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The events Intelligent Health arranges aim to strengthen the research and innovation environment in health and technology at OsloMet, and increase collaboration with the private and public sector.

Previous events

  • Technology in physiotherapy, are we exploiting the opportunities?

    The seminar was a collaboration between the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Health Technology, and the initiative Intelligent Health at OsloMet and Rehabilie.

    In a time where the healthcare sector is facing an increasing need for physiotherapists, it is crucial to explore the possibilities that technology provides.

    Øystein Tveite from The Norwegian Directorate of Health discussed how digital tools can assist more people in making demanding lifestyle changes. However, he emphasized the need for a system that can ensure the quality of technological solutions.

    Pernille Lunde from OsloMet presented research on what promotes and hinders the use of technology in physiotherapy. The needs of patients and healthcare professionals include manageability, individual customization, and the ability to enhance self-reliance. At the leadership level, economic sustainability and flexibility in the financing model are highlighted as important factors for the use of technology in services.

    The seminar concluded with a workshop. Engaging group dialogues took place among clinicians, researchers, and technology companies. Across disciplines, discussions revolved around how physiotherapists can improve patients' daily lives through the use of technology, and the barriers that make technology implementation challenging.

    The ideation workshop concluded that there is a need to incorporate more technology in the areas of information exchange, communication, and patient follow-up. Proposed solutions revolved around digitization to streamline information exchange and treatment follow-up, but clear national guidelines and better anchoring of measures were requested.

  • Intelligent Health - Future Rehabilitation 2023

    A conference focusing on health technology in a clinical rehabilitation setting.

    This year's conference on Intelligent Health - Future Rehabilitation was a fantastic interdisciplinary meeting. It was two exciting and useful days, with professional input and insight into rehabilitation technology.

    Three takeaways from the conference:

    • The healthcare sector can learn from the technology solutions in other sectors.
    • Technological development offers many applications in rehabilitation, but we need to use them correctly.
    • Cross-disciplinary collaboration is necessary to develop good technological solutions.

    Thanks to all the speakers, participants, and exhibitors. The conference was a collaboration between Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and the Intelligent Health initiative at OsloMet.

    • Programme

      19 October

      Einar Magnus Strand, CEO at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

      Cathrine Kjenner Forsland, Ordfører i Nesodden kommune (Arbeiderpartiet)

      Carl Christian Thodesen, Vice-rector for societal impact and knowledge exchange at OsloMet

      10:10 Road to digitalization in healthcare - what to learn from finance? by Eivind Gjemdal CEO at Bits

      10:35 Personalized medicine; What's new? by Ketil Widerberg, general manager at Oslo Cancer Cluster

      11:00 Break

      11:30 Clinical Virtual Reality: A Brief Review of the Future! by Albert "Skip" Rizzo, Director of the Medical Virtual Reality and Institute for Creative Technologies and Research Professor at University of Southern California

      12:00 Lunch break

      13:15 Professionals interviewing maltreated children supported via artificial avatars by Gunn Astrid Baugerud, Associate Professor at OsloMet

      13:40 Social cognition; VR training after traumatic brain injury by Martin Matre, clinical neuropsychologist at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and PhD-candidate at University of Oslo

      14:05 Humanoid robots in healthcare - a friend or an enemy? by Linda Sørensen, specialist occupational therapist at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and PHD Candidate at University of Agder

      14:30 Walking the Path to Wellness: Foot Position, Brain, and Musculoskeletal Health by Peyman Mirtaheri, Professor at OsloMet

      15:00 Break

      15:30 Examples from recent brain injury studies. Making sure rehabilitation research makes a difference for real life problems by Marianne Løvstad, clinical neuropsychologist at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and Professor at University of Oslo

      16:00 Unmet needs in community-based rehabilitation - what is needed? by Geir Sundet, Director, evaluation & Analytics, Risk & Regulatory at KPMG

      16:30 Tapas is included. We look forward to seeing everyone at our tapas buffet

      20 October

      09:00 Wearable Sensing Technologies for Rehabilitation and the Health Metaverse by Chwee Teck Lim, Chair Professor at National University of Singapore and Director at Institute for Health Innovation and Technology

      09:45 Paired associative stimulation in spinal cord injury rehabilitation by Anastasia Shulga, Head of department; Ward for demanding rehabilitation, Helsinki University Hospital

      10:30 Break

      11:00 The shift in spinal cord injury rehabilitation by Fin Biering-Sørensen, Clinical Professor at Rigshospitalet Copenhagen

      11:30 Telerehabilitation for post-stroke aphasia by Hege Prag Øra, Medical doctor and specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital and lecturer at University of Oslo

      11:50 Potential of respiratory therapy in spinal cord injury by Anja Raab, Head of research at the School of Health Professions, University of Applied Sciences of Bern

      12:10 Lunch Break

      13:10 AI in rehabilitation by Michael Riegler, Professor at OsloMet and chief research scientist/ research professor at SimulaMet

      13:30 Sensor technology innovation in Spinal cord injury by Thomas Glott, Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital
      Research methodology

      13:50 Quantitative Measurements in Rehabilitation Research: Balancing Precision with Sound Judgment  by Terje Gjøvaag, Associate Professor at OsloMet and Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

      14:10 Research methodology in rehabilitations by Cecilie Røe, Professor at Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo

      14:30 Panel discussion: Intelligent health - Future rehabilitation

      15:00 Closing remarks with Carl Christian Thodesen, Vice-rector for societal impact and knowledge exchange at OsloMet

  • The Intelligent Health Conference 2023

    Thank you to all participants, speakers and cooperating partners for making the Intelligent Health Conference a success. 

    The first-ever Intelligent Health Conference invited experts’ speakers on the field of digital health to present their research on the use of technologies in the health services. The conference had a particular focus on research in artificial intelligence, sensors and applications.

    The conference explored the potential of technology in patient care, advancing medical research, and enhancing healthcare outcomes.

    • Programme

      Welcoming program
      •  Welcoming words by Vice-rector for societal impact and knowledge exchange Carl Christian Thodesen
      • Welcoming words by State Secretary Ellen Rønning-Arnesen
      • Keynote: Maximising the Use of AI in Healthcare Delivery by Ngiam Kee Yuan, National University of Singapore
      Session 1: Artificial intelligence as part of health services
      • Integrating behavioral and implementation sciences with technology development by Professor Dean Ho, National University of Singapore
      • AI-Mind: Digital tools to evaluate dementia risk by Post doc Asma Belhadi, OsloMet
      • Artificial intelligence – a novel tool in reproductive medicine by Professor Trine B. Haugen, OsloMet
      • Human-centric Assistive Technology for Outpatient and Home Care by Professor Evi Zouganeli, OsloMet
      Session 2: Wearable devices and applications as part of health services
      • Advancing healthcare with smart wearable technologies by Professor Lim Chwee Teck, National University of Singapore
      • mHealth and personalized digital health by Professor He Hong-Gu Linda, National University of Singapore
      • mHealth as part of weight regulation by Jeanette Roede, Lifeness
      • First things first - Identifying needs to be supported by technology in remote patient care by Heidi Holmen, post doc at Oslo University Hospital and associate Professor at OsloMet
      • Digital Health and physical sensors by Professor Olga Korostynska
      • Digital Health Interventions in a Health Economics Perspective by Professor Eline Aas
      Panel discussion: Future of digital health

      Five experts will discuss what they believe what is in the future of digital health.

      Moderated by: Professor Minna Pikkarainen, OsloMet

      • Professor Dean Ho, National University of Singapore
      • Professor He Hong-Gu Linda, National University of Singapore
      • Professor Trine B. Haugen, OsloMet
      • Jeanette Roede, Lifeness
  • HealthHACK 2023: Collaboration with Lillestrøm and Oslo municipality

    HealthHACK brought together students from the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design to solve real and unsolved problems faced by the municipal health service.

    The students gained insight into real issues in the municipal health service, and used creative problem solving to find the solutions. The solutions were presented in front of a jury at Oslo City Hall.

  • Seminar: Use of 3D scanners and 3D printers in rehabilitation and activity aids

    The aim of the seminar was to bring together individuals with expertise, interest and curiosity in the use of 3D printing and 3D scanning in rehabilitation and treatment.

    Master's students from ACIT at OsloMet have collaborated with Sunnaas Hospital on exciting projects. At the seminar, the students presented their projects that focused on the use of 3D technology for developing ortroses.

    The seminar brought together relevant partners to showcase the students' work and to facilitate further collaboration between OsloMet, the public sector and industry.

    Organized by: Morten Ødegård

  • Personalized medicine in the health service

    Intelligent health invited employees at OsloMet to a seminar on omics and personalized medicine in the health service. The seminar gave an insight into what omics technology is and how the technology can be used and applied in health science research projects.

    Nils Olav Refsdal, political scientist and deputy director in the section for competence, research and innovation in the Ministry of Health and Care, presented the government's strategy for personalized medicine.

    Researchers in the omics environment at OsloMet have adopted omics technology presented the purpose of the project, why omics technology is important for the project and what significance the results of the research project have for a personalized healthcare service.

    • Programme

      • Omics in personalized medicine – the potential and challenges, Associate Professor Mari Myhrstad, OsloMet
      • The government's strategy for personalized medicine, Nils Olav Refsdal, Ministry of Health and Care Services
      • High resolution SARS-CoV2 outbreak investigation by viromics, Associate Professor Ole Herman Ambur, OsloMet
      • Candidate genes contributing to anxiety and depression; from GWAS to whole genome sequencing, Professor Rune Andreassen, OsloMet
      • A glycomic focus on osteoarthritis- an endemic disease spreading in our society, Professor Niclas Karlsson, OsloMet
      • Glycomics and glycoproteomics to improve drug efficacy in mucinous colorectal cancer patients, Associate Professor Viola Lobert, OsloMet
      • Bacterial communities on cancerous tumors, Head of Studies Hege Tunsjø, OsloMet
      • Omics analysis of extracellular vesicles for the discovery of cancer biomarkers in liquid biopsies, Professor Alicia Llorente, OsloMet
      •  Unravelling the role of the ocular microbiota in dry eye disease, Professor Colin Charnock, OsloMet
      • Better health with personalized nutrition, Associate Professor Vibeke Telle-Hansen, OsloMet
  • Seed funding: presentation of the research project

    In 2022, intelligent health announced seed funds for ongoing and planned research projects at the Faculty of Health Sciences and the Faculty of Technology, Art and Design.

    Eight projects were awarded funds, and at the awarding ceremony the project managers presented their projects. The common feature of the projects is that they are based on technology and promote multiple partnerships to find good and better solutions for patients.

    • Projects that have been granted funding

      • Female Pain and Psychological distress. Paving the way for brain informed technology in AI based predictions of therapeutic outcomes. Project Manager is Rune Jonassen.
      • Glycomics@OsloMet. Project Manager is Niclas Karlsson.
      • "Traumatisk ryggmargsskade, tarmflora og metabolsk helse - ny kunnskap med storskala analyser". Project Manager is Mari Myhrstad.
      • Whole Genome Sequencing of Dry Eye biomarkers: On the road to developing new evidence-based solutions for treatment of a debilitating condition. Project Manager is Cloin Charnock.
      • Smart development of nano-antibiotics. Project Manager is Sanko Nguyen.
      • The window to the soul in the palm of the hand. Project Manager is Pedro Rego Lencastre e Silva.
      • "Bruk av 3D printer i framtidig rehabilitering og hjelpemidler med kunnskapsbaserte og pasientsentrerte løsninger (framtidige 3D printere)". Project Manager is Morten Ødegård.
      • VRHAB: Artificial Intelligence powered Virtual Reality Therapy in Stroke Home Rehabilitation. Project Manager is Minna Pikkarainen.
  • Other events

    • Network meeting with Intelligent Health. Presentation of Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital 13 December 2023
    • Intelligent Health Advisory board November 1, 2023
    • Network meeting with Intelligent Health. Presentation of IFE 06 October 2023
    • Intelligent Health Advisory board September 14, 2023
    • Network meeting with Intelligent Health. Presentation of Biogen 08 September 2023
    • Intelligent Health Advisory board April 20, 2023
    • Input on Intelligent Health Strategy 13 December 2022
    • Intelligent Health Workshop Digital Services for the Private Sector 25 October 2022
    • Intelligent Health Workshop Digital Services for the Public Sector 18 October 2022


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About Intelligent Health

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    This initiative will contribute to develop knowledge and technological solutions that foster improved health and counteract diseases.

Published: 04/07/2023 |