SINTEF Technology and Society
SINTEF Technology and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute that is active in the fields of industry, technology and the social sciences.We create knowledge and solutions for private industry and public authorities in the fields of health, care and welfare, oil and gas, safe societies, dignified working conditions, a sustainable working life, efficient and safe transport systems, and climate and the environment.
TB forgotten in fight against HIV
Tuberculosis seems to have fallen between the cracks in poverty-stricken Malawi’s sponsor-dependent health sector. The dominating focus on HIV may have left parts of Africa with a skewed health service, say researchers.
Taking care of elderly wells
Thousands of old offshore oil wells will have to be plugged to prevent them leaking. The process may cost several hundred million Norwegian kroner, and you and I will have to find most of the money. Researchers are now proposing a solution that may offer some relief for what is a major headache for the Norwegian state.
Collaboration for better mastery of mental disorders in young adults
Trondheim municipality, Unit for mental health and substance abuse, and Nidaros DPS at St. Olav's Hospital, will create better services for young people with minor mental disorders - a growing group of patients.
Self Management in the Treatment of Obesity - The Patient as an Active Participant
Overweight and obesity is a growing problem in Norway and in the rest of the world, and the expenses for the community related to obesity are big. Specialists feel that obesity patients often have little insight into their illness and health, and believes that one can achieve better efficacy of treatment if patients have more knowledge. Furthermore, self-management is very important in the treatment of obesity, and health professionals and managers at St. Olav's Hospital are finding that there is potential to support even better up self-efficacy in the treatment regimen. This can lead to that more people achieve good effect of treatment with long-lasting changes of living habits, which can reduce the need for services.
Health care services in child welfare institutions
In collaboration with RKBU/NTNU, SINTEF, Dept. of Medical technology, Innovation Group, will conduct a qualitative study. The aim is to explore the experiences of adolescents living in child welfare institutions regarding the RGP Scheme, Mental health care and Interdisciplinary specialized substance abuse treatment
Medical Technology - Laboratories
We are sharing medical technology laboratory facilities in close co-operation with St. Olavs Hospital og NTNU.
Transport Research Laboratories
In a modern society transport of people and goods is a premise and consequence of our mode of living. Our research has a technological approach where the main objective is that all transport should be carried out on a safe, efficient and environmental friendly way. We have a well established and well equipped laboratory, where we can perform studies in both real traffic and in simulated environments
SINTEF Technology and Society is a multidisciplinary research institute that operates in the fields of science and technology. Our strategy is to build social science into the national technology projects. Our strategy is to build social science into the national technology projects. In addition to be a strong technology provider to industry an business, we also provide solutions to social problems within the health care and welfare, dignified working conditions, a sustainable and competitive business environment, transport, climate and environment.