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Holst Centre is an independent R&D center that develops technologies for wireless autonomous sensor technologies and flexible electronics, in an open innovation setting and in dedicated research trajectories. A key feature of Holst Centre is its partnership model with industry and academia based around roadmaps and programs. It is this kind of cross-fertilization that enables Holst Centre to tune its scientific strategy to industrial needs.

 

Holst Centre's fundamentals are to contribute to answering global societal challenges in healthcare, lifestyle, sustainability and the Internet of Things. This is visible through the motivation of its researchers,  its different collaboration models and the choice of its research topics.

 

Holst Centre was set up in 2005 by imec (Flanders, Belgium) and TNO (The Netherlands) and is supported by local, regional and national governments. It is named after Gilles Holst, a Dutch pioneer in Research and Development and first director of Philips Research.


Located on High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Holst Centre benefits from, and contributes to, the state-of-the-art on-site facilities. Holst Centre has over 200 employees from some 28 nations and a commitment from more than 40 industrial partners.

 

 

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 Imec and Holst Centre Present Wi-Fi HaLow Low-Power Fully Digital Polar Transmitter for IoT Applications

Posted on Feb 4, 2016

Imec and Holst Centre Present Wi-Fi HaLow Low-Power Fully Digital Polar Transmitter for IoT Applications

Leuven (Belgium) and Eindhoven (the Netherlands) – Feb. 3, 2016 – At this week's IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC 2016), nanoelectronics research center imec and Holst Centre (initiated by imec and TNO) presented a 1.3nJ/b fully digital polar transmitter optimized for IoT applications and the novel IEEE 802.11ah Wi-Fi protocol, with a ten-fold power reduction as compared to state-of-the-art OFDM transmitters.   At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2016) in January 2016, the Wi-Fi Alliance® has introduced the HaLow (TM) designation for the new low power, long range Wi-Fi protocol IEEE802.11ah, developed by the IEEE standardization committee. This new protocol is especially optimized for Internet-of-Things applications. Compared to other IoT sta...

 Holst Centre, imec and Cloudtag Collaborate on High Quality Frictionless Wearables for Lifestyle Coaching

Posted on Jan 6, 2016

Holst Centre, imec and Cloudtag Collaborate on High Quality Frictionless Wearables for Lifestyle Coaching

Cloudtag (CTAG:LN), the company that brings accurate data and personalization to the health, wellbeing and fitness markets, and imec, the world-leading nanoelectronics research center, today presented the first results of their collaboration on accurate frictionless wearable health solutions. Cl...

 Holst Centre, Tyndall National Institute and Fleming Medical develop DermaTrax, smart dressing to transform wound care

Posted on Dec 3, 2015

Holst Centre, Tyndall National Institute and Fleming Medical develop DermaTrax, smart dressing to transform wound care

Manually removing patient dressings to visually inspect chronic wounds could soon become a thing of the past. Holst Centre has teamed up with Ireland's leading ICT research centre, Tyndall National Institute (Cork) and medical equipment provider Fleming Medical (Limerick) to develop the world's first commercially-available "smart dressing" for use in futuristic wound care applications. Chronic wounds are an increasing and costly healthcare issue, particularly in countries with ageing populations. The "smart dressing" will make wound care easier, more comfortable for the patient, and more cost-effective for healthcare providers.   The smart dressing, called 'DermaTrax', contains sensors that monitor conditions in a patient's wound, inc...

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