Smart pavement is the first pavement in the Nordic countries to generate electricity from sunlight, in which integrated ICT solutions make the road surface an active participant in traffic. This ensures safer and smoother traffic as well as less impact on the environment.
IoT, or the Internet of Things, is growing at a tremendous rate in the world! TalTech's Internet of Things and Smart Sensors Center has devised a radar-based control system for electric bicycles and scooters that can make the bike stop if necessary. This solution will make our traffic safer in the future!
We value the application of smart solutions in energy. The SMAGRINET project aims to make a new generation competent to develop new energy technologies to cope with changes in energy systems. In other words, SMAGRINET aims to turn "smart grid" knowledge into general knowledge.
In the field of health technologies, there is close daily co-operation in the exciting interface between physiology, IT and engineering. Our researchers use signal processing in combination with machine learning to first detect and interpret objective changes in brain signals caused by stress and mental disorders.
The field of e-health is increasingly contributing to disease prevention and early detection through big data analysis. TalTech's e-health experts are at the forefront of shaping changes in the healthcare system and society so that in the future we can focus on maintaining health rather than treating diseases.
Drug Hunter is the first portable drug analyzer in the world, developed in TalTech on behalf of the Estonian Ministry of the Interior and the European Union Internal Security Fund for the determination of narcotic drugs in saliva. Drug Hunter allows you to get a reliable response to drug concentration levels quickly.
The autonomous mobile robot platform developed by TalTech allows flexible automation of production logistics. New robotics solutions for the industry can be found in the Robotics and FMS Demo Centre. You can study Robotics as a specialization in the "Product Development and Robotics" study program.
Virtual and augmented reality solutions help to improve not only the learning process, but also the quality of life. At the East Tallinn Central Hospital Clinic of Medical Rehabilitation has developed in collaboration with TalTech and Italian (CNR) researchers an immersive virtual supermarket that can be used to evaluate post-stroke patients and prepare them to shop in the store.
A digital twin is a virtual counterpart of a smart device or robot, in which the physical device behaves identically to its virtual twin. A new standard for robot control through digital twins is being developed with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (US) with the participation of TalTech researchers.
Much of our daily consumables still end up in landfills or incinerators. To address this, research is being done on how to give plastic, textile and wood waste a "new life". The beneficial properties of these materials will be enhanced in long-lasting applications that reduce waste and improve our living environment.
People currently use only a fraction of the biomass produced in nature. As a solution, we are developing bioplastics with properties similar to those fossil resources based materials we use regularly. The development of bioplastics from local biomass will ensure strategic independence for Estonia and Europe in the field of materials.
Research into the future use of Estonia's mineral resources is concerned with developing critical resources for the green revolution and the sustainability of the European Union. In the long run, research will create a basis for the development of new complex industries, such as the enhancement of high-tech raw materials and the production of battery technologies in Estonia.