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Kaartinen H.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Pieska S.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Vahasoyrinki J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
7th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2016 - Proceedings | Year: 2016

In this paper we will report our development of digital manufacturing toolbox which supports small and medium-sized enterprises in their cognitive and practical production development processes. The toolbox-or a set of tools-is part of a more extensive toolbox of supports for companies, which is developed as an essential part of the TARGET-Making Regional Manufacturing Globally Competitive and Innovative-project and will respond on the needs of the small and medium-sized manufacturing companies facing the challenges of adopting the digitization in their functions and the barriers caused by the remote location on the northern periphery region. © 2016 IEEE.


Kaartinen H.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Jamsa J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
2016 International Symposium on Small-Scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, SIMS 2016 | Year: 2016

The Internet of Things and big data provided by sensors and users, combined with mobile connections, enable various solutions and applications used for vehicles and traffic. Sensor data, as well as other data from the networks, can be transferred to the driver using existing technologies. With the help of this data, the driver can make driving and safety decisions. However, transferring data to and from the traffic environment is a delicate matter. The connections must be reliable and robust, but above all, the execution of data security must be thorough. The more data that are transferred and processed, the more vulnerable the vehicle's information system is to attacks. In addition, wireless data transfer protocols, such as Bluetooth, make it easy for outside attackers to access the systems. These threats must be addressed while designing data applications. This paper describes Centria's testing of the 802.11p connection with and without encryption. The purpose of the testing was to examine the impact of encryption on the speed and quality of the connection, as well as the number of sent and received data packets. During the testing, drives were repeated to ensure a reliable amount of research data for analysis. The gathered data were analyzed, and conclusions about the impact of encryption on the transferred data were verified. © 2016 IEEE.


Pieska S.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Luimula M.,Turku University of Applied Sciences | Suominen T.,Turku University of Applied Sciences
2016 International Symposium on Small-Scale Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, SIMS 2016 | Year: 2016

In this paper, we describe our collaboration with small-and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to create wow-type positive user experiences using digital tools. Most of these enterprises work in small-scale manufacturing. Digitalization enables scaling of company businesses and offers limitless opportunities for new value creation. The fast growing industrial internet business is based on the implementation of digitalization. The wow customer experience should be taken as a part of the product/service design and may help to uncover customer needs. Wow experiences as outstandingly positive user experience has often been cited as an important design target in industrial product development contexts. It will be increasingly important in global business-to-business relationships. There is always a need for customizing the level and types of wow effects for serious application domains. © 2016 IEEE.


Jamsa J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Pieska S.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Luimula M.,Turku University of Applied Sciences
Infocommunications Journal | Year: 2013

Inter-cognitive communication plays a key role in the development of engineering applications where natural and artificial cognitive systems should work together efficiently. Situation-awareness is essential in that cooperation. The focus of this study is to report our experiences and applications of situation-aware robots and transporters. Industrial robots are an important part of production in several fields of industry. Mobile robots and wheeled transporters, such as forklift trucks, will be key elements in the future in material handling and transporting tasks in production and in warehouses. In addition, robots will also play key roles in wellness services in response to the aging population. Situation-awareness, and especially location-awareness, is essential in the development of efficient human-robot interaction. In the future, cognitive communication processes between operators and intelligent transporters may benefit from many features developed for intelligent traffic systems. We also present our experiences from the development of a situation-aware traffic system.


Leppisaari I.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Herrington J.A.N.,Murdoch University | Vainio L.,HAMK University of Applied Sciences | Im Y.,Hanyang University
Journal of Interactive Learning Research | Year: 2013

The implementation of authentic learning elements at education institutions in five countries, across eight online courses in total, is examined in this paper. The International Virtual Benchmarking Project (2009-2010) applied the elements of authentic learning developed by Herrington and Oliver (2000) as criteria to evaluate authenticity. Twelve teachers in four benchmarking pairs applied these elements to compare practices and identify development challenges in their online courses. The results indicate multiple roles and perspectives and scaffolding were the most strongly implemented elements. Collaborative construction of knowledge was implemented weakly. Development challenges were identified, such as the need for continuous authentic assessment. The project raised teachers' awareness of cultural background as a factor affecting views on authentic e-learning, and highlighted the need for differences in the cultural codes of e-learning to be considered when developing multicultural learning.


Jamsa J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
5th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2014 - Proceedings | Year: 2014

Cognitive infocommunication plays a key role in intelligent traffic systems. Situational awareness and information delivery are key factors that support a driver in making correct decisions in everyday driving conditions. When a driver does not feel relaxed or comfortable, these factors are even more crucial. This paper introduces Centria University's research work on this important topic of how to improve a driver's ability to react to a changing environment by using cognitive visualization systems over different communication channels. © 2014 IEEE.


Valta M.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Jutila M.,VTT Technical Research Center of Finland | Jamsa J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
6th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015

Increasing amount of applications for vehicular networks has been recently proposed. Many of them aim to help people to drive more economically and safely. Especially safety related applications require high quality connections for both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications. Currently, ITS-G5 (IEEE 802.11p) can be considered as the most mature standard for vehicular networks. But also the suitability of alternative technologies is being researched, of which Long-Term Evolution (LTE) is among the promising standards for vehicular communication. We made comprehensive measurements for ITS-G5 in various scenarios to see the link performance and reliability in a real-world road environment. For comparison, we also made measurements with LTE. As expected, latest IEEE 802.11p devices have very good performance in terms of delay and line-of-sight range. However, due to the high frequency, the physical obstacles on the link path can be problematic for the signal propagation. LTE could be an interesting solution for vehicular networks, as the range and throughput is larger than with IEEE 802.11p. However, LTE needs a more detailed specification of vehicular communication, and for the most time-critical applications the delays can also be too high. © 2015 IEEE.


Jamsa J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Kaartinen H.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
6th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015

This paper describes Centria's research work on improving traffic safety and traffic flow by developing mobile applications to support real-time decision making. Centria has utilized a wide range of mobile device built-in capabilities in the mobile applications it has developed. For example, Wi-Fi has been used for vehicular area networking, 3G/4G/LTE for vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, and Bluetooth for acquiring OBD2 information. When all these functionalities are connected into one single device with an adaptive dashboard, we have a powerful tool for cognitive infocommunication (CogInfoCom) in the vehicular environment. Fully programmable additional user interfaces can provide two direction communication channels for the driver. Applications can make use of the data gathered from multiple sources and support driving events in an intelligent way through location awareness alerts and notifications. Because they are independent of vehicle technology, web-based HTML applications and mobile phone user interfaces guarantee the potential to reach a vast majority of people driving older cars in traffic. Applications developed by Centria will bring this old car fleet fully into the context of intelligent transport systems (ITS). © 2015 IEEE.


Jamsa J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Kaartinen H.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
6th IEEE Conference on Cognitive Infocommunications, CogInfoCom 2015 - Proceedings | Year: 2015

In this demonstration paper, we will present our adaptive user interface for replacing a vehicle's conventional dashboard. A programmable tablet computer with the Android operating system was utilized for displaying a vehicle's conventional instrumentation data and navigation guidance, as well as notifications from the vehicle's local safety sensors or external infrastructure. The developed user interface reacts to the data received from various sources and displays the most relevant information in each case. When unsafe situation occurs, some of the regular data is hidden and replaced with the crucial information until the situation is over. The priority ranking for potential occurrences is programmed in interface routines that choose the correct layout to display. © 2015 IEEE.


Mikhaylov K.,University of Oulu | Tervonen J.,University of Oulu | Heikkila J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences | Kansakoski J.,Centria University of Applied Sciences
2012 2nd Baltic Congress on Future Internet Communications, BCFIC 2012 | Year: 2012

The paper summarizes the results of the RealFusion project. One of the main objectives of this project was to study the Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in real-life industrial environment. The results for the evaluation of different radios utilizing 433 MHz, 868 MHz and 2.4 GHz license-free industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) bands in real-life industrial environment are presented in the paper. Also, the paper discusses the results of development and evaluation of two real-life industrial WSN use cases: the WSN for remote monitoring the amount of bulk substances in the silos of a refractory materials factory and the WSN for remote warehouse monitoring. © 2012 IEEE.

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