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Health and Performance technology

Health and Performance technology

The research group Health and Performance technology investigates how sensor technology may be utilized to improve health, performance and services; both for the individual user and at different levels of the health care system, with particular focus on wearables. We can utilize already existing off-the-shelf sensors, or we can develop new sensor systems from scratch.

We work in close collaboration with industry and technology providers, the public and private health care sector and academic institutions. Our definition of health is broad, and includes the whole spectrum from preventive health promotion, public health, occupational health, chronic diseases and disability to sports and performance at all levels up to elite athletes. All our projects are in line with the UN's sustainability goal of ensuring good health and promoting quality of life for all.

Our research group consists of researchers with knowledge from both technology and biomedical disciplines, with specific competence within the domains sensor monitoring, physiology, movement analysis, instrumentation, software platform development and signal processing.

Why wearable sensors?
Wearable sensor technology and the development of platforms for synchronization, visualization and analysis enable the measurement of many variables from different types of sensors in parallel. This is crucial for gaining a holistic insight into the condition and needs of each individual - whether it is a person with a chronic illness who benefit from digital decision support in order to master daily activities, or an elite athlete who aims to perfection technique. The use of wearable sensors further enables measurements of various parameters outside the traditional lab setting, in a natural environment and during meaningful activities. This is essential in order to collect data that reflects the real needs of the patient or the athlete.

Some of our ongoing projects
HyperSension - development of a sensor for continuous measurement of blood pressure. In the project, we collaborate with the technology company Datek Wireless AS, which is the project owner. Other partners are Oslo University Hospital, which is a world leader in blood pressure research, Information Control AS, which has extensive experience with consumer electronics in the health domain and an exciting medical professional environment in Sandefjord Health Park. Read more about the project here.

AutoActive – tools and methods for autonomous analysis of human activities from wearable device sensor data.  The aim of the prosject is to develop tools, methods and algorithms making it easier to carry out research in order to obtain information on human activities based on data from multiple sensors. Two specific cases are addressed in order to test and validate the tools; analysis of performance and technique in cross country skiing and disease management in patients with multiple sclerosis. SINTEF has lead of the project, which also includes NTNU Centre for Elite sports research, Olympiatoppen, Oslo University Hospital, University of Oslo and MS-senteret Hakadal.

Research Manager Ingrid Eitzen:
Senior Research Scientist Trine M. Seeberg:
Senior Research Scientist Anders Liverud:

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