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...

Smartphone communication using magnetic fields

In a recent paper we published at Ubicomp 2014 we demonstrate how magnetic fields can be used for communication purposes on smartphones. Specifically, we show how a phone’s magnetometer can be used to capture and decode information that is implicitly encoded in a magnetic field. In this article we provide...

Analysis of the CHI research community’s knowledge map

Our paper (CHI 1994-2013: Mapping two decades of intellectual progress through co-word analysis) received an Honorable Mention at the CHI 2014 conference. The paper is a graph-based analysis of papers published at CHI between 1994 and 2013. In this blog entry we try to explain the motivation for the paper...