Academy of Finland  
Funding decision
Organisation University of Turku
Project title Beyond the Imaginable Technologies for Sustaining Remote Life
Applicant / Contact person Sutinen, Erkki
Decision No. 343364
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025
Funding 422 211
Project description
The "Beyond the Imaginable Technologies for Sustaining Remote Life" project will be removing the critical research hurdles that are holding back the use of sensory immersive 3D video as an alternative to ordinary videoconferencing. Quality and performance are key targets, but so is an improved understanding of how the technology can and should be used, as well as providing the evidence that industry needs to invest. By working with children in a challenging school context, we utilise their imaginations and social demands to drive the final steps in solving the numerous social and emotional deficiencies with existing technologies that are used for shared remote work, school and in our personal lives. The wellbeing of a digital and remote society will rely upon improved technologies if it is to be sustained in the future.