We specialize in tools, methodologies and technologies that promote inclusion of and collaboration among the stakeholders in ICT implementation and digitalization processes.
We have wide experience from the domains of assistive technologies, independent living, health care technologies, crisis and disaster management, cultural heritage and museum systems. We can help you solve a range of research and development tasks in these and other areas.
We specialize in these fields:
- Collaboration technologies and information systems: We do research in how computing technology can be used to include stakeholders, to support goal-oriented collaboration, and to support co-creation processes.
- Human computer interaction and ubiquitous computing: We do research on making technologies easy to use for people with special needs or for people in special work conditions.
- Artificial intelligence and decision support: We do research on how to use artificial intelligence technology to support decisions based on big data sets.
We apply our research in the following areas:
- Active assisted living: Supporting elderly and people with special needs to live independently and with dignity is a crucial part of social inclusion.
- Healthcare: New patterns of chronic diseases require new technologies for supporting healthcare services in our societies where the inclusion of the patients in the services is an important aspect.
- Cultural Heritage: Technologies for promoting the participation of citizens in storytelling and increasing the value of our cultural heritage.
- Crisis Management: Technologies that support rescue workers in their everyday tasks.
Our research is international and we regularly publish the results in international conferences and journals.
Evaluation of mobile health toolkits for service provision
How does selecting a mobile health toolkit affect a service provider's long term ability to offer ehealth services? We did an evaluation of three mobile health toolkits to see how they enable and restrict service providers. The results are now published. The post Evaluation of mobile health toolkits for service provision appeared first on DigitalInclusion.no.
A human-centered call center for independent living
During the last three years we have been studying a new call center for independent living under development in our city. A new article published in the Journal of Computer Supported Cooperative Work describes, in form of a longitudinal case study, our findings and implications for technology and research. The post A human-centered call center for independent living appeared first on DigitalInclusion.no.
Implementing a GPS-based localization service for people with cognitive impairment
Our group has conducted a qualitative study of implementing a GPS-based localization service for people with cognitive impairment. The report, written in Norwegian, is a case study describing in detail how a large municipality in Norway is introducing the service in its health and welfare service portfolio. We discuss findings from all the steps in the service, from early screening of users, to allocation decisions, to daily usage. The post Implementing a GPS-based localization service for people with cognitive impairment appeared first on DigitalInclusion.no.
MyCyFAPP aims at the self-management of enzyme replacement in the chronic disease Cystic Fibrosis by means of a mobile application that allows for a personalised and accurate control and monitoring of the disease thanks to the interaction between health professionals and patients.
FARSEEING develops and evaluates technology for preventing fall-related incidents among seniors. Falls are the largest cause of injury among elderly in the western world. More than half of seniors above 80 years old fall at least once every year. In Norway alone there are more than 9 000 incidents of hip fracture every year. This means one hip fracture every hour. Mental, social and economic costs of falls are enormous. In FARSEEING we ask ourselves: Can ICT help prevent some of these falls? What are the best technologies, and what is the effect of these technologies?