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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.


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. 


Citizens in Mocuba and Alto Molocue now connected to the internet thanks to SV4D project

This month, the first pilot of the SV4D project took AICOS’ researchers to Mocuba and Alto Molocue Districts in Mozambique, where they travelled to complement and deploy networking infrastructure, allowing locals to connect to the internet.


AICOS’ researcher presents paper at top Entertainment Computing conference

AICOS’ researcher Eduardo Pereira presented, today, a paper at the IFIP International Conference on Entertainment Computation (IFIP-ICEC), the longest lasting and prime scientific conference in the area of Entertainment Computing.


DIATOMIC Network session supported by AICOS and MDevNet occurs on September 20th

With the support of Fraunhofer AICOS and the MDevNet project, UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of University of Porto is hosting, on September 20th, a DIATOMIC Digital Innovation Hubs networking session that aims to accelerate innovation processes and boost activity with the help of industry experts.


New project will use walking speed assessment for personalized interventions on geriatric giants

A new concept of home-based exergaming will use walking speed assessment to generate tailor-made interventions to improve health in older adults. VITAAL is the name of this new project, based on FhP-AICOS’ background knowledge in movement sciences and inclusive design.


New technological solution will use FhP-AICOS’ µSmartScope for cervical cancer screening

FhP-AICOS’ extensive knowledge on image processing and machine learning applied to health care is now being leveraged to build a new solution to tackle cervical cancer, by making screening in low-resource areas easier and less costly.


FhP-AICOS’ researcher presents paper on how to bridge the gap between real-world falls data and simulated falls data at international conference


Joana Silva presented a paper at the 40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference.



Hardware Development Kits: Emerging Trends and Technologies for IoT

FhP-AICOS researchers have analyzed a number of IoT hardware developer kits, and wrote a report detailing their findings.

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