Tampere, Finland

Tampere University of Technology ) is Finland's second-largest university in engineering science. The university is located in Hervanta, a suburb of Tampere.The university's statutory duty is to pursue research and give the highest education in its field. The research, conducted by some 1,800 staff and faculty members, mostly focuses on applied science and often has close ties to many different companies . Located next to the university campus is a Technology Centre Hermia, including a large Nokia research facility. The yearly budget of the university is some 147 million euros. TUT is one of the only two Finnish universities which operate as foundation. Close to 50% of its budget is external funding. Wikipedia.


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News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

The work was carried out in to meet the need of growing market demands for solutions to improve the safety of lone workers. In some countries, such systems are required also by unions or legislation. Furthermore, many current lone worker solutions are user driven requiring the user to interact with the system which can sometimes frustrate the end-user and may leave room for human error. Mr Juha Eskelin, the EIT Digital Task leader and Senior Manager at Bittium said: "Our task, which we called 'Vertical Application in Protective Monitoring,' focused on processing data from the wearable sensor passively, i.e. without any user interaction, and to be able to produce actionable recommendations or enable sensors based on location. Recommendations and alerts can be triggered based on a number of variables including location, acceleration, temperature or devices coming on or going off-line." "We wanted to look this from the perspective of a passive application - let the application automate the actions on behalf of the user and thus make the life for example of a community care worker a bit easier. Also, as a side effect, we would expect productivity to increase as well, as through automation the worker can meet more patients during a given day." The concepts, protocols and data formats used in the protective monitoring application were developed through an EIT Digital High Impact Initiative known as Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments (ACTIVE). Its focus is to develop an advanced connectivity Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform adoptable in various vertical segments. The platform will deliver, among other things, services for secure management, interaction and communication on IoT platforms. "A protective monitoring application fits very well with the ACTIVE initiative. If you try to decapsulate the actual vertical application, many of the IoT applications look very similar: sending sensor data, to or via a gateway to be processed either at the edge or at the cloud. Indeed, that is the idea of the ACTIVE as well: to remove the need to build each and every IoT application from scratch and allow to use the platform to reduce the time to market for new IoT applications. The application has verified that ACTIVE can indeed serve verticals regardless of the industry segment." To produce the new application EIT Digital partners Finnish Bittium and Engineering from Italy worked together to understand the concepts and commonalities in Body Area Networks (BAN), Personal Area Networks (PAN) and wearable integration.The task also used the deliverables of an another EIT Digital Innovation Activity, Fit to Perform, as a reference for professional/health oriented wearable platforms. In addition, EIT Digital partners Ericsson (Finland) and Finnish Tampere University of Technology have contributed to extending the device management to wearable devices and to facilitate semantic interoperability of sensor data across different vendors' devices. "The work on vertical application in protective monitoring will certainly continue. Thanks to ACTIVE and collaboration with the other partners, it is now faster and easier to integrate the application with other systems. We will look into supporting new use cases and making certain functionalities more flexible and configurable as well as incorporating feedback and ideas from customers and developers." EIT Digital Innovation Activities deliver new products or services, create startups and spinoffs to commercialise outputs from projects, and encourage the transfer of technologies for market entry. Active and is one of the 13 Innovation Activities of the Digital Infrastructure Action Line of EIT Digital for 2017. The Digital Infrastructure Action Line focuses on enabling digital transformation by providing secure, robust, responsive, and intelligent communications and computation facilities for the markets. *The Bittium SafeMove Zone solution was announced at the Hannover Messe on 24 April, 2017. EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.co.uk

The work was carried out in to meet the need of growing market demands for solutions to improve the safety of lone workers. In some countries, such systems are required also by unions or legislation. Furthermore, many current lone worker solutions are user driven requiring the user to interact with the system which can sometimes frustrate the end-user and may leave room for human error. Mr Juha Eskelin, the EIT Digital Task leader and Senior Manager at Bittium said: "Our task, which we called 'Vertical Application in Protective Monitoring,' focused on processing data from the wearable sensor passively, i.e. without any user interaction, and to be able to produce actionable recommendations or enable sensors based on location. Recommendations and alerts can be triggered based on a number of variables including location, acceleration, temperature or devices coming on or going off-line." "We wanted to look this from the perspective of a passive application - let the application automate the actions on behalf of the user and thus make the life for example of a community care worker a bit easier. Also, as a side effect, we would expect productivity to increase as well, as through automation the worker can meet more patients during a given day." The concepts, protocols and data formats used in the protective monitoring application were developed through an EIT Digital High Impact Initiative known as Advanced Connectivity Platform for Vertical Segments (ACTIVE). Its focus is to develop an advanced connectivity Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform adoptable in various vertical segments. The platform will deliver, among other things, services for secure management, interaction and communication on IoT platforms. "A protective monitoring application fits very well with the ACTIVE initiative. If you try to decapsulate the actual vertical application, many of the IoT applications look very similar: sending sensor data, to or via a gateway to be processed either at the edge or at the cloud. Indeed, that is the idea of the ACTIVE as well: to remove the need to build each and every IoT application from scratch and allow to use the platform to reduce the time to market for new IoT applications. The application has verified that ACTIVE can indeed serve verticals regardless of the industry segment." To produce the new application EIT Digital partners Finnish Bittium and Engineering from Italy worked together to understand the concepts and commonalities in Body Area Networks (BAN), Personal Area Networks (PAN) and wearable integration.The task also used the deliverables of an another EIT Digital Innovation Activity, Fit to Perform, as a reference for professional/health oriented wearable platforms. In addition, EIT Digital partners Ericsson (Finland) and Finnish Tampere University of Technology have contributed to extending the device management to wearable devices and to facilitate semantic interoperability of sensor data across different vendors' devices. "The work on vertical application in protective monitoring will certainly continue. Thanks to ACTIVE and collaboration with the other partners, it is now faster and easier to integrate the application with other systems. We will look into supporting new use cases and making certain functionalities more flexible and configurable as well as incorporating feedback and ideas from customers and developers." EIT Digital Innovation Activities deliver new products or services, create startups and spinoffs to commercialise outputs from projects, and encourage the transfer of technologies for market entry. Active and is one of the 13 Innovation Activities of the Digital Infrastructure Action Line of EIT Digital for 2017. The Digital Infrastructure Action Line focuses on enabling digital transformation by providing secure, robust, responsive, and intelligent communications and computation facilities for the markets. *The Bittium SafeMove Zone solution was announced at the Hannover Messe on 24 April, 2017. EIT Digital is a leading European open innovation organisation that brings together a partnership of over 130 top European corporations, SMEs, start-ups, universities and research institutes. EIT Digital invests in strategic areas to accelerate market uptake of research-based digital technologies and to bring entrepreneurial talent and leadership to Europe. EIT Digital is a Knowledge and Innovation Community of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). EIT Digital headquarters are in Brussels with co-location centres in Berlin, Budapest, Eindhoven, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Paris, Stockholm, Trento and a hub in Silicon Valley.


Kauranen M.,Tampere University of Technology | Zayats A.V.,King's College London
Nature Photonics | Year: 2012

When light interacts with metal nanostructures, it can couple to free-electron excitations near the metal surface. The electromagnetic resonances associated with these surface plasmons depend on the details of the nanostructure, opening up opportunities for controlling light confinement on the nanoscale. The resulting strong electromagnetic fields allow weak nonlinear processes, which depend superlinearly on the local field, to be significantly enhanced. In addition to providing enhanced nonlinear effects with ultrafast response times, plasmonic nanostructures allow nonlinear optical components to be scaled down in size. In this Review, we discuss the principles of nonlinear plasmonic effects and present an overview of their main applications, including frequency conversion, switching and modulation of optical signals, and soliton effects. © 2012 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.


Various proteins involved in replication, repair, and the structural organization of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) have been characterized in detail over the past 25 or so years. In addition, in recent years, many proteins were identified with a role in the dynamics of the mitochondrial network. Using advanced imaging and an increasing number of cytological techniques, we have begun to realize that an important aspect to mtDNA maintenance, in both health and disease, is its organization within the dynamic mitochondrial network in discrete protein-DNA complexes usually termed nucleoids. Here, I review recent developments in the study of nucleoid dynamics and proteins. I will discuss the implications of the organization of mtDNA in nucleoids in light of DNA replication, repair, gene expression, segregation, and inheritance. © 2009 IUBMB.


Moltchanov D.,Tampere University of Technology
Ad Hoc Networks | Year: 2012

To account for stochastic properties when modeling connectivity in wireless mobile systems such as cellular, ad hoc and sensor networks, spatial point processes are used. Since connectivity can be expressed as a function of the distance between nodes, distance distributions between points in spatial processes are of special importance. In this paper, we survey those results available for distance distributions between points in two mostly used spatial point models, namely, the homogeneous Poisson process in R 2 and independently uniformly distributed points in a certain region of R 2. These two models are known for decades and various distance-related results have been obtained. Unfortunately, due to a wide application area of spatial point processes they are scattered among multiple field-specific journals and researchers are still wasting their time rediscovering them time after time. We attempt to unify these results providing an ultimate reference. We will also briefly discuss some of their applications. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Malmivuo J.,Tampere University of Technology
Brain Topography | Year: 2012

Since the detection of the first biomagnetic signals in 1963 there has been continuous discussion on the properties and relative merits of bioelectric and biomagnetic measurements. In this review article it is briefly discussed the early history of this controversy. Then the theory of the independence and interdependence of bioelectric and biomagnetic signals is explained, and a clinical study on ECG and MCG that strongly supports this theory is presented. The spatial resolutions of EEG and MEG are compared in detail, and the issue of the maximum number of electrodes in EEG is also discussed. Finally, some special properties of EEG and MEG methods are described. In brief, the conclusion is that EEG and MEG are only partially independent and their spatial resolutions are about the same. Recording both of them brings some additional information on the bioelectric activity of the brain. Thesetwo methods have certain unique properties that make either of them more beneficial in certain applications. © 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


The present invention relates to the field of electrotherapy and measuring by means of electric currents for diagnostic purposes, and more particularly to an electrode arrangement for facilitating wound healing, a method for measuring wound healing and a wound dressing having an electrode arrangement. A wound dressing according is described which includes at least two impedance reference electrodes, a frame like counter-electrode and stimulation electrodes in a form of an array; and a bioadhesive affinity layer surrounding the stimulation electrodes; said wound dressing being suited for applying on top of the wound so that the stimulation electrode array is on the wound area, and that the at least two impedance reference electrodes and the frame like counter-electrode are suited for placing in contact with the healthy skin surrounding the wound area; which electrodes, are suited for applying LIDC type electrical stimulation current to the wound area and for bioimpedance measurement. The wound dressing can provide a continuous, non-invasive and objective solution for monitoring chronic wound healing without disturbing the delicate healing process.


Patent
University of Vermont and Tampere University of Technology | Date: 2014-09-29

Disclosed herein are systems and uses of systems operating between fully quantum coherent and fully classical states. Such systems operate in what is termed the Poised realm and exhibit unique behaviors that can be applied to a number of useful applications. Non-limiting examples include drug discovery, computers, and artificial intelligence


Patent
Tampere University of Technology | Date: 2016-11-30

The invention is related to a micro handling device for handling micro objects and for measuring forces exerted on said micro objects, including a micro gripper and a force sensor connected to said micro gripper, In order to provide such handling device which is rather simple and rugged in construction, less expensive than other typical devices used for such purpose and still useful and easily adaptable in measuring linear forces in the range of 10 N to 1000 mN under relative displacements up to 1 mm or more, the device being applicable to a wide area of materials and components having micro-scale dimensions the present invention proposes that the device comprises a micro spring as the force sensor.


The present invention relates to the field of electrotherapy and measuring by means of electric currents for diagnostic purposes, and more particularly to an electrode arrangement for facilitating wound healing, a method for measuring wound healing and a wound dressing having an electrode arrangement. A wound dressing according to the present invention comprises at least two impedance reference electrodes, a frame like counter-electrode and stimulation electrodes in a form of an array; and a bioadhesive affinity layer surrounding the stimulation electrodes; said wound dressing being suited for applying on top of the wound so that the stimulation electrode array is on the wound area, and that the at least two impedance reference electrodes and the frame like counter-electrode are suited for placing in contact with the healthy skin surrounding the wound area; which electrodes, are suited for applying LIDC type electrical stimulation current to the wound area and for bioimpedance measurement. The wound dressing according to the present invention provide a continuous, non-invasive and objective solution for monitoring chronic wound healing without disturbing the delicate healing process.

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