FhP-AICOS’ researcher presents paper on FallSensing as a customizable clinical tool at international conference
FhP-AICOS’ researcher Dinis Moreira presented a paper on FallSensing as a customizable clinical tool, at the 13th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, held las week in Rome, Italy, at La Sapienza University of Rome.
Clockwork: the solution that supports everyday life of shift workers is being tested in CUF hospitals
Clockwork, a tech solution created to encourage healthcare shift workers to become aware of their physical activity and sleep rhythms, is being tested in Portugal at CUF, and it will get its debut in Hungary soon.
Connecting the unconnected: Promoting universal access to internet and ICT in northern Mozambique
During recent weeks, a team of FhP-AICOS’ researchers managed to successfully deploy the first SV4D network in Mocuba, northern Mozambique, where there are now users connected to the Internet thanks to their work.
FhP-AICOS nurtures young talent from Portuguese university
In line with FhP-AICOS’ mission to nurture young talent and assume a knowledge transfer role, earlier this year FhP-AICOS endorsed the 2018’s AGE - Academic Games of Engineering, a competition hosted by FEUP’s Student Association, and awarded a summer internship to the winning team.
MalariaScope’s potential through the eyes of Angolan health professionals
Neida Ramos, a PhD student, presented the conclusions of a study involving the MalariaScope solution during her internship at FhP-AICOS (Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS) last week. The results demonstrate that Angolan health professionals show a deep interest in this easy to use and low cost solution developed by FhP-AICOS.
Fostering innovation in service design through network research
In 2017 FhP-AICOS joined the Service Design for Innovation Network (SDIN) as Associated Partner, aiming to pursue the strategic need to foster service design for innovation processes in organizations. In April, the centre welcomed its 2nd international PhD student, Ana Kustrak Korper.
Researchers represent FhP-AICOS at Hack for Good Porto and win 3rd place
During this weekend’s Hack for Good hackathon, FhP-AICOS' researchers created LITmaker - an interactive educational platform for smartphones for children to learn programming. The team finished in 3rd place.
SkinLesionsRS’ team showcases progress at RESOLVE’s final workshop
Last week, the team behind SkinLesionsRS participated in the wrap-up of the 1st & 2nd editions of the RESOLVE - Health Innovation Accelerator Program and presented its final report detailing the outcome and results of the project.
Meeting of minds reveals common challenges in innovation
Members of the MDevNet Network, an initiative led by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS that promotes knowledge transfer between stakeholders involved in the industry of technology-based medical devices, gathered at Porto Design Factory last week for a meeting of minds with parallel discussions focused on different themes.
FhP-AICOS welcomes MSc students and encourages the next generation of researchers
Last Thursday FhP-AICOS’ Director, Liliana Ferreira, and the centre’s team welcomed 16 students, who will benefit from this opportunity and in turn enrich our work in research with new ideas and fresh perspectives.
CPS Week 2018: Fraunhofer Portugal hosts Machine Learning Competition
Fraunhofer Portugal’s Machine Learning Competition will be held at CPS Week 2018, on April 10th, in Porto. The challenge? To catch a criminal by evaluating biometrical gait information retrieved from a smartphone’s inertial sensor data, while using machine learning techniques.
Women in applied research: from diversity flourishes innovation
In Portugal, more women are pursuing careers in STEM fields than ever before. A trend that has reflected itself in Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS’ workforce, in which female representation has reached an all-time high.
FhP-AICOS' competences at the service of Precision Agriculture
The widespread adoption of precision agriculture faces many challenges, namely high levels of complexity, poor human-interaction systems, and lack of integration with existing systems. FhP-AICOS has the competences needed to turn them into opportunities, closing knowledge gaps and contributing to higher adoption rates.
Workshop examines the future of cooperation in precision agriculture and water management
Over 50 researchers, academics and industry representatives met on February 16th, at Fraunhofer Portugal's headquarters. As well as discussing the role of cooperation in precision agriculture and water management, they looked at the future of the sector in Portugal.
Fraunhofer signs cooperation agreement to establish new research centre in Portugal
Fraunhofer Portugal participated in a ceremony leading to the renewal of the cooperation agreement between Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the FCT, alongside with the creation of a new research centre focusing on the topics of smart agriculture and water management.
Fraunhofer Portugal hosts workshop dedicated to ‘Precision Agriculture and Water Management’
On February 16th, Fraunhofer Portugal will be hosting several companies, R&D organizations, academia and other agro-industrial representatives for a workshop dedicated the future of the agricultural and water management sector in Portugal.
Fostering early diagnosis through Medical Images drives new project led by FhP-AICOS’ industry partner F3M
The MpDS project, led by the Portuguese company F3M, aims to create an intuitive tool, with a strong mobile component, that allows easy image acquisition, transmission and automated analysis in several clinical contexts.
Fraunhofer and FCT reinforce collaboration in the field of Precision Agriculture
On December 7th, the FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft signed a joint letter of intent strengthening their collaboration in the field of precision agriculture. FhP-AICOS is slated to play an important role in the project, contributing its IT expertise.
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS named finalist of 'O Norte Somos Nós' Award
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has been shortlisted for the 'Norte Investigação' award. The initiative 'O Norte Somos Nós' is managed by CCDRN – Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional do Norte, in partnership with Jornal de Notícias.
Representatives from the Brazilian Network of International Business Centers visited FhP-AICOS
This Thursday, November 2nd, a group of representatives from the Brazilian Network of International Business Centers (CIN Network) visited Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS and had the opportunity to get to know the activity and work of the research center.
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS signs cooperation protocol with Lobata District Council
The partnership will help promote better access to the Internet and improve the digital services of the District Council. The official ceremony occurred on October 24th, with the presence of the Mayor of the Lobata District Council, Policarpo Freitas.
Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2017: Winners Revealed
The 2017 edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge, an idea contest promoted by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS with the objective of motivating and rewarding research of practical utility, ended today. The Closing Event featured a presentation by the finalists, followed by the jury’s assessment and the announcement of the winners.
VISUM 2017 awards FhP-AICOS’ team with an Honourable Mention
Face detection and recognition was the challenge made by the VISUM Summer School 2017 to 18 international teams of researchers. Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS took the second place with an outstanding presentation, having received an Honourable Mention. The event occurred from 7th to 14th of July, in Porto.
The WGW4IoT project, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS for the Portuguese company TekOn Electronics (Bresimar Automação, S.A.), is coming to an end, achieving outstanding results. New additional developments are under way and the first steps to turn this prototype into a commercial product are already being taken.
SkinLesions amongst the finalists of the contest Born from Knowledge
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS submitted the technology SkinLesions to the contest Born from Knowlegde, promoted by ANI, and was chosen as one of the finalists. The selected business ideas receive, as reward, the participation in the Immersion Programme.
Last Thursday (14th of September), the new Director of Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS was in the TV channel RTP3 to comment the news of the day. Besides leading the research centre, Liliana Ferreira is also a Professor at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.
The last visit in the scope of the initiative Sustainable Village for Development was in Mozambique. The focus of this trip was to promote the digital inclusion in the country, having Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS presented a paper related to this subject in the 8th Luso-Mozambican Engineering Congress.
Network research: improving the competitiveness in organizations
In March, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS received an international PhD student from the Netherlands. FhP was invited, by prof. Lia Patrício, of FEUP, to join the Service Design for Innovation Network as Associated Partner.
São Tomé and Príncipe: a suitable country for SV4D
The second stop of the presentation of the project Sustainable Villages for Development was in São Tomé and Príncipe. ICT based answers to some problems of the country were presented by the team from Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, that joined the local authorities in a discussion forum, held at Camões, I.P., in São Tomé, on August 30th.
Liliana Ferreira: a new direction and future for Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS has now a new leader. Liliana Ferreira is, from today (September 7th), the new Director of the research centre.With a considerable academic and professional career, she is also Invited Full Professor at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto.
SV4D: presenting new ICT opportunities to Cape Verde
Cape Verde was the first country visited by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS this summer, to present the project Sustainable Villages for Development. On August 18th, several Cape Verdean authorities gathered with members of the Portuguese research centre, on the facilities of the National Communications Authority, to discuss new ICT opportunities to the country.
If you want to know more about the evidence of the value of Machine Learning at Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, its fullness of application areas, developed work and results achieved, have a look in the most recent white paper published by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS.
Mobile-based solution to optimize dermatological screening
The SkinLesionsRS, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, is one of the projects supported by RESOLVE. The mobile-based solution aims to improve the referral process of skin lesions between Local Health Centres and Hospital Dermatology Departments.
Knowledge Sharing: Two internal workshops on Machine Learning and Unity3D
Promoting knowledge sharing and continuous training among researchers is one of the focus of Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS. Recently, two internal workshops took place, one of which was dedicated to Machine Learning and the other to the Unity3D game development platform.
iBoccia: a simple game with huge outcomes for seniors
Boccia was the game chosen by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS and Centro Algoritmi (University of Minho) to promote elderly’s physical activity. The iBoccia paper will be presented at the 14th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), taking place from 26th to 28th of July, in Madrid (Spain).
ShopView: a solution for better operational process in retail stores
The ShopView solution is one of the candidates to the Portugal Digital Awards 2017. The latest demonstrator project, called ShopView2Market, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, Sonae and WeDo Technologies is applying for the category of Best Digital Operational Process.
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS Master Students Workshop 2017
Fourteen Master students presented in the first week of July, their work and achievements to a broad audience, who included FhP-AICOS researchers and collaborators. This workshop allowed to demonstrate the practical utility from the academic into the industry reality.
10 cities and Fraunhofer Institute discuss the future of Smart Cities
Porto was the chosen place for the event Morgenstadt – Cities of the future, taking place yesterday and today (June 28th and 29th). Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS attended the working lunch on the first day, where Smart Cities were discussed. The initiative is associated to the SmartImpact project.
StepDetector: Interactive cognitive motor training with Pandlets
Detecting steps with high accuracy using inertial sensors is a challenge that has been taken recently by many teams. Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS joined the Swiss company Dividat GmbH and took the challenge of detecting steps on every direction (up-down-left-right) while the user is standing on a single spot.
Hospital of the future: a forecast of health technologies
The SkinLesionsRS project, developed by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, participated in RESOLVE tecHospital on June 2nd, at i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde. During the event, several projects oriented towards medical innovations had the opportunity to present themselves to the visitors.
TECNET: technological innovations and entrepreneurship gathered in a Business Camp
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS was one of the institutions in exhibition at the 3rd TECNET – Business Camp, and brought a prototype from the EyeFundusScope project for demonstration. The Iberian eventtook place in the first week of June, in São João da Madeira
MalariaScope, Pandlets and Active@Home in exhibition at Porto Innovation Hub
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS is one of the several institutions, aiming to transform the economy of Porto, in exhibition at Porto Innovation Hub. The centre has selected three project prototypes for exhibition, namely: MalariaScope, Pandlets and Active@Home.
SmartBEAT app: Prototype under construction to assist heart failure patients
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS (FhP-AICOS) is one of the partners of Porto4Ageing, a multidisciplinary alliance created to better respond to the citizens' needs, especially in active and health ageing in the Porto Metropolitan Area. The Porto4Ageing consortium will be gathered on May 9th in an Open Day.
SmartBEAT app: Prototype under construction to assist heart failure patients
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 gathered on 6th and 7th of April in Eindhoven (Netherlands) to discuss the details of the pilot.
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.
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.
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.
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, in Braga.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ShopView: an Automated Solution for all hypermarkets
The advantages of ShopView for the retail market were presented on January 9, at Continente of Matosinhos, and will be presented in Austria during this month. The prototype is part of the ShopView2Market project, that developed an Automated Solution to Validate Shelf Layouts in Stores.
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.
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. Coordinated by Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, the project was developed in four countries.
The current emerging Internet of Things (IoT) presents several challenges concerning time and costs associated with the development and production processes. Having this in mind, IoTiP (Internet of Things in Package), a new project promoted by NANIUM S.A. together with Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS, addresses these problems by presenting a development ecosystem.
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS develops new solution to extend physiotherapy at home
Together with PLUX – Wireless Biosignals SA, Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS recently announced a new project that aims to develop a complement to the physiotherapy sessions performed at the clinics. Physio@Home proposes a technology based on smartphones or tablets and wearables.
Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2016 selects the best scientific ideas
An 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 Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge. The Closing Event took place on October 26, with awards to the six finalists (three in each category).
Porto is a Reference Site for Healthy Ageing in the European Union
The Municipality of Porto is now a Reference Site under the initiative European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing. Porto4Ageing, created to foster the debate on active and healthy aging in the metropolitan area of Porto, submitted the application to the European Union.
"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. If you want to know how far Pandlets applications can go, imagine “A day with Pandlets”.