Alternative Railway Electrification in Norway
As many European countries, Norway has still a significant length of non-electrified railways. New technologies like hydrogen fuel cells and batteries can be a better option than expensive catenary lines.
FARSEEING develops and evaluates technology for preventing fall-related incidents among seniors. Falls are the largest cause of injury among elderly in the western world. More than half of seniors above 80 years old fall at least once every year. In Norway alone there are more than 9 000 incidents of hip fracture every year. This means one hip fracture every hour. Mental, social and economic costs of falls are enormous. In FARSEEING we ask ourselves: Can ICT help prevent some of these falls? What are the best technologies, and what is the effect of these technologies?
SINTEF has developed a new tool for mapping of noise from road traffic. It is in use by NPRA – Norwegian Public Road Administration to monitor the noise pollution that bothers 1 500 000 Norwegians on a daily basis.
ANTARES - The European Space Agency IRIS programme
ANTARES (phase B of the ESA IRIS programme) is all about satellite communication with airplanes.
MASTER assists in keeping a common operational picture among central actors during an incident.
ANIKETOS – Secure and Trustworthy Composite Services
The Future Internet will provide an environment in which a diverse range of services are offered by a diverse range of suppliers, and users are likely to unknowingly invoke underlying services in a dynamic and ad hoc manner.
EU FP7: ADABTS (Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in Crowded Spaces)
The four year €3.5m project, called ADABTS or Automatic Detection of Abnormal Behaviour and Threats in crowded Spaces, was launched in August 2009, and is jointly funded by the European Commission and the partners involved who form an international consortium consisting of FOI (SE), BAE Systems (UK), Detec (NO), Home Office - Centre for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) (UK), Institute of Psychology – Ministry of the Interior (BG), SINTEF (NO), University of Amsterdam (NL) and TNO (NL).