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MDevNet wins Best Practices Award Infarmed 25+


The MDevNet project, coordinated by Fraunhofer AICOS, was awarded today the “Best Practices Awards Infarmed 25+” by Infarmed, which honours projects and institutions that promote best practices in the pharmaceutical and health products sectors.




SV4D Deployment in Cabo Verde, Fraunhofer AICOS connecting the unconnected


The official opening of the SV4D in Cabo Verde took place today in Cidade Velha. Hundreds of people are now connected to the internet, using a communication system developed by Fraunhofer AICOS that brings connectivity to people and things.




SV4D Workshop at Praia, Cabo Verde


Under the scope of CTFhP – Collective Transfer Fraunhofer Portugal, in coordination with SV4D – Sustainable Villages for Development, a workshop took place today, in the city of Praia, Cabo Verde, with the purpose of presenting in detail the project SV4D to the local authorities and citizens.



Fraunhofer AICOS hosts “Fórum Collective Transfer: Silver Economy”


On the 6th of December, Fraunhofer AICOS will be hosting decision makers from companies with a technological base or intensive knowledge in the field of ICT to support active aging, for a forum dedicated to knowledge transfer in this field. 



Representatives from the EIT Health were present at AICOS

On November 14th, representatives of the EIT Health visited Fraunhofer AICOS and had the opportunity to get to know the activity and work of the research centre, operated by Fraunhofer Portugal.


Fraunhofer technology developed for “personal safety in every situation” highlighted at the largest trade show for the medical sector

The GoLiveClip technology developed by Fraunhofer AICOS in partnership with the Dutch company Gociety Solutions, was exhibited at MEDICA. This wearable device was singled out as one of the most interesting solutions exhibited at the trade fair, by one of Germany’s biggest newspapers, the Bild.  


AICOS’ Technology-Based Medical Devices flies from Portugal to the largest international fair for the medical sector

Fraunhofer AICOS will be presenting its work in the Fraunhofer booth at MEDICA trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, from November 12th to November 15th. AICOS will be presenting the results from its research on medical devices. 



Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2018 awarded the best ideas

The 9 th edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge, an idea contest promoted by Fraunhofer AICOS to motivate and award research of practical utility developed within Portuguese Higher Education institutions, ended today.


PhD developed at AICOS highlights the bond between research and academy

AICOS’ Researcher Luís Rosado defended today, at Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, his PhD developed while working at AICOS and based on one of the center’s flagship projects MalariaScope. By successfully completing this final step, Luís Rosado has now completed his Doctoral Program in Biomedical Engineering.


Final results of the FallSensing project presented to the scientific and medical community

AICOS was present in the ‘2 nd Meeting FallSensing’, at October 19 th and 20 th, where the final results of the FallSensing project were presented. The event, which brings together national and international specialists in the field of Physical Therapy.


MSc and PhD students compete for the podium at the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2018 Closing Event

The 9th edition of the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge is in its final stretch. On October 31 st, the six finalists will present their ideas at the Closing Event, at the headquarters of Fraunhofer Portugal (Porto).


AICOS’ SousChef and Cordon Gris solutions were recognized by the Food & Nutrition Awards 2018

The SousChef and Cordon Gris projects were named finalists of the Food & Nutrition Awards (FNA) 2018. The award ceremony occurred on October 16 th, and SousChef received an honourable mention. An important distinction for AICOS and its work in the field of nutrition recommendation tools and food sustainability.


Accurately tracking mobile signals indoors is the goal of new project at AICOS

GARMIO is the name of a new project that brings together Fraunhofer AICOS and industry partner Celfinet, with researchers working on creating a new web-based solution destined to locate and characterize mobile devices users with high accuracy, both indoors and outdoors, without requiring GPS data.


Fraunhofer Portugal amongst top rank in call to support scientific employment

Fraunhofer Portugal was the 2 nd best ranked private research centre, and 12 th overall, in a ranking of Portuguese institutions that applied for FCT’s (Foundation for Science and Technology) Scientific Employment Stimulus.


Researchers complete successful trial of SmartBEAT technology

Researchers at Fraunhofer AICOS concluded this month a 3-month long pilot trial of the SmartBEAT technology. With a kit of sensors and a smartphone app instead of ECG monitors, at home instead of the doctor's office, 10 patients with Heart Failure monitored their own conditions. 

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