ATTRACT student projects

Discover the ATTRACT student projects boosting sensing and imaging technologies to enable breakthrough innovations for society


The team members working on this project are the following:

Edoardo Piroddi

Product & service design

Aalto University (Espoo, Finland)

Gustavo Alves Alarcon

Mechanical engineering

Aalto University (Espoo, Finland)

Rami Markkula

Mechanical engineering

Aalto University (Espoo, Finland)

Fernando Marquina

Mechanical engineering

Aalto University (Espoo, Finland)

Kitija Abelite

Intellectual robotic systems

Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia)

Aleksandra Kurilina

Industrial design

Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia)

Sofija Jakobsone

Materials science & design

Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia)

Valdis Otankis

Electronics & mobile communication

Riga Technical University (Riga, Latvia)

Project HitSeed

is based on ATTRACT project DEBARE

The HitSeed project brief highlighted that augmented/virtual reality (AR/VR) is expected to have a profound effect on how businesses operate, on how people work in several sectors and industries and in people’s lives in the future. It is true that VR/AR capabilities were developed some years ago, however, the current research and commercialisation of AR/VR focuses mainly on visual representation as a lone form of interaction.

HitSeed and Aalto University (as sponsors of this project) believe that truly ground-breaking solutions to real-life problems depend heavily on intelligent touch-based interaction. It is believed that a more intuitive and innovative way of utilising this technology can be developed.

HitSeed, Aalto University and Team FRAGE have come together to research, generate ideas and prototype wearable devices that provide interaction with AR/VR to provide a definitive solution to a problem many people have experienced: rehabilitation processes and the difficulties it encompasses.


Team FRAGE have come up with an innovative and intuitive way of managing rehabilitation processes and patient-physiotherapist relationships. We have brought up Stelo – a rehabilitation tool which enables patients to carry out their physiotherapy routine at the comfort of their homes, as well as monitor their own progress in real time. Not only that, Stelo provides relaxing, gamified experiences which simulate the exercises in the patient’s routine/schedule.

Stelo is a portable device, which allows the patient to carry out their routine anywhere, at any time. The device is able to record patient movement, thus tracking the progress of the patient in an efficient and understandable way. Welcome to the future of rehabilitation.


Project Partners

Aalto University
European XFEL
Neutrons for Society

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 777222