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There is a drone that acts in emergency situations

There is a drone that acts in emergency situations

INESC TEC and Tekever are developing under the scope of the WISE project a wireless communication solution based on the use of drones as “flying” access points, which will have the ability to establish, re-establish and reinforce wireless communications in emergency situations.

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5.3M€ - THE GREATEST PORTUGUESE INVESTMENT IN A TECHNOLOGICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE BLUE ECONOMY

5,3M€ is the value of the greatest investment in a technological infrastructure, pioneer at European level, to develop technologies for the sea environment. It is called “TEC4sea” and is a unique platform targeted at research, development, test and validation of technologies that will leverage the sea economy.

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Portuguese researchers discover substructures in the brain that are relevant for surgical procedures

Portuguese researchers discover substructures in the brain that are relevant for surgical procedures

A team led by Portuguese researchers discovered brain substructures with different connectivity profiles which affect the motor and non-motor aspects of the human body. These findings can help medical teams to improve the targets of their Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedures in patients with dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. The results have just been published in one of the most prestigious journals in the field of Neuroscience, Neuroimage.

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Viana do Castelo, Portugal, hosts World Robotic Sailing Championship in September

Between 5 and 10 September, the River Lima, in the city of Viana do Castelo, Portugal, will be filled with 100% autonomous vehicles equipped with innovative robotic applications. The vehicles will be participating in the World Robotic Sailing Championship – WRSC 2016, organised by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC).

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Portugal is developing a prototype to monitor oceans and to promote a sustainable management of resources

A group of Portuguese researchers is creating an autonomous multitrophic system to monitor oceans in an integrated way, allowing a more sustainable management of marine resources and a reduction the environmental impact.

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4 large smart grid demonstrators will be installed in Europe until 2017, in Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Poland

Until 2017, four large smart grid demonstrators will be installed in Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Poland. The goal is to develop and implement monitoring and control solutions, including new equipment and systems, that will promote the users’ participation in the energy marker. This project will be receiving an investment of €15.7M, €11.9M of which from the European Union.

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A social network has been created for cancer patients to share experiences

FalarSobreCancro.org is the name of the social network created for cancer patients to share experiences. The website is public and free, and provides a platform for the cancer community to interact, including patients, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, researchers, and volunteers.

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PORTUGUESE RESEARCHERS CREATE 1ST 3D SYSTEM TO HELP PATIENTS WITH EPILEPSY

New system can help doctors to diagnose and define therapies, not only for patients with epilepsy, but also with other neurological illnesses, such as Parkinson’s.

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Portuguese ports are world pioneers in technological innovation

Portugal has, since September, some of the most technologically innovative ports in the world. The Ports of Leixões and Viana do Castelo, managed by the Port Authorities of Leixões and Viana do Castelo (APDL), are the pilot of an innovation initiative led by the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), together with TRIEDE TTI. The tool 3Port makes it possible to manage the different needs and business processes of port authorities in an integrated fashion, while interacting with the general public, which can see what is happening in the port in real time (http://livemap.apdl.pt).

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Portuguese researcher wins award for best PhD dissertation in the world

A Portuguese researcher has won the award for the best PhD dissertation in the world in the area of entrepreneurship. Sérgio Costa, researcher at the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science (INESC TEC), assistant professor at the Faculty of Science of the University of Porto (FCUP), and invited researcher at the University of Gent (Belgium), won the award on 10 August, in Vancouver (Canada), during the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

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INESC TEC showcases innovative technology for areas such as health or sea

On 6 May, INESC TEC (INESC Technology and Science) will open its doors to showcase innovative technologies for areas such as health, sea, smartphones, music, multimedia, wireless networks, media and security. At this event, INESC TEC’s researchers will be displaying a total of 20 technologies. This initiative marks the beginning of the 30th anniversary celebrations of INESC TEC in Porto.

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The time customers remain in shops is influenced by the temperature, noise, and service

Did you know that high or low temperatures, the level of noise, and bad service are the main factors that influence the time customers stay in shops? A bad smell and the level of CO2, mainly in shops in shopping centres at the end of the day, can also cause costumers to leave the shops sooner. These are the findings of RETAIL PRO, a research project that developed an integrated strategic management platform for work environments.

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An app that knows the tastes of users is now available

Listening to music you enjoy, reading the news that interest you or watching films that you like: there is now an app for Android capable of doing that in an automatic and non-invasive way. The app is called CAMR (Context-Aware Personalized Multimedia Recommendations for Mobile Users) and it is being developed by INESC TEC (INESC Technology and Science), as part of the research programme MAT – Media Arts and Technology.

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Intelligent technology made in Portugal will allow energy savings

Until 2017, all homes will benefit from an intelligent metering technology that will allow significant energy savings. The device will interact, automatically and at a low cost, with the metering systems of the largest electricity, water and gas suppliers, reducing all associated tariffs and bringing benefits to the end-user. The cost of this technology should not exceed 100 euros.

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Retail sales can go up by 21% with innovative technology

The future of the retail industry will involve the use of RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, which makes it possible to optimise the retail cycle management. It was based on this technology that the platform ‘CreativeRetail’ was created, and it not only improves customer satisfaction, but also increases sales between 4 and 21% in stores or store chains. The CreativeRetail was developed by Creativesystems, together with INESC TEC.

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