As a result of funding via the Finnish IoT Forge Foundation, Imagine has been able to bring in Hannu Forslund as a Senior Embedded Firmware developer to integrate and develop Imagine’s next generation F3 sensing device, our embedded data acquisition hardware.

The IoT Forge Foundation was originally established by Microsoft as an independent non-profit to help Finnish start-ups and SMEs answer the growing demands of the Internet of Things (IoT). Their mission is to be a springboard in the early phase of product development by helping local Finnish companies transform their great ideas into functioning prototypes. The foundation has its own laboratory and staff that are available to IoT partners.

Imagine’s next generation hardware will be smaller, faster and more flexible than current sensing devices on the market while enabling efficient analysis of the data acquired. One of the goals of Hannu’s work is to move parts of the digital signal processing to the measuring unit itself to reduce the amount of data traffic and minimize our power consumption. This will give a faster and more accurate response for our location, temperature, moisture, pressure and weight measurements. Imagine’s F3 devices are monitored and controlled remotely for rapid maintenance and support with inside existing building infrastructure.

As CEO of FoHaCon Oy Ab FW consulting company Hannu is committed in finding solutions for both specific low (hardware / software) and system level (SoC / platform) issues. He has vast experience in embedded systems including specification, implementation, verification and integration. Hannu has worked in embedded and telecommunication projects starting from hardware and software specification to productisation as international on-site customer support for major vendors. These include Nokia, Sony, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Anoto Ltd. Hannu studied at Vaasa University of Applied Sciences and holds a B.Sc. in Embedded Systems and Telecommunications.

For more information on the IoT Forge foundation please see their website.