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Sensor technology in healthcare

Sensors are devices that react and respond to various stimuli, such as biochemical, electrical, or mechanical signals. OsloMet uses and develops sensors to gather health related data.

Aligned with the goals of the Intelligent health initiative at OsloMet, sensor technology enables the use of technology for health benefits. 

Sensors are used for diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease, and in prediction of treatment response. In health research, sensors are used to collect and interpret biological and physiological data.

Data from sensors provides input for technological innovation, combining state-of-the-art technology, wearable sensors, and artificial intelligence. In addition, researchers can use knowledge from how processes work in biology and medicine to design more efficient sensors. 

An important feature of many sensors is that they can measure biomarkers non-invasively. This is useful because it leads to less pain and discomfort for the patient and reduces the risk of infections. In addition, sensors can be used regardless of the patient's age, gender, and health status.

Sensor technology at OsloMet

Sensory information is a dynamic and multifaceted landscape that holds invaluable clues about our health and well-being. By leveraging advanced sensor technologies, researchers at OsloMet focus on decoding sensory signals, revealing patterns and correlations and monitoring biomarkers that can serve as early signs of impending health challenges.

Artificial intelligence and machine learning can be used to process signals gathered from a variety of sensors and find new connections.

Examples of sensor technologies used by researchers at OsloMet include:

  • OsloMet scientists working with sensor technology

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  • Relevant research groups and research projects at OsloMet

  • More about Intelligent Health focus areas

    • Artificial intelligence in healthcare

      At OsloMet we work on developing algorithms and models using machine learning tailored towards applications in medical research that will help to solve the challenges in the healthcare sector.

    • Assistive technology

      Assistive technology, or in the Nordic context often called welfare technology, refers to tools and services that aim to improve quality of life and wellbeing.

    • Biotechnology

      Researchers at OsloMet work to develop methods and critically assess the usefulness of biomarkers in diagnostics and treatment, personalized medicine and large-scale analyses.

    • Omics technology

      OsloMet researchers and research groups apply different omics-technologies to study the molecules of life, how their variation affects their functions, how they are generated and decay.

    • Intelligent Health focus areas

      Through collaborating across disciplines and sectors, we will ensure that research and innovation within health and technology remains user- and problem-oriented.

About Intelligent Health

  • Intelligent Health

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