Health and welfare Welfare technology
We specialize in tool, methodologies and technologies that promote inclusion of and collaboration among the stakeholders in ICT implementation and digitalization processes. We have a long and broad experience in developing and evaluating welfare technology, ICT-based welfare services and electronic health information systems and services. We are also developing technology for crisis handling, museums and information systems to protect cultural heritage, and for the oil industry.
We stimulate the development of new, improved Norwegian health products – based on requirements in the health sector. A large proportion of our activities is concerned with stimulating ideas. We organise meetings at which user groups, suppliers, research and development groups and the public sector support apparatus get together to exchange and implement good ideas. We are responsible for the activities of the InnoMed innovation programme in mid-Norway, and we also run supplier development and networking programmes for health-sector companies.
In SmartWear teams SINTEF researchers within ICT, materials science, physiology and product work across the boundaries between their respective disciplines to develop products with new functionalities and features. Smart Wear is intelligent textiles and clothing with built-in technology.
Welfare technology is a strategic initiative in SINTEF. Welfare technology includes technological assistance delivered through technology used by and supporting the user in different interaction within the municipality or between relatives. Welfare technology is spesificly aimed at elderly people, people with chronic diseases or people with activity limitations.
European Welfare Models and Mental Wellbeing in Final Years of Life - EMMY
The EMMY Project is an interdisciplinary and mixed methods comparative study on impact of welfare systems on mental wellbeing among the oldest old in Finland, Italy, Norway and Spain.
What role can ICT play in supporting unemployed youth in finding and maintaining jobs?
Tracking services for people with cognitive impairment
A case study of the implementation of GPS-based tracking services for people with cognitive impairment
Testing the “safety alarm 2.0”
If scientists get their way, we will soon be able to measure grandma's acceleration. If she has a fall, that is.