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.
Technological and scientific knowledge disseminated around the world
Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS (FhP-AICOS) is promoting several dissemination actions of technological and scientific knowledge and results. Contests, knowledge transfer days, workshops, studies, exhibitions, networking and the participation at international events are some of the actions proposed by the Portuguese research center for the next months.
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 (FhP-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 event, which took place in the first week of June, in São João da Madeira, was dedicated to technology, companies, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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. The opening ceremony occurred on Thursday (May 25th), with the presence of the Mayor of Porto, Rui Moreira, and the event will be open until June 30th, at Praça da Trindade.
Porto4Ageing: more than 90 institutions answer together to citizens needs
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 tomorrow, May 9th, in an Open Day. The meeting and the exhibition starts at 09:00, at Abel Salazar Biomedical Sciences Institute and Faculty of Pharmacy, of the University of Porto.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.