In a project from Product Development Research Lab, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Associate Professor Sharon Kao-Walter and her design team of researchers and students have developed solutions for safer elderly housing.
- Project info in swedish: http://www.bth.se/ing/pd.nsf/pages/20121129-specialkonstruktionslosningar-for-tryggare-seniorboende
 New healthtech project approved by VINNOVA!
In the VINNOVA call for “Challenge Driven Innovation – Project form B”, a consortium of BTH, KTH, Blekinge and Stockholm County Councils, and RxEye got the 20 MSEK project “More effective analysis within medical imaging using collaboration based on networking structure” approved.
 A new project that targets e-health and improved conditions of patients and profession via the use of technology has been approved by the EU.
The European Union Baltic Sea Region Programme have decided to approve the PrimCare IT application. The 25 MSEK project targets remote primary healthcare for professionals using tele-monitoring/medicine applications and will at Bleking Institute of Technology involve School of Engineering (ING), School of Health Science (HAL), and School of Computing (COM).
BTH project leader is Professor Tobias C. Larsson.
 Students within the master program Sustainable Product-Service Innovation (http://www.bth.se/mspi) at Blekinge Institute of Technology has together with a nurse and under the guidance of Tobias Larsson, developed a new generation prototype of a healthcare product.
The product, a leg rest, supports the leg (or arm) while taking care of wounds or other treatment. It releaves the nurse of some lifting and also free up for usage of both arms in caring for the patient.
The patented design has been improved in terms of usability and design and is now in 2nd generation prototype where next step is commercialisation and marketing, where BTH Innovation will be partner in the future endeveours.
BTH students and wellbeing thinking has come to the support of a nurse who desired a solution to a problem that she experinced first hand…
 Dennis Sturm of KTH in news article on improved elite kayaking:
Research paper related to this in Sport Science section of Design for Wellbeing site.
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