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Centre for Intelligent Musculoskeletal Health (CIM)

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Our vision is to co-create intelligent and personalized interventions and inter-disciplinary and international research that facilitate care of individuals with musculoskeletal disorders and supports sustainable health care. 

Our primary objective is to build an academic environment for developing innovative and effective AI-based interventions for musculoskeletal disorders.


  1. Use AI technology to conduct research on large epidemiology, health registry, and clinical data sets on musculoskeletal disorders.
  2. Co-create innovative solutions that facilitate effective personalized interventions for musculoskeletal disorders (new tools, products, processes or services for clinical care, work and health education).
  3. Evaluate, implement and disseminate innovative and effective solutions/interventions for clinical care, work and health education programs.

CIM is one of five Centres of Research Excellence at OsloMet. CIM is under planning currently, and the formal kick-off for CIM will be in August 2021.

Research projects

Co-occurrent pain and psychological distress: From adolescence to adulthood

This project is the first research project with origin from the CIM, and will be organized as two sub-projects, one Postdoc-project (sub-project 1) and one PhD-project (sub-project 2). Both sub-projects are 3-year full time projects funded by CIM. 
Associate professor, Kåre Rønn Richardsen is the PI of the project. 

Recruitment of Postdoc-fellow and PhD-fellow is ongoing, and both fellows will become affiliated with the CIM and the MUSK Health research group at OsloMet, Department of Physiotherapy.

We expect the PhD- and Postdoc-fellows to start early autumn 2021. More information about each of the sub-projects will follow later.


Muskhealth (

Core collaborating partners and networks

Our team


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          Project coordinator

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