Research projects

eDent- new technical devices for better oral health for older people

The incidence of own teeth and jawbone anchored implants in the group of older people over the age of 60 has greatly increased in recent decades. In Sweden, life expectancy increases at the same time as illnesses, medications, cognitive and motor impairment make it more difficult to maintain good oral health. Today's methods and resources for prophylaxis for the elderly will be insufficient in the future. The main focus of this study is to find and develop new and invent / utilize existing digital technologies and tools to maintain and improve oral health and quality of life. Technology development and…

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eDent- new technical devices for better oral health for older people
Test Arena Blekinge – New technology for older people

Test Arena Blekinge – New technology for older people

Test Arena Blekinge - New technology for older people The cost of healthcare in Sweden is estimated to increase by thirty percent by 2050. For elderly care, the increase is expected to be more than twice as high. The reason is paradoxically that we live longer and the older we become, the more diseases we get. The trend is also leaning away from institutional care towards an increasing focus on the individual in the home. We take more responsibility for our own health, want to stay healthy longer and postpone the need for care and care. When illness and disability strikes us, we want to…

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Test Arena Blekinge – Telemedicine for persons with heart failure | 2017-

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Sweden, both in women and in men. About half of the western world's population is ill and dying in any of these diseases. In Sweden, 12 percent of the population has any cardiovascular disease. Research on information and communication technology aimed at people with chronic heart failure to assist in the development of technical solutions through which the target group and its relatives, for example, can deepen their knowledge of the diagnosis, state of illness, nutrition and sleep status and support for good living habits, such as regular meals and sufficient sleep. The…

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Test Arena Blekinge – Telemedicine for persons with heart failure | 2017-
SNAC IT – How the digitalization of society impacts older people’s lives

SNAC IT – How the digitalization of society impacts older people’s lives

Blekinge is one of the four study areas in the national research project Swedish National Study on Aging and Care (SNAC) since the start of the project in 2001. SNAC is a long-term national study of aging and the health and social care for the elderly. SNAC combines a population perspective focuses on describing the aging and older people’s life situation with a health systems perspective that describes and analyzes the care system in relation to the needs of the elderly. SNAC IT focus on how the digitalization of society impacts on older people’s lives, how older people are using…

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BAIAA (Blekinge Artificial Intelligence study on Age Assessment)

Bone age assessment (BAA) is an important tool for diagnosis and in determining the time of treatment in a number of pediatric clinical scenarios, as well as in legal settings where it is used to estimate the chronological age of an individual where valid documents are lacking. Traditional methods for BAA suffer from drawbacks, such as exposing juveniles to radiation, intra- and interrater variability, and the time spent on the assessment. The employment of automated methods such as deep learning and the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can address these drawbacks and improve the assessment of age. In cooperation…

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BAIAA (Blekinge Artificial Intelligence study on Age Assessment)
eNursEd – eHealth in Nursing Education

eNursEd – eHealth in Nursing Education

eNursEd is a longitudinal study analyzing nursing students' relation to eHealth and technology, as individuals, students and in their future career. The  nursing profession has undergone several changes the past decades and new challenges are to come in the future; patients are now cared for in their home, hospitals are more specialized, the primary care will have a key role. Health informatics is essential in all core competencies in nursing. From an educational perspective, it is of great importance that students are prepared for the new demands and needs of the patients. From a societal point of view, the society,…

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RETRO -Relating Experienced To Recalled breathlessness Observational

A mobile phone application will be used to collect data during daily life among people who experience breathlessness. Breathlessness is the subjective sensation of breathing discomfort, is common and appears in the daily life of people with cardiorespiratory diseases. Physicians often rely on patient’s history based on symptom recall. The relation between recalled and experienced breathlessness is still poorly understood. This study aims at evaluating the relationship between experienced breathlessness and recalled breathlessness and predicted future breathlessness.

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RETRO -Relating Experienced To Recalled breathlessness Observational
SMART4MD

SMART4MD

SMART4MD project is developing a computer tablet-based system app to improve the quality of life of people with mild dementia and of caregivers SMART4MD (Support Monitoring and Reminder Technology for Mild Dementia) is a four year project co-financed by the European Union under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation – Horizon 2020, with grant agreement number 643399. SMART4MD project is developing a computer tablet-based platform especially for  the needs of people with mild dementia, to help remind them to take prescribed medication, as well as allowing them to share health-related data with their caregivers and doctors. As well…

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FI-STAR – Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research | 2013-2015

Objective FI-STAR will establish early trials in the Health Care domain building on Future Internet (FI) technology leveraging on the outcomes of FI-PPP Phase 1. It will become self-sufficient after the end of the project and will continue on a sustainable business model by several partners. In order to meet the requirements of a global Health industry FI-STAR will use a fundamentally different, “reverse” cloud approach that is. It will bring the software to the data, rather than bringing the data to the software. FI-STAR will create a robust framework based of the “software to data” paradigm. A sustainable value…

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FI-STAR – Future Internet Social and Technological Alignment Research | 2013-2015

SNAC Blekinge – Swedish National Study on Aging and Care

SNAC Swedish National Study on Aging and Care - National research study Snac is a research project on people 60 years of age or older. The project is a longitudinal survey with recurring measurements over a 30-year period. The aim is to increase the knowledge of aging and the role of environment, lifestyle and previous circumstances for health and well-being. Future needs for care and care are in focus. SNAC is run in four areas: Hälsingland; Nordanstig, Stockholm; Kungsholmen and Essinge Islands,Blekinge; Karlskrona and Skåne; Eslöv, Hässleholm, Malmö, Osby and Ystad. SNAC started in 2001 on the initiative of the…

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