Can a smartphone assess the risk of falling while performing usual daily activities?

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has been developing a solution for the evaluation of fall risk factors on a daily basis: the Fall Risk App. The application allows to continuously assess the mobility of the users while they are performing their usual daily activities.

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Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS applies Internet of Things into industrial environment

Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS will design and develop an industrial gateway for a development project led by Bresimar Automação.

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ACP Street Libraries coordinated by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS benefits 20.000 children

The ACP Street Libraries – Culture for All project was created to preserve and to promote, digitally, the local culture of ACP countries – Africa, Caribbean and Pacific.

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A “made in Portugal” technology for IoT growth

The current emerging Internet of Things (IoT) presents several challenges concerning time and costs associated with the development and production processes.

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Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS develops new solution to extend physiotherapy at home

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Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2016 selects the best scientific ideas

A spatial interface for 3D medical image manipulation and a robotic platform able to develop complex tasks in the marine environment are the winners of the 7th edition of the national competition.

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

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Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS develops high technology to optimize retailer’s product placement

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News and Events


AICOS develops high technology to optimize retailer’s product placement

It is called ShopView and it leverages computer-vision technology for retailers who want to gain a competitive edge in product placement auditing.


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

Pandlets are a development ecosystem, that relies on a novel architecture of embedded electronics for wireless devices, which can be used to build new solutions for Wearables and IoT.


Active@Home launched to prevent falls using traditional dances and Tai-Chi training

The consequences of a fall have a great impact on the person’s quality of life.


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.  

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