Health and Welfare
Health and Welfare
Our health and future welfare depends on good technological and organisational solutions that work in tandem with the people. Norut analyzes various health and welfare models and technological solutions. We develop games and smart solutions for fitness, activity and monitoring of disease. We research how technology affects the everyday lives of both health care professionals and patients. We at Norut are thinking about e-health and e-welfare, but we know that technology is only part of the solution.
Norut is searching for new staff! A Research Director and Senior Research Scientists in social science disciplines, a PhD position on oil-in-ice and an engineer specialising in unmanned aircraft systems are all on Norut’s wish list.
Game technology can prevent seniors from falling and improve their balance, strength and coordination. But the games must be designed completely differently than those for young people, a new study shows.
The kick off meeting for the MARP project was held at Svalbard in September, and an open air exhibition in October gave the public a touch and smell of what marine plastic pollution is really about.
A new type of immunotherapy against liver cancer is so promising that Norut has been granted nearly NOK 10 million to continue the research.
The increased activity in the Arctic demands better search and rescue capacity for the people located in the area. Norut has investigated the current status and proposed a series of improvements.
Good tips for better health are only a few keystrokes away, but much of the health information available on the internet is harmful or downright dangerous. How does one distinguish between sound and good information and information that makes the pain worse?
FarmUp is a new Kinect exergame for senior citizens developed in Tromsø. The game generated considerable interest when Norut research scientists recently presented it to a European audience.
Migration trends from Latvia to Norway show a steep increase in past few years.