• Funding Institution: PROCIENCIA
• Amount: 164,840.00 PEN
• PI UTEC: Dra. Diana Parada (email@example.com)
Development of polyvinyl alcohol smart films with starch and anthocyanins from pigmented native potatoes as pH indicators in tarwi fermented food packaging
The general objective of this research is to develop smart films based on polyvinyl alcohol, starch and anthocyanins from pigmented native potatoes, for their application as functional packaging that can indicate changes in the pH of tarwi-based fermented foods of high nutritional value.
• Funding Institution: PROCIENCIA
• Amount: 100,000 PEN
• PI UTEC: Dr. Emir Vela (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Perceptual Learning of Leg Movements and Kicking of Infants with Spina Bifida using a Virtual Reality Training System
The project consists of developing a robotic system assembled to a virtual reality environment for infants affected by cerebral palsy or spina bifida. This robotic system will carry out the rehabilitation exercises of lower extremities in the infants and at the same time they will be able to see their movements reflected in their avatar in the virtual environment; which can promote a shorter and more efficient rehabilitation therapy.
• Funding Institution: USA Embassy
• Amount: 12,599 USD
• PI UTEC: Antuane de La Flor (email@example.com)
American Arts Incubator
AAI- is a technological-creative exchange program whose main objective is to contribute to social innovation in communities through digital art projects and new media. It takes place every year in different countries, with the sponsorship of ZERO1. In 2020, UTEC was the host of the Peruvian incubator, in which the theme "Adaptive Urbanism: Participatory Design for a Resilient Lima" was worked on. 23 projects by young artists and technologists were incubated, which were guided by Gabriel Kaprielian, a designer, architect, professor of architecture at Universidad de Temple, and Head of the Design and Innovation for Sustainable Cities program in the School of Environmental Design, at the UC Berkeley.
As a result of this experience, two virtual exhibitions were held and a book of the experience, edited by UTEC Press, was produced.
Let’s talk about investigation “Forensic analysis of digital data”Place:Zoom
Digital data forensics is an area of forensic science dedicated to the application of methods on digital evidence derived from digital sources to facilitate the reconstruction of events. Currently, digital data analysis benefits from the ease of collecting and sharing information through social networks, which provide more details through different lenses and points of view. This information can be vital to understanding events such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters, but it is also challenging, as there is the possibility of capturing irrelevant information. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out data cleaning and filtering tasks.
Viernes de Ciencia y Sociedad: “Tecnopolítica del transporte urbano en Lima Metropolitana: el compromiso por la automovilidad”Place:Aula A601
The problems related to urban transport in Lima seem to be getting worse. In public discourses, the explanation tends to focus on informality and lack of planning, which will be responsible for transport chaos. In this presentation, the emphasis will be on another aspect, which I call "commitment to automobiles." Far from being the product of the absence of the State or of planning, the commitment to automobiles consists of a consensus among those who have the power to make decisions and to influence them so as not to affect the ease of moving around the city by car. I propose that this commitment is the product of two factors. The first is a political economy that directs resources toward car-oriented infrastructure. The second is technopolitical, and has to do with the knowledge and ideas that are mobilized around transportation to rationalize or justify these investments. In this presentation, I will focus on this last aspect.
Exhibitor: Matteo Stiglich Labarthe, Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences department.
Date and time: june 9 at 5pm.
Viernes de Ciencia y Sociedad: “Exoesqueleto robótico flexible para la rehabilitación de infantes afectados con parálisis cerebral y/o espina bífida”Place:Aula A601
Participate in the presentation of the advances in the development of a low-cost flexible robotic exoskeleton for the rehabilitation of the lower extremities of infants. Project financed by Prociencia, led by UTEC and in collaboration with the San Borja National Institute of Child Health, the National University of Trujillo and MIT.
Exhibitor: Dr. Emir Vela, mechanical Engineering department.
Date and time: June 23 at 5pm.
Viernes de Ciencia y Sociedad “Redes de producción y distribución de cerámica Inka y Local: Una mirada desde el Chinchaysuyo y el Colesuyo”Place:Aula A601
From geochemical data from ceramic analyzes generated by Laser Ablation associated with inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS for its acronym in English) we have examined ceramic manufacturing patterns of the local and Inka Polychrome styles from two regions of the Inca empire. The results achieved allow us to reveal that the local production system was not transformed by imperial expansion. On the contrary, the potters continued to elaborate the ceramic styles prior to the arrival of the Incas, and incorporating Inka styles made with raw materials already used in their ceramic production. Based on the results achieved, the adaptability of local potters is demonstrated by experimenting and/or learning paste recipes to produce Inka shapes and designs. Finally, the research allows highlighting the role of potters as participants in Inka imperialism both through the elaboration of Inka ceramics and local ceramic styles.
Exhibitor: Emily Baca Marroquin, Department of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences and
Sofia Chacaltana Cortez - Researcher and professor at the Department of Humanities, UARM
Date and time: july 7 at 5pm.