Medical Technology is any technology that may be employed for the safe and effective prevention, diagnosis and treatment of, and rehabilitation after, illness and disease. It encompasses a wide range of products used to diagnose, monitor or treat diseases or medical conditions. Such technologies are aimed at improving the quality of health care by enabling earlier diagnoses, less invasive treatments, and reductions in hospital stays and rehabilitation times.
SINTEF develops products and services related to both Welfare and Medical Technology in close collaboration with end-users, and conducts research into the following:
- Body-worn sensors
- In vitro diagnostic systems and biosensors
- In vivo sensors
- Sensors embedded in clothing
- Ambient Assisted Living
- Hearing Protection and Assistance Technologies