Engineering

Medical-, health and welfare technology

Medical-, health and welfare technology


People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. Furthermore, the pace of population ageing is increasing dramatically. For both the individual and society, it is crucial to develop new, safer and more effective interventions to ensure the health of the ageing population. Our research is driven by the ambition of applying science to understand, prevent, and treat human diseases.

Research areas:

  • Use of the growing information universe (big data) to develop new diagnostic treatments.
  • New methods and animal and plant models (e.g. for determining genotype – phenotype correlation).
  • AI-based links between genetics, protein structures, and functions.
  • Innovative medical, health, and welfare technology engineering (e.g. exoskeletons, self-charging pacemakers, new drug delivery systems, micro-robots, biomechanics, etc.).

Did you know … 

… that according to the EU the proportion of people aged 80 and over is expected to more than double by 2100.