VR2Market was developed within an Entrepreneurial Research Initiative (ERI) project, in the scope of the CMU Portugal Program, in partnership with Institute of Systems and Computer Engineering (INESC TEC), the Institute of Telecommunications (IT), the Institute of Electronic and Telematic Engineering of Aveiro (IEETA), the Portuguese company Biodevices and the Institute of Robotics of Carnegie Mellon University (USA).
The closing seminar will give an overview of the project, led in Portugal by João Paulo Cunha and at CMU by Fernado de la Torre and Bob Iannucci, and the results achieved.
The main goal of the project was to provide secure, reliable and effective systems for first responder professionals in critical emergency scenarios. To achieve this goal an interdisciplinary team, with expertise in areas such as wearable technology for vital signs, biomedical signal processing, sensor networks and RF Location/Intelligent buildings participated in this project resulting in the development of new technology, with new intellectual property and methodologies. Several field trials where performed with Firefighters, Police Officers and Air-traffic Controllers in Portugal and also with militaries in the United States of America. Based on the business and market analysis both in Europe and in the USA (Participation in inRes CMU Portugal Program), this is a needed solution for the user, and due to that an effort is still being made to take this idea to the market with the creation of a spin-off.
The session is open to the general community but registration is required.