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DirectorProf. Gaetano Marrocco
         SPIN-OFF     RADIO6ENSE

In Evidence

The Epidermal Thermal Sensor

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Talk with
your limbs !

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Talk with Buildings

Battery-less temperature sensors

Electromagnetics for SMART SPACES

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The first RFID passive System for Sleep Monitoring

Sensing the World by RFID


Bodycentric RFIDs System

The positive interaction of the classic Electromagnetics with the Materials Science, Computer Science,  Sensors, Medicine, Mechanics and Electronics may originate the  Pervasive Electromagnetics, a cross-discipline with the potentiality to provide the physical layer of the emerging Internet of Things that enables the Internet to get into the Real World of physical objects.
Things equipped with electronic labels, having both identification and sensing capability, could be turned into digital entities readable from remote.

The Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) technology offers the natural substrate to achieve such features, provided that the basic physics governing the sensing and electromagnetic interaction phenomena is fully exploited.
    Thanks to multidisciplinary research,  the Pervasive Electromagnetics Lab aims to develop new radio devices for short-range sensing, ready to be seamlessly embedded into objects, plants, buildings as well as over and even inside the human body with application to Smart City, Precise Agriculture, and e-Health.  Some concepts of distributed antennas have been also applied to Space Satellites with the purpose to develop installation-friendly and reconfigurable systems.

RADIO6ENSE is the University spinoff of the Pervasive Electromagnetics Lab.


            Wearable, Epidermal and Implantable radio-sensors


This research is expected to produce one of the key technologies to enable the personal E-Health of tomorrow, wherein the person, through his own smartphone, will become the primary hub of data collection about his own body.

            Short-range passive sensing of chemical-physical parameters

We are making progress in the development of chemical-loaded antennas embedding carbon nanotubes and conductive polymers with the aim to remotely detect the presence and the amount of some gas such as ammonia, humidity and ethanol.

            Embedded radio-sensors for structural deformations

Thanks to a collaboration with Civil Engineering researchers we are developing strain-gauge like RFID tags useful to be embedded into or over concrete walls, pillars or a around a crack to remotely sense the Health of a Structure. Electromagnetic effort is oriented to govern and shape the antenna backscattering in presence of time-dependent boundary conditions.

            RFID Networks and Multi-chip systems

Very recently some experiments put into evidence the possibility to set up a tag to tag communication by exploiting the electromagnetic coupling mechanism among antennas. Theoretical and experimental investigations are under development to understand how fabricate grids of interacting RFID tags according to the paradigm of ubiquitous computing.

            Distributed antenna system over naval and satellite platforms

The concept of distributed antennas is also being applied to the new paradigm of Satellite communication systems. In collaboration with the European Space Agency we are developing simple-shape plug and play antennas provided with tuning capability and suited to be allocated into clusters of any configuration to produce omnidirectional as well directive and tracking patterns.

In Evidence

The last meters of Internet of Things

Wearable and Flexible Antennas

  our chapter in the new book

Pervasive Em


IEEE RFID Virtual Journal

RFID Papers on IEEE

Internet of Things


Internet of Things

One Thing at Time..

See and Ear Waves


Tecnologie Elettromagnetiche per Sistemi Wireless

(Electromagnetic Technology for Wireless Systems)


Radio Sistemi Medicali

(Medical Radio Systems)

Progettazione Avanzata
di Antenne

(Advanced Antenna Design)


Gaetano Marrocco 2012,  copy but cite