Plenoptic Imaging

Plenoptic Imaging (PLENOPTIMA) is a four-year (2021–2024) H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that develops a cross-disciplinary approach to plenoptic imaging, which includes new optical materials and sensing principles, signal processing methods, new computing architectures, and vision science modelling. With this aim, PLENOPTIMA joins five of the strongest research groups in nanophotonics, imaging and machine learning in Europe with twelve innovative companies, research institutes, and a pre-competitive business ecosystem developing and marketing plenoptic imaging devices and services.



Mixed Reality for Operating Mobile Machines

The MIRO project aims at commercialization of technology developed in previous university research. The main objective is to provide a solution to key visibility issues in the operation of heavy mobile work machines. The project has received Business Finland‘s Research to Business funding.

MIRO builds upon a Tekes-funded project, Digital See-through Structures for Work Machines, which was carried out in 2016-2017. The SeeWork project resulted in a concept that removes virtually visual barriers in the work machine context by utilizing camera and display technologies and modern signal processing and 3D imaging methods.


Modeling and Visualization of Perceivable Light Fields

Academy of Finland Project

The project aims at advancing the transdisciplinary concept of perceivable light fields, combining research on displays (optics), rendering (computer graphics), light field representation (computational imaging), and human perception (vision science). The ultimate goal of the project is to develop efficient computational 3D image (light field) rendering algorithms for the next-generation near-eye light field displays. The project has received funding from the Academy of Finland



Digital Feel for Accurate Operation of Work Machines

The goal of RemoteFeel is to build a remote operation platform which allows companies to tailor remote operation solutions to their specific needs, and achieve working conditions where heavy work machines can be operated more efficiently, safely, and pleasantly. RemoteFeel is a research project funded by Business FinlandFIMA ry (Forum for Intelligent Machines) and the research parties at Tampere University. RemoteFeel is a two-year project, scheduled to end in February 2020.



Immersive Visual Technologies for Safety-critical Applications

ImmerSAFE is a four year (2018-2021) H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network that brings together 9 beneficiaries and 5 partner organizations from Finland, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Italy, and Switzerland, with the aim of training a new generation of multi-disciplinary experts, who have an understanding of the core imaging technologies, the requirements set to them by the safety-critical applications and who can account for the human user in the design of such systems.



Fusion for Energy Grant 5

Development of Remote Diagnostics and Computer-aided Teleoperation Tools for Remote Handling. 2018-2020, Fusion for Energy (the EU’s Joint Undertaking for ITER).



Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies

CIVIT, Centre for Immersive Visual Technologies, is a research infrastructure unit at Hervanta Campus in Tampere University. We provide research facilities, equipment and expertise in the emerging field of immersive visual technologies. Established as an Academy of Finland Firi Project (2014-2016), now continuing as a Tampere University infrastructure unit.


Previous Projects

  • ETN-FPI: European Training Network on Full Parallax Imaging 2015-2019, European Commission
  • Spatial Sensing for Machines: 2017-2018 TEKES
  • SeeWork: Digital See-through Structures in work machines 2016-2017, TEKES/FIMA
  • Depth-corrected Transparent Displays for Augmented Reality on Large Scale Glass Surfaces: 2016 TEKES
  • Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnership Pathways Action PROLIGHT-IAPP, 2013-2016, European Commission
  • COST Action IC1105 – 3D Content Creation, Coding and Transmission over Future Media Networks, 3D-ConTourNet, 2012-2016, European Commission
  • High-Resolution Digital Holography: A Modern Signal Processing Approach, 2010-2015, Academy of Finland
  • StereoScale and HoloScale, 2010-2013, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI),  South Korea
  • Mobile 3D Quality of Experience, 2010-2012, TEKES and Nokia Research Center
  • Audio-visual Image Processing Algorithms, (AVIPA) and Future Audio-visual Systems, Work packages on 3D Video, 2009-2016, NRC/TEKES
  • Mobile 3D Video Delivery over DVB-H System (MOBILE3DTV), 2008-2011, European Commission
  • Network of Excellence on 3DTV (3DTV-NoE), 2004-2008, European Commission