SmartBEAT app: Prototype under construction for senior heart failure detection

Ten European partners are working together to detect early signs and symptoms of heart failure decompensation in senior patients. The consortium of the SmartBEAT project, coordinated by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, gathered on 6th and 7th of April in Eindhoven (Netherlands) to discuss the details of the pilot. In June, the prototype will be tested in a real case scenario.

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Technology co-developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS tested in international pilot

The ShopView solution, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Sonae MC and Wedo Technologies, was tested at the international retailer SPAR Austria. Using state of the art image processing technology, this prototype aims to help retailers to manage store replenishment processes.

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Technology developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS exhibited in Hannover Messe

The Internet of Things (IoT) gateway that has been developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS for Tekon Electronics (Bresimar Automação SA) will be exhibited in Hannover Messe. The world's leading industrial show occurs from 24th to 28th of April and the Tekon booth can be found at Hall 8, stand A20.

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More than 1.000 cultural contents available in ACP countries

The project ACP Street Libraries – Culture For All, coordinated by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, has already collected 1.160 cultural contents that are available online in African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States’ countries. The project has been implemented in Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon since January 2014.

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Researchers debate Internet of Nano Things in Braga

The Internet of Things in Package (IoTiP) project was highlighted on the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT) workshop. “Wafer-level modular architecture for IoT” was the topic presented by the researchers of Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS and NANIUM S.A., the two partners of the project. The IoNT workshop occurred on March 7th and 8th, in the INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, in Braga.

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Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS signed a protocol with Ministry of Economy

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS signed a protocol with the Ministry of Economy, through the Portuguese National Innovation Agency (ANI), for the contribution on the INTERFACE Programme creation.

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SV4D-MZ: Signature of Memorandum of Understanding initiates a new stage of development for the Digital Agenda of CPLP

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the partners of Sustainable Villages for Development in Mozambique (SV4D-MZ) project.

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Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS joins FIRST Solutions SA to improve diabetic retinopathy screening

The EyeFundusScope, an awarded project developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, will be a crucial component in a new project that aims to integrate and validate a mobile solution for the risk assessment of diabetic retinopathy.

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First results of FallSensing will be presented in Coimbra

During the 1st Meeting FallSensing 2017, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS will show the initial results of FallSensing, a system created to evaluate multiple fall risk factors and implement fall prevention exercise plans. The project has been developed in partnership with the Portuguese company Sensing Future Technologies and Coimbra Health School. The initiative occurs on February 10th (Friday), at Coimbra Health School, at 09:30 am.

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FhP AICOS promotes initiatives of technology and scientific knowledge transfer

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has been developing several Scientific and Technological Knowledge Transfer initiatives, known as Collective Transfer FhP. These actions promote the results of applied research projects and the contribution of these researches to the development of society.

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Mozambique will receive the first pilot related to Sustainable Village for Development project

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS will deploy a solution to provide Internet access in rural areas of developing countries, allowing to improve the quality of life of the communities and to reduce the Digital Divide. During one week, a team of professionals did the site surveying on the Zambézia province, where the project Sustainable Villages for Development in Mozambique (SV4D-MZ) will be implemented.

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Active@Home on Porto Canal

Active@Home was created to promote a healthy lifestyle. This challenging and fun interactive video game uses dance and Tai Chi elements to improve balance, strength and coordination. See the complete interview.

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2635998 is the number of the first European patent that got granted to Fraunhofer Portugal, under the title ‘Mobile Device and Infrastructure System‘. The innovation that is covered by the patent is ULF-MC, a system for Ultra-Low Frequency Magnetic Communication.

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News and Events


A “made in Portugal” technology for IoT growth


President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the Portuguese Minister of Science visit Fraunhofer Portugal


"A day with Pandlets", the most recent white paper from Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS


Further News and Events



Fraunhofer is looking for a new Director for its Research Center AICOS in Porto / Portugal


Team of Experts

Currently, skills related to activity monitoring with a special focus on precise location systems are a plus.


Excellence in Research

Students who choose to work on projects in Fraunhofer Portugal research centers have excellent prospects of starting and developing a career in industry, by virtue of the practical training and experience they have acquired.  


Fraunhofer Portugal Institutional Presentation