Students from Casa Escuela Santiago Uno visit the laboratories of AIR Institute

This week, students from Casa Escuela Santiago Uno visited the AIR Institute facilities. The students and teachers learned first-hand about some of the projects being developed at the Artificial Intelligence Centre. 

AIR Institute researchers presented projects that involve a variety of technologies, such as blockchain, IoT and AI. Among them, FARMS4CLIMATE, an initiative for smart governance and operational models for agro-ecological carbon farming for smallholder farmers. They also presented HyperLender, a platform designed for micro-lending operations between individuals, whose main objective is to investigate low-power distributed accounting technologies, self-sovereign identity techniques and ethical social artificial intelligence to design a P2P system. The platform also includes an intelligent and ethical microloan recommendation system focused on the user's preferences and needs. 

The students also learned about projects such as InTrack, a device that allows to monitor the progression of a patient with knee problems. The project includes a mobile application through which the patient can respond to the specialist's questions about his or her injury, and thus evaluate the patient's progress in real time, without having to go to the surgery to make an assessment. Similarly, the SpineCare device was presented, a project in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT), smart textiles and rehabilitation technologies, designed for the prevention of occupational hazards and postural correction.

The presentation concluded with the Apapachoa project, therapeutic dolls aimed at the emotional stimulation of patients.  In addition, the dolls include an electronic system, so that their cheeks light up, their hearts beat, they make sounds, and can even play music.

It has been an excellent opportunity to show part of what we do, and we hope that the students from the Santiago Uno House School found it interesting.