Ville Rantanen

Professional Website of Ville Rantanen

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Welcome. This site presents my professional activities in my former positions as a postdoctoral researcher at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering at Tampere University of Technology and at the Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at University of Tampere, Finland. You can check my LinkedIn profile for info on my current work.

End of Academia for Me

I am leaving the universities that I currently work in. I will start a new job outside the academia. Let’s see what industry has in store for me.

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New Year HTTPS

The year changed and I came from the past to the future by transferring this site from ancient HTTP to secure HTTPS. I got a certificate from Let’s Encrypt and set up acme-tiny to update the certificate periodically.

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Capacitive Facial Activity Measurement Demonstration Video Added

I uploaded an old video I made to demonstrate my doctoral thesis work three years ago. I didn’t publish it then because I wasn’t satisfied with the video technically, but who cares. The video shows how the capacitive measurement of facial movements operates in real time. Check it out.

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New Year, New Affiliation

Our university did some organisational changes, and now we don’t have departments but only faculties. Since the beginning of 2017, my unit has been the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Our entire faculty is also a part of the Institute of Biosciences and Medical Technology (BioMediTech), a joint institute between the two universities at Tampere, Finland.

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We received the Northern Europe NI Engineering Impact Award in the biomedical category

Our case study “Combating Unilateral Facial Paralysis With Low-Latency Muscle Reanimation” received the 2016 Northern Europe NI Engineering Impact Award in the biomedical category. The awards ceremony was held on 28 November 2016 at RSA House, London, UK.

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My presentation on suppressing stimulation artifact in facial pacing at BioMediTech Research Day

I presented some first results of the work we have done in suppressing the stimulation artifact in facial pacing. The presentation was a poster at a local event, the BioMediTech Research Day 2016. I uploaded the abstract and I will make the poster available at a later time.

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