Antonio Ibáñez has worked as a researcher for NASA, has sold 50.000 artificial palm trees to the Libyan Government and has collaborated with the High Technology Special Unit of the Spanish Army. However, saving the life of a friend who was drowning in a swimming pool marked his investigative career. Ibáñez has patented two inventions with which he tries to stop these accidents from happening: a pool with a lifting platform and floating water. In addition, this inventor from Cádiz is already working on his third patent, consisting in a transparent patch equipped with a tracking device that alerts the emergency services of possible drownings in the open sea.
Irinnav is a monitoring system that allows for the tracking of essential resources, such as emergency and location services, in events with a large number of attendees that are held in places where the use of communication networks is limited. This system has already been tested in the ‘Bone Breaker’ race, held in the Pyrenees. It is a project by the Jaén company TIC4YOU.
The on-board computer that will be in the PLATO space mission is being built in Granada. This mission will be launched into space in 2026. The European Space Agency has approved the construction of this mission in which researchers from the University of Granada and the Astrophysics Institute of Andalusia participate.
The investigation group of Automatic, Robotics and Mechatronics from the University of Almería has developed intelligent sensors that alert drivers of dangerous driving situations. These systems give real time warnings to avoid possible accidents.