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The next big thing in communication – remote touch

By 08/02/2017 September 8th, 2021 No Comments

Welcome to EIT Digital’s second Lunch Talk for 2017. Lunch will be served 11:45:ish.

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Topic: The Next Big Thing in Communication – Remote Touch
Speaker: Jussi Tuovinen from JoyHaptics
Time: Noon 8 February (Lunch served at 11:45)
Location: EIT Digital Open Innovation House, 2nd Floor Live streaming to Eindhoven, Berlin, Trento, and Stockholm Nodes

Remote touch will be the next big step in human communication after our present audiovisual tools for communication. JoyHaptics is a startup developing a new exciting emotional communication device and solution based on remote touch between people. The digital world and Virtual Reality will be important application areas for our solution.

Jussi Tuovinen, D.Sc. (Tech) has extensive experience in globally leading Research and Technology Organizations (RTO), business development, and innovation management in the area of micro- and nanotechnology, smart systems, sensing, space instruments, advanced materials, and bioengineering. He has renewed operations and build several new competitive initiatives in multi-disciplinary and international environments. Dr. Tuovinen has extensive international work experience in CEO & VP level. In total, he has spent over seven years in several European countries and US. More specifically, he was Executive Director, CRANN & AMBER, Trinity College Dublin, 2014, Vice President, R&D, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2006-2013 and Visiting Vice President, CEA LETI, France, 2010-11. As the Laboratory Director he built from scratch the Millimetre Wave Laboratory of Finland & European Space Agency (ESA) Centre of Excellence, 1996-2004. For over six years, in 1999-2006, he was also Research Professor in millimeter wave technology at VTT. He has large experience in international professional alliances, networks, associations, building ecosystems, and working together with industry in different leading roles. He has over 220 scientific publications and several patents. Since 2015, he has been CEO and Co-Founder of Joyhaptics Ltd focused on remote touch between people.