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Eurostars 2. Empresa coreana busca centros de I+D para desarrollar un sistema de sensores integrado en el asiento del automóvil

Resumen

Tipo:
Búsqueda de socios
Referencia:
RDKR20171212001
Publicado:
05/01/2018
Caducidad:
20/02/2018
Resumen:
Una pyme coreana especializada en fabricar asientos y componentes para el automóvil está preparando una propuesta dentro del programa Eurostars 2. El proyecto tiene como objetivo desarrollar sensores integrados en el asiento del automóvil para medir y analizar la condición física del conductor (frecuencia cardíaca, respiración y estrés). La tecnología será desarrollada como respuesta al incremento de la tasa de accidentes causado por las funciones físicas limitadas de conductores mayores. La empresa busca una compañía o instituto de investigación con experiencia y conocimiento en tecnología de sensores para unirse al consorcio. El plazo para presentar expresiones de interés finaliza el 20 de febrero de 2018 para la convocatoria de marzo y el 20 de agosto para la convocatoria de septiembre.

Details

Tittle:
[Eurostars2] A Korean company is seeking R-Y-D partners for developing sensor-embedded seat for automobile
Summary:
A Korean SME specialized in manufacturing seat frames and components for automobile, is preparing a project proposal under the EUROSTARS2 programme. The R-Y-D project proposal is about developing sensor-embedded seats for automobile to measure and analyse driver´s physical condition. Company or institute with expertise and experience in sensor technology is welcomed to join the consortium for R-Y-D collaboration.
Description:
In 2018, the elderly population will occupy 14% of the Korean population. As the aging population will continue to grow, the accident rate due to the limited physical functions of the elderly driver will also increase. In addition, the number of traffic accidents caused by drowsy driving in Korea was 2,433 cases in 2016, and the number has been steadily increasing since 2014.
For these reasons, the Korean company wishes to develop sensor embedded automotive seats to comply with the need for technology development that measures health condition such as heartrate, respiration and stress level of the driver´s. The company wishes to cooperate with a partner that has sensor technology including noise cancellation function, as well as physical analysis function.
The Korean company has been supplying seat frames to Hyundai Motor, one of the biggest automobile manufacturers in Korea. Based on their several international business experiences, the company is able to comply with automobile safety regulations of Korea, the United States and Europe.
In addition, with its professional know-how in manufacturing automobile parts, the company is able to re-design seat frame structure along with sensor application. The company has enough equipment for prototype production and testing. The company is currently at the conceptualization stage for this sensor-embedded seat for automobile, and is in the process of proposal writing. As mentioned above, the company wishes to cooperate with a partner that has sensor technology including noise cancellation and physical analysis function. The goal of technology development for each phase is as follows:

R-Y-D step-by-step technology completion goal
1) Step 1: Developing measurement and analysis technology of physical information such as heartrate, respiration and stress level.
2) Step 2: Less than 10% error rate of respiration measurement and heart rate under 90~100km speed highway driving condition, and -40?~ 95 ? temperature condition.
3) Step 3: Less than 10% error rate of physical analysis under general road driving condition of rapid acceleration, rapid deceleration and rough road surface etc.
4) Step 4: Prototype production and performance evaluation.

Since Ford of the United States stopped the development of a car seat for heart rate measurement, Faurecia, which collaborated with NASA, is the only company that has successfully commercialized it. Therefore, if this project is successful, the company would be the first company to develop a non-restraint automobile seat.
The company plans to commercialize the technology within 5 years, and wishes to join Eurostars 2 project with the deadline of call on either March or September 2018.
- EoI for the March call will be accepted until February 20, 2018
- EoI for the September call will be accepted only until August 20, 2018.
Advantages and Innovations:
* Expected outcomes of R-Y-D project *

1. The sensor-embedded seat doesn´t hinder the appearance of the car seat (design innovation)
2. In contrast to conventional measuring method utilizing ECG(electrocardiogram) or laser sensor, the sensor-embedded seat works in everyday circumstances with clothes on without direct skin-contact.
3. The sensor technology with non-restraint measurement feature increases user convenience and utilization, as it can be applied to various fields.
4. The sensor embedded seat prevents drowsy driving: As a driver´s fatigue level can be measured, the driver can quickly decide whether he/she should drive or not.
5. Support aging society: As the physical function of the elderly driver can be measured in real time, the rate of accidents due to individual body functions can be reduced.
6. As the technology is related to both automotive and health care field, it is possible to expand the business market into the health care sector.
7. Since Ford of the United States stopped the development of a car seat for heart rate measurement, Faurecia, which collaborated with NASA, is the only company that has successfully commercialized it. Therefore, if this project is successful, the company would be the first company to develop a non-restraint automobile seat.
Stage of Development:
Concept stage
IPR Status:
Secret Know-how,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted

Partner sought

Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: Company or research institute. - Specific area of activity of the partner: Healthcare, electronic components, ICT specialized in sensor technology. - Task to be performed: Development of sensor technology, noise cancellation technology, physical information analysis system.
Type of Partnership Considered:
RDR

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry 250-499
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English

Dissemination

Programme-call

Framwork Programme:
Eureka
Coordinator Required:
No
Deadline for Call:
01/03/2018