Health and welfare
research, technology and innovation
Hoping to treat osteoarthritis using artificial cartilage tissue
A Norwegian-Swiss research team has succeeded in growing cartilage tissue cells using algae. Moreover, the new cells can reduce joint inflammation. This news gives hope for people suffering from arthrosis, also known as osteoarthritis.
Honoured for invention in neurosurgical ultrasound
SINTEF’s prize for outstanding research in 2016 has been jointly awarded to ultrasound researcher Tormod Selbekk at SINTEF and neurosurgeon Geirmund Unsgård at St. Olav's Hospital/NTNU.
Cooled patients are treated differently
What is the best form of first aid for a cold, injured body? Mountain medicine researchers are now co-operating to find the answer. At present there is actually no “best practice” for treating this type of patients.
Work Physiology Laboratory
The laboratory is fully equipped for physiological measurements of heart rate, temperature, metabolism and lung function. The same measurements are also carried out in the field or in the office with use of lightweight portable equipment.
Erre mulig? ICT for children and adolescents with reduced functional capacity: A user centred innovation project
Smartphones and tablets can support children and adolescents with ADHD and/or autism and their families to organise and manage their everyday activities. In the Erre mulig project we aim at finding out what such ICT solutions should contain, and how they can best be provided. Practical technology trials are an important part of the project.
Attitudes for Peace: Postconflict Public Opinion
What do people think about the institutions adopted to build peace after civil war? The short answer is simply: we do not know. The ‘Attitudes for peace’ research project addresses this shortcoming by conducting public opinion surveys in three postconflict countries (Guatemala, Nepal, and Northern Ireland), asking about ordinary citizens’ thoughts and feelings about different peacebuilding strategies.
Children's influence on visitation arrangements and place of residence
The report examined the children's influence on their own residence and access arrangements when parents do not live together. The analyzes are based on data from an interview survey among parents who have children together and who do not live together, collected autumn/winter 2012-2013 by Statistics Norway. In addition to descriptive representations there are conducted analyzes using logistic regression. The survey had a response rate of 59.8 per cent.