Fruit of a research contract with Elsevier publishing house, the SCImago Group, headed by the Professor of the University of Granada Félix de Moya Anegón, has developed the SCImago Journal & Country Rank (SJR) (http://www.scimagojr.com), a tool based on the contents of Scopus database, created in order to represent an ‘open access’ alternative to Thomson Scientific products. This world’s ...
The research team from the Department of Electronics and Computer Science at the University of Granada (UGR), together with the Department of Radiology at the Hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada, have designed a portable and low-cost device which can measure the ionizing radiation someone is exposed to, for example, during radiotherapy.

Ionizing radiations play a vital role in the treatment and diagnosis of malignant neoplastic illnesses as well as in the diagnosis of other pathologies. However, according to <...
A team of researchers from the University of Granada, in collaboration with the University of Murcia, has developed a visual aid device which significantly improves the vision of sight impaired patients; especially those suffering from pathologies with a slow progression that can eventually lead to blindness (such as Macular Degeneration, cataracts, etc.). This platform, called SERBA (in Spanish, Reconfigurable Electric-optical System for Low Vision), is the first visual aid unit which is very useful in all circumstances and for all tasks, independently of the degree of impairment of the patient. Up to now, in the majority of cases, people with ...
About 42% of fatal car accidents happen at night, according to the European Commission for the Automobile Industry. This figure is extremely worrying bearing in mind that there is about 60% less traffic during at night time. This is largely due to the reduced visual acuity and field of vision at night as a consequence of the illumination from the headlights — these factors are currently being studied by a group of researchers from the Department of Computer Architecture and Technology at the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada).

This group created an electronic ...
Researchers of the Department of Architecture and Computing Technology at the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada) have made important progress in the field of Robotics — building the first artificial cerebellum. The study has led to the design of microchips that incorporate a full neuronal system, emulating the cerebellar structure of the human nervous system. If these microchips are applied to robots, they will be able to manipulate and interact with other objects and persons. In other words, androids would interact with objects and people more naturally than at present thanks to this ...
By the year 2026, 21.6 per cent of the world’s population will be older than 65, 32 per cent of which will have some kind of disability. Official data confirm that the percentage of elderly people will increase dramatically within the next years: by 2050 there will be 180 per cent more people older than 80 than today.
Guided by these figures, the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade – through its CENIT programme, targeted at fostering cooperation between the private and the public sectors for the development of technological innovations, has granted a 20 million euro subsidy to the research and development project “AmIVital: digital ...
A study conducted in the Department of Computer Languages and Systems at the University of Granada (Universidad de Granada) , in collaboration with the Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence and the Laboratory of Anthropological Physics of the same university, achieved significant progress in the field of forensic medicine — to apply digital record imaging (RI) methods to automate forensic identification processes, which are currently done by hand.

A doctoral thesis directed by professors Óscar Cordón García and Sergio Damas Arroyo, and carried out by José Santamaría López, ...