Category: Technology

Onerva & Robocoast Partner Search: How could machines detect and interpret human emotions from speech?

Written by Iiris Tyni on July 11, 2019

Is it possible for machine or algorithm to understand emotions from speech data, meaning not the words, but the sound waves / spectrogram that speech creates?

Onerva, a Finnish startup-company focused on eldercare, is developing Onerva-bot – a voice-operated virtual assistant. Onerva-bot can have actual conversations with aging homecare…Read More

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Pfizer working with Finnish tech startup Popit to improve patient adherence

Written by Iiris Tyni on June 27, 2019

Only around 50% of patients with long-term illnesses adhere to their treatment, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). To help combat this, pharmaceutical giant Pfizer has teamed up with Finnish health tech startup Popit to provide support to people taking rheumatoid arthritis medication. Pfizer patients will be offered Popit’s adherence…Read More

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Navigil enables independent life for memory loss patients in Helsinki

Written by Iiris Tyni on June 25, 2019

The City of Helsinki provides Navigil’s wristwatches to approximately two hundred customers who suffer from memory loss diseases such as dementia. Customers can live at home, and if they leave outside a predesignated area, they can be tracked and contacted without any delay with the built-in mobile phone of Navigil’s…Read More

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Navigil unveils a new AI powered wellbeing solution for active seniors

Written by Iiris Tyni on June 19, 2019

Navigil, a specialist in white label telecare and personal safety solutions, has unveiled the Navigil Suite that consists of Navigil 580 wellbeing wristwatch and Navigil Service. The solution is powered by the latest mobile communication technology and artificial intelligence. It supports active aging persons who want to secure a long…Read More

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One month of Timespace: Upgraded team sharing their experiences

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on November 27, 2018

In recent years, a variety of science-based solutions have been introduced for learning and practicing mindfulness at work. Mindful work and the ability to focus are associated with increased mental performance and productivity as well as improved psychological well-being. Conversely, chronic multitasking is a potentially dangerous…Read More

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Why “big data” needs to be made small

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on October 9, 2017
Nightingale- Antti Kangas - Why “big data” needs to be made small

Wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, have spread quickly, generating an enormous amount of biometric data for us to interpret. With a plethora of sensors available on the market and personal health data stored in the cloud, you’d think it would be easy for us to take…Read More

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Flashback to the Upgraded Health Networking in Slush

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on December 18, 2016

The last day of November brought us a number of impressive health-related events during Slush 2016. For the second time, the Finnish health startup association HealthSPA organised the official health networking in the Engine Room. The goal was not only to discuss investing in health but also to bring together startups, investors,…Read More

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From scientific research to business idea: The Story of Fibion

Written by Elena Prokofyeva on November 7, 2016

Implementing research evidence into practice is a very challenging but rewarding  process. This is an inspiring story about a group of researchers, who came up with an unique business idea while working on their scientific research projects. They identified the underestimated problem of excessive sitting in modern life…Read More

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