Human sensing solutions
We develop human sensing technologies that push the boundaries of existing health care solutions. We develop and validate new sensors measuring human physiology, behavior and cognition. We pre-process, analyse, and integrate sensor signals to model different biomarkers, enabling e.g., monitoring health and disease state in real time.
Our research strengths cover sensing solutions from wearable sensors for physiological and biochemical sensing to remote sensing of health and behavior in smart spaces.
As a partner, we support your project from concept to market. We provide both research expertise and knowledge of the regulatory landscape.
We develop human sensing solutions that serve both clinical and consumer product development. Our technologies can be applied in individual wellbeing improvement, preventive home care, decision support and early diagnostics.
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VTT hosts a unique combination of expertise and infrastructure that together make us a one-of-a-kind partner in developing human sensing solutions. Skilled in both device design and health data analytics we bring together experts in wireless and wearable technologies, printed electronics, and microfluidics and point-of-care diagnostics.
Human sensing solutions on and off the skin
We develop scalable sensing solutions that provide data for individual and group level analysis. From cardiovascular health to cognitive load detection, our sensor solutions allow easy and unobtrusive ways to monitor human signals and collect valuable data either in laboratory experiments or in real life settings.
Examples of our trailblazing technologies include:
Case: VTT works with GE Healthcare to revolutionise patient monitoring and recovery
GE Healthcare partnered with VTT to develop wearable sensor technology that continuously monitors patients in recovery. This new technology allows patients to move around independently while being monitored for early signs of deterioration.
Our customers get to enjoy the broad range of VTT’s research know-how and cross-disciplinary cooperation. Our human sensing solutions are built on an exceptional combination of VTT’s expertise including:
Your partner from early ideas to commercial devices
We combine expertise in optical engineering, instrumentation and measurement science with deep application knowledge to solve challenging technical problems.
We work with our customers on proof-of-concept models and product prototypes for pilot production, which we use to demonstrate the reliability and readiness of new technologies for mass production. We also help our customers and partners improve the quality of technologies and the efficiency of their production and production chains. The result is effective new products and solutions for health and wellness monitoring.
We have one of the largest R&D programs for optical, electrical, biological and molecular sensing solutions in Europe.
Meet our experts
Specialised in wearable technology analytics, cardiovascular measurements, data collection infrastructure.
Specialised in eye movements, psychophysical measurements, cognitive load.
Specialised in sleep monitoring and analysis.
Specialised in neuroscience, stress measurements, emotions and cognition.
Related projects and ecosystems
- IDEA-FAST (Teemu Ahmaniemi)
- EYES (Kati Pettersson)
- Stress (Johanna Närväinen)
- NextPerception (Johan Plomp)
- HIPE (Sari Järvinen)
How to work with us
Get in touch with us to harness the full potential of your health care technology and innovation initiatives. We can help you speed up your innovation process.
We develop proof-of-concept models and product prototypes for pilot production to demonstrate the reliability and readiness of new technologies for mass production.
We can help you improve the quality of technologies and the efficiency of their production and production chains. We also offer valuable support in the commercialisation process.
We work with companies and research institutions around the world. We are familiar with regulatory processes and can work with you in all stages of your project