PerDis 2016: The 5th ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays

The Center for Ubiquitous Computing at the University of Oulu is hosting the Fifth ACM International Symposium on Pervasive Displays, on 20-22 June 2016 in Oulu, Finland. The event will bring together researchers from various disciplines with a common interest on the opportunities and challenges raised by the emergence of pervasive display...

7th International UBI Summer School 2016

7th International UBI Summer School was held in Oulu, Finland, June 13-18, 2016. Annual UBI Summer Schools provide researchers, students, and industry and public sector professionals with an opportunity to gain hands on experience and insight on selected topics on the multidisciplinary fields of HCI, ubiquitous computing and urban informatics under the...

Our research is featured in the news

Notable mentions of our research in media include: The Economist: Buddy, can you spare a Watt? (30/4/2016) Nielsen Norman group: 3D Touch on iPhone 6S: Embrace the Force (1/11/2015) New Scientist: Magnetic messages let smartphones receive secret data (3/7/2014) New Scientist: Use a bus stop touchscreen to kill time – and help...

State-of-the-art FabLab opens

The University of Oulu’s FabLab (Fabrication Laboratory), the largest in Finland and amongst the largest in Europe, was officially opened on October 30th 2015. The state-of the-art €900,000 facility spans more than 280 m2 and is packed with tools that can bring any idea to life. These tools include: 3D printers that can be...

iSCIENCE: Using smartphones for science

Our group was won a grant from the Academy of Finland to work on the iSCIENCE project during 2015-2018. The funding will enable us to further develop our AWARE smartphone platform. The platform enables scientists to capture, analyse, and share smartphone sensor data. The platform is scalable with plugins installable directly on smartphones in...

New H2020 project on elderly living in urban areas

The Community Imaging Group at the University of Oulu, along with the City of Oulu, have joined the new Horizon 2020 project Grey and green in Europe: elderly living in urban areas (GRAGE). During the next 48 months a consortium of 10 partners from all over Europe will carry out...