Company

Company

FORCIOT® story & founders

FORCIOT® story & founders

FORCIOT® story & founders

FORCIOT® is a Finnish technology company that was born in December 2015 out of love for engineering challenges and sports. Group of leading wearable researchers from Tampere University of Technology and consumer electronics experts agreed to put their heart and passion into developing together unique innovation that would start a new era in wearable business.


OUR VISION – INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

We realized that world is lacking wearable technologies that could be part of products that people use every day, everywhere.

Today there starts to be an overload of separate measurement gadgets offered for people to be carried around them to measure performance.

Our vision is that in the future we do not need to carry separate performance wearable gadgets with us anymore while for example exercising. Instead, the measurement technology will be integrated directly into those sporting products, such as shoes or gloves, that we all are using when training anyway.

We decided to start building this new era of wearables. On our view, most product manufacturer companies will also evidently become IOT-product manufacturers in the future. FORCIOT® with innovative solutions that are connected to internet, is the engineering partner for these companies to build the future IOT-products.

For our business to business customers, we offer advanced and accurate REAL-TIME force, power, pressure, balance and weight measurement system that will take wearable world to the next level. We provide our customers the capability to utilize force related data that has not been available before.

With Best Regards,

founders on behalf of the whole FORCIOT® team

Maria Alm

Maria Alm

CEO, Sales, Financials, Product Customization, Supply Chain

Background: Product development, engineering, supply chain and leadership professional. 15 years of experience from Nokia and Microsoft phone product development and high volume production. Maria has worked in various roles in product program management, product customization, supply chain management, manufacturing and sourcing.

Tytti Julkunen

Tytti Julkunen

CMO, Marketing and Business Management

Background:  Experienced business development, tactical marketing and change management professional with broad international experience in mobile and electronic industries. Managed teams of experts, product programs and B2B customer relations – worked in several different countries and companies, for example Intel Corporation, Safran Group, Robonic Ltd, Nokia and Microsoft. Sports enthusiast!

Petri Järvinen

Petri Järvinen

CTO, Systems Engineering and sensor tech, Connectivity

Background: More than 20 years of experience in leading demanding technology development in the areas of signal processing, wireless communications, computer architectures, embedded systems and algorithm design. Has worked as a project manager in many highly successful technology and phone development projects and led professional teams of different sizes in Nokia and Microsoft.

Mikko Turunen

Mikko Turunen

CHIEF ENGINEER, Mechanics & Design Integration, Quality

Background: Experienced telecommunication business professional with mechanical and electromechanical design activities, advanced quality material and manufacturing technologies, supply chains and project management from Nokia and Microsoft. Mikko has a passion for innovation.

Jarmo Heittokangas

Jarmo Heittokangas

CHIEF ENGINEER Software

Background: Jarmo has long experience in embedded software engineering from Nokia and Accenture. He develops, wants to explore, and makes quick prototype experiments using a “fail fast” principle. During his long career he has defined the software, design, implementation, integration, debugging and testing methods for various mobile platforms.

Jukka Vanhala

Jukka Vanhala

PROFESSOR, Ph.D. Wearable technology

Background: Besides his wearables expertise role in FORCIOT Jukka holds a professorship in electronics at the Tampere University of Technology (TUT), and is responsible for embedded systems lecturing in TUT. Jukka’s research areas are wearable technology, smart textiles and new two-dimensional semi-conductive materials.

Pekka Iso-Ketola

Pekka Iso-Ketola

SENIOR RESEARCHER, Stretchable electronics

Background: Pekka has ten years of research experience in elastic electronics design and integration for the industrial and wearable technology environment from the Tampere University of Technology. Besides his stretchable electronics expertise role in FORCIOT, Pekka is currently finalizing his PhD related to sensors in textile structures.

SENSE AND EXCEED