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Digital health


Driving health innovation through technology excellence

We help our customers develop new technologies and service concepts in the area of Digital health – and support their growth with top-level research and science-based results. Our development activities focus on health monitoring, human data analysis and application and service design.

We develop tools and services that enable smarter decisions for health and wellbeing. Intelligent products help individuals and professionals to better understand and manage individual health-related behavior. In the future we envision, people are empowered to care for their own health and wellbeing. It's a world in which personal health and clinical solutions are seamlessly integrated.

We help healthcare clients develop personalised services that fit individual consumer needs. Our pragmatic approach stems from a deep knowledge of the medical sphere combined with state-of-the-art engineering competences. We are actively involved in current health ecosystem projects and significant European innovation initiatives.

Health monitoring

We have one of the largest R&D programs for optical, electrical, biological and molecular sensing solutions in Europe.  We combine expertise in optical engineering, instrumentation and measurement science with deep application knowledge to solve challenging technical problems. The result is effective new products and solutions for health and wellness monitoring. 

​​​MEMS sensors »

VTT is known for its innovative, state-of-the-art MEMS devices. We design, model, simulate, fabricate and characterise silicon-based components and readout electronics, with a focus on surface and SOI MEMS technologies.

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​​​Smart phone powered ECG »

We have developed a device that allows consumers to take an electrocardiogram (ECG) in the comfort of their own homes. The pocket-size device communicates with a smartphone.

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​​​Optical microspectro-meters »

VTT's tuneable FPI filter technology enables miniaturisation of spectrometers into small, hand-held sensors. Our technology is robust and mass-producible, and eliminates the need for expensive linear array detectors. 

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​​​Zero power wireless sensors »

Wireless sensor networks are a key element in implementing the Internet of Things in several application fields such as wearable technology. VTT has developed the intermodulation communication principle in order to wirelessly read out passive sensors at long distances.

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​​​Antennas and RF technologies »

We develop antennas, antenna arrays, components, circuits, modules and sub-systems for radio frequency communication and sensing applications. We collaborate with our customers from early phase concept research and development to final product optimisations.

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Human data analysis 

Data mining is one of our core capabilities. It involves data mining, bio-signal and medical image analysis, systems medicine and other relevant methodologies that aid us in discovering and developing innovative solutions for early diagnostics and effective disease therapies. The human body is an extremely complex system, and therefor reliable clinical decision-making demands a holistic view. We take a multidisciplinary approach to developing automated and objective analysis tools for clinical practice. Our mission is to transform heterogeneous, complex health data into information that helps health care professionals to make better decisions.

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Stress measurement algorithms »

We design and carry out studies on mental stress and relaxation monitoring, and develop tools and methods for data analysis, as well as sensors for monitoring.

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Physical activity sensing »

We help our customers to acquire and analyse data from wearable movement sensors, for example, to automatically detect the amount of daily physical activity and the types of physical activities.

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​​​Biosignal analysis »

We provide solutions by extracting essential information from physiological data measured at home, in hospitals, or on the move.

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​​​Medical image analysis »

At VTT we have more than 20 years' experience in developing algorithms for image quantification. We provide solutions for quantifying medical images accurately and robustly in feasible computation time.

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Clinical decision support »

We assist healthcare professionals in complex decision making by combining heterogeneous patient data in practically usable tools.

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​​​Cardiac rehabilitation »

We help our customers to design and implement ICT tools for cardiac rehabilitation.

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 Application and service design

We help our customers to develop solutions which enable individuals to be responsible and proactive in managing their own health and chronic conditions. Our strength lies in our ability to take a multidisciplinary approach to supporting behavior change, taking into account mental, physical, social, and cultural dimensions of well-being, as well as individual contexts, needs, motivators and abilities. Take a closer look of our service concepts we have designed for our customers.

​​​Tool for estimating holistic wellbeing »

We empower consumers and professionals to make sense of personal health data through analysis and visualisation. Our expertise in self-measurement solutions for health and wellbeing has culminated in tools that provide comprehensive insight into a person's holistic health status, including physical, mental and social aspects

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Oiva »

The Oiva smartphone intervention programme, developed by VTT and the University of Jyväskylä, alleviates stress and improves the quality of life. Electrical aids also assist in the care of diabetes patients.

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​​​Kasvuseula »

Kasvuseula online service, developed by VTT, provides parents with reliable, analysed data on the growth of their child and any related abnormalities.

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Manufacturing facilities ​

You have VTT's state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure, pilot plants and top professionals at your service. Along with modern laboratories and top-level characterisation tools, our R&D infrastructure includes a unique selection of pilot plants serving the major steps of the development chain – all seamlessly integrated with the skilled professionals at VTT and our cooperation network. 

​​​Cleanroom facility for micro-electronics »

VTT is the provider of a world-class cleanroom facility. The 2 600 m² Micronova R&D cleanroom is fully equipped for the fabrication of silicon, glass and thin film-based microsystems.

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Printed intelligence pilot  manufacturing »

VTT offers a unique roll-to-roll pilot manufacturing environment and R&D services for the development of printed intelligence products and processes.

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VTT Cleanroom 

Discover what collaboration with VTT can achieve:


VTT as a research and development partner

We have considerable intellectual property & teams with world-class excellence in sensing, connectivity and analytics to build solutions for digital health.

We can ensure the clinical quality by a close collaboration with leading experts in different fields of medicine.

We are integral part of the Finnish Health Tech ecosystem – including policy makers, funding organisations, care providers, research organisation.

We can help international companies in entering this ecosystem and utilising its innovation potential. 


​​​​Do you need support for your company's R&D process?

Contact our Key Account Manager Kari Kohtamäki

​Medical imaging equipment to diagnose skin cancer

Customer: Medlumics

Challenge: Reducing the size and cost of optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems.

Solution: VTT provided silicon photonics technology which is based on 3 µm thick Si waveguides that form photonic integrated circuits on small Si chips. Commercial manufacturing was started via VTT Memsfab.

Key benefits:

  • Ready prototype of OCT using silicon photonics technology 
  • Unique combination of low loss, broadband and polarisation independent operation, as well as ultra-dense integration, low cost and industrial manufacturability.
  • Medlumics is now ready to develop portable and affordable OCT systems for medical imaging.


" VTT’s low-loss photonic platform is helping us improve our medical virtual biopsy products by miniaturizing all the optics into a tiny chip, thus reducing size and cost of what are otherwise complex systems. We have found a strong commitment to quality procedures and reliable fabrication, which has been fundamental for our success in moving towards a commercial product."

Eduardo Margallo, CEO, Medlumics