa for Z43 Ski Day 2018 on Thursday, 22 March.


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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Prof. em. Juan Mosig

Prof. em. Juan Mosig of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, March 1. He was a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series with a talk on "Graphene-Based Terahertz Antennas and Related Devices."

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Update from IEC & IEEE Meeting

Plantation, Florida was the site of engaging standards work last week, where two new standards were initiated for assessing human exposure to electromagnetic fields at frequencies >10 GHz, and two existing standards were revised for SAR measurements at frequencies <10 GHz.

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"Brown Bag Lunch" Seminar Series Special Guest Dr. Eilif Muller

Dr. Eilif Muller of the EPFL's Blue Brain Project visited the IT'IS Foundation on Thursday, February 8 as a guest speaker in the Brown Bag Lunch Seminar series. The title of his talk was "The HBP Brain Simulation Platform - Motivation, Architecture, Applications." Dr. Muller's extremely interesting presentation was well attended and stimulated many questions and much discussion.