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VTT creates sixth sense for humanity

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There’s a technology that will change the way we see, extending our capacities to superhuman. It’s hyper-spectral imaging.

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VTT creates sixth sense for humanity

  1. 1. VTT creates sixth sense for humanity 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 1
  2. 2. 1. VTT creates smart-sensing superpower 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 2 In the future, we will be able to identify skin cancer, narcotics, pollution and crops maturity with a hand-held hyperspectral camera and spectral sensors. Identifies materials and their properties Sees more in a picture than is visible to the naked eye
  3. 3. 2. Spectral sensing provides highly precise sensory information on site 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 3 Areas of application: Drug detection Industrial process control Smart home environment, appliances and devices Car engine optimisation Companies such as Spectral Engines are taking VTT’s technology to the next level AI immediately relays the information on a substance’s composition Spectral sensors recocnize the substance’s spectral signature AI analyzes the sensed data
  4. 4. 3. Hyperspectral imaging will provide humanity with new visual capabilities 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 4 Areas of application: Agriculture and food industry Using nanosatellites to measure atmospheric gases Remote detection of ship emissions Detection of skin cancer with hand- held device Machine vision applications Counterfeit detection and crime scene investigation Verifying the authenticity of products Monitoring condition of forests and watercourses Safety and situational awareness Small and lightweight hyperspectral camera Withstand extreme conditions Potential new applications can be created on the basis of data
  5. 5. 4. Hyperspectral imaging is revolutionising agriculture from outer space 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 5 Sky’s the limit! • It can be used from nanosatellites, drones or held in hand by tens of thousands of users. • With it we see and sense things that help us build a more sustainable future by optimizing and knowledge.
  6. 6. 5. VTT understands the challenges in creating a solution 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 6 A sensor collects data from the measured object Verkko integrates sub-areas and enables the real-time use of data A databank is created from measurements. It provides a benchmark for the identification of features. An algorithm processes measurement data and combines it with detected phenomena. In this way it learns to identify various characteristics. Company packages expertise into commercial applications
  7. 7. 6. VTT brings smart sensing out of the lab and into people's hands 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 7 2000s90s Vision 250 000 hours of development work Price: €30,000 User: laboratory staffPrice: €300,000 User: specialist researcher Price: less than €100 User: consumer We were the first in the world to create a hyperspectral camera for Iphone
  8. 8. 7. Human population is growing and living longer than ever. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obviousz 8 It is estimated that, by 2100, there will be twice as many of us as now. The number of older people in Europe will triple. How do we take care of them all? 11,2trill. people in the world 36% Over 60 years old: of the European population
  9. 9. 8. VTT mahdollistaa hyvän elämän 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 9 Detects skin changes Hyperspectral camera will bring diagnostics out of hospitals, for use by larger groups of people. Detects gas Carbon dioxide sensors free up staff during the patient observation phase. Can identify sleep and indoor air problems. Enables development of health applications For example, automation can be developed to identify bed sores and bruises.
  10. 10. 9. One third of the food in the world ends up as waste. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obviousz 10 Over the next 30 years, more food will be needed than in total during the entire history of mankind. Even putting the planet’s entire surface under the plough would not suffice.
  11. 11. 10. With the hep of VTT, food production is becoming smarter 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 11 Control agricultural robots in the future With the help of spectral sensing, agricultural robots will optimise the harvest time to achieve the best possible nutrients in the crop. Measure the condition of fields A hyperspectral camera shows where to cultivate, irrigate and fertilise. Measure foods in the future Hyperspectral cameras will recognise the composition of food, food by food type and possibly harmful substances.
  12. 12. 11. The United States spends more than 27 trillion euros a year on controlling drugs. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obviousz 12 Safety is a basic human need. How can artificial intelligence and smart detection mechanisms help us to achieve a safer future?
  13. 13. 12. A safer future with the help of smart sensing 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 13 Identify biological traces and counterfeits Facilitate on-site crime-scene investigation and reduce laboratory costs. Identify suspicious substances Expedite police services by identifying drugs and narcotics on site. Track various items Available for various safety and terrain-monitoring tasks, such as national defence.
  14. 14. 13. Climate change and pollution are threats to our living environment. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obviousz 14 Weather phenomena are creating insecurity and hampering industrial activity, water resources are becoming overburdened and unusable, the air is becoming polluted, forests are affected. How can hyperspectral imaging help during this change?
  15. 15. 14. A vibrant industrial sector depends on the wellbeing of the environment 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 15 Measures condition of forests and water resources Satellites and drones provide complementary information on wellbeing of environment across broader area Measurement of atmospheric gases Nanosatellites can generate data on atmospheric gases and key information on the state of the Earth. Remote emission measurement Developed for the control of shipping industry emissions.
  16. 16. 15. Companies born from VTT innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 16 Food scanner solution wins 1st prize at EU Horizon 2017 Spectral Engines The VTT-based company develops and produces smart material detection technologies for various industries. It has developed the smallest and smartest spectral sensor in the world for consumer use. The 2017 Achievers Award by the Kauppalehti magazine.
  17. 17. 16. VTT’s innovations feed customers’ business 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 17 Hand-held device for detecting skin cancer without surgery Revenio The company licenses VTT’s hyperspectral camera technology. Revenio’s aim is to launch an easy-to-use, mobile screening device that enables dermatologists to detect skin cancers and their precursors.
  18. 18. 17. Companies born from VTT innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 18 Most up-to-date, cloudless and comprehensive satellite-based map of the world Satellio: Terramonitor VTT originated space data company produces space data based analysis and monitoring services. The technology is based on the satellite data processing chains, automatic image scanning and multi-source data merging. As a result of this data process Terramonitor creates new information to support our customers’ decisions and processes.
  19. 19. 18. Companies born from VTT innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 19 The world’s smallest and most lightweight frame based Hyperspectral Camera Senop Develops and constructs reliable equipment and systems for safety- and security-critical applications. Designed and built in Finland with over 75 years of tradition and know-how, all the devices have been field tested under extreme conditions. foto
  20. 20. 19. VTT:n innovaatiosta syntyneet yritykset 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 20 The Specim IQ hyperspectral camera won gold for innovation and design Red Dot 2018 Design Award, Innovators Award Program 2018 and inVISION 2017 and 2018 Specim The VTT-based company manufactures hyperspectral cameras for purposes such as analysing foodstuffs, sorting various kinds of materials, plant and colour research, and geology. The range of products reaches from advanced remote sensing systems and cameras designed for industrial needs to easy-to-use portable imaging equipment.
  21. 21. 20. VTT’s data processing expertise feeds its customers’ business 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 21 Tracking seedling stand management needs via satellite imaging – not enough resources for comprehensive field work The Finnish Forest Centre VTT has developed a method for assessing the need of early stage seedling stand management based on satellite images. Information on brush growth is useful for service providers that market forestry management services, for example. The satellite imaging method can also be used to improve the effectiveness of law enforcement and update information on forest resources.

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