Helping people with mild dementia to navigate their day
Luleå University of Technology
The goals of Centre for Distance-spanning Healthcare (CDH) at Luleå University of Technology are to perform research in the fields of prevention, care and rehabilitation; develop and research technological and mobile solutions to healthcare issues; apply this research in practical, needs based applications and test beds; create innovations and offspring initiatives and enterprises; deliver a high level of education and foster greater empowerment; and contribute towards developing business and quality of life in the region of northern Sweden.
Projects include: SARAH develops distance-independent methods and services that create added value and benefit for patients and staff using remote diagnosis and consultation. Tryggve validates the technological solutions for integrated mobile sensors in practical field applications on a dedicated platform; e-Home HealthCare@ North Calotte demonstrates new working processes for home care using mobile and broadband technologies, as well as a methodology for empowerment; mobile eHealth box, where a district nurse, equipped with a laptop, connects to the patient's health record over GPRS and 3G mobile technology; MobiHealth, which developed mobile remotely configurable solutions for home care and remote diagnosis, had a trial site in Luleå/Boden, and CDH also contributed greatly to the technological development and evaluation of the mobile device in this project.
CDH is the Scientific Coordinator of the COGKNOW project. Through its previous projects eHome HealthCare and MobiHealth, CDH has extensive experience in user needs analysis, functional specification, human impact analysis, field test management and evaluation methodologies (WPs 1, 4 and 5), dissemination and exploitation (WP6 and 7); its affiliated Centre for Distance-spanning Technology has expertise in systems design and location/navigation.
- Prof Olof Lindahl;
- Johan E. Bengtsson;
- Dr. Stefan Sävenstedt;
- Dr. Birgitta Kåreborn;
- Anna-Lena Andersson;