21 Jun 2022
Smart Jumpsuit Tracks Infants' Motor Development
A Finnish research group has developed a novel wearable for infants for the reliable assessment of motor abilities during early development. The smart jumpsuit is a wearable medical device equipped with multiple movement sensors, which assist in assessing and predicting children's neurological development.
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15 Nov 2021
Canatu is a Finnish carbon nanomaterial developer, delivering engineered solutions based on carbon nanotubes and its proprietary carbon nanobud (carbon nanotube and fullerene hybrid) material. The company's focus is in the automotive and semiconductor industries. It is able to manufacture freestanding carbon nanotube films at thicknesses in the tens on nanometres.
8 Mar 2021
Beauty is in the Brain: AI Generates Personally Attractive Images
Researchers have succeeded in making an AI understand our subjective notions of what makes faces attractive. The device demonstrated this knowledge by its ability to create new portraits on its own that were tailored to be found personally attractive to individuals. The results can be utilised, for example, in modelling preferences and decision-making as well as potentially identifying unconscious attitudes.
26 Feb 2020
Smart Jumpsuit Provides Information on Infants' Development
A new innovation makes it possible, for the first time, to quantitatively assess children's spontaneous movement in the natural environment.
11 Dec 2019
AI Based Algorithm for Intensive Care of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is a significant global cause of mortality and morbidity with an increasing incidence, especially in low-and-middle income countries. The most severe TBIs are treated in intensive care units, but in spite of the proper and high-quality care, about one in three patients dies.
23 Aug 2019
Tiny GPS backpacks uncover the secret life of desert bats
Wildlife tracking has revolutionized the study of animal movement and their behavior. Yet, tracking small, flying animals such as desert bats remained challenging.
8 May 2018
Researchers teach robots to touch
Data collected on human touch can be utilised in robotics. Thus far, grasping and touching has posed a challenge for the development of robots to be used, for example, in logistics and healthcare.
19 Mar 2018
AI to investigate illegal wildlife trade on social media
Illegal wildlife trade is one of the biggest threats to biodiversity conservation and is currently expanding to social media. This is a worrisome trend, given the ease of access and popularity of social media. Efficient monitoring of illegal wildlife trade on social media is therefore crucial for conserving biodiversity.
21 Apr 2017
3D printing for more efficienct research
With the help of some designing, a few grams of plastic filament and a 3D printer, researchers made a unique device for studying chemical reactions, and improved their experimental processes.
2 Feb 2016
Energy-saving minicomputers for the Internet of Things
Transistors that are capable of switching information with a single electron use far less power than field effect transistors that are commonly used in computers.
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18 Jun 2014
Founded in 2004, Canatu is a spin-off from the Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University). The synthesis process was developed by University of Helsinki, but the IP went entirely to the spin-off. Canatu won the silver award at SID 2014 in San Diego. It is claimed that its touch layers have near zero reflectance, reducing power consumption therefore extending battery lifetime by as much as 20%, while also improving contrast by 40%. Canatu has recently also focused on bringing touch sensitivity to 3D-shaped surfaces.
11 Jun 2014
New graphene-type material created
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.
25 Sep 2013
Shattering records: thinnest glass in Guinness book
At just a molecule thick, it's a new record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, a serendipitous discovery is recorded for posterity in the Guinness Book of World Records.
8 Nov 2010
The largest event in the world on the subject Printed Electronics USA 2010 (www.IDTechEx.com/peUSA) will once again have a growing minority of presentations on paper electronics.
23 Mar 2009
Copper particles electrify paper
The Polymer Chemistry Research Group at the University of Helsinki, Finland, has succeeded in producing nano-sized metallic copper particles that when reduced to nano-scale, the properties of the material undergo substantial changes.
24 Jul 2008
Inorganic FETs on paper
In Portugal, a new field effect transistor with paper interstrate layer has now been developed.
30 Aug 2007
Finland Prints Organic Electronics on Paper
In Åbo Akademi University in Finland there is a program on Organic Electronics run by Professor Ronald Österbacka in the Applied Physics department. Electronics on paper, board, plastic and fiber based materials is in their sights.