The Health and Assistive Technology Laboratory, or HeAT Lab for short, was opened in February 2018 as a collaborative effort between Tampere University of Technology (TUT) and Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK). The cosily furnished laboratory offers a broad range of specialist equipment, for example, for measuring physiological signals and serves both teaching and research purposes. The services are also available to companies operating in the rapidly growing healthtech industry.
HeAT Lab is located on the Kauppi campus of TAMK on the second floor at Kuntokatu 4. Now with everything in place, the lab’s employees are eagerly awaiting for HeAT Lab to turn into a hive of activity. The laboratory will host an open house on Thursday, 13 September from 10:00 to 17:00. Welcome to take a tour of the facilities! Guests will have the opportunity to try out the equipment, such as a wireless blood pressure monitor and a mobile phone-based real-time ECG monitoring system. Coffee and refreshments will be served.
Researcher Tomppa Pakarinen who works at HeAT Lab shares tips for using the lab’s services.
“HeAT Lab is the ideal place to be, for example, for students who are working on their thesis and need to measure electrical signals produced by the human body. In addition to commercially available devices, we have state-of-the-art research equipment for conducting extremely precise measurements either inside or outside the laboratory. We’re happy to assist in the use of our equipment and discuss ways to address a specific research problem. Researchers, students and company representatives are also welcome to just drop by to find and test ideas.”
HeAT Lab was established in collaboration between the Tampere3 partners to serve a multidisciplinary community of students, researchers and companies. The facilities are also used during courses, so that students can, for example, complete practical assignments and utilise technology to demonstrate how the human body works.
“We’ve been in touch with lecturers to raise awareness of potential course collaboration. Our services have attracted widespread interest. We’re also working on a very interesting collaborative research project with a company. We’re hoping to spread the word of the diverse services offered by HeAT Lab among companies and our teaching and research staff,” says Perttu Linna, one of the employees at HeAT Lab.
Researcher Tomppa Pakarinen, , tel. +358 45 879 0658
Principal Lecturer Lea Saarni, , tel. +358 50 326 6940