What is Falling Walls?
167 international top-class speakers +++ 12 Nobel laureates +++ 500 scholarships +++ 63 international Labs +++ 68 international science-based start-ups +++ more than 1.000.000 video streams +++ more than 60 hours free-to-watch video footage.
Falling Walls is a unique international platform for leaders from the worlds of science, business, politics, the arts and society. It was initiated on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall.
Inspired by this world-changing event on 9 November 1989, the question of every Falling Walls gathering is: Which walls will fall next? Falling Walls fosters discussion on research and innovation and promotes the latest scientific findings among a broad audience from all parts of society.
The Falling Walls Foundation, a charity, is generously supported by the German Ministry for Education and Research, the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Helmholtz Association, the Berlin Senate and numerous other acclaimed academic institutions, foundations, companies, non-governmental organisations and prominent individuals.
What we presented on Falling Walls Belgrade?
Idea developed in iDEAlab Novi Sad presented by Dejan Dimitrijevic – Falling Walls Belgrade 2016.
Falling Walls Lab Belgrade was organized in same form as anywhere else in Europe as a fast format platform for presenting ideas. Aspiring academics, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals of all disciplines get 3 minutes to persuade the jury that their idea could grow.
The Falling Walls Lab Serbia was organised by DAAD and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, and hosted by KC Grad, where it took place on 25 September 2016.
DEAlab and the University of Novi Sad presented their idea on novel noninvasive automatic diagnostic solution for spine disorders such as scoliosis. The novelty of it is that it’s implemented using commodity devices, thus limiting its overall cost, but still achieving sufficient precision to be used for detecting asymmetry due to scoliosis. With this idea we won second place between 17 ideas presented.
Considering the variety of relatively low-cost sensor devices and smartphone platforms that are currently available in lesser developed regions of the world, we presented our effort to build on top of such platforms and devices. The ultimate goal is to produce a suite software and even hardware solutions for automated diagnostics of spine disorders, which could easily be used by non-medically trained school personnel for the purpose of early spine disorder detection, because when physical therapy is applied early, along with braces, the two prove to be most effective, helping avoid other means of clinical therapy by noninvasive ones. Part of the project was directly developed in iDEAlab Novi Sad since the hardware part of the equipment such as smartphone holder made in a form of scoliometer was developed and printed out in iDEAlab using 3D scanning and 3D printing provided.
3D part designed in iDEAlab Novi Sad