Organization and management group, Ergonomics Lab
Tarmo’s research is about technological advancements – how these affect businesses, workers and the public, and what risks are related.
This work is interdisciplinary covering areas of information technologies, risk management, business administration, human factors, health and safety and material science.
The work involves both research and development. A variety of research methods are used, including surveys, interviews, monitoring, measurements and other field investigations. Being an inventor Tarmo receives great satisfaction from providing new solutions to existing problems. The development work involves generating new concepts, realizing these in a technological way, and implementing these in real-life interventions, and measuring the improvements.
The key topics include the following:
Digital transformation and innovation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things - IoT, decision support systems, AI in management decisions, AI in risk management, fast data, mobile connectivity in business administration, business intelligence and analytics,
Industry 4.0, smart workplaces, data aquisition and signal processing, electronics, sensor networks, environmental monitoring, remote sensing, microcontroller programming, robotics, body-worn devices, mobile devices and connectivity, wireless networks and infrastructure, radiofrequency spectrum, human aspects of cybersecurity,
Operations improvement, data-informed decision making, identifying, assessing, and responding to risk, effective and efficient risk management, workplace, work environment and organization, public and occupational health and safety, human factors, work ability and productivity, safety, security, resiliency, and privacy, leakage of private data, sustainable development,
Physical risk factors
Electromagnetic fields, propagation and mitigation, risk analysis, measurements, legislation, microwaves, millmeter waves, mobile telephony, optical radiation (Ultraviolet, laser- and infrared), thermal radiation, identifying and characterizing high exposure scenarios, electromagnetic risks to cyber-physical systems, developing risk mitigation methods and materials, protection of the cyber-physical systems and critical infrastructure assets, developing safety models by engineering and administrative solutions.