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Newly opened Otaniemi research lab in Finland has some weird and great development projects being worked on.
Nokia’s mad scientist have once again let free inside the Nokia labs and this is what they have come up with. It’s facehugger. No, facehugger is really what Nokia calls it and it’s easy to see why if the Alien movies say anything to you. Facehugger is actually testing platform that measures changes in your face, gestures.
We have studied gesture control sunglasses as well. – Hannu Kauppinen
Head of Nokia’s Otaniemi research center, Hannu Kauppinen did mention that part of the research is kept as a secret, so not all can be shown and usually pulling the project away from any media attention means that actual product development is starting.
Something a bit closer to us normal users is Quuppa that’s month old startup that started as a Nokia project, but developed into to it’s own company. Something similar to what happened to Sports Tracker. Quupa is all about interior mapping that can reach up to 30 cm accuracy. Nokia has been developing radio technology based interior mapping for years.
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Nokia’s Otaniemi research in Espoo will especially concentrate to multimedia, video technology and 3D image. Also different kinds of sensors are being developed.
Other direct product related research is being done in Oulu, Salo and Tampere.
It has long been known that cutting edge innovations are born when bright minds across different disciplines come together. Some of the world’s leading hi-tech experts from different research areas in the mobile communications realm sit in the Otaniemi campus laboratories, just outside Helsinki. These laboratories are home to highly skilled researchers and world-class innovators. Nokia Research Center is proud to be added to the elite list of research organizations housed in Otaniemi .