Research projects

The research in the Health informatics & technology group mainly focuses on:

  • Integrated Medical Sensors include research on sensors monitoring vital health parameters (e.g. ECG, blood glucose) and sensors for motivational health purposes (e.g. physical activity and eating habits / nutrition). The sensors and sensor-based systems use both wearable and stationary sensors. In addition, interpretation of sensor data is addressed.
  • Health Terminals for Personalized Health Care is a growing area in the health sector. Research contributions from this area include: Tools and procedures for improved regulation of people with diabetes type 1 and type 2, and tools and procedures for monitoring and control of patients with chronic diseases (NCDs).
  • Health Intelligence is defined as use and development of knowledge to improve the health of the population. In this research area, we focus on disease surveillance systems and how such systems can be used for the benefit of different patient groups. Furthermore, we address the development of methods for detection of deviations in spatio-temporal patterns of syndromic data, and develop models for spreads of infectious and non-infectious diseases for the purpose of prediction.
  • Motivation / persuasive technology covers tools and techniques for motivation patients to follow up their treatment (compliance) and people in general to be e.g. more physical active. This group also includes people with intellectual disabilities and the use of gamification.

 

Main research projects

EDMON

PA-IDe study

The Full Flow project

Sickle-cell disease

The Diabetes Digital Guidelines project

Study management platforms for mHealth and eHealth

Health promotion in diabetes using social media

Motivation and persuasive technology

 

Research Project programs

Self-management of diabetes

 

STUDENT PROJECTS

If you are looking for a student project, you should visit:
https://site.uit.no/hit/new-student-projects/

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