Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) Research and Development Unit has made a significant investment by purchasing a robotized Indego exoskeleton made by Parker Hannifin Corporation. Exoskeleton is widely used for example in the rehabilitation of paralyzed patients but researchers are hoping to find also alternative applications for it.
A new simulation environment was created for SAMK for New Dimensions for Production Automation by Simulation Environment project. The simulation environment is now available for local companies who can develop their operations by using the environment. Sinituote Oy is one of the gainers.
The task of the three-year project is to develop and pilot energy efficient solutions and at the same time increase the operating conditions of Satakunta’s maritime cluster.
Protecting the Baltic Sea requires actions on both land and sea area. Along with rainwater and runoff water from arable land, phosphorus flows into waterbody and causes eutrophication in the Baltic Sea. One method to prevent phosphorus from flowing into waterbody, is to build affordable small-scale filters in ditches by arable land.
Ms Mirka Leino, MSc (Tech), Principal Lecturer in SAMK created in her dissertation a model for technology development work between higher education institutions and enterprises, where both parties present their needs and share their knowledge.