SINTEF Technology and Society Health, Demography and Welfare
RESEARCH, TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION
Our research is aimed at health challenges in all parts of society and every aspect of life. We have a broad expertise in the technology, health sciences, sociology, social science, economics and safety research. In collaboration with national and international clients and scientists we develop new knowledge and solutions that will improve the health quality of life for all.
The vision of Sharing Neighbourhoods is digitalization towards a socially inclusive and caring neighbourhood. We will investigate the effects of digital collaborative sharing platforms on the social interactions in neighbourhoods, and the new economic models that these platforms enable in the neighbourhoods.
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.
Hoping to treat osteoarthritis using artificial cartilage tissue
A Norwegian-Swiss research team has succeeded in growing cartilage tissue cells using algae. Moreover, the new cells can reduce joint inflammation. This news gives hope for people suffering from arthrosis, also known as osteoarthritis.
Honoured for invention in neurosurgical ultrasound
SINTEF’s prize for outstanding research in 2016 has been jointly awarded to ultrasound researcher Tormod Selbekk at SINTEF and neurosurgeon Geirmund Unsgård at St. Olav's Hospital/NTNU.