According to Greek mythology, Tiresias was a blind prophet of Apollo who, although sightless, could divine the future and possessed wisdom to guide those who would listen. Like its namesake, the TIRESIAS networked radar system provides deep insights into patient behaviour and disease progression.


COVID19 Social distancing monitoring

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis we rapidly adapted the TIRESIAS system to aid with social distancing in our workspaces. In the video below, the system tracks the movements of the two people* sharing a bay in one of the NGNI Labs, emitting an alert sound when social distancing measures are being broken.

TIRESIAS: Social distancing with radar

A demo of social distancing enforcement with the TIRESIAS system.

*Disclaimer: the two people in the video are part of the same houshold.

CR&T (DRI): Care Research & Technology Centre (Dementia Research Institute)

For this project we will be using the TIRESIAS system to provide a range of metrics such as:

 This information will help caring for dementia patients by allowing carers and practitioners to monitor changes in behaviour over time and deepen our understanding on how this desease progresses.


    High level system diagram of the TIRESIAS system
    High level system diagram of the TIRESIAS system
  • Up to 16 sensor nodes per network.
  • Multiple parallel biometric extraction.
  • Long-term non-contact monitoring.
  • Low cost.
  • Entirely commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components.
  • Flexible and adaptable deployment.
  • Real-time processing for immediate results.
  • “Set and forget” recording option.


Coherent Ultra-Wideband Radar-on-Chip for Medical Sensing and Imaging