The University of Oulu is an international research and innovation university engaged in multidisciplinary basic research and academic education. The University of Oulu is one of the largest universities in Finland with 16000 students and 3000 staff. The University encompasses eight fields of study: Humanities, Education, Economics and Business, Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Health Sciences, and Technology.

The fields of information technology, biotechnology, northern and environmental issues have been defined as special research focus areas. UO has the necessary skills and experience to contribute to the technical requirements of this project. The members have taken part and led numerous research projects, both national and international. Particularly relevant to this proposal are the projects COMCARE that developed communication technologies for the elderly, and the UBI-Anthropos project which looked at ageing and ICT.

Smart city testbed deployed at downtown Oulu, including WiFi, Bluetooth and 6LoWPan sensor networks, instrumented traffic lights, and vehicular traffic counters.

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